Uplift Family Services is hiring for a Family Certifier in Foster Care and Adoptions based in Concord, CA
Uplift Family Services is a private nonprofit agency that helps kids in crisis throughout California. The agency is nationally recognized for innovative, family-centered programs that help children recover and rebuild their lives. Established in 1867, we have been helping children ever since. Our mission is doing whatever it takes to help children, strengthen families, and build community to ensure that families thrive.
We are one of the largest providers of foster care and adoption services in the State, and provide community based and residential services to children from approximately 30 counties in California.
Uplift Family Services is committed to its employees, and offers a competitive compensation package and an extensive benefits package including employer paid health, dental, vision, life, LTD insurance, a matching 401(k) program, and a very generous vacation plan.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Recruits, assesses, determines eligibility and agency fit, and certifies qualified resource families for the Foster Care and Adoptions program within assigned geographic area. Independently conducts home studies, initial case management, and final walk-through for prospective families. Conducts and supports Pre-certification training for parents as part of the Placement Team.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree (MA/ MS) in a Psychology, Social Science or Health Service related field required (MSW Preferred). One (1) year of experience in a mental health or foster care and adoption setting required. Bilingual in Spanish. Preferred Qualifications: Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW) preferred. Bilingual Spanish-speaking skills are preferred. Knowledge of Child Care Licensing (CCL) and Title 22 Regulations preferred. Experience in adoptions preferred.
Uplift Family Services is the premier provider of services to children and families throughout California. Uplift Family Services offers an excellent benefit package and much more!
Uplift Family Services is a statewide nonprofit that helps children and families. The agency is one of the largest, most comprehensive mental health treatment programs in California. Uplift Family Services takes a state-of-the-art approach to children and adolescents with complex behavioral health challenges and helps them recover from trauma such as abuse, severe neglect, addiction and poverty. F...or youth that exit our programs, over 90% are living in the community, staying in school, and remaining out of trouble.
We do whatever it takes to strengthen and advocate for children, families, adults and communities to realize their hopes for behavioral health and well-being.
Uplift Family Services, a private, nonprofit agency, works closely with county partners in children and family services. We take pride in our ability to take a leadership role in implementing coordinated services and being responsive to our county partners and families. We have an active donor community, including organized groups of volunteers who contribute countless hours of time and talent coordinating fundraising projects for the benefit of our children and teens at risk or in crisis.
Percentages of Kids Served at Discharge
•In community setting: 89%
•Out of trouble: 92%
•In school: 86%
*FY 2013 results