County of San Mateo

    Program Associate

    (Make a Difference in Child Welfare)

    Madison, WI, or Oakland, CA

    (Other locations may be considered)

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    Social Work Supervisor



    The Social Work Supervisor ensures that clinical casework and other services provided by the social work staff meet expected standards of professionalism and that the preventive program complies with agency and Administration for Children's Services (ACS) policies and contractual commitments. The FT/R program serves families facing mental health and/or substance abuse issues in efforts to help stabilize them, keep children safe, and keep families together.

    Reports to: Program Director: Transitions

    Location: 503 5 th Avenue, 4 th floor, Brooklyn, NY 11215

    Hours: 35 Hours/Week; Exempt

    Major Duties:

    • Work closely with Program Director in overseeing the day-to-day operation of the prevention FT/R program.
    • Train, supervise, and evaluate social work staff and/or student interns around casework counseling and group work responsibilities, home visits, appropriate case documentation, and advocacy.
    • Complete monthly supervisory case review notes for each case supervised.
    • Carry small caseload of preventive families, conducting family counseling as needed; assist staff in attaining required casework contacts each month as needed.
    • Review and approve assigned workers' FASPs, case notes, PROMIS and Connections entries, and other clinical and statistical documentation.
    • Implement and integrate the principles and procedures of Solution Based Casework: assessment, family and individual level outcomes, action plans and documentation and celebration.
    • Facilitate case consultation and offer support and guidance to ensure staff are adhering to the tenets of SBC.
    • Integrate the practices of SBC into every supervisory session
    • Participate in continued SBC training, coaching and the SBC certification process.
    • Accompany workers during home visits, conferences, and counseling sessions as needed.
    • Evaluate individual worker's training needs and provide assistance and referrals for training.
    • Conduct annual performance evaluation reviews.
    • Respond to internal and external requests for data and case information, and collaborate to connect participants to other GSS programs and services as needed and appropriate.
    • Serve as liaison with visiting ACS and other program reviewers during periodic audits.
    • Coordinate intake assessment process and make case assignments.
    • Participate in staff recruitment and hiring.
    • Represent the program/agency at appropriate external and internal meetings.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.


    • Licensure in New York State as a Social Worker, Mental Health Counselor, Creative Art Therapist, or in a related discipline, plus 3 years of experience in a family services or child welfare setting required.
    • Must have at least 2 years supervisory experience post Master's degree.
    • CASAC or substance abuse treatment experience preferred.
    • Certified in Solution-Based Casework or familiarity with the model a plus.
    • Bilingual - English/Spanish preferred; able to work at least one late evening per week until 8 PM.
    • Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based, youth and family development perspective.

    Good Shepherd Services is a leading multi-service agency with more than 85 programs that serve over 30,000 youth and families each year - and builds on their strengths to help them gain skills for success. At Good Shepherd we respect the dignity and worth of every person and reject intolerance, inequity and injustice in whatever form it may take. Voted one of the top 100 places to work in NYC by Crain's New York, Good Shepherd Services offers a fantastic work environment, a collaborative team dedicated to fulfilling our mission, and an amazing array of benefits. Join our team and help make a difference!

    General Requirements:

    All staff are expected to be committed to the mission, vision, and values of Good Shepherd Services, which includes involvement in quality improvement activities and a willingness and ability to work within a culturally diverse environment.

    Good Shepherd Services is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, participants, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors. We do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.

    To apply please email:


    Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/wj3dzj53dj43tf63



    Posted 5/15/19


    County of San Mateo



    The San Mateo County Human Services Agency is seeking a qualified Re-entry Social Worker III. The current vacancy is located at Service Connect, within the Employment Services division of the Human Services Agency. Service Connect is San Mateo County's multidisciplinary re-entry program, supporting high risk individuals recently released from prison or jail to reintegrate back into the community. The Re-entry Social Worker III will provide case management services to adults and their families to provide ongoing support, assist with stabilization and assist with removing barriers to successful employment and re-entry post-incarceration. The Re-entry Social Worker will conduct comprehensive needs assessments to determine service areas and work as part of an interdepartmental collaborative service model.

    Re-entry Social Workers III are expected to exercise a substantial degree of independence and initiative in carrying out their assignments. The Re-entry Social Worker III will conduct comprehensive assessments at intake and will provide ongoing case management activities for the participants, which may include:

    • Conduct psychosocial needs assessments of clients referred for services.
    • Engage in multidisciplinary team meetings or other activities to support the collaborative service model, located both in an out of custody settings.
    • Complete necessary documents, paperwork and work within different information technology systems.
    • Conduct case studies and develop casework plans.
    • Provide skilled casework services to clients and their relatives.
    • Assist clients participating in subsidized employment programs and address behavior related barriers to obtaining and maintaining employment.
    • Interpret State, County and departmental rules and regulations to applicants, clients' relatives and the general public.
    • Assist clients in meeting a variety of emergency needs, including financial, housing, legal and emotional crises.
    • Respond to requests for information and make referrals to appropriate workers, community-based organizations or departments.
    • Gather and maintain current information on community resources and disseminate information to staff.
    • Prepare reports, case records and correspondence.
    • Perform related duties as assigned.

    The ideal candidate will possess:

    • A Master's Degree in Social Work.
    • Experience with and understanding of the needs unique to the adult re-entry population, specifically in the barriers to employment. 
    • Ability to develop creative, goal-oriented, time-limited case plans that address a multitude of client barriers to success.
    • Strong skills in the areas of decision-making, client engagement, crisis management and advocacy.
    • Superior organizational skills to manage a large caseload and related documents.
    • Proficient computer skills to use database systems, as well as Microsoft Excel and Word.
    • Excellent writing/documentation skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as part of a Multi-Disciplinary Team, providing services in coordination with partner agencies.

    Requires satisfactory completion of 36 semester units of Social Welfare and/or appropriate behavioral science courses, along with 3 years of experience performing duties comparable to those of a Social Worker II or higher in San Mateo County. Possession of a Master's Degree in Social Work from an accredited school of Social Work and two years of experience performing duties comparable to those of a Social Worker II or higher in San Mateo County. Must have a California class C driver license or equivalent.


    Final Date for Filing: May 20, 2019


    To learn more about the position and to apply online, please visit our website at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sanmateo/jobs/2436485/re-entry-social-worker-iii-open-and-promotional. Applications are only accepted online and a supplemental application form must be submitted in addition to our regular employment application form. EOE


    Posted 5/10/19

    Entrepreneurship Counselor

    Queens, New York

    Queens Public Library is a national and international leader in the delivery of public library service. We transform lives by cultivating personal and intellectual growth and by building strong communities. Queens Public Library welcomes innovators and leaders to contribute to a long history and dynamic future of offering pioneering programs and services to the most diverse

    county in the United States. Queens Public Library is a private, non-profit corporation with 1,700 employees serving 65 locations.


    Within the larger scope of formal and informal learning of the Programs & Services Department’s (PSD) Adult Learning division, the Entrepreneurship Counselor provides entrepreneurship programming and services for customers of Queens Public Library’s Job & Business Academy. The Entrepreneurship Counselor also supports grant-funded projects such as Queens FEASTS. The selected candidate will guide entrepreneurs and small business owners in setting and meeting measurable goals and milestones. The candidate will also provide workshop instruction, individual counseling and consulting on financial management, business planning, capital formation, marketing, human resources, and essential elements to growing a successful business including, but not limited to, food service establishments. The Entrepreneurship Counselor is expected to work evenings and weekends as required to serve entrepreneurs and business owners.

    • Provides training and individual consultations to participants to build their businesses.
    • Builds participants’ knowledge, skills and abilities to become successful entrepreneurs.
    • Conducts one-on-one business coaching sessions with each participant to identify individual needs and offer tailored support.
    • Manages multiple external business relationships to make sure all participants are receiving the most up to date industry information.
    • Conducts group meetings to ensure each participant is learning via a peer-to-peer network to assist each other and hold each other accountable with support and a framework for achieving goals.
    • Helps participants to think and act more creatively to achieve success.
    • Willing to challenge participants and help honor commitments necessary to succeed.
    • Plans and implements classroom training, electronic learning and hands on labs.
    • Implements small business workshops including, start up, finance, marketing, budget management and soft skills.
    • Develops and implements exercises/tests to evaluate participants’ knowledge of the material presented.
    • Creates or assists in the creation of a methodology to ensure priorities and achievements are met on a day-to-day basis.
    • Maintains relationships with partners, subject matter experts and city agencies to make sure participants are connected with necessary extended support.
    • Assists Queens FEASTS participants in meeting their individual targets and in FEASTS meeting funder expectations and outcomes.
    • Supports participants by providing training and/or consultation to help them achieve high levels of performance in: business paperwork/administration, time management, financial management including budgeting and bookkeeping, and sustainability.
    • Develops toolkits and resource guides.
    • Under the supervision of the JBA Entrepreneurship Manager, coordinates program logistics at all locations including: booking rooms, coordinating presenters and program contracts, requesting marketing and promotion.
    • Collects individual participant demographics.
    • Assists participants in creating and regularly updating their business services plan (BSP) that identifies short, mid and long-term goals.
    • Tracks individual participant counseling, workshop attendance and participation in other internal and external activities and services based on their BSP.
    • Tracks individual participants’ goal achievement and outcomes.
    • Assists in the development and implementation of tools to measure the impact of the programming.
    • Prepares regular reports according to specifications as directed by the Director of Adult Learning, the Assistant Director of JBA and the JBA Entrepreneurship Manager.
    • Under the supervision of the JBA Entrepreneurship Manager, participates in outreach activities with special attention paid to continuously developing and improving partnerships with external organizations, which provide support and continuation of services to participants including, but not limited to, advanced business development services and online tools.
    • Performs other duties as assigned

    The schedule for this position will include evenings and weekends.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing, Finance or related field required.
    • Two (2) or more years of experience in small business development required. Experience with small businesses in NYC highly desirable.
    • Experience in building strong relationships with external organizations.
    • Experience in developing and delivering instructor-led and interactive workshops is required.
    • Position requires an independent self-starter with excellent interpersonal skills and an in-depth understanding of most if not all of the following: business planning, capital formation, marketing, workforce development, finance/financial management and essential elements to growing a successful business across a variety of industries.
    • Experience in MS Office Suite software (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Excellent presentation skills.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills; good networking and team building skills. Basic knowledge and experience serving a diverse population. Strong organization and administrative skills including experience with tracking program attendance and preparing reports.


    Please send your resume and cover letter to QLcareers@queenslibrary.org and reference “Entrepreneurship Counselor – EXTERNAL” in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email.


    The Queens Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employee


    Posted 5/10/19

    Join a Community of Care and a World of Opportunity

    Clinical Social Worker with Carilion Clinic

    Roanoke, VA

    Make the most of your clinical skills as a Clinical Social Worker at an organization that has earned numerous awards for clinical excellence. Based in Roanoke, VA, our community-based health care organization encompasses a comprehensive network of hospitals, primary and specialty physician practices, and other complementary services.


    Carilion's Social Work Services help patients, their families, and the care team with problems that often accompany illness, such as transitions of care from the hospital, medical care planning, understanding future health needs, access to support services and other community resources.


    The Clinical Social Worker will work collaboratively with other members of the health care team, community resources, regulatory agencies and third party payers in order to facilitate the transition of the patient through the organization while maintaining the highest quality of services possible.

    Located in the beautiful Blue Ridge region of Virginia, Roanoke is a growing and vibrant small city, and the providing a family-friendly environment with a multitude of outdoor activities immediately accessible. Carilion Clinic is a leader of health care in southwest Virginia and the largest employer in the Roanoke area. https://www.virginia.org/cities/Roanoke/


    For more information, you may visit the Carilion website at www.carilionclinic.org. Interested applicant may access the Carilion Clinic career page at http://bit.ly/2GQria0.


    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/ Females/Protected Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities/ Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity


    Minimum Qualifications

    Education: Master's Degree from an accredited school of Social Work.

    Experience: Minimum of two years social work experience in health care setting preferred.

    Licensure/Certification: None required.

    Other: Effective interpersonal, communication, and team working skills required. Must successfully complete orientation and competency validation for position. Demonstrates advanced knowledge of social work theory and practice: proven expertise as a clinical social worker; crisis intervention skills; critical thinking and creative problem solving. Satisfactory completion of orientation; positive interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; analytical skills; cultural competence; integrity; team player; courteous; ability/willingness to work as an integral member of a multi skilled team.


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    Posted May 3, 2019

    Program Associate

    (Make a Difference in Child Welfare)

    Madison, WI, or Oakland, CA (Other locations may be considered)

    The National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) works to improve social systems that serve society’s most vulnerable individuals and families. Through research and training, we work to help protect children from abuse

    and neglect, to create safe and rehabilitative justice systems for youth and adults, and to address the needs of older adults and adults with disabilities.


    NCCD’s work to reform the criminal and juvenile justice and child welfare systems is inextricably linked with issues of racial justice and equity. We believe that NCCD staff composition should reflect the individuals and communities most affected by these systems and that diversity is critical to advancing just and equitable systems.


    Our goal is to be an employer of choice that upholds a core value of diversity and inclusion in our recruiting. NCCD is proud to be an equal opportunity employer of all people. We are actively seeking individuals committed to

    creating an inclusive environment at our organization. The successful candidate must be able to work effectively across difference among a diverse range of individuals on multiple teams; actively promote an equity-minded understanding of people and workplace culture; and contribute to an equitable and inclusive workplace environment.


    NCCD is hiring two program associates with knowledge and experience in the child welfare field for our social services practice team. One position is mid-level, and one is junior. The primary focus will be training and coaching staff on child welfare practice involving the Structured Decision Making® (SDM) system, family-centered engagement practices, technical assistance/consultation, field coaching, and organizational supports for program implementation. You will also be involved with developing grants and proposals for new projects. With NCCD having clients across the United States and around the world, business travel for this position is extensive (50%).



    • Deep knowledge of child welfare systems, social work skills, family engagement skills, and/or collaborative and safety-organized approaches to child welfare practices required.
    • Child welfare leadership experience required.
    • Experience with the SDM® system and/or NCCD practice models required.
    • Demonstrated ability to use data in decision making required.
    • ​Minimum of five years of professional experience in a child welfare system required for mid-level position. Minimum of three years of experience required for junior position. Master’s degree in social work, social science, psychology, counseling, or other human services–related field preferred.
    • Strong group-facilitation, team-building, and customer-relations skills required.
    • Experience in direct services, program development, program management, and/or technical assistance in a child welfare, adult protection, or related social service agency required.



    More About Social Services Practice


    Our social services practice group works with child welfare, adult protection, and other public service agencies across the United States and in Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, Canada, and Bermuda to improve outcomes for children, families, and vulnerable adults. They strive toward this goal by working with agencies and jurisdictions to customize and implement SDM assessment tools, training workers to use these tools in combination with other practice approaches, and providing ongoing support and technical assistance after implementation and training are complete. Our dynamic team works in a collaborative environment that supports autonomy, growth, and creativity.


    More About NCCD


    We are a century-old nonprofit organization of 100-plus motivated and mission-driven employees with offices in Madison, WI, and Oakland, CA.

    At NCCD, we value and look to support diversity and inclusion, both in our external work and among staff. While we take pride in the serious impact of our work, our casual workplaces inspire teamwork and offer balance to the workday. Through monthly staff lunches and other regular events for learning and socializing, NCCD offers opportunities for staff to have fun and build camaraderie. For a peek inside NCCD, visit our photo gallery.




    Salary will reflect level of qualifications, experience, and geographic location and range from approximately mid-$40,000s to upper $90,000s. NCCD’s comprehensive benefits package includes no-premium cost share for employee medical coverage, generous vacation and paid holidays, and a

    relaxed environment with support for work schedule flexibility where possible. Other benefits include dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance; retirement plan; sick leave; and more. Learn what the City of Madison offers residents by watching this short video. Read about relocating to Oakland here.


    EEO Statement


    NCCD provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants regardless of age, religion, sex, physical disability, medical condition, marital status, skin color, sexual orientation, race, national ancestry, or any other protected category.


    Join Us


    If using your social service agency skills to effect systems-level change piques your interest, apply here and reference “Program Associate—Practice” in the “Position Desired” field. Please note that an employment application is required for consideration. Visit our website at www.nccdglobal.org for more information.


    Posted 4/18/19


    County of San Mateo


    County of San Mateo



    The Human Services Agency (HSA) of the County of San Mateo is seeking 15 qualified applicants for the position of Children's Services Social Worker II / III in the Children and Family Services Division.


    Social Workers within this Division provide a wide variety of Child Welfare Services to neglected, abused or dependent children and their families in order to ensure the health, welfare and safety of children; keep children with their families by providing services which would safely maintain the children in the home; arrange substitute care in relatives' homes, shelter care, foster care, group homes and institutions when necessary; develop a permanency plan for children who are unable to return home; and effectively work with a team of professionals comprised of diverse backgrounds. In addition, Social Workers in this Division perform safety and risk assessments; provide crisis intervention; make referrals for children and families; participate in processing children taken into custody pending juvenile court action; appear and present cases in court; write court reports and treatment/case plans; and serve as officers of the juvenile court, acting for and as directed by the court in all relationships with their clients.


    Assignments on the Children and Family Services Unit may include Intake/Screening, Emergency Response, After Hours, Adoption, Permanent Placement, Family Maintenance & Reunification, AB12, Licensing and Court Investigations. Traditionally, new workers are assigned to Emergency Response, Court Investigations or Family Maintenance & Reunification; however, that may shift based on agency needs.


    The ideal candidates will possess:

    • Mastery of core Child Welfare Services competencies
    • Master's degree from an accredited college or university in a Counseling program emphasizing Marriage, Family and Child Counseling or Marriage and Family Therapy; possession of a Master's Degree in Social Work is highly desirable
    • Knowledge of various techniques in interviewing, counseling, family engagement and problem solving
    • Knowledge of trauma informed assessment and intervention
    • Knowledge of ages and stages of child development
    • Knowledge of the grief and loss cycles/process
    • Knowledge of substance abuse treatment modalities
    • Work experience in establishing rapport with clients and their families of diverse backgrounds
    • The ability to incorporate safety, permanency and well-being when working with families
    • The ability to successfully manage multiple, competing priorities
    • The ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
    • Preferably, the ability to speak Spanish; candidates must pass the Spanish fluency examination



    • II Level: One year of experience performing duties comparable to those of a Level I Children's Services Social Worker
    • III Level: Two years of experience performing duties comparable to those of a Level II Children's Services Social Worker


    Final Filing Deadline: March 27, 2019


    To learn more about the position and to apply online, please visit our website at http://jobs.smcgov.org. Applications are only accepted online. EOE


    Posted 3/6/19



    Bethesda, MD

    The Barker Adoption Foundation, a non-profit adoption agency, is seeking a licensed social worker to serve as the Domestic Adoption Case Manager & Family Support Specialist in its Bethesda, MD based office. This position is a full-time position that provides a range of support services in the domestic adoption department including clinical support to adoptive families and counseling support to expectant mothers on an as needed basis. The person in this position assists with general program support including resource identification, facilitating family meetings and assisting with the matching process. They work closely with the Domestic Adoption Program Director to help provide support for all aspects of the Domestic adoption program and serve as the back up to the Pregnancy Counselor for pregnancy counseling and outreach services as needed. This position includes scheduled on-call duties & requires good written and spoken communication skills in both Spanish & English. MSW degree and an LMSW license in both DC and Maryland is required. Must have reliable transportation and be willing to travel throughout DC/MD/VA.


    Please send cover letter, and resume to: smceachnie@barkerfoundation.org. No phone calls please.


    Posted 2/20/19

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