McKinley Childrens Center is a highly respected child welfare organization, conveniently located near Los Angeles and Orange County in the city of San Dimas, with 4 other locations throughout Southern California. McKinley Childrens Centers comprehensive array of programs and services which touch nearly 1,500 lives annually include Residential Treatment, Foster Care, Adoptions, Mental Health Services and Special Education. McKinley is nationally accredited, licensed by the California Department of Social Services and is certified by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. Our environment is highly therapeutic with many opportunities for activities with the children. Our beautiful 30 acre campus has a large covered outdoor basketball court, Olympic size pool, football/baseball field, play grounds, huge cafeteria, and a sports complex across the street which has baseball fields, tennis courts, and a running track.
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:
The purpose of the Supervising Social Worker carries cases while providing guidance and supervision to Social Workers, Social Workers in Training, and Interns.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Masters Degree in Behavioral Sciences from an accredited or State approved graduate school
Three years experience in the field of child welfare
One or more in an administrative or managerial position
OTHER SKILLS REQUIRED:
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and other office-related software
Strong analytical ability required
Possess superior oral and written communication skills as well as interpersonal skills.
Detail oriented and organized.
Able to work independently and organize multiple projects with minimum supervision.
Able to work as a team member.
Able to maintain the highest level of confidentiality and professional boundaries with clients and staff.
Able represent the agency professionally and appropriately with all constituencies.
PHYSICAL SKILLS REQUIRED:
Must pass pre-employment physical exam, TB and drug screening
Ability to commute to various sites on and off campus
Ability to work extended hours as needed
Ability to lift 10 pounds for filing
DOJ, FBI, Child Abuse Index
Insurability under Corporate Automobile Insurance
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
Conduct treatment planning sessions; responsible for ensuring all reports by social workers are reviewed and completed in a timely manner.
Reviews social workers casework, ensures their compliance with agencys policies and procedures, and all applicable laws and legislation.
Responsible for case file review, to ensure relevant documentation of services is accurate and complete, i.e., Quarterly Reports, Progress Notes, Dental, Medical, psychological and clothing allowances.
Conduct assessments or investigations involving allegations, complaints, and matters pertaining to deficiencies and non-compliance by foster parents.
Maintain ongoing and open communication with Intake and QA departments: All communication shall be documented.
Supervise Foster Family Social Workers in all areas of work.
Assist in the hiring, evaluating and disciplinary action of workers as needed.
Conduct orientation and training for perspective foster parents.
Evaluate and assess applications of potential foster family applicants, including doing in-depth home studies as part of the certification process.
Evaluate and assess children for placement.
Develop and update needs and services plan and ensure the services are provided as specified in the case plan.
Monitor the intake and termination process for each minor.
Provide consultation and support services to certified foster parents.
Attend school individualized Educational Plan meetings as necessary.
Complete all required documentation related to placement of children in the foster family program.
Assist in the coordination and supervision of training sites and the provision of trainings to prospective and certified foster parents.
Assist in the coordination of the completion of adoption home studies for all foster parents.
Assist in the coordination of the provision of mental health services including psychiatric services to children in their respective region.
Demonstrate an ability to set limits and intervene appropriately to meet the needs of the children and families served.
Interact both verbally and in writing with a variety of county and/or community resources.
User personal vehicles for business purposes and for transportation of clients.
Actively participate in the agencys Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) process as assigned.
Other related duties as assigned.
Mckinley Children's Center