Part-time (25 hrs per week)

Starting wage with BA $24.50/hr

Starting wage with MA $28.00/hr

TLC Child and Family Services, home to Journey Academy, is a leading agency which offers a continuum of evidence-based treatment and relationship-focused care to youth and families. Our agency offers five tiers of service; foster care and adoption, residential treatment, special education, comprehensive mental health, and transitional housing. Our team is dedicated to empowering children, young adults, and their support systems with the goal of cultivating resilience, well-being, and prosperity. 

Position Summary:

The Resource Center Social Worker position offers administrative support to the Transition Age Youth Housing Programs for TLC Child & Family Services. This is a part-time (25 hours per week) position that requires professionalism and patience.

Essential Functions:

General Responsibilities:

  • Co-facilitate the Resource Center and office with the Resource Center Manager
  •  On- site case management, referrals to community resources, crisis intervention support and housing navigation
  • Coordinate a professional, functional, youth-friendly office environment
  • Greet visitors, answer the phone, process and route all information and notices received, and close down the center at the end of day
  • Assist program participants in job searches, individual Independent Living Skills (ILS) appointments ,  community resources, and referrals to appropriate community partners or organizations for support 
  • Assist in the organizing, scheduling, planning and publicizing of workshops to support participants’ housing, employment, financial literacy and education needs
  • Interview and celebrate participants and their achievements through Spotlight board (or other means) and on THP Facebook page as appropriate
  • Create flyers, signs and directions as needed for events, activities, and smooth functioning of center
  • Maintain clean, organized refrigerator and food storage
  • Schedule regular REFB agency shopping appointments to maintain THP emergency pantry, drop in snacks, and procure miscellaneous food items for cooking and other workshops and events as available.
  • Attend community meetings, events and trainings
  • Shop for food and household supplies for the Center while staying within budget guidelines

Applied Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficient use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Internet Navigation
  • Ability to express oneself and communicate both orally and in writing
  • Ability to exercise proper grammar, spelling, & editing skills
  • Support existing agency policies
  • Maintain confidentiality in all matters of agency operations involving participants and employees
  • Maintain appropriate professional relationships with all staff and participants, including displaying healthy boundaries 
  • Ability to work in a team-decision-making process
  • Ability to relate to participants and their needs 
  • Ability to take direction 
  • Make decisions and clarify vague concepts, sometimes in a crisis situation 
  • Ability to multitask – balancing administrative duties while providing top quality services to youth in the Resource Center
  • Exercise good judgment in performance of duties and responsibilities

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a BA degree and a Masters degree is preferred 
  • Applicants must be comfortable with the Internet and communicating via e-mail programs.
  • Experience working with transition age youth in a professional capacity preferred, especially when coupled with strength-based and/or trauma-informed practice 
  • Maintain food handler certificate
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English preferred (bilingual differential available)
  • Obtain and maintain fingerprint, government and agency required background clearances, without additional exemptions
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment physical exam, TB and drug screen
  • Valid California driver’s license with an acceptable driving record and auto insurance showing employee as an insured driver on the policy
  • COVID-19 vaccination required
  • All employees will be required to familiarize themselves with a variety of written material that coincides with TLC Child and Family Services professional standards, philosophical orientation toward youth and their treatment needs

TLC Child and Family Services, is Nationally Accredited by the Joint Commission, a member of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) and the California Alliance. The agency has the Innovator Seal, which is the highest recognition by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC).

TLC is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and strive to create a workforce that is reflective of the ethnic and cultural makeup of our community.

Please convey your interest by submitting a cover letter and resume to careers@tlc4kids.org.