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Foster Care Social Worker

Pathway Family Services

This is a Full-time position in Santa Maria, CA posted March 24, 2023.

Job description

Job opportunities are available with growing faith based private foster family and adoption agency. We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic individual to join our team as a Social worker for our Intensive Services Foster Care Program in Lompoc, Santa Maria, and Nipomo area. Interested persons must have a master’s degree in one of the following fields or a Bachelors degree and 2 years experience working with foster youth :

  • Social Work or Social Welfare
  • Marriage, Family and Child Counseling,
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Child Psychology
  • Child Development
  • Educational Psychology
  • Education with emphasis in Counseling
  • Or other equivalent education and experience may be considered.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Job description is in essence to provide trauma informed support for a small caseload of foster children who are placed into our Intensive Services Foster Care Program.
  • Provides on-going support services to assist the resource family and foster youth in meeting the goals of Needs & Services plans.
  • Person serves as a liaison for child and family to connect to supportive services.
  • Provides necessary support to resource parents, coaching and administrative, to provide a quality resource home experience to clients. Support includes participation in community group support activities for the resource families, and/or foster children, practicing and monitoring implementation of identified coping skills with the resource family and foster youth, monitoring implementation of the CFT action plan, assisting with in-home and if required, in-person, de-escalation.
  • Person is on-call on a mutually agreed upon schedule.
  • Must past a criminal background check and have reliable transportation.

Person must live with 40 minutes of Lompoc, Santa Maria, and Nipomo for emergency response.

Generous benefits plan including medical benefits, paid holidays and paid vacation time, life insurance, and an IRA retirement plan. Group clinical supervision available.

Employment Type: Full Time
Years Experience: 1 – 3 years
Salary: $55,000 – $60,000 Annual
Bonus/Commission: No