HELP OTHERS, MAKE A DIFFERENCE, SAVE A LIFE.
The McNabb Center is the region's leading nonprofit provider of mental health, substance use, social and victim services. By focusing on an individual's "Well Mind, Well Being," we provide a quality and compassionate approach to care from infancy through adulthood.
Do you see yourself as a part of this life-changing work? If so, we are currently seeking a qualified and motivated professional for the following position: Foster Care Specialist
SUMMARY - Foster Care Specialist
The Foster Care Specialist provides on-going assistance to foster parents and the foster youth in the community, ensuring that the children are having their therapeutic, medical and other needs appropriately met. The nature of the job requires flexibility in scheduling, effective communication skills (both verbally and written), and timely/thorough paperwork completion.
This position requires utilizing a personal dependable vehicle to conduct Center business. Maintaining a dependable vehicle and certified driver status is a condition of employment.
REQUIREMENTS - Foster Care Specialist
Education/Knowledge: A Bachelor's degree in social work or a related field.
Experience: Prefer one (1) year of pertinent experience in the human services field with children or adolescents. Volunteer experience and practicum and intern experiences in programs/facilities that work with children and families may be counted as pertinent work experience. A master's degree in the social services field may be substituted for the one year of work experience.
Applicants should possess the ability to relate to individuals and families of varied ethnic and cultural backgrounds, ages, educational levels, and economic circumstances with respect and dignity. Excellent verbal, written, and computer skills are necessary in order to work effectively and collaboratively with clients, collaborating agencies, and community professionals, as well as maintaining proper documentation. Clinical staff members must possess reliable transportation, the ability to acquire an F endorsement on driver's license, and transport clients.
Physical: Must be capable of transporting clients. Must have a valid driver's license with an F endorsement and be able to transport clients. Must be capable of utilizing non-violent methods of crisis intervention including therapeutic holding. Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching. Lifting up to 50 lbs. Pushing/pulling up to 150 lbs. Hearing of normal and soft tones. Close eye work.
Compensation: Starting salary for this position is approximately $15.78 /hr based on relevant experience and education.
The McNabb Center (www.mcnabbcenter.org) is a premier not-for-profit provider of behavioral health services. The Center provides quality care and serves all ages in a continuum of prevention, early intervention, social, co-occurring, addiction, outpatient, and crisis services.
MC is an EOE. MC conducts background checks, driver's license record, degree verification, and drug screens at hire. Employment is contingent upon clean drug screen, background check, and driving record. Additionally, certain programs are subject to TB Screening and/or testing. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.
This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; and employee will also perform other reasonably related job responsibilities as assigned by immediate supervisor and other management as required. This organization reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises. Moreover, management reserves the right to change job descriptions, job duties, or working schedules based on their duty to accommodate individuals with disabilities. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.