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Community Based-Services Support Specialist

Extra Special Parents (ESP), a growing & innovative therapeutic foster care, adoption, and community-based services agency, is seeking candidates for a part-time Community-Based Services Support Specialist position. The primary focus of this position will be to provide therapeutic mentoring, parent coaching, and supervision of visits for children, parents, and families.

Job Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

​-Maintain a caseload of children referred by Clinical Specialists or Local Departments of Social Services (LDSS) for mentoring, adoption assistance, parent coaching, or intensive care coordination services.

-Meet weekly, or per schedule, with client to work toward completing goals and objectives set by the Case Manager, Clinical Specialist, client and Community-Based Services worker

-Provide mentor service that is both therapeutic and enjoyable to mentee

-Mentor one mentee at a time and tailors mentoring visits to meet each mentee’s individual needs

-Maintain documentation and administers written assessments or reports as directed

-Supervise, through visits and phone call, child and parents to assure the quality and follow-through on the completion of goals and objectives

-Identify family’s strengths and needs and develop service plans

-Provide constant monitoring and assistance to various number of clients at the same time, including children with special health conditions and/or disabilities

-Report concerning incidents or injuries immediately to a supervisor

-Participate in ongoing supervision and staff development

-Maintains documentation and administers written assessments as directed, develops family service plans.

-Educates and counsels the child and family in order to meet the service and family service plan needs

-Stabilize foster care placements by providing services including individualized training and skill development for parents, home visits, referral to community resources and specialists, family advocacy, on-call crisis intervention, progress reports, and service planning

-Stabilize families at risk of foster care placement by providing individualized training and skill development for biological parents and co-parenting skills training.

-Attends court, school, and FPM, ICC, and FAPT meetings, as appropriate

-Participates in ongoing supervision and staff development

-Assists with the development of psycho-educational curriculums and facilitation of activities during parent trainings

-Provide a positive role model, help clients develop appropriate relational skills, connect clients to needed resources, and aid clients in attaining life skills specific to the family service plan needs.

-Develop behavior management strategies implemented to address the presenting issues

-Individualized training and skill development for parents which may include conflict management, child development education, developmental and behavioral effects of trauma education, domestic violence education, parenting education and training, parent training with children present, monitoring of progress of parenting skills, family communication, development of structure and time management, Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) support, behavior modification, budgeting and money management, meal planning and preparation, and development of long and short-term goals

-Assist with crisis management

-Reports any ethical and legal violations to supervisor to include CPS, Risk Management concerns, etc.

-Safe and timely transportation of clients to and from school and other appointments as needed (company vehicle available for transportation)

-Assist clients in and out of the vehicle

-Enforce safety regulations, including but not limited to, safety belts and child safety seats

-Maintain documentation of each transport and administers written assessments or reports

-Ensure that all company cars are within good working order prior to providing transportation for clients

-Report any issues with company cars immediately. These issues can include but are not limited to, oil change due, low tire pressure, check engine light on, etc.

Education and Experience Requirements

-A baccalaureate degree in social work from a college or university accredited by the Council on Social Work Education or a field related to social work such as sociology, psychology, special education, or counseling.
-One year of experience providing services to children and their families is recommended; or A baccalaureate degree in any field plus two years of experience providing services to children and their families
-Driver's License and Good Driving Record required
-One year of experience providing transportation services to children and their families is recommended
-Maintain a valid Driver’s License
-Must have a good driving record
-Must be at least 21 years of age
-Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

Hours will be available on an as-needed/scheduled basis, but could range between 5 and 20 hours per week.

 


Transportation Specialist (Richmond Office)


Extra Special Parents (ESP), a growing & innovative therapeutic foster care, adoption, and community-based services agency, is seeking candidates for a part-time Driver position. The primary focus of this position will be to provide transportation for children in foster care to and from a variety of places including their foster home, school, and visitations. Flexible hours would be great for someone who is retired! A company car will be provided.

Hours will be available on an as-needed/scheduled basis but could range between 5 and 20 hours per week.

Job Type: Part-time

Required education:  High school or GED

Required experience:  Driving: 1 year

Required license or certification:  Valid Driver's License

Skills required:

Knowledge of all car seat laws and child-related vehicular safety regulations
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
Ability to work independently
Dependability
A good sense of responsibility
Ability to work well with children
Sense of urgency and punctuality
Ability to work a flexible schedule during the mornings and afternoons

Other Requirements:

Must be at least 21 years old
Must be able to pass a background check
Must be able to pass a drug screening
Must have a good driving record with no more than three (3) "major" traffic violations (defined below) in the past 36 months and, no more than two (2) in the previous 12 months:

-Excessive speeding, involving any single offense for any speed of 20 MPH or more above the posted speed limit to include racing.
-Reckless driving, as defined by State or Local law or regulation, including but not limited to the offense of driving a motor vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property.
-Driving while impaired/intoxicated or under the influence of drugs.
-Hit and Run, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report an accident.
-Failure to report an accident.
-Making a false report of accident.
-Vehicular homicide or manslaughter.
-Driving with a suspended or revoked license.
-Attempting to elude a police officer.


 

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