Bilingual Individual Treatment Aide, Foster Care

Friends of Youth

About the organization

For over 70 years, Friends of Youth has been driven by a belief that all youth should have every opportunity to succeed, and partners with youth and families to provide the relationships, resources, and skills they need to attain personal growth and success. With 24 program sites serving 18 cities in the Puget Sound Region, Friends of Youth provides safe places and emotional support for youth facing challenging circumstances including homelessness, foster care, and behavioral health challenges. By joining our team, you will make a difference in the community with youth taking their next steps toward safety, stability, and success.

Duties

PURPOSE

The Bilingual Individual Treatment Aide (ITA) assists the Case Management Team in providing support to youth in Foster Care. The Bilingual Individual Treatment Aide will perform various case management responsibilities, including working with foster parents and children related to life skills and educational needs, in addition to completing administrative and clerical duties for the Foster Care program.

RESPONSIBILITIES & 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

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Bilingual in Spanish and English.
Must be 21 years of age or older.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field.
Experience working with adolescent youth.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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