Facilitates visitation between parents and children in foster care by transporting to and from visitation times. Provides safe and appropriate supervision for children at all times.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide transportation for foster children and adult clients to and from medical appointments, family visits, and other services.
Supervise children as requested during appointments either at home, office or at other appropriate sites.
Document observations of the child, foster parents and birth parents according to policy; report observations to social worker with case responsibility.
Provide documentation and filing services for the foster care program as needed.
Provide auxiliary services related to center's foster care program in accordance with center, division, organization, and contract requirements.
Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification
High School Diploma required.
Associate's degree in human services or related field preferred.
One year experience working in a child welfare or related service setting preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to work creatively and effectively in team setting as well as independently.
Ability and willingness to interact with compassion, cultural sensitivity and empathy to children.
Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables.
Ability to read, speak and write English language. Fluent in the language of the clients served preferred.
Strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to write using proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide.
Able to use basic computer software applications.
Additional Work Requirements
Automobile travel required. Valid unrestricted driver's license with good driving record. Valid proof of automobile insurance.
Use of a safe and clean vehicle.
Ability to work nontraditional hours.
At Samaritas, we ask you to join us - to "Be The Rock That Starts The Ripple". A ripple of transformation in the individual lives of the 15,000 people we help each year, and a ripple of positive change throughout our community. Our team is growing at Samaritas! We are seeking more Rocks to join our team. We are always looking for additional employees who want to make a big impact and have a lot of fun doing so as part of an enthusiastic, collaborative team. We want you to be our rock!
We walk with people in need, offering hope and compassion while upholding their dignity, advocating for equality and justice, and seeking creative solutions with those who place their trust in us.
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Requisition Number 2021-6711
Employee Type Contingent
Hours Per Pay Period 44
Work Hours Varied
Weekends and/or Holidays Required Yes
On Call Required No
Position LocationUS-MI-Grand Rapids