We envision a world in which all children and youth are loved and cared for and all families have the resources to thrive.

Social Services Director

Location: Salinas, California US


Requisition Number: 10321

Position Title: Core Program Director I

External Description:

As Director of Foster Care and Adoption Services with Aspiranet in Salinas, California, you will lead Aspiranet’s efforts to recruit, train and support Aspiranet Families to serve Monterey County’s most vulnerable children in foster care. Fuel your passion for helping children and families while providing leadership and programmatic guidance to a diverse group of social workers, caregivers and administrative staff. As Aspiranet’s Director of Foster Care and Adoption Services in Monterey County, you will use your education, experience, networking and organizational skills as well as leadership abilities to make a meaningful difference in your community.


The Director of Foster Care and Adoption Services oversees a cohesive team providing parent education, support, case management and crisis cervices. You’ll have the ability to build a much-needed local resource with the support of an Agency with over 40 years of proven experience. With no more than 6 direct reports, you will have the opportunity to provide impactful leadership. You will become part of Aspiranet’s Monterey County leadership team representing the local voice in the Monterey County community. A successful Director will be comfortable working with various groups, from para-professional staff to civic leaders to potential donors and, most importantly, with the children and families Aspiranet serves.


Aspiranet supports your success at each step. As the Director of Foster Care and Adoption Services, you will work closely with Aspiranet’s leadership as well as County partners to develop and implement program budgets, practice standards and a strategic direction. We provide ongoing training and career development opportunities that allow you to receive credit toward your licensure as you’re working. And there is plenty of room for advancement, both through our robust presence in Monterey County and, because Aspiranet is a statewide organization, throughout California.


Aspiranet offers a competitive salary, an exceptional team-based environment, and a great benefits package that includes employer-paid healthcare, dental, vision and wellness care.


If you have a Master’s degree in a discipline approved by the Department of Community Care Licensing with two-three years of full-time social work or casework employment in a child welfare or foster family agency, apply right now. Aspiranet wants you to help you remember why you’re passionate about mental healthcare.


Aspiranet is a one-of-a-kind social service agency dedicated to building a world where all children and youth are loved and cared for, and all families have the resources to thrive. Founded in 1975, our core mission is to help California kids and families. Aspiranet’s services include foster care and adoption family support, residential care, support for youth making the transition from foster care to adulthood, mental and behavioral health services, intensive home-based care, and community-based family resources. We provide services throughout California.

Aspira means hope. We are a network of people bringing hope forward. We look forward to learning what makes you passionate.

Job Category: Foster Care & Adoption



Community / Marketing Title: Social Services Director

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EEO Employer Verbiage:


Aspiranet is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer; all applicants will be given full consideration under state, local, and federal law.

City: Salinas

State: California

County: Monterey

Location_formattedLocationLong: Salinas, California US