Job Announcement: Temporary Part-Time Social Worker (January – May, 2018)

Thursday, November 30, 2017

The East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) is seeking a Social Worker for a temporary part-time position providing field instruction to master’s level social work interns, and working alongside EBCLC attorneys and staff to provide holistic representation and support to court-involved youth and their families and individuals with housing-related needs. The ideal candidate is a strong advocate with excellent case management and organizational skills, a willingness to work collaboratively across legal and social work disciplines, and experience supervising MSW students.

EBCLC is a non-profit legal services organization and the community-based clinical program for Berkeley Law School, committed to increasing justice through education and advocacy and building a culturally diverse workplace, centered on equity. With over 50 staff, 150 law students, and a $6 million annual budget, EBCLC is the largest provider of free legal advocacy in Alameda County, providing multimodal, collaborative, and holistic legal services to over 5,000 clients yearly and engaging in legislative and policy advocacy at the local and state level.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide weekly individual supervision to MSW interns
  • Facilitate bi-weekly group supervision with MSW interns and social work staff
  • Offer support to MSW students and social work staff in the provision of case management, crisis intervention and support to clients and their families
  • Work collaboratively with attorneys and staff to ensure that the social work needs of clients are being met
  • Participate in relevant office-wide meetings and trainings
  • Participate in professional development to improve client services and student supervision
  • Engage in administrative tasks, including tasks associated with field instruction
  • Additional tasks as assigned by Supervisor

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Masters in Social Work
  • Ability to supervise MSW interns
  • Experience with or strong interest in MSW intern supervision
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Aptitude to work under pressure in an empathetic and professional manner
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse range of groups, including formerly incarcerated people, people of color, homeless people, immigrants, non-English speakers, people with mental disabilities, students, service providers, government employees, and community partners
  • Strong interpersonal skills, flexibility, and demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team


Starting salary for this exempt position is $60,000 (prorated based on FTE rate), with increases possible for each extra year of prior directly relevant experience, as dictated by the EBCLC salary scale.

Benefits include paid leave (vacation, sick, and holidays).

Application Procedures:

Interested applicants should send application materials to (include “Social Work Position” in subject line). Application materials should include a brief cover letter and resume. The application deadline is December 15, 2017, but please be aware applications will be reviewed and interviews scheduled on a rolling basis.

EBCLC is strongly committed to advancing justice through education and advocacy, and the need to transform legal service and legal education. Please take time to review EBCLC’s mission, vision, programs, and website, and ensure that your cover letter reflects how your background, experience, and expertise have prepared you to be successful in performing the responsibilities of the position. Additionally, EBCLC is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace centered on equity and providing an inclusive, welcoming, and culturally responsive environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients. To achieve this goal, EBCLC works actively to improve our office climate, systems and structures, communications and community engagement to create an inclusive and respectful workplace in which differences are acknowledged and valued.

Please address in your cover letter how your personal background or experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to contribute to our commitment to cultural responsiveness and diversity amongst our staff.

We strongly encourage individuals from traditionally underrepresented communities to apply. EBCLC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior contact with the criminal justice system, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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