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Child Protective Services Social Worker

County Of Sonoma
Santa Rosa, CA Full-time
Posted on March 23, 2019

Child Protective Services Social Worker English and Bilingual (English/Spanish)

$6,054 - $7,360 Monthly 

About the Position

FYC staff members help individuals, families and the community ensure the safety and well-being of Sonoma County children and teens. Professionals investigate reports of child abuse, neglect, or abandonment and, when needed, provide compassionate care placement with foster parents or group homes. At-risk children and their families are supported through referrals to social services, helping client homes to be safe, stable, nurturing places. Staff respond to reports of abuse and neglect, day or night, through the 24-hour hotline. FYC staff members also provide community training about child abuse prevention and mandated reporting. For more information about FYC, please visit their website.

Child Protective Services Social Workers in FYC may be assigned to one or more programs within the Division and may work from a variety of regional offices located in the County. The Division provides a wide spectrum of protective, regulatory, preventative, and placement services, including but not limited to:
  • Working closely with families and children to investigate reports of child abuse and neglect
  • Assessing client and family strengths and needs to develop and monitor parents' compliance with treatment case plans
  • Making services available to intact families, to assist in the remediation of existing problems
  • Filing petitions and other legal documents with the Juvenile Court to remove abused or neglected children from parental care
  • Offering reunification services to parents whose children have been removed from their care
  • Arranging permanent homes for children who have been removed from, and cannot return to, parental care via adoption, guardianship, or foster care
  • Collaborating with attorneys, the Juvenile Court, service providers, tribal representatives, and foster care providers
Ideal candidates will possess a Master's Degree in Social Work or a two year counseling program, and have experience working with youth and children.

Equal Employment Opportunity