Family Builders is a non-profit, licensed foster care 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 sexual exploitation. The primary work location is in San Francisco. In this position, the Permanency Social Worker will provide permanency social work and support for youth in the foster care system. They will conduct family finding and engagement and support for youth throughout the process of finding 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 create a written recruitment plan that is specific to the needs of each youth as well as assist youth in identifying adults with whom the youth has connections. The social worker will participate in the collaborative meetings and process for this project. This project will establish a replicable model of family-based foster care and wraparound support for San Francisco youth, who have been impacted by commercial sexual exploitation.
Master’s degree in social work or equivalent, ability to communicate well with youth, excellent clinical skills, knowledge of and two years’ experience with the foster care/child welfare system, including permanency. Knowledge of and experience working with youth who have experienced exploitation. Skills and experience working in multicultural settings and through an intersectional lens. 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. Must be committed to the mission of the project/agency. This position will be based in San Francisco. People of color and LGBT 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 Manager, 1900 Embarcadero, Suite 303, Oakland, CA 94606, fax (510) 536-4436 or email operationsmanager[at]familybuilders[dot]org.