SOCIAL WORKER in Los Angeles, CA at Penny Lane Centers

Date Posted: 11/14/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Summary:

 The Social Worker must comply with 80065 and 80065 of Title 22.  The Social Worker shall complete or assist in the completion of the following for each youth; an intake study, Needs and Services Plans and a transfer plan. Obtaining, developing, and recording of the information necessary for the completion of the intake study, NSP and transfer plan. The Social Worker will ensure provision of or access to core services and supports. Other social work responsibilities include acting as the liaison within the agency regarding the residents’ care which includes, maintaining and coordinating service within the treatment team, court, school and county workers as necessary.  The Social Worker follows the resident’s treatment plan, emergency intervention plan and most importantly, creates a safe, trauma informed and nurturing environment where therapy can occur. Social Workers assist each child in working with a group and in handling individual problems. They administer behavioral support and intervention and setting of limits per Penny Lane policy and procedure. They document the child’s progress; identify the possible need for professional services; and communicate such findings to professional staff. They must have knowledge of agency policy procedure and treatment program. Social Workers implement all resident’s treatment and safety plan. They are also responsible for transporting the clients to and from court as well as other destinations as required. The Social Worker is part of the client’s treatment team and is responsible for providing information and feedback regarding the client’s behaviors and responses to interventions to the treatment team. The Social Worker documents all case management services according to Department of Mental Health, Penny Lane and Joint Commission guidelines.


Position Location: North Hills, CA


Salary Range: $20.86 up to $28.93 per hour

Job Requirements

Requirements:

  • A Master’s Degree from an accredited or state approved graduate school, as defined by the Department of Education, in social work or social welfare, marriage, family, family and child counseling, child psychology, child development, counseling psychology or social psychology.
  • Completion of at least 3 semester units or 100 days of field practice or experience in a public or private social service agency at the Master’s Degree level. At least 9 semester units of coursework related to children and families, or 18 months experience in working with children and families. At least 3 semester units in working with minority populations; 6 months of experience in working with minority population; or 6 months in-service training in working with minority populations within the first year of employment as a condition of employment. At least 3 semester units in child welfare, or 2 years experience in a public or private child welfare social services setting.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations. 
  • A Social Worker must demonstrate all the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
      • Knowledge and understanding of the needs of youth served in a residential setting
      • Skills and ability to engage and develop rapport with the youth who have various backgrounds
      • Skills and ability to provide consistency and behavioral limits through relationship-based interventions
      • Skills to communicate effectively with the ability to solve problems in a collaborative manner. 
  • Passes the Residential Medication Management test with a minimum of 80%. Attends the residential medication management training every 6 months. Avoid medications errors by following the 5 “rights” and being aware of high alert medications.
  • Passes the Emergency Intervention Plan test with a minimum of 80%. Attend Emergency Intervention Plan training every 6 months.
  • Must have a current, valid CA driver’s license, current automobile insurance; have a clean driving record acceptable for the company insurance.