Bilingual Social Worker

The Social Worker provides a variety of child welfare casework services to children, youth and to their biological and foster families with the purpose of achieving the permanency, safety and well being.



  • Coordinates placement of children and youth in LAYC homes;
  • Develops a complete assessment of the case within seven days of placement;
  • Conducts home visits to assess strengths and needs of biological families and children as relate to the overall case plan;
  • Serves as the lead of an interdisciplinary team to discuss ensure services respond to the foster child ‘s needs and to identify alternatives or solution to obstacles to said goals;
  • Attends administrative reviews and court hearings to provide status information regarding the child’s and/or the families’ psycho-social progress and LAYC’s compliance with recommendations contained in the case plan;
  • Responds to crisis situations and intervenes to resolve immediate problems;
  • Coordinates implementation of court orders. Maintains up-to-date case records for documentation of case activity;
  • Prepares court reports and submits them to court 10 days prior to a scheduled hearing and appears in court on behalf of clients as required;
  • Provides referrals when appropriate and makes sure that youth receives requested assistance;
  • Documents all contacts with youth, family members, LAYC staff and representatives from other agencies involved in the provision of the services in FACES and ETO a timely manner and in accord with client, program and CFSA outcomes;
  • Attends meetings in and out of the LAYC in representation of the case;
  • Prepares monthly statistics and narrative reports as required by CFSA/LAYC and submits them to Program Manager by the last working day of the month;
  • Attends meetings with the Clinical Supervisor and Program Manager on a weekly basis;


  • MSW; LGSW; and at least two-year experience in child welfare and/or juvenile justice is recommended; ability to relate to culturally diverse population
  • 80 hours of pre-service training.
  • At least one year experience working in the child welfare system.
  • Complete medical, FBI and child abuse and neglect clearances.
  • Driver’s license.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish;
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills


This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 10 lbs. May require the ability to travel locally and/or regionally. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

How to apply

Send cover letter and resume to Aldo Hurtado, Program Manager at

Washington, District of Columbia
Latin American Youth Center
Aldo Hurtado

1419 Columbia Road, NW, Washington, DC, 20009, US