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ISFC SOCIAL WORKER/INTENSIVE CARE COORDINATOR in Palmdale, CA at Penny Lane Centers

Date Posted: 1/25/2019

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Job Description

Position Summary:

The goal of Intensive Service Foster Care (ISFC) is to provide for the physical, emotional, psychological and social needs of children in a family setting, intended to provide targeted treatment to address specific behavioral and emotional challenges. ISFC Social Worker/Intensive Care Coordinator (ICC) work under the direction of the ISFC Program Supervisor with moderate supervision while providing support to the ISFC foster parents. Supporting the foster parents with behavioral interventions that improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families is the primary function. Responsibilities include goal setting, planning, organizing, coordinating, decision making, communicating and evaluating to promote an optimal level of behavioral, emotional, and social functioning for the child through daily interventions. The major function of the ISFC Social Worker is to empower the foster parents to provide a treatment foster care home. The major function of the ICC is to coordinate services of treatment team and ensuring linkages are provided and utilized to ensure youth are obtaining success in their activities of daily life through assessment, case management and collaboration with foster families, bio families and any external team members assisting youth toward permanency and/or reunification.


Position Location: Palmdale, CA


Salary Range: $20.25 up to $28.93 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; Or a Bachelor’s degree may be considered with three to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience with an exception through Community Care Licensing and Department of Children and Family Services.
  • 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.
  • Bilingual Spanish Required.
  • Valid California driver’s license; current automobile insurance; have and maintain a clean driving record acceptable to the organization’s insurance company; have immediate access to his or her vehicle during work hours.