At the Children’s Law Center, everything we do is focused on one thing – delivering better client outcomes for kids and families in DC. Our staff are empowered to open minds, shape decisions, and offer solutions. We encourage intellectual curiosity, innovation, diversity, and mutual respect.
Our greatest assets are our people. We strive to attract and cultivate a vibrant, creative, and diverse community. We recognize that people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives fuel our ability to provide the best outcomes for our clients. Our staff drive the Children’s Law Center’s mission with their leadership, result-oriented mindset, and commitment to cultural humility and centering the needs of our clients. We are looking for an individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment, likes to be challenged, and values the opportunity to make a difference.
Children Law Center’s success depends on recruiting and retaining individuals who possess and value these attributes.
*The Children’s Law Center is currently operating remotely. This position will work remotely until the organization returns to the office.
This position is part of our Guardian ad litem program. Lawyers in our Guardian ad litem program represent children who are the subject of abuse and neglect cases in DC’s Family Court. Staff attorneys work closely with CLC social workers, investigators and special education attorneys to advocate, formally and informally, to advance the best interests of clients with regard to their safety, permanency, physical and mental health and education. CLC social workers receive requests for short-term and long-term support on cases with complex needs and/or could benefit from social work specific assessment and advocacy.
The supervising social worker serves as the primary supervisor for 2 to 3 social workers and is responsible for the training, supervision, professional development, and evaluation of supervisees. The supervising social worker is responsible for ensuring that their supervisees provide high quality clinical assessments and recommendations as well as strategic advocacy efforts on attorney cases. The supervising social worker is further responsible for ensuring that supervisees develop their clinical skills, utilize a “best practice” lens, and practice ethically. Supervision tasks include being regularly available to supervisees, attending internal team meetings between supervisees and attorneys, reviewing written assessments, providing consistent and timely feedback on performance, and ensuring compliance with program and organizational policies. The supervising social worker will meet regularly with their supervisor to review case issues and trends, spot supervision and attorney collaboration issues, assess plans for assisting in the professional development of their supervisees, and assist with innovation and evaluation efforts. In addition to supervising staff social workers, the supervisor will maintain a partial caseload and lead specific projects as delegated by the GAL Director and/or Director of Social Work.
The supervising social worker reports to the Director of Social Work.
Supervision: Clinical Assessment, Intervention, and Advocacy
Supervision: CLC Policy and Protocol Adherence
Supervision: Quality Supervision Meetings
Supervision: Professional Development
Supervision: Personnel Management
Supervision: Program Activities
Social Work Case Practice
Organizational and Program Leadership
At the Children’s Law Center, everything we do is focused on one thing – delivering better client outcomes for kids and families in DC. Our staff are empowered to open minds, shape decisions, and offer solutions. We encourage…
Children’s Law Center offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, and short- and long-term disability insurance; employer-provided retirement contributions; flexible spending plans; Zipcar account; and vacation, sick, holiday, family and medical leave. Additional benefits specific to this position include reimbursement for required social work license renewals and training opportunities.
Children’s Law Center offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, and short- and long-term disability insurance; employer-provided retirement…
To apply, please submit the following materials in one PDF file: cover letter, resume, writing sample and three professional references. The writing sample/excerpt should be no more than five pages and should reflect assessment abilities. The professional references must include at least one supervisor. Applications may be submitted via mail, fax, or email to:
Children’s Law Center
Attn: Family Law Supervising Attorney
501 3rd Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
No telephone calls please.
The Children’s Law Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunities for all applicants and existing employees. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to ancestry, age, color, disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law, ordinance, or regulation. We invite you to visit us here to learn more about our company and our career opportunities (www.childrenslawcenter.org/join-us).
The Children’s Law Center is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment. If you believe that you need accommodation to search for, or apply for, one of our positions please send an email to Jobs@ChildrensLawCenter.org. In your email, please include the accommodation you are requesting and the job title you are applying for. It may take up to three business days to receive a response to your request.
To apply, please submit the following materials in one PDF file: cover letter, resume, writing sample and three professional references. The writing sample/excerpt should be no more…