Woodfords Family Services
  • 25-Aug-2020 to 21-Sep-2020 (EST)
  • Buckfield, ME, USA
  • $12.00 to $14.00
  • Hourly
  • Part-time

Vacation, Sick Time, Holidays, Short & Long-Term Disability Insurance, EAP, 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan w/ Agency Match, Training & Professional Development


Foster Family Support Worker

Part-time Position - Therapeutic Foster Care

$12.00 to $14.00 Hourly

 

We have part-time employment opportunities for a compassionate, energetic people who desire to support children and young adults in Maine's foster care system and their foster parents. 

 

Woodfords' Therapeutic Foster Program provides treatment-level foster care to children birth to 21 years with developmental and/or emotional disabilities who cannot reside with their biological family.

  • With the support of trained foster parents and Woodfords' treatment team, including Foster Family Support Workers, children and teens in foster care are offered guidance with psychological, emotional, social, behavioral and learning issues. 

 

Schedule:

  • Afternoons, evenings, and weekends when children are home from school

 

Benefits:

Woodfords offers partial benefits to part-time employees

  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Sick Time
  • Paid Holidays
  • Employer-Paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Employer-Paid Group Term Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP Benefits)
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Additional Supplemental Voluntary Benefits
  • Exclusive Verizon Discount to Woodfords Family Service Employees.

We carefully match our Foster Family Support Workers and with our consumers and foster families.

 

Responsibilities of a Foster Family Support Worker:

  • Provide relief services to foster families when needed
  • Provide one-on-one support to foster child in their foster home and community with a focus on the following areas: daily living, social interaction, behavior management and communication
  • Provide work schedules, summaries of progress on goals/objectives, and other required paperwork to Program Director and/or Foster Home Case Manager on a bi-weekly basis
  • Complete all reports and other required paperwork in a timely manner and according to program guidelines
  • Actively participate as a member of Treatment Team

 

Qualifications of a Foster Family Support Worker:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED, and have relevant life experience that includes, but is not limited to, post-high school or equivalent education or other specialized training
  • Must possess a least 1 year of experience working with children and/or families; work experience with children or teens in foster care, or who have experienced loss and/or trauma, who have behavioral health and or mental health needs, or intellectual and/or developmental needs is preferred
  • Must possess a valid State of Maine driver's license, acceptable background check and have use of a properly insured/dependable vehicle
  • Must possess good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Must have knowledge of typical and atypical child development, developmental disabilities and delays and mental health needs
  • Must possess the ability to observe, interpret and document each child's progress according to individualized service plan
  • Must possess the ability to develop a positive/healthy rapport with children and families

 

Additional Opportunities for Woodfords' Employees:

  • Advancement within Woodfords Family Services
  • Training and Professional Development

 

About Woodfords:

Woodfords Family Services has been committed to the support and inclusion of people with special needs and their families since 1967.

As Maine's leader in the provision of services for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities and intellectual disabilities, Woodfords offers programs to help children, youth and adults reach their goals and achieve their highest potential. 

When you join Woodfords Family Services, you make a difference in the lives of individuals with special needs. 

To learn more, visit our website: Woodfords Family Services

Watch this video to hear from our community: 50th Anniversary Video 

 

 

 

 

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