Bilingual (Cantonese) Social Worker I Golden Gate Regional Center

by Hadeel Said on May 18th, 2017   203 views

Golden Gate Regional Center is a non-profit organization that is seeking to find a Bilingual Cantonese Social Worker for the San Mateo Office.



Job Description


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(Job No.  635)

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities? Golden Gate Regional Center is a non-profit organization that provides assistance to support individuals with developmental disabilities to lead independent and productive lives. We offer competitive pay, outstanding benefits, and a dynamic work environment. We have over 200 employees located in San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo counties. Successful candidates must have access to reliable transportation on a regular basis to visit programs often without advanced notice.  
We are looking for candidates who have a passion to work with individuals with developmental disabilities needs over the age of 3 years old and their families to advocate for and secure the services they need to improve their lives. This position participates in the assessment of individuals supported and their needs and those of their families and develops, implements and coordinates the individual’s Individual Program Plan and completing needed documentation as required. This position have the responsibility for managing a wide range of active cases requiring the skills of a professionally trained social worker, including creative planning and acquiring services for individuals supported.  
This position meets with the individuals at their residence or in the community to design and develop the Individual Program Plan for the person supported, then implements, monitors and revises the program plan, assess needs and identifies barriers to individual’s developmental objectives.  Initiates and terminates regional center funding and insures that purchased services are provided. Prepares required reports and documentation in a timely and accurate manner. Maintains records in compliance with federal and state requirements.
Acts as an advocate to individual supported and their family to assure receipt of entitled services. Encourages individuals supported and their families to fully participate in coordinating and utilizing the resources available and reviews and insures that the individuals supported receive appropriate and effective services from existing community resources.
Initiates referrals and monitors progress of vendored services, evaluating availability and effectiveness of services. Identifies community service needs or gaps and assists community resources in the development of needed services and improving the quality of services.
 May provide intake services and outreach services as assigned. Participates in internal and community committees and task forces as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited school of social welfare or related human services field. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Fluency in Cantonese to perform the duties of the position including thorough knowledge of colloquial and relevant technical/functional terminology and ability to be speak understand relevant spoken/written dialects in Cantonese, as appropriate;  ability to speak Mandarian perferred 
  • Demonstrated interest in working with persons with developmental special needs;
  • California driver’s license and automobile required.


  • Knowledge of principles, objective and techniques of counseling individuals;
  • Knowledge of normal and abnormal individual and group behavior, human growth and development of family relationships;
  • Knowledge of community structure and organization and how to intervene constructively on client’s behalf;
  • Ability to interview skillfully;
  • Ability to develop skills allowing for independent work, exercise judgment in making decisions as well as to cooperate and work as part of an interdisciplinary team;
  • Ability to stimulate the cooperation of clients, their families, and stimulate the cooperation of community agencies or individuals;
  • Ability to speak and write effectively;
  • Ability to maintain case records in a clear and concise manner;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Salary: $4,000/month (Bachelor’s Degree); $4,166/month (Master’s Degree).
GRRC is an equal employment opportunity employer.
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