Provides individualized coaching to parents whose children have
been removed from the home due to abuse/neglect. Supports and
enhances the strengths of parents and assists them in acquiring new
Duties and Responsibilities
Using a strengths-based model, coach parents on needed parenting
skills by modeling, instructing, and prompting.
Assist parents in identifying their goals for visitations and
follow up to review progress and reinforce strengths.
Intervene as necessary to ensure child safety and ensure content
of conversations is appropriate.
Provide transportation for foster children to and from family
Supervise children during appointments either at home, office or
at other appropriate sites.
Observe parent/child interactions and closely document. Report
strengths and concerns to the social worker with case
Provide auxiliary services related to center’s foster care
program in accordance with center, division, organization, and
Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification
Associate’s degree in human services or related field required
or high school degree and 2 years of experience in a human services
Knowledge of child development
1 year of experience in a day care setting or school setting
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to work creatively and effectively in team setting as
well as independently.
Ability and willingness to interact with compassion, cultural
sensitivity and empathy to children and families.
Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out
instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete
Ability to read, speak and write English language. Fluent in the
language of the clients served preferred.
Strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to
write using proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide.
Able to use basic computer software applications.
Additional Work Requirements
Automobile travel required. Valid unrestricted driver’s license
with good driving record. Valid proof of automobile insurance.
Use of a safe and clean vehicle.
Ability to work a flexible schedule or nontraditional hours.
Physical and Mental Requirements
Ability to lift/carry small children and older children up to
Near visual acuity; hand-eye coordination; hand and finger
At Samaritas, we ask you to join us - to “Be The Rock That
Starts The Ripple”. A ripple of transformation in the individual
lives of the 15,000 people we help each year, and a ripple of
positive change throughout our community. Our team is growing at
Samaritas! We are seeking more Rocks to join our team. We are
always looking for additional employees who want to make a big
impact and have a lot of fun doing so as part of an enthusiastic,
We want you to be our rock! We walk with people in need,
offering hope and compassion while upholding their dignity,
advocating for equality and justice, and seeking creative solutions
with those who place their trust in us.
Samaritas is an Equal Opportunity Employer: