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Youth Advocate Social Worker

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East Bay Children's Law Offices


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Published 16 days ago

February 28, 2021
At least $62,500

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

East Bay Children’s Law Offices, Inc. (EBCLO), a nonprofit organization, provides legal representation to children and youth who are the subject of abuse and neglect and probate guardianship proceedings in Alameda County Courts by court appointment.  EBCLO is dedicated to high-quality legal representation that incorporates a comprehensive approach to advocate for children in dependency and guardianship proceedings. EBCLO staff agree that advocacy and representation of children is a team effort and we use an attorney-social worker team model. EBCLO seeks social workers show are passionate about working with children and youth in the court system.

JOB DESCRIPTION

This is a full time, non-exempt position. Spanish fluency is strongly preferred. As a part of the legal team, the Youth Advocate Social Worker works with the child’s attorney to evaluate the client’s needs and make recommendations, including in written reports to the attorney and the court. The social worker connects with the youth, and his/her family and community. As the child’s advocate, the social worker is responsible for working with our clients to develop a case plan to facilitate their future success. In addition, the social worker will be responsible for investigating all aspects of the court cases, including interviewing clients, family members, court investigators, child welfare workers, and other service providers and professionals, and gathering records and reports. The social worker will visit clients at home and/or school, evaluating and reporting on the same as required.


The social worker will prepare written reports and testify in court as required.


Primary Duties:

·        Conduct interviews with clients, family members, and other interested parties to obtain a comprehensive assessment of the child’s needs

·        Conduct developmental screenings of toddlers and pre-K clients during visits.

·        Obtain and analyze confidential psychological, medical and social histories of clients.

·        Refer clients to appropriate services. Identify specific services and resources in the community to address the psychosocial needs of clients.

·        Provide crisis intervention and management.

·        Assist and advise attorneys in case assessment, strategy and management.

·        Maintain records, logs, and case files and keep track of time.

·        Conduct psychosocial needs assessments and prepare written reports and treatment plans in support of client’s position.

·        Testify in court as required.

·        Frequent travel to visit homes and placements.

·        Assess the suitability for placement and visitation with parents, relatives and foster care providers.

·        Assist attorneys in mediation.

·        Participate in the client’s IEP and other school meetings as required.

·        Assist with supervision of social work students or interns.

·        Schedule flexibility is required due to needs of clients.


Minimum Qualifications:

·        Master’s degree in social work or social welfare, marriage, family and child counseling, child psychology, child development, counseling psychology, or social psychology. MSW preferred.

·        Experience and training in early childhood development is preferred.

·        Demonstrated interest and ability in working with children and youth, and with low-income diverse ethnic communities.

·        Strong writing ability, analytical ability, and excellent interpersonal skills

·        Bilingual Spanish speaking ability strongly preferred.

·        Ability to work in a stressful environment.

·        Valid CA driver's license, auto insurance, and access to an automobile.

·        Applicants with experience in working with children and families and a strong commitment to child advocacy, who also possess a familiarity with mental health issues, the development of social history issues, and special education are encouraged to apply.


SALARY: Commensurate with experience beginning at $62,500. EBCLO also provides full health, dental, vision and acupuncture benefits for employees and pays 25% of dependent coverage as well as life insurance and a 403(b) retirement plan. Our new modern office space across the street from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Regional Shoreline is surrounded by windows, with high ceilings, and outdoor balcony access with a view of San Francisco. There is also a free gym and shower in the building open before and after work M-F.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.


TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume, and a list of three references to: jobs@ebclo.org Please specify “Social Worker” in subject line. The majority of EBCLO’s clients are low income youth of color. To best serve our clients, we are constantly striving for a work place which supports diversity, inclusion and equity and in which differences are acknowledged and valued. In your cover letter, please address how your personal background or experience, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to contribute to our commitment to cultural humility and diversity amongst our staff. Please think broadly about your response to this question, applying various aspects of your life and personal experiences. 


The East Bay Children’s Law Offices is an equal opportunity employer, a drug-free workplace, and an ADA accessible facility. The East Bay Children’s Law Offices values and promotes diversity. Applications invited regardless of race, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age or disability.

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

East Bay Children’s Law Offices, Inc. (EBCLO), a nonprofit organization, provides legal representation to children and youth who are the subject of abuse and neglect and probate guardianship proceedings in Alameda…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • Master's Degree Required

Benefits

SALARY: Commensurate with experience beginning at $62,500. EBCLO also provides full health, dental, vision and acupuncture benefits for employees and pays 25% of dependent coverage as well as life insurance and a 403(b) retirement plan. Our new modern office space across the street from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Regional Shoreline is surrounded by windows, with high ceilings, and outdoor balcony access with a view of San Francisco. There is also a free gym and shower in the building open before and after work M-F.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience beginning at $62,500. EBCLO also provides full health, dental, vision and acupuncture benefits for employees and pays 25% of dependent coverage…

Level of Language Proficiency

English proficiency, bilingual Spanish speaking ability strongly preferred.

English proficiency, bilingual Spanish speaking ability strongly preferred.

Location

On-site
80 Swan Way, Oakland, CA 94621

How to Apply

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume, and a list of three references to: jobs@ebclo.org Please specify “Social Worker” in subject line. The majority of EBCLO’s clients are low income youth of color. To best serve our clients, we are constantly striving for a work place which supports diversity, inclusion and equity and in which differences are acknowledged and valued. In your cover letter, please address how your personal background or experience, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to contribute to our commitment to cultural humility and diversity amongst our staff. Please think broadly about your response to this question, applying various aspects of your life and personal experiences.  


The East Bay Children’s Law Offices is an equal opportunity employer, a drug-free workplace, and an ADA accessible facility. The East Bay Children’s Law Offices values and promotes diversity. Applications invited regardless of race, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age or disability.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume, and a list of three references to: jobs…

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