Social Worker Lead
Company: First Place for Youth
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: June 25, 2022
Are you ready to make an impact? Join a diverse, mission-driven
team working in five San Francisco Bay Area counties, Los Angeles,
and Jackson, Mississippi, to put success within reach for
transition-age foster youth.
Our team shows up every day ready to make a difference in the lives
of young people who've grown up in foster care. We believe in the
limitless potential of all people, and we're working to remove the
individual and systemic barriers that stand between foster youth
and their goals.
Our innovative approach blends cutting-edge data science,
individualized, youth-driven supports, and strategic partnerships
with providers, stakeholders, and policymakers to drive lasting
change at all levels.
First Place for Youth believes our shared purpose, More is
Possible, is a call to action for diversity, equity, and inclusion
throughout our policy and practice network. We are committed to
becoming a more inclusive multicultural organization that
prioritizes the belonging and quality of life of all our program
participants and staff members.
Some of the great Benefits of working at First Place for Youth:
Competitive Compensation Comprehensive benefits package, including
90% paid premium for medical and well as 70 % paid premiums for
dependents. 15 vacation days ,12 sick days 14 holidays and 2
floating days per year 401k retirement plan with 4% employer match
after 1 year of service Employer-paid Employee Assistance programs
and Life Insurance Excellent clinical training, individual and
group supervision, and assistance towards licensure. Opportunities
to develop specialized skills, including clinical supervision and
evidence-based practices Annual performance evaluations provide the
potential for a salary increase each year
The Social Worker Lead reports to the Director of Programs-AC/SF,
providing field-based training and support to ensure program
fidelity, providing direct services including conflict resolution,
crisis support, adjunctive support, and substitute case management
and employment and education services covering for vacation,
vacancy, and other staffing gaps. The Social Worker Lead provides
informal consultative support to team members, assists with
specialized resource finding, and supports efforts toward program
efficiency and outcome achievement, and may provide interim
supervision to Youth Advocates and Employment and Education
Specialists as needed.
The ideal candidate is a knowledgeable, experienced professional
who can work well within multiple teams and be clear about their
changing role from placement to placement while understanding the
goals and philosophies of each placement position. This position
requires a clinical professional whose passion for First Place's
vision is matched with energetic leadership, sound judgment in the
face of complex challenges, and a proven track record of
successfully managing direct-service teams.
Essential Duties and RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other
duties may be assigned.
Program Operations & Program Fidelity
Manage projects assigned to ensure compliance with program
Provide leadership and guidance to staff on all components and
processes of First Place for Youth program with particular emphasis
on assigned program.
Participate in the ongoing development, evaluation and refinement
of service delivery including field training and support to ensure
program fidelity and adherence to First Place standards.
As directed, provide quality assurance and chart review to ensure
compliance and integrity of documentation.
Provide initial training and semi-annual fidelity checks in field
for all YA staff.
As needed, provide interim supervision of assigned
staff-Supervision includes weekly individual meeting to review
progress toward outcomes and performance metrics, and to provide
consultative support to increase clinical understanding toward
ensuring youth engagement, motivation and success. Contribute to
annual reviews of supervised staff.
Monitor staff effectiveness and support professional growth through
review of outcome and practice data.
Provide direct staff training and consultation grounded in evidence
based practice and First Place for Youth guiding principles
including but not limited to trauma-informed care, positive youth
development, and motivational interviewing. Collaborate with
management team to implement, train, and coach staff in best
Direct Service to Youth
Provide youth with individual counseling, crisis intervention,
referrals, advocacy and life skills training.
Collaborate with community providers including county workers,
courts, professionals, vocational and independent living skills
programs, schools, family members and significant others
Complete documentation including but not limited to Care and
Services plans, needs assessments, and progress notes.
Support youth to identify and work toward employment and
educational goals that support their long term permanency.
Participate in the youth intake process; conduct initial youth
assessments; support initial youth entrance treatment/service
Other duties as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS AND POSITION COMPETENCIES:
BA in social work, psychology, counselling or equivalent required
with Minimum four years of experience working in a child welfare
social services setting or with transition age youth with complex
presentations including chronic trauma required.
Master's Degree in a social work, psychology, counselling or
Professional License is a plus.
Experience working with transition age youth with complex
presentations including chronic trauma preferred. Experience does
not substitute for professional degree and certification.
Must be comfortable working in community settings.
Willingness to work collaboratively, but with the capacity to work
Must be able to pass a Community Care Licensing background
Must have a car, a valid CA drivers license and auto insurance.
ATTENTION TO DETAIL - Ability to work with high level of detail,
work has high level of professional polish down to smallest
details, documents and products are well thought out and clear,
database is organized and up to date.
DRIVEN BY ACCOMPLISHMENT - Clarity on project goals and the
personal drive to wake up every morning ready to accomplish goals,
finished projects are thorough and delivered on time. High level of
personal accountability for the quality and impact of work
COMPUTER SKILLS -- Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
including MS Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, Project and
Outlook. Experience with database systems is a plus.
STRONG COMMUNICATION SKILLS - Exceptional oral and written
communication skills including the demonstrated ability to
research, assimilate, and analyze information, compose engaging
messages, and present data in a clear and inspiring manner.
HIGH LEVEL OF PROFESSIONALISM - A high level of professionalism in
work and interpersonal interactions with both internal and external
contacts, presents to others as organized, informed, and
DECISIVE NATURE - Well-honed ability to independently anticipate
and analyze situations, define problems and objectives, recognize
viable alternatives, and formulate rapid solutions, with
understanding of the inherent risks and the implications of making
AVAILABILITY for occasional evening and weekend work and some
travel as needed.
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