Foster Family Support Worker
Part-time Position - Therapeutic Foster Care
$12.00 to $14.00 Hourly
Woodfords has part-time employment opportunities for 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 are offered guidance with psychological, emotional, social, behavioral and learning issues.
The best interests of the child or teen are served while promoting family reunification and life skills growth.
Part-time Foster Family Support Workers receive:
Paid Sick Time
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
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 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 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
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.
To learn more: Woodfords Family Services
How to Apply: Please submit letter of interest and resume online
Woodfords Family Services