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Social Worker Supervisor

About Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara helps people of all cultures and beliefs rise up out of poverty and overcome the barriers to self-sufficiency and wellness. The Refugee Foster Care program resettles Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (URMs) into Resource Homes across eight counties throughout the Bay Area. Operating as both a California Foster Family Agency, and a Refugee Resettlement program, the Refugee Foster Care program is unlike any other program in the Bay Area, and the only agency in the area serving this unique, international population. The Refugee Foster Care program offers long-term, tailored, wrap-around services, with continued support to both the youth and the Resource Family.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Management Oversee the welfare of children and youth in the program by working collaboratively with the child, resource parent(s), service providers, and RFC team members. Work with the management team to provide consultation and direction on program development. Collaborate with the Placement Team in the coordination of the reception and placement of a client. Review referrals and make recommendations for client care based on staff capacity. Make best interest determinations for clients in the program that are related to physical health, placement, mental health, education and housing. Provide support services to approved resource parents and respite care providers. Work with an interdisciplinary team (social workers, mental health clinicians, educators, doctors, legal representatives, etc.) to promote the best interest of clients. Serve as a member of the Placement Coordination Team. Assist or participate in resource family recruitment, monthly ILP class, resource parent certification training, child and family team meetings, and other program-related meetings and events, as needed. Respond to child abuse and neglect allegations in accordance with CA state laws. Participate in on-call rotation. Represent the program in external relations, as needed. See more:


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE A Master’s Degree from an accredited or state approved graduate school in social work or social welfare, marriage, family and child counseling, child psychology, child development, counseling psychology or social psychology. Three years of full-time social work or casework employment in the field of family or child welfare services; or two years of full-time social work or casework employment in a licensed foster family or adoption agency. A minimum of one year working with immigrants and/or refugee in a multi-cultural environment. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Knowledge of CA State child welfare services regulations. Meets minimum requirements listed in Foster Family Agency. Interim Licensing Standards (version 6) Sec. 88265.2. Excellent oral and written English skills. Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and multitask. Excellent computers skills: MS Office (all apps). PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Approval by the BBS to provide clinical supervision strongly preferred. LCSW or LMFT strongly preferred. Experience working with unaccompanied children in federal custody. Extensive cross-cultural experience and ability to work well with diverse population. Multilingual in a language commonly spoken by refugees and immigrants (Spanish, Arabic, French, Tigrinya, Amharic, Kiswahili, Hindi, Farsi, Dari, Rohingya). Overseas experience in psychosocial, development or protection programs.

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