Are you wanting to do more for foster children? Are you interested in Social Work? If so, then we have a job opening that would be perfect for you!
We are currently looking to employ an individual in our Susanville office.
We interviewed our own Senior Social Worker in Susanville, Seth, about the job opening:
1) What makes a good social worker?
There are two characteristics, which make a good Social Worker. These characteristics are interpersonal skills and the ability to employ empathy. In every situation, we have to be able to simultaneously put ourselves in anyone’s shoes that are involved in the situation and come to a common ground where everyone’s needs are met.
2) What are the qualifications for this position?
It is preferred that the applicant has a master’s degree in social work, however, we can hire someone with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work or a related field. We would simply have to petition Community Care Licensing for an exception. That person also has to work as a Social Worker’s assistant for the first six months before they can be a social worker. Some other requirements for this position is this person must pass a background check, have a vehicle the can use on the job, and have a valid driver’s license.
3) What is Mountain Circle’s mission statement and how does this position fit into that?
Mountain Circle Family Services, Inc. is a non-profit community based organization, committed to ensure stability and life sustaining changes for foster and adoptive children. The way this fits into that is that this person will have to contact both foster families and foster children of both ages 0-potentially 24. They are the ones on the front lines actually delivering services and providing support for the families and making sure everyone’s needs are met.
Anybody who is interested in this position or social work in general needs to want to make a difference, but be able to recognize that positive change in individuals and families happen over time. And what I mean by that–we, as social workers, need to be able to remind ourselves of this or be grateful for the work we do.
A good Social Worker does the work because we want to, not for the recognition.
To apply: Contact Seth [email protected] Or Call: Direct Phone: 1(530)257-7407