Job Description ChildNet Youth & Family Services, Inc. is
currently searching for an ISFC Social Worker for our Foster Family
Network in Riverside, CA.
Foster Family Network (FFN) provides various support services to
FFN foster children, resource parents and their natural families.
The Intensive Services Foster Care Program (ISFC) provides
specialized mental health and behavioral services to children who
have suffered multiple complex traumas, multiple psychiatric
hospitalizations, and multiple failed placements in the foster care
system. The ChildNet ISFC program utilizes the team approach to
work with youth, resource parents and, when possible, birth
families or long-term permanent family placements, to help the
youth transition out of congregate living to the least restrictive
POSITION SUMMARY The Foster Family Network (FFN) Intensive
Services Foster Care (ISFC) Social Worker is responsible for
providing social services to resource parents, foster children and
their biological families. These services include supervision of
resource families, participation in the placed childs academic
program, development of Needs and Services plans and coordination
of medical and psychological services for the placed child. The
ISFC Social Worker must be available by cell phone to ChildNet
management and resource families 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The ISFC Social Worker will have a reduced caseload in order to
allow time for additional service hours for clients and job
The ISFC Social Worker responsibilities include, but are not
limited to, the following: Provide in-home support and guidance for
resource families. Supervise placement of foster children,
including regular visits/direct contact with the children and
resource parent. Maintain accurate notes about interactions with
each foster child and resource parent. Monitor the health,
educational, religious, recreational, social, emotional and
psychological needs of each assigned child and coordinate services
with available community resources. Develop and maintain a network
of medical and psychological resources for foster children in the
area of placement. Provide referrals to family therapy resources
for the foster child and biological family. Monitor current status
of educational planning and academic functioning of each assigned
foster child. Represent the foster child in the educational setting
whenever necessary. Participate in assessment team meetings in
order to discuss individual cases, develop treatment goals or plan
for eventual family reunification (where appropriate). Develop and
update Needs and Services Plans for each case. Maintain current
required paperwork and files for assigned foster children and
resource parents. Submit all required reports within required time
frames to the County placing agency. Monitor adherence to licensing
regulations for each assigned foster home. This includes driving to
each home and physically surveying and supervising the care and
treatment of each child in the home. Obtain and provide resource
parents with required admission information upon initial placement.
Transport clients when required. Interact and coordinate with other
ChildNet departments and programs to coordinate the best possible
services for clients. Complete ISFC Training, and become proficient
in use of the ISFC Model. Attend weekly ISFC team meetings, CFT
meetings and any other required meetings. Meet contractual
requirements of increased weekly service hours for ISFC clients.
Perform any other duties as assigned. The ISFC Social Worker shall
possess a Master's Degree in one of the following disciplines as
mandated by the State of California Department of Social Services,
Community Care Licensing (CCL) : Social Work or Social Welfare,
Marriage & Family Therapy, Child Psychology, Child Development,
Counseling Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology,
Educational Psychology or Education with an emphasis in counseling.
The completed degree program must also include relevant course work
and child-related experience and/or internships as required by CCL.
An equivalent combination of education, coursework and experience
may be considered for a CCL exception. Experience in foster care
programs similar to FFN is desirable. Proficiency in speaking,
reading, writing and understanding Spanish is preferred. Company
Description WHO WE ARE ChildNet Youth & Family Services, a
nonprofit corporation headquartered in Long Beach, CA. We provide
Counseling, Education, Foster Care and Residential Services to
at-risk children. ChildNet has been at the forefront of providing
innovative and quality care to thousands of deserving children and
their families for 50 years.
OUR MISSION To provide safe homes, education and counseling to
vulnerable children and families.
OUR EMPLOYEES Are a diverse group of professionals who create a
culture of caring with our clients and within the organization.
WHAT WE OFFER Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and 403b with
discretionary employer contribution after 2 years of service,
Mileage Reimbursement, Tuition Reimbursement, Stability and Career
Advancement, along with generous sick, vacation and holiday
WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE! COME AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE WITH US!