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Position Title

    Bilingual Individual Treatment Aide - Foster Care

Description

    The Bilingual Individual Treatment Aide (ITA) assists the Case Managers in providing
    support services to youth in Foster Care. She/he will also perform various case
    management responsibilities, keep case records up to date and perform clerical
    duties as assigned within the office setting.

Responsibilities

    A. Foster Parent and Child Support
        1. Provide foster parent and child support services for children as assigned.
        2. Conduct individual assessments related to each youth's life skills educational
        needs for each youth as assigned by the Foster Care Managers.
        3. Deliver or aid the foster parent in delivering specific life skills education to the
        youth. This education might be in the areas of independent living skills, job
        readiness and training, consumer skills, etc.
        4. Establish and maintain a catalog of life skill packets, information, and available
        community resources.

    B. Case Management
        1. As assigned by the Foster Care Clinical Program Manager, assist Case
        Managers with various case management responsibilities. These might
        include locating alternative/respite placement, meeting with school officials,
        finding community resources (e.g., parenting classes, anger management
        groups), crisis intervention, arranging doctors and counseling appointments,
        etc.
        2. Assist foster parents in providing transportation of youth to appointments,
        community resources, and meetings.

    C. Administration
        1. Meet a minimum of one-half hour for every 10 hours of work per week for
        individual supervision with the Foster Care Clinical Program Manager to discuss
        policy, review program operations and direction, initiate discussions on problem
        areas, and to report on the status of youth, youth’s family, and foster families.
        Number of hours of supervision will be increased to reflect complexities of case
        load.
        2. Participate a minimum of one hour per week in group supervision with other
        foster care staff members.
        3. Maintain and update case records and foster home files.
        4. Maintain files for agency and state forms, policies and procedures, resource
        literature, and other related documents.

Required Skills and Qualifications

    A. Education and Experience
        1. Bilingual in Spanish and English.
        2. Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or a related field is preferred but not essential.
        3. Experience working with adolescent youth is preferred.
        4. Education or experience in cultural competency.

    B. Knowledge, Skills and Ability
        1. Knowledge of life skills education.
        2. Knowledge of community resources.
        3. Ability to relate to and communicate with youth and families.
        4. Ability to perform clerical duties.
        5. Occasional weekend and evening work required.
        6. Must have own transportation available with necessary insurance.
        7. Employees and volunteers who operate their own or Friends of Youth vehicles
        on Friends of Youth business must have a safe driving record as defined by
        Friends of Youth. Employees and volunteers who operate their own vehicle(s) on
        Friends of Youth business must carry auto liability insurance that complies with
        the requirements of Friends of Youth.
        8. Knowledge of relevant COA standards and participation in a Performance and
        Quality Improvement process.
        9. Must demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural differences and a
        commitment to the value of cultural competency.

Hours

    Full Time

Salary

    DOE

Reports to

    Foster Care Clinical Program Manager or Lead Bilingual Case Manager

Location

    Seattle

Application Deadline

    Open until filled

Contact

    Send cover letter and resume to Shawn Sivly at shawn@friendsofyouth.org  

Job Posting Date

    3/29/17
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