Foster Care Specialist – Home Study Team – Full-time position
Amara works to ensure that every child in foster care has the love, support, and comfort of a committed family – as quickly as possible, and for as long as each child needs. We work with foster and adoptive families across the Puget Sound Region who are committed to caring for children, whether for a day, a month, a year, or a lifetime.
We are seeking a new Foster Care Specialist to become an integral and valued part of our Home Study and Licensing team working to achieve Amara’s vision. We have two offices, one in Tacoma and one in Seattle. While we work to ensure that families are served by their closest office both offices serve families from Lewis to Whatcom counties, including the peninsula and Kitsap county.
Amara believes that a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace culture enhances our ability to fulfill our mission. We strive for equity and justice in the way people are treated and the opportunities they have to succeed by working to address racism, prejudice, unequal treatment and other barriers to inclusion. We strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds (including communities of color, the LGBTQ+ community, veterans, and people with disabilities) to apply and join us in our work.
This individual will be responsible for providing a wide range of services (including assessment, licensing, and case management) on behalf of children in need of permanency. The majority of this work is family assessment and licensing with some direct work with families and children, including:
Criminal Background Check
Because this position has access to confidential client, employee, or financial information OR direct interaction with children any final candidate hired into this position must successfully pass a criminal background check performed by the State of Washington. Any job offer is contingent on successfully passing this background check. A list of disqualifying convictions for this position is available at https://www.dcyf.wa.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/secretaryslist.pdf
Salary and Benefits
$50,000 to $52,890, DOE. Generous personal leave and benefits package, including paid time off, paid sabbatical, health, vision and dental insurance, 401k with a company match, life and disability insurance.
To express your interest in this position, please send a one-page cover letter indicating why this position is the right opportunity for you, your resume, and a professional writing sample of 1-5 pages. Resumes submitted without a cover letter and writing sample will not be considered.
Please submit materials via this link: https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/Amara1/743999736376627-foster-care-specialist-home-study-team-full-time-position
No phone calls, please. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
Amara is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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