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Social Worker (MSW)

Building Bridges Foster Family Agency
San Bernardino, CA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $63,500 to $68,000 Yearly
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: dental, life insurance, medical,
Job Description

The Case Manager must provide social work/case management services in order to assist with the safe and timely release of UAC. In addition, Case Manager must facilitate services for UAC and the resource family. The Case Manager serves as the primary contact and head of the treatment team for each UAC assigned.


(1) A Master's Degree from an accredited or state approved graduate school, as defined in Section 94310 of the Education Code, in social work or social welfare, marriage, family, and child counseling, child psychology, child development, counseling psychology or social psychology.

(2) In addition to the degree specifications in Subsection (1) above, all of the following coursework and field practice or experience shall be required of all new hires effective January 1, 1993:

A. At least three semester units or 100 days of field practice or experience in a public or private social service agency setting at the Master's Degree level.

B. At least nine semester units of coursework related to children and families, or 18 months experience in working with children and families.

C. At least three semester units in working with minority populations; six months of experience in working with minority populations; or six months in-service training in working with minority populations within the first year of employment as a condition of employment.

D. At least three semester units in child welfare or two years’ experience in a public or private child welfare social services setting.

(3) Case Managers who do not meet the Master’s Degree or higher requirements specified in the sections above may apply for an exception provided he/she completes the coursework and field practice or experience requirements specified in sections above.


1. Documentation of the required education and experience requirements shall be maintain in the personnel file.

2. Employee must undergo a pre-employment physical examination. This examination will be given at the employee expense by a license physician and will include a TB test as requires by Community Care Licensing. Additionally, immunization records must be submitted per ORR regulations.

3. Employee must submit to a Live Scan fingerprints process. Each employee must receive clearance from Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation and Child Abuse Index per Community Care Licensing, clearance from Office of Refugee Resettlement.

4. Must be bilingual in English/Spanish.


Case Managers are responsible for:

1. Each Case Manager will have a caseload of no more than 8 UAC.

2. Each Case Manager will meet with their assigned Lead Case Manager for supervision weekly.

3. Be available in the main office or drop-in center during duty days.

4. Respond to emergencies involving assigned families and complete Special Incident Reports within 24 hours.

5. Evaluation and assessment of a UAC for placement and continued placement in a resource family.

6. Orientation and assessment of UAC within 48 hours of admission.

7. Completion of the UAC Assessment, Assessment of Risk, and Individual Service Plan within 5 days of admission, in consultation with the Resource Parent, Clinician, Teacher, RN, Rehabilitation Specialist, and other UAC Program professional and paraprofessional staff.

8. Update Assessment of Risk and complete UAC Case Review every 30 days. Update Individual Service Plan as needed, at least once every 90 days.

9. Submit required reports to state licensing and ORR in a timely manner.

10. Supervision of the placement of the UAC including direct contact with the UAC and the approved resource parent at least weekly. At least 2 times per month, the visit must occur in the resource home.

11. Submit case notes within 72 hours of visit. Submit reports and other documents on or before the due date.

12. Set, attend, and facilitate case conferences and other meetings for assigned UACs.

13. Ongoing evaluation and assessment of a UAC for placement and continued placement in an approved resource family home.

14. Meet medical, dental, educational, religious, recreational, family, social, emotional, and psychological needs of each UAC on caseload in conjunction with the UAC Program staff and resource parents.

15. Coordinate with ORR regarding identification, assessment, and evaluation of potential qualified sponsors.

16. Make recommendations to ORR regarding placement with sponsors.

17. Escort UAC to placement with sponsors, as needed.

18. Evaluation and assessment of the application for potential resource homes. Complete the family evaluation utilizing the S.A.F.E. format, as assigned.

19. Support resource families via training, coaching, and being available 24 hours/7 days a week.

20. Continuously monitor the safety and stability of resource homes.

21. Report any actual or suspected child abuse to appropriate authorities. Participate in investigations involving complains or allegations regarding any deficiencies and violations of regulations, applicable laws, as well as BBFFA UAC program guidelines and procedures.

22. Maintain adequate office coverage during business hours to respond to any resource home or drop-in center calls as needed and required by BBFFA, ORR, and CCL.

23. Participate in BBFFA UAC events (Christmas Party, Summer Picnic etc.), including planning, preparation and set-up of such events.

24. Attend recruitment events as required.

25. Attend monthly staff meetings.

26. Participate in resource parent in service training as required.

27. Submit weekly planner and advise supervisor and/or Assistant Program Manager of changes to anticipated schedule.

28. Complete other assignments as required by supervisor.


The compensation and schedule for this position is established by individual agreement between Building Bridges FFA and employee.

Company Description
Building Bridges is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization licensed by the State of California providing following services: foster care, adoption, special healthcare needs, intensive services foster care, mental health and unaccompanied children.

Building Bridges Foster Family Agency


San Bernardino, CA



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