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Parenting Time Specialist

Heartland Family Service Omaha, NE
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Job Description

At Heartland Family Service, we are committed to building a culture that is trauma informed and values and celebrates diversity and inclusion. We believe this allows for better service delivery and innovation, as it encourages our employees to bring various experiences and uniqueness to the workplace.

Trauma Informed Care is an approach to engaging people with histories of trauma that recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role that trauma has played in their lives.  Trauma Informed Care also acknowledges the effects of working with trauma survivors on our workforce, and seeks to build collaborative and supportive working environments and relationships.

If you believe in our mission of creating healthy families and communities, and like a fast pace, collaborative and team oriented environment, then Heartland Family Service is the agency for you.

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION  OF  WORK

In this position, staff will provide supervision services on a continuous basis to children and families involved in the In-Home Safety program. Being a role model, you will observe and assess behaviors and guide or redirect as needed to ensure successful visit.

Work Schedule: will vary depending on client needs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • *Facilitate interactions and visits between children and their families, including: arranging for or providing transportation, ensuring safety of children and providing support to parents and other relatives throughout the time the family is together.

  • *Coordinate times, locations and dates of supervised visits.

  • Establish and maintain a therapeutic relationship with children and families that are conducive to a successful visit.

  • *Develop respectful relationships with persons served to help them gain skills and confidence.

  • *Collaborate closely with In-Home Safety team to ensure continuity of care to children and families.

  • *With guidance from supervisor and Program Director, interact with State Case Managers and other human service agency professionals to offer information and insight regarding family visitation and family interaction.

  • *Provide written documentation of all contacts within the program established timeframes.

  • Collect statistics for record keeping and Quality Improvement purposes.

  • Cooperates and collaborates with program area staff, volunteers, and other Agency staff.

  • *Is dependable and punctual regarding scheduling and attendance.

  • Abides by all specific program and Agency procedures, policies and requirements.

  • Develops personal and program related skills through participation in internal and external training opportunities including printed material and audio and/or visual media.

  • *Creates, maintains and shares as appropriate a dynamic self-care plan.
  • * Strives to make connections between the agency and the larger community whenever possible in order to contribute to the agency's ongoing fundraising and friend-raising efforts.
  • * Essential functions of this job is to be performed on company physical work site
  • Performs other program related duties as assigned.

                                                                                                 *DENOTES ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTION

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school graduate; Associates degree or Bachelor's degree preferred

  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

  • Experience with Child Welfare Services preferred

  • Valid driver's license required

  • Excellent communication, both written and verbal

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as most visits occur during these times

CORE COMPETENCIES

To excel an individual must demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position.

Safety

Employees are responsible for ensuring the physical and emotional safety for all clients, coworkers, volunteers, and guests of Heartland Family Service. When applicable, employees must also offer reasonable accommodations to enhance feelings of safety and security.   Employees must also demonstrate a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion, creating an environment where every client, employee and stakeholder can be authentic, valued and supported.

Trustworthiness

Employees are expected to establish rapport with others and cultivate a relationship based on mutual trust. Employees must contribute to a culture of openness and transparency that is joined with honest communication.  Core to this value is accountability.  Employees must commit to the personal choice of rising above one's circumstances and demonstrating the ownership necessary for achieving desired results (See it, Own it, Solve it, and Do it).

Choice

Understanding motivation is internal and sustained change is only possible by choice, employees will offer options, within the constraints of individual capabilities, regulatory limitations, funding requirements, best practice models, etc., to clients, other employees, and external stakeholders. Staff will use this sharing of power to increase engagement and create œbuy-in. 

Collaboration

In order to achieve high engagement from both clients and employees, all employees are expected to focus on creating a œshared relationship between all engaged in services. Employees will rely on a collaborative problem solving and teamwork approach, prioritizing the goals of Heartland Family Service first, the goals of their program second and their personal goals as an individual contributor last. 

Empowerment

Employees will focus on each individual's strengths and build upon those strengths. Clients and staff will be given the freedom and support, within the constraints of individual capabilities, regulatory limitations, funding requirements, best practice models, etc.,  needed to grow and develop while being held accountable for achieving agreed upon goals.  Successes and failures will be mined for learning in order to propel continued growth. 

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY SPECIFICATIONS

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

(The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions).

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

(Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions).        

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

Qualifications

Education

Required

High School or better.

Preferred

Associates or better.

Experience

Required

Ability to work evenings and weekends as most visits occur during these times.

Preferred

Experience with Child Welfare Services

Job Details

Date Posted August 30, 2017
Date Closes October 29, 2017
Requisition cb895b91-d2e5-47ea-8c13-a7fc51f532cb
Located In Omaha, NE
Job Type Full-time Employee
SOC Category 00-0000.00

This job offers the following benefits

  • Long-Term Disability
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Dental
  • Health Fair
  • Travel Stipends
  • Medical
  • Paid Holidays
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Holiday Party
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Vision
  • Free Parking
  • Paid Vacations
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Casual Dress
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Wellness Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
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  • Long-Term Disability
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