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On-Call Parenting/Visitation Coach

Company: The SPARC Foundation
Location: Asheville
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Are you passionate about serving children and families in your community? Do you want to positively impact children and families?The SPARC Foundation contracts with the Department of Social Services in order to support Social Workers in their important work with families. We are seeking ON-CALL Visitation/Parenting Coaches who observes visits between biological parents and their children when the court has ordered supervised visits. These coaches ensure the safety of the children during the visits, provide parenting tips and child development education, and document the activities in the visit so that Social Workers are informed.Specifically, Visitation Coaches:

  • Model Positive Parenting skills such as setting boundaries, redirection, de-escalating conflict, sibling rivalry.
  • Help the parent prepare for visits and to say goodbye at the end of visits; help the parent and the child with separation and loss issues.
  • Recognize and reinforce safety/risk issues that impact the child- domestic violence, mental health, substance abuse, appropriate caregivers, healthy environment, supervision, anger management, etc.
  • Assure that any unsafe behaviors by the parent or child will be immediately addressed and redirected; the Visitation Coach shall elicit feedback from the child or parent regarding alternative methods of discipline.
  • Help provide structure around the visitation and give parent increased responsibility to identify and demonstrate desired behaviors for safety as visitations progress.
  • Transport child and/or parent to/from the visit.This is typically a Monday-Friday job during working hours, with some hours occurring in the early evening. Must be available to work some early evenings during the week.Qualifications of the position:
    • Bachelor's degree in Human Services or 2 years experience with the population
    • Reliable vehicle and valid driver's license
    • Experience with teaching parenting skills
    • Experience working with children in a school or community setting
    • Ability to sit for long hours and remain engaged
    • Ability to build rapport quickly with parents and children
    • Comfort with technology to provide virtual visits and document observations
    • Familiarity with Microsoft eExcel and online records management systemsStaff Perks:
      • Team culture
      • Mileage reimbursement
      • Work phone and laptop providedSPARC does not have health benefits for staff. However supplemental benefits (such as Dental and Vision) are available through AFLAC.At SPARC, we value the many perspectives that arise from a variety of cultures, races, gender, religions, national origins, ages, physical and cognitive capabilities and sexual orientations. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.Please submit resume and cover letter to start your career in Human Serviceswww.thesparcfoundation.orgJob Types: Full-time, Part-timePay: $18.00 - $20.00 per hourSchedule:
        • On callCOVID-19 considerations:Some family visits are occurring virtually and some are still face to face. To ensure everyone's safety during face to face visits, staff and clients will wear a mask, schedule outside visits where possible, utilize larger indoor spaces.Education:
          • High school or equivalent (Preferred)Work Location: Multiple Locations

Keywords: The SPARC Foundation, Asheville , On-Call Parenting/Visitation Coach, Education / Teaching , Asheville, North Carolina

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