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Family Advocate

Childrens Square U.S.A. Omaha, NE
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Job Description

Children’s Square USA is a multi-program, human services agency serving youth, children and families.  We employ caring, dedicated individuals at all levels to ensure quality care for our kids and their families. 

The Omaha Foster Care Office is seeking Family Advocates and Family Specialists to work with Children in the foster care system and their biological families. 

Family Advocates are responsible for observing and documenting visits and, if necessary, coordinating, arranging, and/or providing transportation of the child/children to the visit and intervening for the safety of the child/children. The Advocate will supervise the visitation in accordance with the authorization and referral and will role model or interact with the whole family in a teaching manner. 

Family Advocate Support Workers work directly with the Biological Families to help work toward reunification.  Family Specialists may help a parent find stable housing, apply for benefits, find employment, or get their house ready for children to come home. 

Learn how to navigate the child welfare and welfare systems, walk parents through positive discipline situations, and ensure the safety of all involved. Build relationships with children and families to become a trusted part of their Family Team.

Come start your career with us! Family Advocates work part time, primarily evenings and weekends, and Family Advocate Support Workers work part time day hours, but can work evenings or weekends, depending on the needs of the family.  

All employees must have a High School Diploma (or equivalent), pass criminal history, child abuse, and sex offender checks and complete a physical, TB test and drug screen.

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As a Family Advocate or Family Specialist in Children’s Square’s Omaha Foster Care and In-Home Safety Services program, you will receive extensive training in:

First Aid and CPR

Child Abuse Reporting

Crisis Intervention

Universal Precautions

Cultural Diversity

Trauma Informed Care

Child Development

Professional Boundaries

Professional Documentation

Domestic Violence

Join the dedicated team of Family Advocates and Family Advocate Support Workers and get hands on experience with:

Client/Worker Relationships

Child Welfare

Local Resources

Parent Coaching

Child Development

Developmentally Appropriate Practice

Interdisciplinary Cooperation

Advocacy

Job Details

Date Posted July 27, 2018
Date Closes August 26, 2018
Located In Omaha, NE
Department Children's Square USA
Job Type Part-time Employee
Compensation Hourly Wage
Shift
Evening
Mon: 4 pm to 12 am
Tue: 4 pm to 12 am
Wed: 4 pm to 12 am
Thu: 4 pm to 12 am
Fri: 4 pm to 12 am
Hours 25+ hours per week
Start Date Immediately
SOC Category 21-1021.00 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
Zipcode 68106
Name Human Resources
Address PO Box 8-C
City, State and Zip Council Bluffs, IA 51502
Phone (712) 322-3700
FAX (712) 323-6968

This job offers the following benefits

  • Casual Dress
  • Flexible Hours
  • Free Parking
  • On-the-Job Training

This job requires the following skills

  • Computer Usage
  • Excellent Communications
  • Excellent Team Member
  • Positive Attitude
  • Strong Flexibility / Adaptability
  • Strong Time Management
  • Strong Work Ethic
  • Word Processing
  • Child and Dependent Abuse Reporting
  • Crisis Prevention

Course(s) relevant to the skills listed for this position

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Enjoy these benefits
  • Casual Dress
  • Flexible Hours
  • Free Parking
  • On-the-Job Training
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