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Bilingual Permanency Specialist

Company: Seneca Family of Agencies
Location: Salinas
Posted on: May 6, 2020

Job Description:

OverviewThe Bilingual (Spanish/English) Permanency Specialist partners with Wraparound staff, Child and Family Teams (CFTs), child welfare workers, behavioral health professionals, and probation officers to implement all stages of the Family Finding and Engagement (FFE) process for Wraparound-enrolled youth and families. The Permanency Specialist supports the goal of increasing each youth and family's network of supports. The Permanency Specialist also supports reunification of children with their parents and involves family members and non-family members in developing other alternatives to permanency should reunification not be possible.

Seneca Family of Agencies is committed to providing traditionally marginalized communities a network of outstanding mental health, community based, and educational services. Celebrating diversity and creating a culture of inclusion increases creativity, innovation, problem solving, and teamwork. Seneca's agency-wide DEI Advisory Board, Employee Resource Groups, and Language Practice Groups help our employees provide culturally and linguistically relevant services to the families we serve. For more information on our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative, click here!Responsibilities




  • Applies best practices in Family Finding to support Wraparound-enrolled youth and families in building and expanding their network of natural supports.

  • Serves a caseload of up to 10 families.
  • Receives training, supervision. and consultation from Family Finding experts.
  • Understands, applies, and consults on the principles and stages of Family Finding.

  • Collaborates with youth, family, and members of the CFT in Family Finding efforts, including but not limited to file mining, searches, cold-calling, mobility mapping, and planning for transition.
  • Meets with parents, youth, family members, and community members on an ongoing basis to build rapport and engage them in planning for permanency for their children.


    Qualifications




    • Master's or bachelor's degree in social work or a related field.
    • Bilingual Spanish/English abilities
    • Experience and demonstrated interest in helping parents reunify with their children or plan alternative permanency options.
    • Must have competence in the skill areas of positive client engagement and communication, especially with parents whose children have been removed due to abuse or neglect.
    • Must have experience working directly with families and demonstrated understanding of the challenges they are experiencing as a result of involvement with the child welfare system.
    • Own vehicle, valid Drivers License and insurability through Seneca's automobile policy.
    • TB test clearance, fingerprinting clearance, and any other State/Federal licensing or certification requirements.


      Schedule




      • Full-time
      • Must be willing and able to work flexible hours in the community.


        Benefits




        • Competitive salary; additional salary increase for bilingual (English/Spanish) abilities upon passing Language Exam.
        • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including; medical, dental, vision and chiropractic coverage and partially paid premiums for dependents.
        • Flexible paid time off.
        • Employer paid Employee Assistance Plan (EAP).
        • Scholarship opportunities, ongoing training, and professional development opportunities.


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