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Company: Penny Lane Centers
Location: Lancaster
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

The role of the Foster Care Social Worker or Penny Lane Social Worker (PLSW) is to advocate and provide for the physical, emotional, psychological and social needs of children and youth in a "substitute" family setting - a foster or adoption family - until the biological family can be reunited or a permanent placement plan or adoption can be implemented.
The Foster Care Social Worker works independently with moderate supervision to ensure that all services and supports are in place by coordinating team meetings, services, treatment plans, and visitation for each child and youth on their caseload. Another major function of the Foster Care Social Worker is to empower children through various social service activities.
The Foster Care Social Worker follows all Penny Lane Centers policies and procedures regarding the Heart Centered Culture, cultural sensitivity and cultural awareness. The Foster Care Social Worker supports the agency mission and vision in their interaction with children, youth, families, and partner agencies.

  • Master's degree (M.A.) from an accredited or state approved graduate school, in Social Work or social welfare, or equivalent (such as marriage, family, and child counseling, child psychology, child development, counseling psychology or social psychology), or related field. BA level candidates must have degree in fields indicated above or related field and must also have a minimum of two years' experience in related field.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in foster care and child welfare preferred.
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Bilingual Spanish Preferred (Verbal and written skillset).
  • Must have a current valid California driver's license and current automobile insurance. Must have and maintain a clean driving record acceptable to the organization's insurance company. Must have immediate access to his or her vehicle during work hours.

    Position Location: Lancaster, CA
    Salary Range: $21.07 up to $28.50 per hour
    Additional $2.00 per hour bilingual Spanish differential.
    **All Penny Lane employees are required Full COVID-19 vaccination and boosters before the start of employment.Qualifications
    BehaviorsDetail Oriented - Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well
    Dedicated - Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity
    Team Player - Works well as a member of a group
    MotivationsAbility to Make an Impact - Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization
    Flexibility - Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals
    Self-Starter - Inspired to perform without outside help
    EducationBachelors of Psychology (required)
    Masters (preferred)
    Experience2 - 5 years: Experience working with child welfare and services agencies (required)
    Licenses & CertificationsCA Driver License (required)

Keywords: Penny Lane Centers, Lancaster , FFA SOCIAL WORKER, Healthcare , Lancaster, California

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