• Bilingual Child and Family Visitation Counselor

    Job Locations US-CA-San Francisco
    Posted Date 1 week ago(1/11/2019 2:55 PM)
    Job ID
    2019-2123
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Direct Care
  • Overview

    The Bilingual Visitation Counselor is responsible for providing supervision of visits between children and parents who are referred by San Francisco Department of Family and Children’s Services and who are working toward reunification. The visits will take place at Seneca Family of Agencies First Stop Visitation Center. Supervision involves oversight of the interactions between parent and children, transportation to and from visits, and documentation of visits. 

    Seneca Family of Agencies is committed to providing traditionally marginalized communities a network of outstanding mental health, community based, and educational services. Celebrating diversity and creating a culture of inclusion increases creativity, innovation, problem solving, and teamwork. Seneca’s agency-wide DEI Advisory Board, Employee Resource Groups, and Language Practice Groups help our employees provide culturally and linguistically relevant services to the families we serve.

    For more information on our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative, click here!

    Responsibilities

    • Supervise visits between children and parents by ensuring children have age-appropriate opportunities for interaction with their parents and by maintaining safety of all participants.
    • Prepare reports based on observations/interventions during the visit.
    • Keep Child Welfare Worker informed of progress and challenges.
    • Transport children and families as requested by the Child Welfare Worker or Visitation Coordinator.
    • Assist in the orientation of families to the visitation center and the procedures for visits prior to the initial visitation.
    • Maintain professional behavior at all times, appropriately representing Seneca’s mission and philosophy.
    • Assist with special events/projects that enhance the operations of the visitation center.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a social service related field. 
    • Bilingual Spanish/English abilities required. 
    • Excellent communication skills.
    • Ability to work as a team player and with diverse populations.
    • Experience and interest in working with children and families.
    • Own vehicle, California Driver's License, and insurance
    • Clearance of TB test, fingerprinting clearance, and any other state/federal licensing or certification requirements

    Schedule

    • Sunday-Thursday 
    • Flexible schedule required, including some evenings and weekends as needed

    Benefits

    • Competitive salary
    • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and chiropractic coverage, as well as partially paid premiums for dependents
    • 4 weeks of flexible paid time off
    • Mileage Reimbursement 
    • Ongoing training and professional development opportunities
    • We provide a 403b retirement plan
    • Employer-paid Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)
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