As a Family and Child Social Worker in Kern County, California, you’ll use your leadership skills to see that proper intervention plans are developed and implemented by the Child and Family team in the family’s home or community. While providing intensive home-based services you will collaborate and direct the team in assisting the individual and family’s needs and goals are identified and addressed. Using respect and empathy, you’ll lead the team in providing child-centered, family, focused and strength based services directly to youth and families with extensive trauma histories. While spearheading the treatment team, you will see that the focus is on building stronger, safer and more independent families and children. Reignite your passion for helping families in need by using your education and experience to make a meaningful difference in your community.
As a Family and Child Social Worker for in Kern County, California, you’ll coordinate, conduct and document assessments, screenings and child and family meetings in homes or community settings. You’ll use a strength-based approach to inspire your team to execute the individualized behavioral support plans for their families. You’ll meet with the support team individually and as a group for status and care updates. At times, you’ll use your rapport and motivation skills to help parents fully engage with the support offered. You will meet with families around their schedules, so some days may begin when school starts, while other days may end around dinner time. You’ll adjust your day accordingly. Participation in after-hours on-call on a rotating basis allows you to provide immediate support to a child and family in crisis.
Aspiranet supports your success at each step. We believe in providing small caseloads to enable you as a Social Worker to have a deeper and more creative engagement with your clients. We provide ongoing training and career development opportunities that include trauma training, Life Skills Training, Motivational Interviewing, and Community Resiliency Model training. In addition, you will have the opportunity to gain group and individual clinical supervision hours as a registered AMFT, ASW or PCC.
As a social services agency, Aspiranet provides endless opportunities for social workers to build a long and varied career path. If you have the desire to gain additional skills, you could grow into supervisory or program management roles. And there is plenty of room for advancement, both in the county and, because Aspiranet is a statewide organization, throughout California.
Aspiranet offers a competitive salary, an exceptional team-based environment, and a great benefits package that includes employer-paid healthcare, dental, vision and wellness care. Aspiranet provides the opportunity to make an important difference in your community.
Master’s degree in a related field required, such as Human Services, Social Work, or Psychology and at least 2 years of experience working with high risk children/youth in child welfare, probation, or mental health systems.
Aspiranet is a one-of-a-kind social service agency dedicated to building a world where all children and youth are loved and cared for, and all families have the resources to thrive. Founded in 1975, our core mission is to help California kids and families. Aspiranet’s services include foster care and adoption family support, residential care, support for youth making the transition from foster care to adulthood, mental and behavioral health services, intensive home-based care, and community-based family resources. We provide services throughout California.
Aspira means hope. We are a network of people bringing hope forward. We look forward to learning what makes you passionate.
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