EVOLVE is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Family Worker – Foster Care. This is a full-time position offers a starting wage of $16-18 per hour and requires occasional evening and weekend hours. Benefits include medical insurance, generous paid time off, 12 paid holidays, flexible schedule and other supportive benefits. The purpose of this position is to assess, license and support foster homes with a focus on relative/kinship families and communities of color. Over 80% of our foster families are families of color representing a disproportionate representation of youth in foster care needing a safe home. This position will also be engaged in recruiting families, training and operating culturally-appropriate foster care programs to provide high quality services to youth. The position requires in-depth knowledge of communities of color and a variety of cultures.
Under the general direction of the Programs Manager, this client services focused position works directly with individuals and families desiring to provide homes for children in foster care. They provide home study assessments for foster care licensing and will be responsible for supervising and monitoring placements.
Cultural understanding is necessary. This position will be in support of a program that will work primarily with diverse families in the Twin Cities. Applicants must have knowledge of, connections to and familiarity with the Twin Cities communities of color. Minimum education required is a baccalaureate degree in social work or similar degree or a combination of equivalent experience and training. Our foster care program is focused on recruiting / serving families who reflect the children in care; who are primarily children of color. In addition, we license relative and kinship families in order to help reduce a child’s time in the child protection system and find permanency within the child’s circle of familiarity. The Family Worker in this position needs to be committed to this focused effort.
Additional Information: For a full job description and application for employment (which is required to apply for all EVOLVE positions) go to www.evolveservices.org/employment
How To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, and completed application (REQUIRED) (http://evolveservices.org/employment) to employment(at)evolveservices.org. No phone calls please.
EVOLVE Adoption & Family Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color and individuals of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $16.00 to $18.00 /hour