Seneca Family of Agencies

Bilingual Family Connections Specialist (Hybrid)

Job Locations US-CA-San Rafael
Job ID
2024-8081
Category
Direct Care
Job Type
Regular Part-Time

Overview

Are you a bilingual-Spanish mental health professional passionate about working with youth and families in the foster care and probation system? Join our committed team in delivering services at Seneca!

 

The Bilingual Family Connections Specialist on the team plays a vital role in addressing permanency and connectedness for youth and families within Marin County's Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice systems. You will collaborate with social workers and probation officers, guide families through the six stages of Family Finding, and offer support groups and case management for parents navigating the foster and adoption process.

 

ABOUT SENECA 

Seneca Family of Agencies is a non-profit with a simple but powerful mission: to help children and families through the most difficult times of their lives. Since then, Seneca provides a broad continuum of permanency, mental health, education, and juvenile justice services, which today reach over 18,000 youth and families throughout California and Washington State each year. The agency’s growth has been guided by a commitment to our Unconditional Care® model – doing whatever it takes to help children and families thrive, even when faced with tremendous challenges. Seneca is committed to supporting historically underrepresented communities and informing agency policies and practices through its agency-wide DEI Initiative and DEI Advisory Board. Seneca is committed to fostering an agency culture that is welcoming, cooperative, and inclusive of diverse peoples and worldviews.

Responsibilities

  • Understands and applies Family Finding principles and stages in collaboration with families
  • Establishes connections with youth, family, extended family, and natural supports regionally, utilizing in-person, phone, and video-conference interactions
  • Supports family members in the Resource Parent certification process
  • Organizes and leads up to 2 monthly support groups for pre- or post-adoptive parents
  • Collaborates with Marin's Juvenile Justice Department to coordinate and facilitate Child and Family Team Meetings
  • Attends site-specific supervisory and program meetings
  • Engages in regional training and consultation groups
  • Participates in the scheduled regional on-call crisis response line

Qualifications

Required:

  • Education/Experience Requirements:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work/Psychology/Counseling + 2 years of experience OR
    • Associate’s degree or equivalent + 3 year of applicable experience OR
    • High School Diploma/GED + 4 years of applicable experience
    • Applicable experience can include paid or unpaid experience working with youth or families, or working in the social services field
  • Bilingual in Spanish
  • Flexibility to work some earlier mornings or evenings, scheduled ahead of time
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Own vehicle, Valid California driver's license and insurability with Seneca's automobile policy
  • TB test clearance, fingerprinting clearance, and any other state/federal licensing or certification requirements
  • Must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination

Preferred:

  • Positive client engagement and communication with parents whose children have been removed due to abuse or neglect

Schedule

  • Part-time
    • Mon-Fri; 20 hours a week
    • Combination of in-person & remote work
    • Exact schedule can be determined with applicant and take into account their preference

Benefits

  • Starting at $26.72 - $29.22 per hour, actual salary is dependent on creditable experience above the minimum qualifications for the role
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Salary increases each year
  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including:
    • Medical, dental, vision, chiropractic, acupuncture, and fertility coverage
    • Long-term disability, family leave, and life insurance
    • 50% paid premiums for dependents
    • 403b retirement plan
    • Employer-paid Employee Assistance Plan
  • 5 weeks of paid time off and 11 paid holidays
  • Seneca is a Public Service Loan Forgiveness certified employer
  • Scholarship opportunities, ongoing training, and professional development opportunities
  • Abundant promotional opportunities across the agency in California and Washington
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