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Safe & Together Parent-Child Specialist III

Company: Impact Nw
Location: Portland
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

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 letter.
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 providers.
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 community settings.
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 honor diversity.

REQUIREMENT
Willingness to get COVID-19 vaccination or show proof if required per organizational policy

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
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.
Moderate lifting.

Keywords: Impact Nw, Portland , Safe & Together Parent-Child Specialist III, Other , Portland, Oregon

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