Bilingual Individual Treatment Aide for Foster Care

Friends of Youth

About the organization

Driven by a belief that all youth should have every opportunity to succeed, Friends of Youth partners with youth and families to provide the relationships, resources, and skills they need to attain personal growth and success. Founded in 1951 to provide quality foster homes for at-risk adolescent boys, Friends of Youth has since expanded to 24 program sites with services in 18 cities. With 70 years’ experience and national accreditation, we annually serve over 3,200 youth and families ages 0-25 in the Puget Sound Region, focusing in North and East King County. We provide safe places and emotional support for marginalized young people facing difficult circumstances, including homelessness, foster care, and behavioral health challenges, providing the tools necessary to move disenfranchised young people from crisis and instability to safety, stability, and success.

Duties

PURPOSE

The Bilingual Individual Treatment Aide (ITA) assists the Case Managers to provide support to youth in Foster Care. As a collaborative member of the Foster Care team, the Bilingual Individual Treatment Aide will perform various case management responsibilities, ensure case records are up to date, perform administrative duties, and work with foster parents to teach life skills education to the youth being served.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

-Support foster parents in delivering life skills education to the youth, including independent living skills, job readiness and training, and consumer skills.
-Provide support services for youth in foster care and individually assess youth’s life skills educational needs in collaboration with Case Managers.
-Assist in various case management responsibilities, including alternative/respite placement, meeting with school officials, identifying community resources, crisis intervention, and arranging medical and counseling appointments.
-Meet with Lead Bilingual Case Manager on weekly basis to discuss policy, review program operations and direction, identify solutions for problem areas, and report the status of youth, youth’s families, and foster families.
-Maintain files for agency and state forms, policies and procedures, and resource literature; maintain and update case records and foster home files.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS

-Bilingual in Spanish and English is required.
-Must be 21 years of age or older is required.
-Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field is preferred.
-Experience working with adolescent youth is preferred.

Salary

$18.18 per hour + benefits

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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