Safe & Together Parent-Child Specialist III
Company: Impact Nw
Posted on: November 23, 2021
Impact NW started 50 years ago when a group of neighbors came
together to address the growing poverty in their Southeast Portland
neighborhood. Ever since, Impact NW has created life-changing
partnerships with our clients to help them find their way and
achieve their life goals. Key to our success is the cultural,
educational, ethnic and social diversity of our employees. We tap
our deep, diverse knowledge and experiences to build relationships
with clients from many backgrounds and provide the extra guidance
our clients desire. If you believe in what we do, join our team.
Together, we can find a way.
Currently, all work is taking place remotely due to COVID-19. To be
considered for this position, please upload a resume and cover
Position: Safe and Together Parent Child Specialist III
Entry Wage: $20.50/hr; $21.00/hr with Bilingual Differential.
Hours: 32-40 hrs Full-time (fully benefitted)
JOB SUMMARY: Safe & Together is an intensive home visiting program
that works with families with children ages 0-8 who are in foster
care at the time of enrollment. Birth parents, foster parents,
child welfare workers, and Parent Child Specialists work
collaboratively to address the roots of the issues that led to a
child's removal from the home. Our highly-individualized program
meets the needs of each family by providing intensive case
management and home visiting and connecting families with
stabilizing and healing resources, and drawing parents' attention
to particular competencies in themselves and their children. Our
services are based on mutual respect and rapport and focused on
families' strengths. The goal of our program is to reunite families
by increasing safety, stability and permanency for children to
prevent future occurrences of abuse, neglect, and removal. This
position is responsible for promoting healthy growth and
development and positive transitions for children and families
while promoting safety and stability. Primary responsibilities
include: Birth Parent and Foster Parent support, case management,
and advocacy; coordination with DHS Child Welfare workers and other
community providers; promotion of early childhood development and
safe parenting skills; intensive, individualized services tailored
to meet the needs of all program participants in a trauma-informed
and culturally responsive way.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide intervention and family support services to Child
Welfare-involved birth and foster parents and their children ages
0-8 years. This includes observation and assessment, direct
intervention, guidance and education, thorough documentation and
written reports, transport, participation in court hearings and
Family Decision Meetings, home and community visits, case
management, and advocacy, familiarity with community resources.
Work in close collaboration with Child Welfare and other relevant
Provide crisis intervention to clients as appropriate.
Support client participation in strategies and activities designed
to achieve clients' stated goals.
Provide services at the agency, in client's home and other
Complete accurate, legible and timely documentation of each service
and observation of parent-child interactions, and maintain files in
accordance with program standards.
Administer developmental screenings and assessments for children
and adults per program standards and make referrals and
recommendations as needed per child and family.
Enter all needed data, submit timely reports.
Participate in individual and group supervision for regular case
consultation to ensure quality of service.
REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of work, lived, or training experience that would
likely meet the following requirements:
COVID Vaccination Requirements: As an agency that receives
government funding, we are subject to Federal, State, and County
Vaccination Mandates. To be eligible for this position, you must
show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or be willing to get
vaccinated. While there are opportunities to request exemption for
medical and religious reasons as a part of the vaccination mandate,
we are unable to guarantee that this position will be eligible for
Reasonable Accommodation due to the program requirements for
in-person services that are forthcoming.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent required and a minimum of four (4)
years experience in human services or Early Childhood Education,
preferably providing direct services to trauma-affected families
with young children from diverse communities.
One year experience in providing family support, advocacy, or
specialized services for families with infants and toddlers.
Ability to engage and work from a strengths-based perspective with
individuals regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, ability,
religion, sexual orientation, or political views.
Ability and willingness to work as a team member to support the
program's stated goals.
Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally.
Possess strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize
multiple and varied tasks while managing time effectively.
Ability to provide professional communications and leadership in a
variety of settings that support open and honest communications and
Willingness to get COVID-19 vaccination or show proof if required
per organizational policy
Bilingual Spanish preferred
Understanding of the Child Welfare system.
Knowledge of Child Development and/or parent-child curriculum
THIS JOB ALSO REQUIRES THE FOLLOWING PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES:
Ability to efficiently travel in order to perform duties and other
agency related business.
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