We are seeking a Family Support Specialist in the Foster Care and Adoptions program within the Kinship Care and Adoptions division of our agency. Foster Care and Adoptions works with families who are interested in becoming licensed for foster care or certified to adopt in the state of Arizona. These families may receive placement of children who are wards of the state of Arizona or could be receiving placement of children through the ICPC (Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children).
Family Support Specialist responsibilities include assessing families for licensure or adoption certification, monitoring licensed or certified families, writing home studies, completing licensing renewals, co-leading trainings, data entry, and more.
Position is offered full-time with an excellent benefits package as noted below. Southwest Human Development is an equal opportunity employer.
Southwest Human Development offers an excellent benefits package for full-time employment to include:
Health insurance (provided at no cost to the employee)
Employee Assistance Program
Flexible spending account
401(k) retirement plan
Paid sick time
Ongoing training and professional development
Supportive, relationship-based supervision model
Bachelor’s degree in Social Services, Child Development, Health/Nursing or related field required.
Microsoft Word, Windows experience and excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card preferred OR must qualify for a valid Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card.
Bilingual English/Spanish preferred but not required.