The Resource and Advocacy Support Services (RASS) program provides support to ensure Santa Clara County Resource Families have access to needed resources. The Respite Care Coordinator manages respite services for resource families and kinship care families in order to stabilize and maintain children in their current placement. These services will be made available to resource families, relative, and non-relative families when respite care is needed.
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Process respite care requisitions for resource families, relative caregivers, and non-extended relative family members within 30 days of receiving the respite care form
Educate resource families about the respite care program
Respond to respite care questions and issues from resource parents, other team members and DFCS staff
Work closely with DFCS staff to update policies and procedures related to respite care
Maintain thorough understanding of the DFCS respite care program
Maintain records of all respite care payment requests
Provide information and support for resource families in need of respite care
Track and report respite care data, as required
Any additional duties necessary as assigned by the Program Manager or Director of programs
Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Psychology or other related field.
Obtain fingerprint clearances with the DOJ and FBI in addition to other regulatory requirements
At least 21 yrs. old with a valid California driver's license and a clean driving record.
Ability to successfully engage with families
Strong writing, organizational, and computer skills
Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
Flexible schedule required, with the ability to work some evening and weekend hours as needed
Participate in On-Call Crisis Response 24 hour shifts on a rotating basis
Competitive salary with an additional salary increase for bilingual Spanish/English abilities upon passing a bilingual proficiency exam.
Comprehensive employee benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and chiropractic coverage and partially paid premiums for dependents.
4 weeks of flexible paid time off.
Employer paid Employee Assistance Plan (EAP).
Scholarship opportunities, ongoing training, and professional development opportunities.