Case Aid (Part-time, Temporary)
Job Type
Part-time
Description

Position Summary:

A case aid will work closely with the foster care case management team to support the care of children and families in need. Aides are however able will assist by doing supervise visits, transporting children, attending meetings and visits with workers and typing up and entering the notes into FACES. 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Arrange, transport, and supervise visits between children placed in out of home care, their parents and siblings to promote and enhance the parent/child relationship.
  • Maintain case file, correspondence and client confidential information in paper and electronic form.
  • Write monthly reports of activities with clients, collateral contacts, client contact observations, client progress and functioning.
  • Assist with conducting required monthly contacts including home visits to assess the needs of the children and family.
  • Notify caseworker in the event of crisis, safety concerns, negative change in behavior or other observations.
  • Provide paraprofessional services coaching clients to foster a positive family unit that is in support of the family’s case goals and plans.
  • Assist with activities of daily living that will include goal setting, planning and other related activities to manage a home and basic life skills.
  • Provide support in the development of parenting skills, stress management, crisis management, and safety networks that can aid in the safety, permanency, and well-being of the children and family.
  • Provide education for parents on how to access community resources.
  • Conduct follow up contacts as directed.
  • Other activities as assigned.


Requirements

Working Conditions:

 

Works in a typical office setting. Occasionally drives an automobile (own vehicle or agency vehicle) to conduct agency business; must have reliable transportation. Requires sitting, standing, bending, and reaching, May require lifting up to 25 pounds. Requires manual dexterity enough to operate standard office machines such as computers, copiers, calculators, the telephone and other office equipment. 

Requires normal range of hearing and vision. This position is expected to work 8 a.m to 5 p.m., unless different hours are set, or a flexible work arrangement is approved by the Regional Director.  

 

Job Requirements:

High School diploma; vocational and/or some college work preferred. Prefer minimum of one (1) year prior experience performing similar job tasks. Upon employment, must pursue continuing education and/or in-service training required for this position. Notary public certification is preferred.  

 

Skills:

Represents PCHAS in a highly professional manner through effective communication, verbally, and in writing. Ability to handle business matters in a confidential manner; plan and execute tasks in an organized and timely fashion; flexibility to adjust to work demands and procedures change; perform math calculations; proficiency with agency approved word processing, spreadsheet, and other office machines such as copier, calculator, telephone, etc. Proficiency with Microsoft Office software and ability to learn and become proficient in multiple client database systems. Maintains confidentiality and HIPAA standards for all assigned clients and families. Personal maturity is an important attribute. Must have the ability to work with people from various ethnic groups in a culturally competent manner.


Other Requirements:

Must hold a valid driver’s license, have and maintain a risk-free driving record. Must be willing to undergo initial and periodic child abuse/neglect, criminal history, sexual offender, and child care/elder care disqualification list screenings. As requested, must submit fingerprints for review by the state of your employment and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Must undergo a pre-employment drug screen and a pre-employment physical with the results showing no evidence of communicable disease.