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CWS AMERICORPS MEMBER/FAMILY SUPPORT AIDE
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**This is an AmeriCorps opportunity intended to support the County of Calaveras. The successful candidate(s) will become an AmeriCorps member, not a County employee. Must apply through AmeriCorps!
Job Number:
83762
Job Category:
Social Svc.
Job Type:
P/T(50%+)
Department:
Human Services
Published:
09/12/2018
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FINAL FILING DATE

1st FILING DATE: 09/18/2018  

2nd FILING DATE: 10/19/2018 

Must apply through AmeriCorps.

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COMPENSATION-BENEFITS-STATUS

Members will serve an average of 23-27 hours per week and will receive a living allowance pay check in the amount of $450-525 per pay period (two pay periods in a month).

 

Upon successful completion of service, the member receives an Education Award = $2,907.

 

Individuals can do up to 4 terms of service (can be consecutive, but doesn’t have to be) and can receive up to 2 full-time Education Awards.



POSITION SUMMARY

The Child Abuse Prevention Center, the Child Welfare System Improvement Program, and Prevent Child Abuse CA do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, political affiliation, sexual orientation, disability and/or religion.  Reasonable accommodations may be provided upon request.  If you are a person with a disability and you would like to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources at (916) 244-1904.

 

AmeriCorps is a community service program that is funded by the government and participating community partners, which is designed to help communities meet the specified needs in their area by recruiting and training individuals who are willing to devote one to four years serving in selected community projects.  Service programs strengthen communities, encourage responsibility, expand opportunities for education, provide service experience, and increase life skills. For more information on AmeriCorps, please visit www.americorps.gov.

 

Child Welfare System (CWS) Improvement

Prevent Child Abuse California, in partnership with family resource centers, County CPS/CWS Departments, and their community partnerships, are using AmeriCorps as part of a comprehensive statewide effort to prevent entry or re-entry of families into the child welfare system. AmeriCorps members and community volunteers are used in three priority areas: 1) Providing crisis intervention services to families; 2) Once the family is stabilized, providing additional family supportive services; and 3) Providing parenting education workshops (using the Nurturing Parenting Program) to at-risk families to avoid entry/re-entry into the child welfare system. The focus is to support the implementation of the Child Welfare System Improvement strategies designed by each county.

 

Service Position Summary: Family Support Aide

The AmeriCorps Family Support Aide is an AmeriCorps member position and shall serve as the family’s primary contact within the service site and is responsible for developing a relationship with the family and working with the family in their home and/or at the service site to build upon strengths and enhance self-sufficiency. All duties will be performed within a strength-based, culturally responsive and trauma informed manner.



EXAMPLE OF DUTIES

1.  Family Support:  60%

  • Provide in-home and/or service site-based response to child abuse referrals that meet the Path 1 and Path 2 response in Differential Response (DR).
  • Conduct regularly scheduled home visits to assigned DR and non-DR families, seeing the infant/child/youth on visits.
  • Deliver Nurturing Parenting Program effective parenting education to parents of children 0-18 years of age either through home visitation or service site-based workshops.
  • Meet with assigned families to provide crisis intervention services to remedy short-term and long-term needs (such as provide assistance accessing Health Insurance and other Health Programs, access to Emergency Food/CalFresh, and other supportive services).
  • Conduct a variety of screenings and assessments, including the AAPIs (Adult-Adolescent Parenting Inventory), on assigned families.
  • Perform case management and complete associated documentation.
  • Work with families to empower them to engage in problem solving.
  • Provide support, model effective parenting behavior, provide education and information, and provide parents with age appropriate parenting and positive discipline techniques.
  • Provide parents with information regarding age appropriate development for their children and techniques they can use to enhance their child’s development.
  • Work with families to develop, review, and update their Family Support/Nurturing Plans.
  • Utilize community resources, effective parenting curriculum, and supportive problem solving to help families meet their goals.
  • Advocate for and act as a liaison for families with existing community services and agencies, which may include routine translation and interpretation.

 

2.  Supervision and Training:  15%

  • Participate in weekly individual supervision meetings with Supervisor.
  • Participate at least once a month in Case Conferencing/Multi Resource Team Meetings.
  • Participate in monthly AmeriCorps member meetings/team building activities.
  • Participate in required trainings provided by Prevent Child Abuse California, including Nurturing Parenting Program training, and Service Site specified trainings. 
  • Attend mandatory PCA CA quarterly member check-ins.
  • Members will be trained and expected to adhere to CNCS prohibited activities.

 

3.  Outreach/Volunteer Generation:  10%

  • Assist with and participate in outreach, community engagements, referrals, and volunteer generation.
  • Coordinate volunteers that assist at the Service Site.

 

4. Program Documentation, Data Collection, & Evaluation:  10%

  • Maintain updated and accurate records on case management work, included but not limited to progress notes and referral tracking.
  • Conduct AAPIs (Adult-Adolescent Parenting Inventory) pre- and post-assessments on parents participating in Nurturing Parenting Programs lessons.
  • Complete documentation as required by PCA CA Contract and Service Site, including, but not limited to, Family Support/Nurturing Plans, Data Collection Forms for Services Provided to Beneficiaries, and Assessment Tools. 

 

Marginal Functions:

5.  Other Duties Related to Service Activity:  5%

  • Assist with and participate in off-site activities including but not limited to, outreach, health-related clinics, fairs, and other off-site events.
  • Assist with and participate in the service site/Family Resource Center (FRC) as needed (i.e., playcare, community events/fairs, and other on-site events, etc.).

 



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Principal Working Relationships:

  • AmeriCorps Service Site Supervisor
  • AmeriCorps Program Coordinator
  • Family Resource Center Site Staff
  • Agency Staff
  • CAP Center Staff
  • Families
  • Various Community-Based Services Agencies

 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Willingness to Learn:

  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language.
  • Basic computer skills (particularly Microsoft Excel and Word).
  • Ability to work with diverse workgroups and serve families with diverse economic, social, racial, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Knowledgeable about local community resources.
  • Ability to establish and maintain personal and programmatic boundaries while providing supportive services.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to individuals who may not share basic commonality, including value systems and behavior norms.
  • Experience in working with culturally diverse communities and families, with the ability to be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
  • Demonstrate good writing and organizational skill.
  • Skill to maintain a professional, confidential work environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in an efficient manner.
  • Knowledge of child abuse issues, substance abuse and family dynamics.
  • Knowledge of child development and behavior.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends, as required.
  • Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing.
  • Experience in social services in community settings with families preferred.
  • Able to deal with stressful situations.

 

Other Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident.
  • Clearance of fingerprint background check.
  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED.
  • Must possess a valid California Driver’s license, reliable transportation and auto insurance.
  • Must report to service site as scheduled and agreed upon with Host Site Supervisor.
  • Able to travel between sites and to offsite events.



SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

This position is a:

1700 hour commitment

  • Expected to serve an average of 35-40 hours per week
  • Member start date: 9/17/2018
  • Member’s term of service ends: 9/16/2019

 

900 hour commitment

  • Expected to serve an average of 20-40 hours per week
  • Member start date: 9/17/2018
  • Member’s term of service ends: 9/16/2019



APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS

Must apply through AmeriCorps to be considered.

 

For questions contact:

Lora Larson

509 E Saint Charles St

San Andreas   CA   95249

209-754-6615

LLarson@co.calaveras.ca.us

  AmeriCorps


 



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Human Resources Division

891 Mountain Ranch Road, Building C, San Andreas, CA 95249
Phone (209) 754-6303 ~ Fax (209) 754-6333 ~ hr@co.calaveras.ca.us

COUNTY APPLICATION

Calaveras County is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming), national origin, age (40 and above), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions), marital status, sexual orientation ( heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, gender identity, gender expression, transgender), medical conditions (cancer and genetic information including family medical history), disability (medical, mental or physical, including HIV or AIDS), request or denial of family medical care leave and pregnancy leave, AB60 driver's license or military or veteran status.

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