Family Support Specialist, Kinship Care & Adoptions - #2647057
Southwest Human Development Inc
The Kinship Care & Adoptions program is seeking a Family Support Specialist who will be responsible for making home visits within Maricopa County.
- Complete home studies and courtesy supervision services for children who are wards of the court through visiting with children and their kinship caregivers, foster parents, and/or adoptive parents in their homes.
- Use excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, to write both home studies and monthly supervision reports.
- Help families connect to community resources, advocate for the children’s needs, and offer supportive services through home visiting.
- Work in collaboration with the Arizona Department of Child Safety in order to better serve children and families.
- Responsible to maintain timely and accurate client files.
- Establish a working partnership with families, community providers, and your peers.
- Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Child Development, Counseling, or related field preferred OR equivalent work experience.
- Microsoft Word, Windows experience, and excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card preferred OR must qualify for a valid Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card.
- Bilingual (English/Spanish) is preferred.
Southwest Human Development (“SWHD”) takes the health and safety of our employees and the communities we serve very seriously. We strongly believe vaccination is a critical safety measure to protect each of us and the communities we serve. The COVID vaccinations have proven to be highly effective at protecting people from getting COVID-19 or from getting severely ill from it.
All candidates must meet SWHD vaccination standards, including the COVID vaccine, for their program.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
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