Supervising Social Worker

Sierra Vista Child and Family

Job Description

Supervising Social Worker
Are you ready to help ensure our Commitment to Caring? We are a not-for-profit with a mission to assist children, youth, adults and families by empowering and supporting them in becoming stronger and healthier individuals, families, and communities. 

We are currently looking for a Supervising Social Worker who is ready to make a difference in the lives of others and help Sierra Vista Child & Family Services continue our commitment to caring!

Why Sierra Vista?
It's Not Just a Job, It's a Mission

Our supportive, caring environment extends not only to our clients and families, but to our valued staff as well. Employees from a number of disciplines work together in a collaborative, stimulating environment that is considered by many to be a model for quality care.

As a Supervising Social Worker in our Foster Care Program you will be working in a highly professional program that specializes in treatment of young, emotionally and behaviorally disturbed children.  The salary range for this position is up to $70,000/yr.


 Essential Job Functions:

  1. Knowledge of current issues/trends in the field of counseling psychology, social work.
  2. Ability to work harmoniously with others.
  3. Effective leadership skills.
  4. Ability to communicate ideas in oral and written form.
  5. A genuine caring for emotionally/behaviorally disturbed children.
  6. Physical capability to restrain children, lift over 20 lbs, and engage in physical activity including various sports, sitting, walking, bending, climbing, kneeling, twisting, etc.


Social Work Supervision

  1. Orientation and training of new certification social work personnel and on-going placement.
  2. Review and oversight of social work personnel casework.
  3. Ensure that assigned social work personnel perform their duties in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures.
  4. Total social workers supervised cannot exceed six.

Social Work

  1. Social work for children in the Foster Family program for three cases in place of supervising one social worker.
  2. The assessment of appropriate referrals for admission in conjunction with the clinical team.
  3. The development and maintenance of an on going treatment plan for each child.
  4. Provision of individual, group, and family counseling for each client in accordance with the treatment/service plan.
  5. Maintain frequent and consistent contact with representatives of referring agency.
  6. Monitor and authorize all contact with family member and other relationships outside the facility.
  7. Oversee all aspects of educational planning.  Meet with school personnel prior to enrollment of client. Attend all school meetings such as student study team and IEP’s.
  8. Coordinate discharge planning.
  9. Meet regularly with child psychiatrist.  Provide client information and monitor medication effects.
  10. Prepare written summaries requesting medication evaluation in accordance with CSC standards.  Ensure all necessary legal and permission forms for medication are on file.
  11. Prepare psychological evaluation requests when child is referred for clinical evaluation.
  12. Provide written quarterly reports for each client.
  13. Maintain detailed records of significant contacts, incidents, meetings, groups, and individual sessions.
  14. Maintain client charts in accordance with agency standards and with the state of California licensing guidelines.
  15. Ability to work effectively with cultural and ethnically diverse population.

  16. Effective use of de-escalation skills and developmental milestones. 

Foster Home Support

  1. Responsible for evaluation, study, and certification of all new foster homes.
  2. Provide support and guidance to families on all child related issues.
  3. Provide home visits at least once weekly to all active families.
  4. Be available to families on emergency basis.
  5. Ensure compliance to all agency CSC, and licensing standards in each home.
  6. Conduct annual re-certification study for each assigned home.
  7. Prepare written evaluations of home functioning after each client removal.
  8. Maintain Foster Family record in compliance with agency, CSC and licensing standards.
  9. Participate in on-going training program for foster families.
  10. Report any suspected child abuse immediately to direct supervisor or if not available up the chain of command.
  11. Report any suspected dependent adult/elder abuse immediately to direct supervisor or if not available up the chain of command. 


  1. Responsible for recruitment of foster families.
  2. Conducting Foster Family home studies.


  1. Attend all clinical supervision, staff meetings, and in-service training. 
  2. On call duty every few weeks.
  3. Everyone who works in the organization has responsibilities for preventing and controlling infection.

  4. Responsible for reducing the risk of injury to clients and staff. 

  5. Other assigned duties.

Sierra Vista Child & Family Services offers:
  • Competitive salary
  • Desirable benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision insurance, retirement plan, vacation, sick and holiday pay
  • Professional growth/Job challenge
  • Excellent training program
  • Supervision for state licensure
  • Highly experienced and supportive clinical team
  • Release time for professional development

Job Requirements


  1. Master’s degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Worker, or related field.  M.F.C.C. or L.C.S.W. preferred.
  2. Three years experience in a social work or casework employment in the field of child welfare Service or two years in a licensed Foster Family agency.
  3. Effective conceptualization and communication skills
  4. At least three semester units or 100 days of field practice/or experience in a public or private social service agency setting at the master’s degree level.
  5. At least nine semester units of course work related to children and families/or 18 months experience in working with children and families.
  6. At least three semester units in working with minority populations; six months of experience in working with minority populations; or six months in-service training in working with minority populations within the first year of employment as a condition of employment.
  7. At least three semester units in child welfare, or two years experience in a public or private child welfare social services setting.
  8. Must possess a valid California driver’s license with less than 2 minor moving violations.  

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