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Social Worker Supv. Foster Family/Adoption Agency
Title:Social Worker Supv. Foster Family/Adoption Agency
Department:Childhelp Foster Family Agency of California
Location:Redlands, CA

About Childhelp

CEO and Co-Founder SaraO’Meara and President and Co-Founder Yvonne Fedderson started Childhelp in 1959, establishing it as a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect and at-risk children. Childhelp focuses on advocacy, prevention, treatment and community outreach.


About Childhelp Foster Family/Adoption Agency 

In 1988, Childhelp opened the Foster Family Agency to meet one of the state's most pressing child welfare needs. In 2009 the facility became a fully licensed adoption agency as well. The Childhelp Foster Family/ Adoption Agency of California has offices in Redlands and Hollywood.  Our goal is to  successfully unite children deserving of love,compassion and hope with families who are willing and capable of giving it to them. The agency actively recruits, certifies and trains foster and adoptive families throughout Southern California. Among the valuable continuum of care, Childhelp provides the following services: family and individual counseling, case management, free on-going foster family training, foster family certification, adoption home studies,  and 24-hour support and crisis intervention.


Position Summary:

Responsible for on-going development, parent processing and child and parent counseling/social work support for our Redlands and Hollywood Foster Family/Adoption Program office. The position will supervise Social Worker staff and  may be assigned a caseload in support of the organization's service goals.

Essential Responsibilities: 

Maintain the Childhelp Foster Family/Adoption Program through the adherence to the written program statement, program evaluation and participation in the development and implementation of policies and procedures.  The position will supervise staff responsible for representing Childhelp in the Foster/Adoptive Family homes. 
Ensure the Foster Family/Adoption Program is in compliance with all State of California and County regulations and community standards. 

Ensure that S.A.F.E. Home Studies are complete, including all documentation document and approval of applicants per regulations.

Provide efficient and effective mechanisms to ensure timely intake and assessments of new clients on a 24/7 basis.

Conduct and maintain professional working relationships all staff in both Hollywood and Redlands offices.

Develop and maintain strong professional working relationships with all community agency and service staff members in the Los Angeles communities.

Coordinate and participate in the development and presentation of training for current and new foster family/adoptive parents.

Conduct all assigned duties in a professional, and ethical manner that protects the rights and dignity of all clients, families and employees served by the Foster Family/Adoption Agency.

Minimum Requirements:

1) Prefer bilingual candidate  must be a State of California Licensed MFTor CSW.  Candidates will have a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in a foster family/adoption agency including 2 years in adoption processing.    Must have a clean State of California Driver's License and be able to pass a three tier background clearance. 
2) Successful candidate will possess excellent presentation skills, have the ability to review and select perspective parents and provide ongoing counseling social work support for children and foster parents.

Childhelp is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

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