$1,000 Retention Bonus OFFERED FOR THIS PART TIME ROLE
Do you have experience working with children and families? We have a newly vacant position in our Grand Rapids office, and this may be the part-time position for you!
Samaritas is a Michigan-based human service organization that connects people with families and communities, empowers them to live their fullest life possible, and creates a ripple effect of transformation. The reference to the work of the Good Samaritan in our name is especially fitting as it is consistent with our mission, values and the services our faith-based company provides.
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This is a PART TIME ROLE that pays $15 per hour.
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Provides individualized coaching to parents whose children have been removed from the home due to abuse/neglect. Supports and enhances the strengths of parents and assists them in acquiring new parenting skills.
Duties and Responsibilities
Using a strengths-based model, coach parents on needed parenting skills by modeling, instructing, and prompting.
Assist parents in identifying their goals for visitations and follow up to review progress and reinforce strengths.
Intervene as necessary to ensure child safety and ensure content of conversations is appropriate.
Provide transportation for foster children to and from family visits.
Supervise children during appointments either at home, office or at other appropriate sites.
Observe parent/child interactions and closely document. Report strengths and concerns to the social worker with case responsibility.
Provide auxiliary services related to center's foster care program in accordance with center, division, organization, and contract requirements.
Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification
Associate's degree in human services or related field required or high school degree and 2 years of experience in a human services field.
Knowledge of child development
1 year of experience in a day care setting or school setting strongly 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 and families.
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
Valid unrestricted driver's license with good driving record preferred. Valid proof of automobile insurance preferred.
Use of a reliable, safe and clean vehicle.
Ability to work a flexible schedule or nontraditional hours.
Physical and Mental Requirements
Ability to lift/carry small children and older children up to 100 pounds.
Near visual acuity; hand-eye coordination; hand and finger dexterity.
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Requisition Number 2022-8541
Employee Type Contingent
Hours Per Pay Period 43
Work Hours Varied
Weekends and/or Holidays Required Yes
On Call Required No
Position LocationUS-MI-Grand Rapids