Catholic Community Services Family Visitation Specialist-Case Aid in Tacoma, Washington

Overview

$15.92 – $18.30 HR/ DOE

Family Visitation Specialist provides family support services by transporting infants and children for visits with their birth families, monitoring and supervising those visits, and documenting observations of that contact.

Foster Care Child Support Aide Services, commonly referred to as Case Aide Services, augment supervision and activity plan for children whose behaviors of developmental needs cannot be manage in a foster home without additional assistance.

Assignments will be made by the child’s CCS Case Manager for Family Visitation and Child Support Aide Services.

Responsibilities

Family Visitation Specialist

  • Assist with transportation of infants/children for visits with their families;

  • Monitor and supervise visits between infant/child and birth family;

  • Document observations of the quality and content of the contact between child(ren) and family during visits;

Foster Care Child Support Aide Services

  • Provide physical and behavioral support that ensures the health, safety and well-being of the child in their current placement and in the community.

  • Provide physical assistance and support to the child to prevent injury to self and others as needed.

  • Provide protective supervision for the child at all time that is appropriate for the child-assessed level of supervision and is in accordance with the approved child specific service and supervision plan.

  • Provide written progress reports to the assigned CCS case manager.

Family Visitation Specialist/Foster Care Child Support Aide Services

  • Cooperate with case plans and participate in meetings as requested.

  • Report suspected child abuse to supervisor and/or CPS as requested.

  • Notify case manager and/or supervisor of any significant event with a foster child or foster home (i.e. injury that requires medical attention, running away, physical assault, and use of restraint) and provide a written incident report.

  • Testify in dependency or termination court hearings as necessary.

  • Notify case manager or supervisor within 24 hours if unable to perform assigned shift.

  • Maintain client confidentiality.

  • Other duties as may be reasonably assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • AA degree or two years of college education in human services or relevant field or equivalent experience in lieu of education.

  • Must be minimum of 21 years old

  • Applicant must successfully pass required background checks prior to an offer of employment.

  • Current CPR/FA certification

  • Proof of negative TB test within past 12 months and ability or test within first six months of employment.

  • Have relevant experience with children

  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, automobile insurance and provide current auto registration.

  • Must have an acceptable driving record per CCS’ driving policy, (required to provide current driving abstract)

  • Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.

  • Support and contribute to a creative, collaborative and respectful environment that promotes teamwork.

  • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • BA in Social Services or relevant field.

  • Experience working with infants and children with special needs and their families

  • Experience in the social service or mental health field

  • Experience with people with developmental disabilities

  • Knowledge of community resources

Note to Internal Candidates:HR reviews internal compensation and determines increase based on their experience and also agency internal equity factors.

Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please let us know if you need special accommodations to apply or interview for this position.

Job ID2018-3457

of Openings1

CategoryFoster Care

MinUSD $15.92/Hr.