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Resource Family Specialist

  2019-09-27     Arizona's Children Association     1055 Ruth Street, Ste 3, Prescott     $15.00-$16.00 DOE hour  
Description:

ARIZONA’S CHILDREN ASSOCIATION

POSITION TITLE: RESOURCE FAMILY SPECIALIST BAND 2/ ZONE 1

Do you have a passion for helping others and making a positive impact on those around you? Are you looking for an exciting career at one of the oldest and largest non-profit organizations in the state of Arizona? Founded in 1912, Arizona’s Children Association is one of the oldest and largest statewide comprehensive child welfare and behavioral health not-for-profit agencies in Arizona. Located in all 15 Arizona counties, we provide a variety of programs and services to meet the needs of more than 40,000 children, youth and families each year. Arizona's Children Association offers a flexible schedule with generous time off, medical, dental and vision benefits, tuition reimbursement, a company provided computer and cell phone and more!

Arizona's Children Association is looking for a Resource Family Specialist to serve Yavapai County. As a Resource Family Specialist, you will have the opportunity to assess kinship families who are being considered for placement of children in DCS custody and conducting courtesy supervision home visits on behalf of DCS Case Managers who are out of county, certifying adoptive families and/or completing assessment home studies for ICPC referred families. You would also be collaborating with community partners and governmental agencies in the geographic/demographic areas assigned. This position requires extensive travel throughout Yavapai County and requires the candidate to reside in the Yavapai County Tri-City area. Applicants must have a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or related fields and two years of relative experience working with children and families.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:

  • Demonstrates the knowledge and application of human development and family life cycle in children and families.

  • Demonstrates the knowledge and application of the cultural situations involved in the treatment of child and family.

  • Demonstrates proficiency in educational activities and training, including: behavior management and life skills, positive parenting skills, appropriate boundaries, community resources, adult training in group settings, general public awareness.

  • Must have good organizational skills and have ability to prioritize and complete tasks within specified time frame.

  • Must be able to work in a diverse, multi-cultural environment and be sensitive to the service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics.

  • Effective written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Must have ability to maintain confidentiality, and consistently exercise discretion and judgment.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Assists families with completing paperwork for home study processes.

  • Writes comprehensive studies about interested families, evaluating skills and appropriateness for kinship placement, foster care licensure and/or adoption.

  • Monitors homes ensuring licensing standards, state laws and regulatory requirements are being met.

  • Maintains timely and accurate client records in compliance with AzCA and governmental requirements.

  • May assist or be responsible for training for adoptive, foster care of kinship families.

  • May assist or be responsible for writing recruitment plans and implementing or participating in recruitment activities.

  • May assist with coordinating the sharing of information for adoption matching procedures for children and families.

  • May assist or be responsible for facilitating support groups and/or orientation.

    MINIMAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be 21 years of age (licensing requirement).

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field of study from an accredited college or university.

  • 2 years' experience working with children and families in the behavioral health field • Possess a valid Arizona driver’s license and be insurable under the agency’s automobile policy.

  • Must be computer literate with knowledge of Outlook and Microsoft Office programs (i.e. Word, PowerPoint, Excel), and electronic medical records.

  • Must be able to provide own transportation to and from clients’ homes and/or other relevant organizations/agencies.

  • Must be able to provide DPS fingerprint clearance.

  • Must be able to meet training and agency compliance requirements for the position.

    OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to provide DPS fingerprint clearance.

  • Must be able to meet training and agency compliance requirements for the position.

  • An individual may qualify for this position if the individual is able to “perform safely” the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. Perform safely means to perform without causing a direct threat to the health or safety of the individual or others that cannot be eliminated by reasonable accommodations, as defined by 42 U.S.C. #1211 (b) and the Commission’s regulations found at 29 C.F.R #1630.2 (r).

    MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to effectively communicate in the English language.

  • Ability to interact well with various levels of staff and with guests of AzCA.

  • Ability to read, comprehend and interpret complex information.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Office environment with frequent sitting, standing, writing and computer usage.

  • Must be able to climb stairs, with frequent standing and moving throughout facility or in the alternative, perform these physical requirements with or without reasonable accommodations.

  • Frequent to moderate physical effort (lift/carry up to 25 lbs.).

  • Moderate reaching, bending, stooping, kneeling or crouching.

  • Must be able to physically demonstrate competency in the following areas: operate an agency transport vehicle (unless declared a non-driver).

    AzCA is an EEO/Veterans/Disabled/LGBTQ employer


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