Foster Care Child Support Aide in Walla Walla, WA at ResCare

Date Posted: 6/7/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
    Other
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    6/7/2018

Job Description

ResCare 

Title: Foster Care Child Support Aide

Job Category: Direct Care/Operations

Line of Business: HomeCare Services

About ResCare

Join us in transforming peoples' lives and their communities! ResCare is a one-of-a-kind human services company offering services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, home care for seniors, as well as education, vocational training, and job placement for people of all ages and skill levels. Right now, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Foster Care Child Support Aide.

Are you passionate about helping others? Dont miss this opportunity to find career success and fulfillment while you help people reach their highest level of independence! Apply today! ResCare. Where Care Meets Career.

Foster Care Child Support Aide Responsibilities

ResCare Foster Care Child Support Aides are responsible for providing the support required to ensure the safety and well-being of a particular child, including child supervision and the documentation of the child’s care.  Foster Care Child Support Aides work under the direction of a home care supervisor.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Document support information about the child’s essential care requirements and ensuring the child’s needs are met during services. 
  • Establish processes for emergency medical treatment. 
  • Provide physical and behavioral support that ensures the health, safety and well-being of the child in their current placement and community.  
  • Provide physical assistance and support to the child to prevent injury to self or others. 
  • Provide protective supervision and positive behavior support for the child at all times. 
  • Perform only the tasks defined in the child’s ResCare HomeCare Plan of Care.
  • Immediately report any changes in a child’s mental or physical condition, as well as changes in the client’s need for care, to the home care supervisor.
  • Follow ResCare HomeCare’s policies and procedures and attend all required training.
  • Provide timely documentation for work performed.
  • Report to work as scheduled, prepared and on time.
  • Respect the rights of the children and families to have different beliefs, opinions, cultures, lifestyles, and customs.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of information regarding the children.
  • Have a professional working relationship with the children at all times.
  • Demonstrate complete honesty and ethical behavior at all times.

Specific Requirements

  • Ability to lift 20 pounds, reach above the shoulders, bend forward from the waist, bend at the knees and stand for long periods.
  • Ability to push, pull, force exertion up to 50 pounds.
  • Communications skills sufficient to convey and understand the information required to implement written plans of care and/or verbal instructions.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Knowledge and ability to monitor the behavior of the children, or the capacity to learn how to monitor their behavior.
  • Ability to immediately respond to emergencies without direct supervision and in accordance with ResCare HomeCare policies and procedures.
  • Acceptance of a child’s individual differences and preferences.
  • Ability to comprehend and maintain professional boundaries at all times with the children, their families, friends and representatives.
  • Be bilingual or multilingual if serving limited English speaking children.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS AS SPECIFIED BY W.A.C. AND DSHS/AAA CONTRACTS:

  • Be age 18 to 20 years and be enrolled in a BA or BSW program: or be age 21 or older and have at least a high school diploma or GED.
  • Possess knowledge of community resources for youth.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of family systems and child development. 
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of a team or multi-disciplinary approach. 
  • If transporting children, be 21 or older and have a reliable means of transportation and valid driver’s license, a good driving record with no history or DWI violations or moving violations) and automobile liability insurance that meets the statutory required minimum amounts of coverage.
  • Possess valid CPR and First Aid certification. 
  • Successfully complete a criminal background check through DSHS and the WA state Patrol and the FBI if applicable. 
  • Possess the ability to work with diverse groups and populations. 
  • Possess the ability to make objective, visual assessments of home conditions and crisis situations and to communicate information appropriately.

Additional Information



Benefits

In addition to meeting your passion for making a difference in people's lives and career advancement, opportunities you may also be offered:

  • Competitive pay based on experience
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Benefits
  • Suite of voluntary insurance options
  • 401(k)
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holidays
  • Performance incentives
  • Company Discount Purchasing Program
    • Cell phone Service
    • Ford and Chrysler Automobiles
    • Furniture
    • Appliances
    • Staples discounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Legal Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Don't miss this opportunity to find career success and fulfillment while you assist people to reach their highest level of independence. 

ResCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ResCare does not discriminate against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, age, veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment, or on the basis of gender in its health programs and activities.

209 S 2ND AVE STE 110 , WALLA WALLA, WA 99362-3002 USA 

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