Under the supervision of the Director of Residential Programs, the Social Worker is to provide the following tasks: Case management for the clients served by the Children Receiving Home (CRH) Temporary Shelter Care Facility (TSCF) program, preparing required paperwork and documentation in compliance with Community Care Licensing (CCL) regulations, Council on Accreditation (COA) standards and contract requirements, and provide training and consultation within scope of practice.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsibility for providing case management and supportive services to clients placed at the Children’s Receiving Home (CRH) Provides clients with support in accepting and understanding removal from home and family, demands and pressures of institutional group living and relationships and position in the social welfare system and juvenile court process.
As seems indicated or as is requested, evaluations and summaries will be prepared for planning on behalf of clients at CRH.
Individualized case recording on behavioral and social information necessary for staff planning and decision
On-call support after hours on a rotating basis.
Development of needs and services
Comply with Title 22, Department of Social Services Licensing
Develop and implement the mental health treatment
Provide crisis counseling and support to children/families as
Provide collateral parties with information to best meet the client’s needs as
Communicate with County Social Worker on issues concerning
Assess, determine and make a referral when special services or care are needed for a child (i.e. medication evaluation, psychiatric hospitalization, in-home services or psychological testing ).
The Social Worker will coordinate with TSCF Program Staff and Supervisors on the development, planning and supervision of case work services as they relate to the individual child’s behavioral and emotional life while he/she is a member of the living environment of
Maintain a thorough understanding of the philosophy, objectives and goals of CRH and the Shelter
Maintain a thorough understanding of the CRH behavior program and the ability for interpretation and implementation of this program to both staff and
Maintain a thorough understanding of the Rules and Regulations as to privileges and rights of children in care and the ability to interpret such policies to persons both internal and external to the
Communication and collaboration with the Director of Residential Services, Program Managers, Program Supervisors, Clinical Staff, Administration and Medical Clinic Staff within program concerning administrative, behavioral, educational and medical information essential for moving child toward individualized planning and placement
Act as a meaningful and available link between the child in placement at CRH and the outside agency responsible for planning and placement for the child’s removal from this
Perform evaluation and assessment of clients for county, contract and court reporting.
Review and respond to Incident
Available for phone consultation to CRH staff as
Facilitate staff in-service training on areas of
Continuously review charts for new and/or relevant information concerning
Prepare and maintain charts in accordance with audit
Perform Utilization Reviews as
Attend clinical, dorm, initial staffing and discharge meetings to consult with clinical and program
Attend weekly supervision meetings with therapy supervisor if unlicensed, to comply with California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) licensing
Attend external training/conferences to meet licensing requirements and keep up to date with current information and
Present information gathered at conferences at clinical meetings and staff in-service/training as
Attend medication reviews as needed for clients receiving
Perform other duties as
Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited school in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or related human service field
Two years’ experience in clinical and/or residential setting working with children is
Licenses, Certifications, Registrations:
Preferred licensed or registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences as an LCSW or MFT, or PhD/PsyD.
Must possess a valid California Driver’s License, a reliable automobile, and auto
Must be at least 21 years of
Must pass First Aid, CPR, and Bloodborne Pathogens certification courses offered through the Children’s Receiving Home within the first three months of
Must maintain CPR, First Aid and BBP Certification throughout employment.
Must complete online Mandated Reporter Training Course within first week of employment.
Knowledge, Skills and Other Abilities:
Knowledge of and ability to use Microsoft Office Suite and web browsers effectively.
Ability to read, speak, understand, analyze and interpret documents such as client safety/treatment plans, assessment materials and procedure manuals in the English language.
Excellent problem solving, writing, communication, organizational and time management skills.
Ability to write professional/clinical reports and correspondence.
Knowledge of child/adolescent
Skill to accurately assess
Knowledge of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).
Ability to relate to children and families in a positive
Ability to establish and maintain appropriate boundaries with children and
Knowledge of legal/ethical issues as outlined by the
Knowledge of child abuse
Knowledge of substance abuse
Knowledge of team, family and group
Knowledge of anger management and coping
Knowledge of psychotropic
Must be able to function independently and be able to seek guidance when necessary to assist in working with the children and
Skill to maintain a professional, confidential work
Ability to manage multiple tasks in an efficient manner.
Skill to accurately diagnose and assess
Ability to work cooperatively with a culturally diverse resident population and work
Ability to work with community and outside agencies in a collaborative and cooperative
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands and talk or hear. Fine motor skills such as typing, the use of a computer mouse and telephone handset is required. Employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to sit, stoop, kneel and crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.