The Social Worker provides short-term counseling and short-term case management for families of children with disabilities, special health care needs and families facing high risk challenges, implements needs assessment, assists families to identify priorities, provides referrals, provides regular follow-up to ensure that the child and/or family needs were met, makes home visits, works with the Support Services Program Director and a team of Family Resource Specialists; represents agency in the community, takes part in training, data collection and reporting.
Qualifications and Required Skills:
Must be fluent in both English and Cantonese
Advanced degree in the social services field: including mental health, social work, psychology, counseling, family therapy, or related field
At least two years’ experience in providing case management and/or mental health services with children and their families
Prior experience working with parents as partners in the design and delivery of services
Experience working with a collaborative or project team
Experience facilitating support groups
Knowledge of the range of services in San Francisco for children with special health care needs
Knowledge of child development
Cultural sensitivity to ethnic and cultural minority mental health issues,
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
Proven communication skills (both written and verbal) and experience in data collection and reporting
Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
Desired skills: Individuals who have experience with families of children with disabilities and the resources that serve them are strongly encouraged to apply.
Support Families of Children with Disabilities is a non-profit organization that offers parent-to-parent support to families who have children with disabilities and information and educational services to families and the professionals who work with them. Services include a phone line, drop-in center, information and referral, support groups, parent mentor program, trainings, workshops, community ...education, special family events, newsletter, and website. Support for Families is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, parents of children with disabilities, and gays and lesbians are encouraged to apply
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