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Case Worker

Company: City of Gardena
Location: gardena
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

THIS IS AN UNPAID INTERNSHIP. Candidates must be enrolled in a university to be eligible for this internship. Those enrolled in a university as a 2nd year MSW student will be evaluated differently and placed in a separate internship from other university students.

Under general direction of the School Resource Officer and the lead case manager, the intern case worker will provide case management services to youth that have been cited for a criminal offense or are at risk of becoming involved in the criminal justice system or to students that have been referred by school staff or parents/guardians. This includes; interacting with youth in a positive manner, assessing clients, filing reports, conducting research to inform practice, and performs other such duties related to provision of services as required.

Examples of Duties

Assesses youth on bio-psychosocial factors and risk of delinquency, develops and implements a corresponding service plan, and makes appropriate referrals to outside agencies. Completes required reporting documents, acting as a mandated reporter, works as a team with a casework supervisor to ensure appropriate execution of each case plan, complete school visits, and conducts Life Skills Training workshops. Communicates with others such as family members, school officials, and/or resource officers, and law enforcement personnel to ensure and inform effective case implementation.

Typical Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Understanding of social environmental, human development and psychology fundamentals.
  • Understanding of case management systems and process.
  • Understanding of how to conduct and familiarity with the assessment of clients.
  • Understanding of general social service paperwork requirements and willingness to adhere to specific agency requirements.
  • Understanding of best practices and familiarity with appropriate interaction for dealing with youth.
  • Understanding of how to implement evidence-based practices, such as motivational interviewing and solutions-focused brief counseling, and willingness to learn any related agency or industry standards.
Special Requirements:
  • Must be enrolled in a university as a 2nd year MSW student.
  • A valid California Drivers License, Class C, and personal car or other means of transportation for site-visits in the community events or school visits.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
  • DOJ Background Check before internship start date
  • General Mandated Reporter Training complete before internship start date
  • TB Test ( must not be more than 60 days old of internship start date)
Physical Requirements:
  • This position involves interacting with youth and other stakeholders, sitting, and going out to community locations.
Requirement: Must be available on Monday, Wednesday, Fridays 10am 6pm OR Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10am-6pm Supplemental Information To apply, please visit:

Keywords: City of Gardena, Gardena , Case Worker, Other , gardena, California

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