SOCIAL WORKER FFA in Lancaster, CA at Penny Lane Centers

Date Posted: 4/2/2021

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Job Description


The goal of foster care is to provide for the physical, emotional, psychological and social needs of children in a "substitute" family setting - a foster or adoption family - until the biological family can be reunited or a permanent placement plan or adoption can be implemented. Foster Care Social Workers work independently with moderate supervision while conducting social services activities that improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families.  This ultimately maximizes the well-being of families and the academic and social functioning of children.  These responsibilities include goal setting, planning, organizing, coordinating, decision making, communicating and evaluating to promote an optimal level of behavioral, emotional, and social functioning and an improved learning process of the foster or adoptive child.  The major function of the Foster Care Social Worker’s position is to empower children through various social service activities.

Position Location: Lancaster, CA

Salary Range: $20.20 up to $26.26 per hour

Additional $1.00 per hour Bilingual Spanish Differential

Job Requirements


  • Master’s degree (M.A.) in Social Work or equivalent from an accredited college or university.
  • Computer Skill - Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and the ability to learn computer software are essential for the position.
  • Language Skill - Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Have the ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Have the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.
  • Mathematical Skills - Have the ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume.  Possess the ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Reasoning Ability - Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Ability to think conceptually, defines problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Must be CPR and First Aid certified.
  • Bilingual Spanish Required.
  • Valid California driver's license and current automobile insurance. Must have access to automobile during work hours.



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