Permanency Social Worker – Family Builders by Adoption – San Francisco, CA

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    • Master’s (Preferred)

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Family Builders is a non-profit, licensed foster care and adoption agency, serving children in the foster care system. Family Builders believes that every child has the right to grow up in a permanent, nurturing family regardless of that child’s age, race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or medical, physical or emotional condition. Family Builders educates the community about the needs of waiting children, advocates on their behalf, and places children with permanent, secure families through adoption, and other forms of permanence.


We currently have an opening for a Permanency Social Worker. The primary work location is in San Francisco. In this position, the Permanency Social Worker will provide permanency, social work and support for youth in the foster care system. They will conduct family finding and engagement and support for youth throughout the process of finding permanency. In addition, they will facilitate Permanency Team meetings and problem solving barriers to permanency. They will interview and develop relationships with youth and encourage them to take a leadership role in decision making and planning. The social worker will create a written recruitment plan that is specific to the needs of each youth as well as assist youth in identifying adults with whom the youth has connections.


MSW or related master’s degree. Experience with youth in the foster care system; knowledge of and experience with providing permanency services; ability to effectively communicate with other professionals; commitment to finding permanency for older youth. Must have own car and vehicle insurance. Must be committed to the mission of Family Builders. People of color and LGBT individuals are encouraged to apply.

Family Builders offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, acupuncture, chiropractic, pension, and generous leave benefits.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Family Builders by Adoption, Attn: Operations Director, 1900 Embarcadero, Suite 303, Oakland, CA 94606, fax (510) 536-4436 or email cbath[at]familybuilders[dot]org.


Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • Master’s (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations

Work Remotely:

  • No


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