Boys & Girls Aid
  • 18-May-2018 to 01-Jul-2018 (PST)
  • Foster Family Services
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • $17.01/hr. – $19.66/hr.
  • Hourly
  • Part-Time- 32hrs/week

Medical, Dental, Retirement, Life Insurance, Flexible Time Off, Sick Time Off

We are an equal opportunity employer; including veteran and/or disability status


  • Maintain clinical records supporting the resource family's appropriateness to provide ongoing care of BGAID youth, including but not limited to all required licensing documentation, ongoing certification updates, and annual training documents, as required by BGAID, Oregon Department of Human Services, OARs, and other governing bodies.
  • Work as part of team to train, support, and recruit prospective resource
  • Integrate understanding of diverse socio-economic, racial, ethnic, and other cultural backgrounds in working with resource families, referral sources, and community partners.
  • Use clinical skills to provide comprehensive assessments for prospective resource families including visiting homes, interviewing prospective resource parents, assess compatibility with BGAID's foster care programs, and making decisions about the family's ability to provide a stable, safe and nurturing home for a foster Produce a home study report reflecting the assessment and appropriateness for certification as a foster home.
  • Regular and reliable attendance is required to meet program needs
  • Performing the following will involve travel, including driving, to various
  • May provide 1x1 support and education to certified resource families about special needs (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome; drug impacts; reactive attachment; MR/DD; sexually reactivity; ADHD; developmental delays, and significant emotional and behavioral issues).
  • Utilize current BGAID approved strategies to support resource families as they prepare children for permanency, including but not limited to return home, adoption, guardianship, or permanent foster
  • Develops, coordinates and/or implements agency training programming for foster
  • Develops, updates and improves new and existing training curricula on an ongoing basis, including handouts, and other material for
  • Ensures adult learning principles are used in all trainings and meetings within the scope of this position, including preparing the learning environment and providing reasonable accommodations for diverse
  • Develops, implements, coordinates, and presents foster parent training program and curricula which satisfies OAR standards and agency policies, addresses identified foster care client needs, and prepares prospective foster parents to be competent foster care providers.
  • Works closely with the Foster Family Services Coordinator and in collaboration with the foster care unit, to develop and implement foster parent training plans and curricula responsive to training requirements and foster care client The trainings may be specific to potential clients or specific to the developmental needs of individual foster homes. Works with foster parents to ensure training needs have been met.
  • Develops, implements, and delivers Foster Parent Monthly Trainings in collaboration with the Foster Family Services Coordinator*, including but not limited to the development of content, preparation of training material and set up and tear down of technology, e. projectors, lap tops, etc. Coordinates invitations, food delivery and attendance tracking with appropriate team members.
  • Ensures evaluation of trainings, including the creation, distribution, and analysis of results/ outcomes of trainings offered.
  • Maintains documentation of training hours within agency database or other identified and approved tracking system. Coordinates annual training requirements with foster care certifiers to ensure all foster parents meet training requirements for licensure. 
  • Updates and revises content to satisfy DHS contract, OAR standards and current practice standards regarding special
  • Documents each family's attendance and consults with the Foster Family Services Coordinator following each training to review materials, concerns, and challenges with regard to the training.
  • Keep current on foster care certification trends, and special needs issues by attending training as recommended by Director of Adoption & Foster Care
  • Position requires travel throughout the Portland Metro area for home study
  • Regular and reliable attendance is required to fulfill job responsibilities and meet program/Agency Must be available to work evenings and weekends when job requires it.

Qualifications and Job Requirements:

Must be able to provide appropriate services and interact appropriately with people from   diverse socio-economic, racial, ethnic, and other cultural groups, considering their needs and impact of the interaction.

  • Job Knowledge: Master'sdegree preferred with two (2) years post-graduate experience; or Bachelor's degree (required) with four (4) years of post-degree experience or equivalent combination of education and Must have knowledge of adult learning theory, training/curricula development, training delivery, and project coordination. Must be familiar with foster home licensing and certification processes and regulations, Family Systems Theory, Attachment Theory, child development, the psychosocial dynamics of foster care, and special needs issues. Prior experience in providing foster care certification or home study documents preferred. Must have knowledge of and competency working with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome; drug impacts; reactive attachment; MR/DD; sexually reactive; ADHD; developmental delays, and significant emotional and behavioral issues. Level 5
  • Supervising: This position has no supervisory Level 1
  • Decision Making: General supervision and a set of broadly understood position The scope of decisions affects the programs, and can have major impact on program success. Must be able to provide appropriate services to people from diverse socio-economic, racial, ethnic, and other cultural groups. Level 3
  • Interpersonal Skills/Interactions: Networks with multiple BGAID departments and teams, and some community Must be able to apply clinical assessment skills to interactions with clients. Must be able to effectively present information to public groups. Must be able to appropriately interact with people from diverse socio-economic, racial, ethnic and other cultural groups.  Regularly interacts and communicates with a broad range of people in individual and group settings.  Interpersonal skills are crucial to this position and they may be demanding or difficult. Must be able to apply clinical assessment skills to interactions with children and families. Level 5
  • Impact: Makes high impact decisions such as recommending or withdrawing the family under Some discretion in decision-making, consults with supervisor as appropriate. Influences the outcomes of assigned clients. Develops service components which address the needs of diverse socio-economic, racial, ethnic and other cultural groups served. High level of discretion in decision-making that has lifelong implications for the children we serve. The work of the person in this position influences the image of our agency and relationships with partner agencies.  Develops programs which address the needs of diverse socio-economic, racial, ethnic and other cultural groups served. Level 4

Additional Skills & Abilities:

  • Must demonstrate competency dealing with diverse
  • Must be able to use computer software programs such as word processing and database programs.
  • Must have excellent organizational skills; must be able to manage and prioritize multiple
  • Experience with community outreach and formal
  • Knowledge of community resources that work with children, youth and families.
  • Must be able to track data and evaluate information.
  • Must be have advanced skills in using relevant computer software programs including but not limited to Micro Soft Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Presentations are expected to include visual displays (via PowerPoint or similar presentation format).
  • Requires a high level of clinical skills and knowledge to assess strength of marriage/partnerships; family dynamics; parenting skills, and resolution of family of origin issues.
  • Must be able to work independently and as a member of a team.


Additional Requirements/Preferences, including Licenses and/or Certifications:


  • Must be able to provide applicable documentation(s) for I-9 in order to establish identity and authorization to work in the
  • Must be able to provide a copy of his/her own social security card for W-4
  • Must be able to provide official grade transcripts, including the education level, from all educational institutions mentioned in the education section of the employment
  • Must be available and able to travel as appropriate to fulfill essential
  • Must be able to pass the pre-employment reference
  • Must possess a valid driver's license from state of residence (Oregon or Washington), personal automobile liability insurance, and pass a DMV driving record
  • Mustmeet the driving requirements under the Agency Safe Driving Policy, and maintain a good driving record that is eligible for coverage by the agency's current insurance
  • Mustsuccessfully pass the Department of Human Services (DHS) criminal background check and, if applicable,


  • Prior experience in writing home study
  • Priorexperience with foster youth, the foster care system, and resource

Physical Requirements and Work Environment: Level 1

  • Standing, walking, sitting, keyboarding, wrist use and hand use
  • Driving various hours of the day or Must be able to drive at night on an occasional, basis.
  • Meets clients in a variety of settings during all hours of the day and


Note: This job description is representative of the major position requirements and is not intended to be all-inclusive.

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