Woodfords Family Services
  • 02-Jan-2019 to 01-Feb-2019 (EST)
  • Gorham, ME, USA
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Partial Benefits

Foster Family Support Worker

Part-time position in Gorham


We have a part-time employment opportunity for a compassionate, energetic person who desires to support children in Maine's foster care system and their foster parents. 

Woodfords is growing and has an opening for a part-time Foster Family Support Worker within the Therapeutic Foster Care Program.

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, children are offered guidance with psychological, emotional, social, behavioral and learning issues. The best interests of the child are served while promoting family reunification and life skills growth.


Responsibilities of a Foster Family Support Worker:

  • Provide relief services to foster families when needed
  • Provide one on one support to foster child in the areas of 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 six months experience working with children and/or families; work experience with children who have special needs 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/delays and mental health issues
  • 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/families



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.

Additional Opportunities:

  • 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.  Join the Woodford's family and discover why more than 500 people across Maine call Woodfords their professional home! Woodfords is an equal opportunity employer.


How to Apply: Please submit letter of interest and resume online


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