Family Builders is a non-profit, licensed foster care, permanency, and adoption agency, serving children in the foster care system. Family Builders believes that every child has the right to grow up in a permanent, nurturing family regardless of that child’s age, race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or medical, physical or emotional condition. Family Builders educates the community about the needs of waiting children, advocates on their behalf, and places children with permanent, secure families through adoption, and other forms of permanence.
We currently have an opening for a Permanency Social Worker to work with youth who have experienced exploitation. The primary work location is in San Francisco, although during the current COVID-19 crisis it will be a mix of remote and in the field. In this position, the Permanency Social Worker will provide permanency services for youth in the foster care system. They will conduct family finding and engagement and provide support for youth and families throughout the process of achieving permanency. In addition, they will facilitate permanency team meetings and will problem-solve barriers to permanency. They will work with youth to empower them to take a leadership role in their permanency process. The social worker will participate in the collaborative meetings and process for this project.
If you have a strong interest in social justice and juvenile justice issues, please consider applying. You can be an advocate for these youths.
Master’s degree in social work or equivalent, ability to communicate well with youth, excellent clinical skills, knowledge of and experience with the foster care/child welfare system, including permanency. Knowledge of and experience working with youth who have experienced exploitation, is helpful but not required. Skills, experience and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Ability to frequently remain in a stationary position, at a workstation or in the car. Ability to occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Ability to frequently type and use a computer. Must have valid driver’s license, access to a car, and be willing to travel throughout the Bay Area. Must be committed to the mission of the project/agency. This position will be based in San Francisco. People of color and LGBTQ individuals are encouraged to apply.
Family Builders offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, acupuncture, chiropractic, pension, and generous leave benefits.
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Family Builders by Adoption, Attn: Operations Director, 1900 Embarcadero, Suite 303, Oakland, CA 94606, fax (510) 536-4436 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.