The Foster Care and Adoptions Social Worker provides foster and adoption related counseling, individual counseling and support to parents, children, and prospective birth parents, family therapy, group leadership, educational group leadership, therapeutic foster home assessment and supervision, resource family/foster and adoption assessment, placement and post placement supervision.
Seneca Family of Agencies is committed to providing traditionally marginalized communities a network of outstanding mental health, community based, and educational services. Celebrating diversity and creating a culture of inclusion increases creativity, innovation, problem solving, and teamwork. Seneca’s agency-wide DEI Advisory Board, Employee Resource Groups, and Language Practice Groups help our employees provide culturally and linguistically relevant services to the families we serve. For more information on our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative, click here!
Conduct resource family/home study assessments for prospective foster and/or adoptive families.
Provide ongoing support services including regular contact with families and children in home.
Work effectively, collaboratively and professionally with a variety of public/private providers.
Maintain appropriate record keeping and reporting requirements per HIPPA regulations.
Evaluate, train, certify and supervise foster homes/resource families.
Work collaboratively with the family recruiter for the placement program.
Assess and address mental health needs for youth as needed
Counsel pregnant women and couples about parenting options and adoption.
Insure compliance with State regulations in case management of documentation and case records.
Conduct Education and Support Group meetings.
Participate in any planned recruitment activities as needed
Flexible schedule required, with the ability to work some evenings and weekends
Will include travel for cases in Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Santa Clara Counties
Comprehensive employee benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and chiropractic coverage, as well as partially paid premiums for dependents
5 weeks of paid time off
Employer-paid Employee Assistance Plan
Excellent clinical training, individual and group supervision, and assistance toward licensure
Yearly training stipend
Master’s degree in Social Work
Registered or licensed with the California BBS
Experience in working with children and their families in a variety of mental health settings, a plus!
Must have a valid California driver’s license and insurability through Seneca's automobile policy
TB test clearance, fingerprinting clearance, and any other license/certification requirements
Internal Number: 1
About Seneca Family of Agencies
At Seneca Family of Agencies, our mission is to help children and families through the most difficult times of their lives. Throughout the 1990s and into the 21st century, Seneca has dedicated itself to becoming a “system of care” agency providing a comprehensive continuum of community-based and family-focused treatment services for children and families. Seneca’s continuum of care now includes in-home wraparound services; foster family-based treatment; mobile crisis response services; integrated day treatment and special education services; after-school therapeutic recreation services; public school-based mental health services, and permanency services. Kinship Center, a member of Seneca Family of Agencies is committed to the core belief that every child deserves a family, Kinship Center provides the full spectrum of family-centered support to strengthen the families and communities we serve.