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Clinical Social Work Supervisor

Description: 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Law Foundation of Silicon Valley (LF) advances the rights of historically excluded individuals and families across Santa Clara County through legal services, strategic advocacy, and educational outreach. We serve over 10,000 individuals and families each year through our Housing Program, Children & Youth Program, and Health Program. Our attorneys, social workers, and advocates use legal advocacy as a tool for social change by crafting inventive solutions to the legal issues facing low-income people in our region.

With a staff of 90 employees, we are the largest provider of free legal services in the South Bay region of the Bay Area. Our work is collaborative and meaningful and includes plenty of opportunities for professional growth. As a staff, we actively engage in discussions about race, equity, and inclusion, and are actively working towards a Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC)-centered legal services practice that incorporates community and movement lawyering.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Law Foundation is seeking to fill the Clinical Social Work Supervisor position in its children and youth program. The Clinical Social Work Supervisor designs the multi-disciplinary practice approach for legal advocacy for our clients.  The Supervisor develops and leads a team of social workers who collaborate with attorneys to advance the interests of our clients.  The Supervisor supports the clinical work of the team, including setting and reviewing assessment standards.   The Clinical Social Work Supervisor designs workflow paths and service delivery models for the social work team across multiple areas of our legal practice.  The Clinical Social Work Supervisor will also provide training to staff on issues such as mental health, substance abuse, domestic violence, and child development. 

 

The Clinical Social Work Supervisor will join the Directing Attorney and three Supervising Attorneys to serve on the management team of our children and youth program. The Supervisor also collaborates with the Directing Attorney on project management, helps maintain and grow funding resources, and manage various administrative aspects of the program. The position involves representing the organization in agency or community-led collaboratives to improve operations of systems in Santa Clara County serving the needs of children and youth, as assigned by the Directing Attorney.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES

  • Hiring, training, mentoring, coaching, and professional development of social work staff
  • Design social work services as part of a legal advocacy strategy in collaboration with Supervising Attorneys
  • Provide coverage for team members and carry a small caseload as needed by staffing resources
  • Provide clinical supervision to team members on a regular basis
  • Participate on LACY management team to oversee program operations
  • Participate and support program and organization-wide activities, including Race Equity Initiative
  • Oversee and implement a social work intern program
  • Provide courtroom testimony and written declarations, as appropriate
  • Develop relationships with other Community Based Organizations to meet the needs of clients.
  • Design and create trainings for the Law Foundation team
  • Provide technical assistance to attorneys and service providers
     

 

 

 

COMPENSATION

Salary starts at $103,000 – $120,000 depending on experience; excellent benefits including generous paid time-off, fully paid employee health insurance and 401(k). More information regarding the Law Foundation is available on our website: www.lawfoundation.org.

 

 

The Law Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer. We value having staff who come from communities that are most impacted by our issues. For example, Black, Indigenous, Latinx, AAPI, and other people of color, womxn, people living with disabilities, older people, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are encouraged to apply. It is the policy of the Law Foundation to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants, without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, medical condition or genetic information, veteran status, national origin, disability, marital or other protected status. The Law Foundation will conform to the spirit, as well as the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.

 

Requirements: 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Active Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California or ability to obtain licensure within 120 days of beginning employment
  • Background in working in the fields of child abuse and neglect
  • Supervision experience preferred
  • Experience with race equity work preferred
  • Knowledge of and experience with systems of care that serve children, ideally in California and Santa Clara County
  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal, writing, interviewing, and organizational skills
  • Bi-lingual ability and/or bi-cultural background preferred
  • Experience working with individuals from multi-ethnic communities desired
  • Valid Driver’s License, with good driving record, or other transportation to conduct client visits, outreach presentations, and home assessments
To Apply: 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until position is filled. Please submit the following via email to jobs@lawfoundation.org: (1) a resume, (2) at least three professional references, and (3) a cover letter that explains your interest and also addresses the question below.

In order to best serve our clients and our community, the Law Foundation is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace in which differences are acknowledged and valued. How has your personal background or experiences, professional or otherwise, prepared you to contribute to social justice, race equity and diversity among our staff?

 

Information

Submission Deadline: 
July 12, 2022
Organization Information: 
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley
4 North Second Street | Suite 1300
San Jose, CA 95113
United States