Do you want to make a difference in the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities? Golden Gate Regional Center is a non-profit organization that provides assistance to support individuals with developmental disabilities to lead independent and productive lives. We offer competitive pay, outstanding benefits, and a dynamic work environment. We have over 200 employees located in San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo counties. Successful candidates must have access to reliable transportation on a regular basis to visit programs often without advanced notice.
ABOUT THE JOB
Under the direction of the designated Supervising Social Worker, this position using Person Centered practices assesses the needs of developmentally disabled individuals and their families and develops and implements the person’s Individual Program Plan and coordinates associated services. This position has the responsibility for managing a wide range of active cases requiring the skills of a professionally trained social worker, including creative planning in seeking and acquiring services for individuals supported.
This position meets with the individuals at their residence or in the community to design and develop the Individual Program Plan for the person supported, then implements, monitors and revises the program plan, assess needs and identifies barriers to individual’s developmental objectives. Initiates and terminates regional center funding and insures that purchased services are provided. Prepares required reports and documentation in a timely and accurate manner. Maintains records in compliance with federal and state requirements.
Acts as an advocate with individual supported and their family to assure receipt of entitled services and to assure client's rights are achieved. Encourages individuals supported and their families to fully participate in coordinating and utilizing the resources available and reviews and insures that the individuals supported receive appropriate and effective services from existing community resources.
Initiates referrals and monitors progress of vendored services, evaluating availability and effectiveness of services. Identifies community service needs or gaps and assists community resources in the development of needed services and improving the quality of services.
May provide intake services and outreach services as assigned. Participates in internal and community committees and task forces as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
• Bachelor's Degree from an accredited school of social welfare or related human services field (Master's Degree preferred);
• Demonstrated interest in working with persons with developmental special needs;
• Valid California driver's license, proof of insurance and access to reliable transportation.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
• Knowledge of principles, objective and techniques of counseling individuals;
• Knowledge of normal and abnormal individual and group behavior, human growth and development of family relationships;
• Knowledge of community structure and organization and how to intervene constructively on behalf of individuals supported;
• Ability to interview skillfully;
• Ability to develop skills allowing for independent work, exercise judgment in making decisions as well as to cooperate and work as part of an interdisciplinary team;
• Ability to stimulate the cooperation of individuals supported, their families, and stimulate the cooperation of community agencies or individuals;
• Ability to speak and write effectively;
• Ability to maintain case records in a clear and concise manner;
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Starting Salary: $3,833.33/month (Bachelor's Degree) and $4,000.00/month (Master's Degree).
Golden Gate Regional Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
To build inclusive communities by connecting and developing innovative services and supports responsive to the needs and aspirations of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families while educating and informing all community members about the rights, value and potential of human diversity
People with intellectual and developmental disabilities lead lives of liberty and opportunity, lives in which they not only contribute and thrive in their chosen communities, but are valued and embraced members of those communities