Family Builders is a non-profit, licensed foster care and adoption agency, serving children in the foster care system. Family Builders believes that every child has the right to grow up in a permanent, nurturing family regardless of that child’s age, race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or medical, physical or emotional condition. Family Builders educates the community about the needs of waiting children, advocates on their behalf, and places children with permanent, secure families through adoption, and other forms of permanence.
The Social Worker will provide family engagement, advocacy and support to families of LGBTQ youth in foster care and/or at risk of entering care. The Social Worker will also work in collaboration with the Santa Clara County Department of Family & Children’s Services to provide and coordinate comprehensive LGBTQ related support and consultation to workers.
The Social Worker will work with families and other caregivers of targeted youth to build or rebuild relationships, educate and train, and provide other support as needed where there are challenges for family members in regards to the youth’s sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
This position is based in Santa Clara County, with travel to the Family Builders main office in Oakland occasionally required.
Master’s Degree in social work, psychology, counseling or a related field. Experience working with youth in the foster care system and experience working with African American and Latino families and LGBTQ communities. Fluency in the Spanish language is preferred. Current Driver’s License and a working automobile are required. Must be committed to the mission of the agency.
Family Builders offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, acupuncture, chiropractic, pension, and generous leave benefits.
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Family Builders by Adoption, Attn: Office Manager, 401 Grand Ave., Suite 400, Oakland, CA 94610, fax (510) 272-0277 or email email@example.com.