Visitation Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Quincy, IL
  • Posted on November 10, 2020
  • Salary: $13.67/hour

Website Chaddock

Every Child Deserves a Chance.

Provides a variety of services to children and their families including child care, supervised visitation services, parental mentoring, and transportation.

All agency staff are expected to address clients, staff and community members in a respective, positive and professional manner; and provide a safe environment to live, learn and work.  Agency staff are expected to perform identified responsibilities and assure that all aspects of the agency comply with all applicable Federal, State and accreditation standards in conjunction with the agency’s identified policies and procedures. Chaddock is a drug free/smoke free environment.

 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Transport children and/or biological parents to and from visitations.
  • Supervise the visitations providing instructions and parenting information to the biological parents as appropriate.
  • Record the activities occurring during visitations in a timely manner.
  • Serve as a mentor and coach to parents.
  • Coordinate a visiting schedule to accommodate the schedules of the foster and biological parents. 
  • Report any concerns to the Child Welfare Specialist.
  • Transport children to doctor’s appointments, therapy sessions, etc. as needed.
  • Transport biological parents to and from appointments as approved by the Child Welfare Specialist.
  • Chaddock reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities from particular jobs and to assign other duties as necessary.

  

Job Competencies: 

  • Attend identified shift, trainings and meetings on time as scheduled.
  • Complete and maintain all mandated trainings and refresher courses as required.
  • Adhere to agency policies and procedures.
  • Ensure the confidentiality of information which may be gained through job responsibilities.
  • Demonstrate professionalism required in job responsibilities and perform using a high level of skill when completing job tasks.
  • Demonstrated strong and effective communication skills; written, oral and interpersonal.
  • Display positive teamwork and attitude by being respectful, kind, helpful and encouraging of others.
  • Demonstrate resourceful problem solving skills and the ability to be proactive with new solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with youth and families.
  • Ability to multi-task, work independently and employ effective time management skills.
  • Well organized, self-directed and able to work independently.

 

Agency Values  

  • Faith: Show respect for environment, others and ourselves.
  • Relationships: Cooperation, involvement, integrity, trust and communication.
  • Responsibility: Stewardship, accountability and taking ownership of your actions.
  • Learning: Development and professional growth.
  • Caring: Compassion, concern and support for others.

 

Education/Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent

 

Additional Requirements

  • Must be 21 years or older
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Be an American citizen or have a valid work permit
  • Pass a drug screen, medical examination and tuberculosis (TB) test
  • Pass a criminal background check 

 

Core Hours

  • Day, Evening, and Weekend hours due to travel and parent availability