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Visitation and Family Coordinator

This position is part-time at 20-hours per week. The majority of the hours worked are expected to be between 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM with potential variable hours depending on the visitation schedule. 

Salary will be $19,760 annually with no health or retirement benefits.

Summary of Essential Duties                                         

Under the direction of The Children’s Center (“The Center”) management provide parental support and parenting education; monitors and documents supervised family visits; assists with other child placement activities/coordination and assists with clerical/support services at The Center.

 

Functions of the Position

  1. Demonstrates knowledge of ODJFS rules, state regulations, local laws and agency policy pertaining to protective services, including participation in court hearings and testimony when necessary
  2. Is willing to work flexible hours between the hours of 8:00am and 8:00pm including weekends if necessary; accommodate any schedule changes made by JFS personnel to accommodate family visitation
  3. Supervision of children and other family members to and from The Center; advise families (foster and relative) regarding visits, medical appointments, schools, family visits or other venue changes as needed
  4. Monitors and documents supervised family visits at The Center; provides documentation of visits to JFS personnel; ensures that any other necessary paperwork for JFS personnel is completed for example, supervised visitation guidelines or gas card receipt verification from clients
  5. Coordinates schedules and other activities at The Center as prescribed by management team
  6. Identifies need for emergency food, clothing or other system supports and communicates those as prescribed by management team
  7. Provide parental support and parenting education to the family of origin and/or relative/kinship providers as necessary
  8. Assists with clerical support at The Center for family visits and provides support on visitation room sanitation protocols and ensures basic supplies exist for such
  9. Is familiar with and functions in accordance with the classification specifications and agency policies and procedures
  10. Presents self in a professional and culturally sensitive manner to co-workers, staff, other agency personnel and the public
  11. Keeps current on training requirements, attends required meetings and shares gained information with co-workers
  12. Meets all job safety requirements and all applicable OSHA safety standards that pertain to job duties
  13. Performs other duties as assigned by The Children’s Center

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of Ohio Department of Job and Family Services rules and regulations; safety practices, office practices and procedures, office equipment, computer operations, social welfare issues, agency departments and work units, filing principles, automobile operations

Skills in oral and written communication; organization; operating machines (e.g., phone equipment, copier, fax); computer software; operating a motor vehicle.

Ability to give or exchange facts or routine information, answer routine questions/inquiries, assist other staff, perform a full range of standard clerical assignments, compile records, maintain accurate records and logs, complete forms, arrange information alphabetically, sort items into categories according to established method; exert light to moderate physical effort with ability to lift 30 lbs., Monitor sensitive family visits.

Qualifications

Completed Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited institution

Or

Completed Associate’s Degree or Junior Class standing from an accredited institution and one (1) year paid experience in a position requiring interviewing, communications, office practices, computer operations and customer relations in a governmental agency or private sector business

Or

Pursuing a degree at an accredited institution and two (2) years paid experience in a position requiring interviewing, communications, office practices, computer operations and customer relations in a governmental agency or private sector business

Or

Post-secondary education and three (3) years paid experience in a position requiring interviewing, communications, office practices, computer operations and customer relations in a governmental agency or private sector business

Additional Requirements

Must successfully undergo BCI background check

Successfully complete an alcohol and drug screening

Possess a valid Ohio Driver’s License

Provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

 

Inherently hazardous or physically demanding working conditions:

May encounter irate clients or individuals; may have some exposure to environmental factors (e.g., cold, excessive heat, noise, fumes, dirt, contagious diseases, unsanitary conditions, insect infestation, bodily wastes, odors, common office chemicals, such as toner and correction fluid); may involve lifting up to 40 pounds (i.e., children, car seats, supplies).

How to Apply

Please apply by emailing your cover letter and resume to akrause@medinacountychildrenscenter.org or mail to:

The Children’s Center of Medina County
Attn: Ashley Krause
724 East Smith Road
Medina, OH 44256