Salary: $12.00 - $25.00 Hourly USD
ABOUT THE POSITION
The Clark County Department of Family Services is seeking qualified candidates to apply for the Foster Parent Champion. This position will assist other caregivers navigate the foster care system. and must be a licensed caregiver or licensed relative caregiver who has been licensed for two (2) years. The ideal candidate will have a general knowledge of resources in Clark County and be willing to attend Child and Family Team (CFT) and other similar meetings. A positive attitude and good communication skills are a must. Additionally, applicants must have a strong desire to build the Foster Parent Champion Program and help children and families along the way.
Clark County Department of Family Services (DFS) is the local public agency whose role is to help keep children safe. The agency was formed in July 2002 in response to the merger of state and county child welfare services.
Protecting children from abuse and neglect by partnering with our community to build safe, nurturing and stable families, to support family preservation when possible, to provide permanent families for those children who cannot safely return home and to ensure the well-being of children in our care.
Please Note: Part-time employment will not lead to permanent employment. Part-time hourly employees are used to fill positions normally less than twenty (20) hours per week. Part-time employees do not receive benefits.
Some positions may be Grant Funded. Grant Funded positions are subject to continuation based on availability of grant funds and the employee will be terminated without right of appeal when such funds are no longer available.
Some positions may be used to fill term Limited-Permanent positions. The selected candidates will be hired for a special project or duties of a limited duration and be required to sign a term of employment letter specifying condition and exact dates of employment. The successful candidates will be eligible for benefits during the duration of employment.
Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see attached resume" on your application.
Licensing and Certification:
Licensed Caregiver or Licensed Relative Caregiver in the State of Nevada.
Must possess a valid Nevada Class C driver's license at the time of appointment.
Employment is contingent upon the results of a background investigation.
In order to work at the Department of Family Services, employees must not have any qualifying offense that violates the standards required by NRS 432B.198 and/or NRS 432B.199.
As indicated in NRS 432A.1773, any person hired to work in a licensed child care facility, who is responsible for the daily operations, administration or management of the child care facility must be at least 21 years of age.
Pre-Employment Drug Testing:
Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug examination.
Work shifts may include day and swing shift (including Holidays).
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Answer shared phone lines, providing support to callers, initiate phone calls to licensed and unlicensed caregivers, case managers, licensing representatives and other workers. Provide support and information to caregivers including free and low-cost community resources. Conduct research on resources to determine appropriateness of resources in meeting the needs of caregivers; maintain information in shared workspace, communicate with case managers regarding additional referrals needed for caregivers. Attend CFTs/TDMs or other caregiver meetings, assisting the caregiver as needed, assist caregivers in obtaining resources from community partners which may include driving a caregiver to/from a community resource or meeting. Maintain documentation of contact with caregivers, review monthly additions to QPI just in time trainings and submit to PTH. Participate in unit and resource meetings, maintain current calendar status of activities and appointments, present information to DFS staff, caregiver support groups and community partners regarding the Foster Parent Champion Program. Attend community events to promote program and provide information on role of FPC to caregivers (i.e. Spring Carnival, Easter Egg Roll), represent agency in positive manner. Communicate daily with caregivers (licensed and unlicensed). Make assessments & articulate the assessments and connect support services, present the Foster Parent Champion program to Stakeholders, proficient in Microsoft Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint & Word. Strong knowledge of community services, strong interpersonal and computer skills. Ability to communicate both listening, verbalizing and writing, ability to communicate both listening, verbalizing and writing, empathy, work with challenging people, ability to redirect and calm folks and ability to be a team player.
Mobility to work in a typical office setting and use standard office equipment, stamina to remain seated and maintain concentration for an extended period of time, vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Las Vegas, Nevada