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Guardian Scholars Social Worker

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Work type: Staff
Location: Los Angeles
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time

Job No: 526800; 5/12/2023

Student Services Professional III
Student Life/Guardian Scholars


Salary Range: $5025 - $7159/Monthly


Work Schedule: Full-Time, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; exempt classification.

Essential Functions: Under the general supervision of the Director of Guardian Scholars, the Social Worker will be responsible for providing case management services for the entire Cal State LA Foster Youth population. The incumbent will: conduct one-on-one and group case management meetings; submit referrals to campus and community resources based on student needs by working with county representatives; and provide workshops for the foster youth student population. This position will act as a liaison between the Guardian Scholars Program and government organizations. Additionally, this position will remain informed of all legislation impacting foster youth at the child welfare level. The Social Worker will also inform other Guardian Scholars personnel of new policies and procedures relating to foster youth at the child welfare level that may have an impact on current and prospective Foster Youth Guardian Scholars participants.

Required Qualifications & Experience: Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university in Social or Behavioral Sciences, Counseling, Education, Social Work, Student Affairs, or a related field. Equivalent of three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience. A master’s degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling or guidance may be substituted for the three years of experience. Demonstrated success working with diverse, low-income, first-generation, underrepresented, and underserved populations. The incumbent must have a demonstrated interest and/or ability in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who may apply for the position.

California State University, Los Angeles, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California. As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.


Desired Qualifications: Working knowledge of Golden Eagle Territory (GET) and Student Success Collaborative (EAB). Working knowledge of the basic principles of individual and group behavior. Working understanding of the Guardian Scholars Program and its guiding principles. Working understanding of current policy, procedure, and legal mandates related to California State University (CSU) system-based, Cal State LA admissions, and academic advisement practices.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on May 26, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. A COMPLETED ON-LINE CAL STATE LA EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION IS REQUIRED. RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF A COMPLETED APPLICATION.


The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, California State University, Los Angeles is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, disability, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender, or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Candidates must demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. Certain positions require fingerprinting. The University actively encourages qualified minorities, women and persons with a disability to apply.  Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause an undue hardship. We are an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

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