Website TLC Child and Family Services
Help Our Community’s Most Vulnerable Transitional Aged Youth Gain Independence and Launch into Adulthood
TLC Child and Family Services is a leading agency in Northern California where we believe Different is Beautiful. TLC’s thriving programs offer a continuum of evidence-based treatment and relationship-focused care to youth and families. We provide comprehensive quality mental health services, foster care and adoption services, residential treatment, special education services and transitional housing. Our team is enthusiastic and dedicated to empowering vulnerable children, youth, and young adults to cultivate resilience, authenticity, and healthy relationships.
Transitioning to adulthood is hard for anyone, but can be especially challenging for our most vulnerable current and former foster youth. The Transitional Housing Program (THP) and Transitional Housing Placement Plus program (THPP+) offers independence with a safety net. THP helps youth, ages 16-18, to emancipate from foster care successfully by providing a safe environment to practice the life skills necessary to live independently. THPP+ gives housing support and assistance in independent living skills to former foster youth, ages 18-24. TLC partners with landlords and homeowners throughout Sonoma County to provide safe housing for our youth to live. Participants receive support from our dedicated staff with employment, education, finance management, accessing resources, and navigating the ins-and-outs of learning to live independently.
TLC Child and Family Services is seeking a full-time (30 hrs/week) Social Worker for our Transitional Housing Program. Under the supervision of the THPP Program Director, and reportable to the Chief Executive Officer of TLC, it is the responsibility of the THPP/THP-Plus Social Worker to monitor and supervise each participant’s participation in the program. The primary functions of the Social Worker are to uncover barriers to meeting goals identified in the participant’s Transitional Independent Living Plan (TILP), coordinate services, and attend to steps needed to meet the goals of the TILP such as financial management, transportation, and the ongoing daily challenges of independent living. Social Workers have a caseload of no more than 15 youth and engage in weekly contact with program participants with a minimum of two face-to-face visits per month; one of these being within the participant’s home. When applicable, this position will also supervise the Transitions Advocate, a staff who provides supervision, education, monitoring, and counseling to participants in the THP program. This position requires teamwork, dedication, commitment and patience in developing effective treatment plans for program participants, while implementing state, county and agency policies and procedures. This position requires flexibility with personal scheduling and meeting a variety of needs as assigned on a daily basis by the immediate supervisor. Some on call, night and weekend hours needed.
Possibility to accrue supervised intern/licensing hours for LCSW, MFT, or Psychology.
Competitive salary based on education and experience. Full-time position includes health benefits, paid time off, and a discretionary retirement program.
TLC is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and strive to create a workforce that is reflective of the ethnic and cultural makeup of our community.
For more information or to submit cover letter and resume, please respond to the email address noted above or see agency website at www.tlc4kids.org
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