Youthnet is a private not-for-profit organization. We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing a work environment that is free of discrimination and unlawful harassment. Employment decisions are based on merit, agency mission and operational needs, and not on race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, and any other factor as protected by law. All employees must pass a background check and be at least 18 years of age [some positions require age 21]. Dependent upon position, an employee may be required to provide an abstract of their driving record. In addition, employees are required to complete a TB test. Youthnet is a drug free workplace.
The Case Aide position offers the opportunity to work with youth in foster care as a positive support person engaged in their lives on an as-needed basis. You will provide case-related services to foster youth and families by assisting with transportation to appointments, participating in community-based activities and recreation, providing supervision and other service plan related duties as directed to address goals, youth needs and safety.
Full-Time In-Home Family Services Therapist/Counselor
A Family Services Therapist/Counselor is needed for our In-Home Services Programs. The Therapist/Counselor is responsible for providing an array of support, education and related contract-based services to children and their families who have been referred by DCYF Children’s Administration in the Region 3 North area. Programs include Family Preservation Services, in-home counseling and support, crisis intervention, skill-building, utilization of community resources and concrete services, evidence-based parent education through Triple P (Positive Parenting Program), Promoting First Relationships (PFR), and SafeCafe. Position requires weekly sessions with a caseload of families whose children are at risk of out-of-home placement or in the process of being reunified. Position includes additional therapeutic services to be provided for children and youth being served in our foster care programs. Position requires excellent clinical and assessment skills, oral and written communication, as well as the ability to collaborate, develop intervention goals, and promote strengths with families using a trauma-informed approach. Position covers a multi-county area and requires extensive travel. Position includes evening/weekend hours based on the needs of the family.
•Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, social or behavioral science, or closely related field (from an accredited university or college preferred) and (1) year of professional experience working with at-risk families and children
•Or Bachelor’s Degree in the same with no less than (3) years of professional experience working with at-risk families and children
•Knowledge of child abuse & neglect issues, safety assessment, crisis intervention, home visiting, parenting skills training, mental health, substance abuse & community resources
•Licensed or Certified in the State of Washington under the Department of Health’s Healthcare Professional Credentialing Requirements
•Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends based on the families’ schedule
•Ability to pass Washington State background checks
•Own vehicle and ability to travel a 5-county region (mileage reimbursed)
•Valid Washington State driver’s license & insurance; driving record abstract
•Pass a TB test
•First Aid/CPR, HIV/Blood Borne Pathogens and Mandated Reporter training
•Possess the ability and desire to work with a diverse population of at-risk children and families from various socio-economic, educational, cultural, and experiential backgrounds
•Skilled in use of Office: Word and Excel, etc. and the use of technology
•Ability to efficiently and effectively complete all paperwork and documentation
•Ability to be self-directed, work independently and organize own schedule
•Ability to access community based resources and support services
•Ability to interact as a team member and participate in group consultation
•This position will require certification in specific evidence-based programs as determined by Youthnet as well as training in related assessment tools
HOURS / DAYS / SCHEDULE
•Minimum of 30 hours per week
•Work schedule is typically Monday through Friday but evening and weekend hours may be required due to client needs
SALARY / WAGE / BENEFITS:
•Health & dental insurance for FT, sick leave, vacation and holiday pay
Must be able to provide 3 work-related references upon request.
No phone calls please.
Youthnet is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Case Manager/Visitation Supervision
This position is a hybrid role of case management and visitation supervision.
Case Management: To plan develop and implement services for youth and to collaborate with DCYF in the delivery of services to each youth. To help assure the health, safety and emotional needs of all clients served. To provide on-going parenting guidance, emotional and situational support to families served by Youthnet.
Visit Supervision: To safely provide supportive and nurturing visit services for children in foster care and their parents. To create an atmosphere and environment that encourages the parent-child relationship through visitation while ensuring the safety and well-being of the child. To plan and help assure that the family visitation needs of the foster children served by Youthnet are appropriately addressed. To provide transportation to and from family visits. To document and provide detailed visit notes and reports regarding the interactions between parents and children. To support and help assure that the health, safety and permanency needs of the children served by Youthnet are expediently addressed.
•A Master's degree in social services or a closely related field from an accredited school and one year of experience working with children or youth; or
•A Bachelor's degree in social services or a closely related field from an accredited school and two years of experience working with children or youth; or
•Five years of successful full-time experience in a relevant field
•Relevant experience, training, and demonstrated skills in each area he/she will be supervising or managing.
•Must possess the ability and strong desire to work with children and families from various socio-economic, educational, cultural, ethnic, and experiential backgrounds;
•Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends if needed;
•Willingness to attend agency sponsored trainings/events;
•Ability to organize and prioritize job responsibilities;
•Self-directed ability to work independently
•Have a strong understanding of family systems and child development;
•The skills and abilities to work successfully with children and families who have experienced trauma and undergoing heightened levels of stress;
•Ability to make children feel safe, ability to calm anxiety and stress in children;
•Ability to understand the emotional turmoil visits can have on children, birth parents and foster parents and ways to reduce the stress;
•Utilize effective communication and problem-solving and conflict resolution skills;
•Possess the ability to work with diverse populations and practice cultural humility;
•Have thorough documentation skills and ability to communication information well;
•Strong interpersonal and relational skills;
•Strong observational and assessment skills;
•The ability to set limits, follow through, maintain boundaries, and objectivity;
•The ability to appropriately intervene and advocate on behalf of a child’s safety and best interests;
•Basic knowledge of issues such as child abuse, substance abuse, domestic violence, mental illness, homelessness.
•Provide case management services for all children placed in Youthnet foster homes.
•Work in collaboration with the DCYF social worker in meeting the needs of the child(ren) in care.
•Coordinate all planning and related case services for children assigned to assure that the requirements and needs of the children are met.
•Monitor progress of children and assess ongoing areas of need.
•Conduct 90-day Health and Safety visits.
•Work with the Youthnet foster homes to ensure all needs of the child(ren) are met as well as those of the foster families.
•Knowledge of and ability to comply with contractual requirements.
•Ability to schedule and facilitate case meetings in a timely and collaborative manner.
•Maintain liaison with parents, DCYF caseworkers, school staff, probation officers, therapists, and all other persons necessary for effective placement
•Assist with coordination of parent-child visitation as needed
•Support the individual cultural needs of each child and ensure the foster home helps them remain connected to their culture.
•Establish and maintain case files including required records, logs, documents, and reports.
•Carry emergency on-call cell phone as established.
•Other duties as assigned
•Provide transportation and supervision of visitations between foster children and parents.
•Complete case notes documenting interaction with participants;
•Communicate on a daily basis with supervisor;
•Provide clear, accurate documentation in notes and reports;
•Assist with program upkeep including organization of training materials and client files;
•Participate as a member of the foster care staff team in assuring the safety and supervision needs of the children are met;
•Assist with foster parent support needs as assigned;
•Participate as a support to case manager in assuring that identified goals are addressed;
•Provide a positive role model for children and families in their home and community;
•Attend all staff meetings and other mandatory trainings as required by Youthnet;
•Instruct, model and research resources for parenting skills as directed;
•Document behavior and other pertinent information after each client contact;
•Communicate and assist case manager/licensing coordinator as required and assigned;
•Other tasks as assigned
Job Type: Part-time
Pay: $15.00 per hour
•Monday to Friday
•We are practicing health and safety guidelines as recommended by the CDC and Department of Health. DCYF is requiring in-person visitation between children and families. PPE is required and supplied for families and staff, as well as cleaning supplies.
Additionally, Youthnet is in need of foster parents willing to commit to care for children on a short-term or long-term basis. For more information, visit our foster care page and attend our next Foster Care Info Meeting.