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Parent Aide

at Arizona's Children Association

Posted: 2/11/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1862
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Job Description

Are you looking for a rewarding career that will change people's lives? Do you have a passion for making an impact on your community? As a Parent Aide with Arizona's Children Association, that's what you'll do everyday. **Bachelor’s in Human Services or directly related degree and 2 years' experience working in the Human Service Field required**

 

 

Founded in 1912, Arizona's Children Association is one of the oldest and largest non-profits in the state of Arizona. When working with AzCA, you will be surrounded by highly talented and dedicated individuals who are committed to our mission of protecting children, empowering youth, and strengthening families.

 


At Arizona's Children Association, we believe in self-care and as such, offer a flexible schedule with paid time off, medical, dental and vision benefits! Our Phoenix office, where this position is located, s directly on the light-rail line, close to restaurants and shopping, and also has a relaxing fountain in the lobby, and a Wellness room with walking treadmills, yoga mats, and dumbbells so you can take some time for yourself at work. 

 


Essential Duties:

 

As a Parent Aide, you will provide a range of case monitoring and support services while tracking client cases to ensure information and services are being provided. You may also teach and model parenting and home management skills, the availability and use of formal and informal community resources, and transport clients as needed.

 

 

 
     
  • Engages children, caregivers and parents in a manner that is, respectful, trauma informed and supports the goal of family reunification. 
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  • Arranges for and supervises visitation between children in out of home care and their parent(s)/family member(s).
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  • Follows ADCS (Arizona Department of Child Safety) direction as to the location, frequency, duration and who may be present during the visit.
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  • Ensures that all contact occurring during the entire visit between the child and the parent(s) or family member(s) is within the Parent Aide's hearing and sight at all times, and that discussions are audible and understandable to the Parent Aide.
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  • Observes, monitors, and assesses the client's parenting skills, and provides guidance and/or coaching as needed while client is interacting with their child(ren), and/or when there is opportunity to reinforce learned behaviors.
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  • Develops and maintains documentation of client interactions, including the child’s reactions before, during and after visitation.
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  • Maintains client records and files in a complete and efficient manner, meeting all required deadlines.
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  • Utilizes community, social, education and recreational resources to assist client in obtaining services for themselves and their family.
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  • Communicates professionally and regularly with assigned ADCS Specialist in regards to the parent/caregivers visitation and/or skills sessions.
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Minimum Education and Experience:

 
     
  • Bachelor’s in Human Services or directly related degree.
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  • 2 year's experience working in the Human Service Field
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Minimum Qualifications:

 
     
  • Must be 21 years of age (licensing requirement).
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  • Possess a valid Arizona driver’s license and be insurable under the agency’s automobile policy.
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  • Must be computer literate with knowledge of Outlook and Microsoft Office programs (i.e. Word, Excel).
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  • Must be able to provide own transportation to and from clients’ homes and/or other relevant organizations/agencies.
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  • Must pass the driving clearance upon hire and on a bi-annual basis:
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    • No Driving while intoxicated (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI) during the life of the Contract or in the five (5) years preceding the Contract. 
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    • No At Fault Accidents during the life of the Contract or in the five (5) years preceding the Contract. 
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    • No more than two (2) moving violations during the life of the Contract or in the five (5) years preceding the Contract. 
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    • No more than one (1) excessive speed (per the A.R.S. § 28-701.02) violation during the life of the Contract or in the five (5) years preceding the Contract. 
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    • No criminal violations during the life of the Contract or in the five (5) years preceding the Contract. 
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    • A valid driver's license that has not been suspended or revoke within the last three (3) years from present date. 
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    • Valid Car insurance 
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  • Current CPR certification 
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  • Have not been placed on probation or parole for the last ten (10) years from present date. 
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  • Have no civil, criminal, or juvenile restraining orders within the last ten (10) years from present date. 
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  • Have a clear pre-employment drug test result, as well as clear random annual drug testing results. 
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  • Has not been placed on probation or parole for the last ten (10) years
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  • Has no civil, criminal, or juvenile restraining orders within the last ten (10) years. 
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  • Have a clear pre-employment drug test result, as well as clear random annual drug testing results.
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  • Must attend the ADCS required training for Case Aides offered through the ADCS Child Welfare Training Institute within 90 days of hire.
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AzCA is an EEO/Veterans/Disabled/LGBTQ employer

 

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