FFA SOCIAL WORKER
Company: Penny Lane Centers
Posted on: November 24, 2022
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
- Must be able to work independently.
- Bilingual Spanish Preferred (Verbal and written
- 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
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
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
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)
Experience2 - 5 years: Experience working with child welfare and
services agencies (required)
Licenses & CertificationsCA Driver License (required)
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