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Social Worker – LGBTQ Program

SUMMARY:

The Social Worker will implement a new innovative program model to provide family engagement, advocacy and support to families of LGBTQ and gender expansive youth in foster care and/or at risk of entering care.   The Social Worker will also work in collaboration with the Santa Clara County Department of Family and Children’s Services to provide and coordinate comprehensive LGBTQ related support and consultation to workers.

The Social Worker will work with families and other caregivers of referred youth to build or rebuild relationships, educate and train, and provide other support as needed where there are challenges for family members in regards to the youth’s sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.   The goal of the project is to achieve permanency for LGBTQ youth. 

This position is based in Santa Clara County, with travel to the Family Builders main office in Oakland occasionally required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Master’s Degree in social work, psychology, counseling or a related field. Experience working with youth in the foster care system and comprehensive SOGIE knowledge and experience working with LGBTQ youth. Experience working with African American and Latino families and communities. Current Driver’s License and a working automobile are required. Must be committed to the mission of the agency.  Bilingual in Spanish and English is a plus.  LGBT individuals and people of color are encouraged to apply.

Family Builders offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, acupuncture, chiropractic, pension, and generous leave benefits.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Family Builders by Adoption, Attn: Operations Director, 1900 Embarcadero, Suite 303, Oakland, CA 94606, or email cbath[at]familybuilders[dot]org.

Permanency Social Worker

SUMMARY:

We currently have an opening for a Permanency Social Worker. The primary work location is in San Francisco. In this position, the Permanency Social Worker will provide permanency, social work and support for youth in the foster care system. They will conduct family finding and engagement and support for youth throughout the process of finding permanency. In addition, they will facilitate Permanency Team meetings and problem solving barriers to permanency. They will interview and develop relationships with youth and encourage them to take a leadership role in decision making and planning. The social worker will create a written recruitment plan that is specific to the needs of each youth as well as assist youth in identifying adults with whom the youth has connections.

QUALIFICATIONS:

MSW or related master’s degree preferred. Experience with youth in the foster care system; knowledge of and experience with providing permanency services; ability to effectively communicate with other professionals; commitment to finding permanency for older youth. Must have own car and vehicle insurance. Must be committed to the mission of Family Builders.  People of color and LGBT individuals are encouraged to apply.

Family Builders offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, acupuncture, chiropractic, pension, and generous leave benefits.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Family Builders by Adoption, Attn: Operations Director, 1900 Embarcadero, Suite 303, Oakland, CA 94606, fax (510) 536-4436 or email cbath[at]familybuilders[dot]org.

Family Builders is an equal opportunity employer.