Child Welfare Intern

$12.00 hourly
  • County of San Luis Obispo
  • San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
  • Jan 28, 2019
Intern Education Other

Job Description

About the Position

Are you passionate about the welfare of youth and dedicated to supporting their long term stability?  The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Social Services is seeking a Child Welfare Intern!

When youth are placed in foster care, the Department of Social Services (DSS) must search for family
Members in an effort to facilitate and support relationships and long-term stability. The Family
Finding program intern will support this endeavor by participating in the following tasks:

• Contact DSS staff to determine the status of requests and provide assistance with process
• Enter/update information in database
• Check, print and distribute database information
• Contact DSS staff to determine the status of requests and provide assistance with process
• Provide administrative support with outgoing written correspondence and tracking, including database entries and handling returned mail
• Monitor and distribute electronic correspondence
• Provide information to staff as to relatives who are offering/requesting contact or placement
• Track data as to involvement of relatives who have offered/requested contact or placement
• Organization of events as needed
• other projects as assigned


The Ideal Candidate

The Ideal Candidate will have an interest in Social Work/becoming a Social Worker and have an
interest or experience in:

• Socio-economic conditions and trends
• Basic principles of individual and group behavior
• Current issues in the field of social welfare
• Principles of interviewing and problem-solving methodology
• Automated office equipment
• Basic public social service programs on the Federal, State and local level
• Oral and written communication skills
• General principles of public assistance policies and programs

The Ideal Candidate will have the ability to:

• Support and follow departmental policies, goals, guiding principles, and Mission - Vision - Values Statement
• Establish and maintain the confidence and cooperation of clients, co-workers and others from a variety of socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds
• Speak and write clearly and effectively .
• Use automated office equipment.
• Operate within appropriate confidentiality guidelines and within the National Association of Social Workers' Code of Ethics
• Interpret to the applicant, recipient or others, public social services programs, procedures, and regulations
• Apply existing laws, rules and regulations to social service department operations
• Develop and maintain positive working relationships; communicate and work effectively with others
• Foster a spirit of teamwork and support when interacting with staff and others
• Maintain a safe and orderly work area


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