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Part-Time Licensing Home Study Writer (Tacoma)

TO APPLY: visit http://www.olivecrest.org/careers/pn/ and fill out an online application.

Since 1973, Olive Crest has transformed the lives of over 100,000 abused, neglected, and at-risk children and their families. We work tirelessly to meet the individual needs of kids in crisis by providing safe homes, counseling, and education for both youth and parents. Our many innovative programs reflect our conviction that strengthening the family is one of the most powerful ways to help heal children. With unwavering compassion, the Olive Crest family maintains a lifelong commitment to the youth and families we serve even after they have graduated from our programs.

Established, proven, and respected, Olive Crest serves nearly 3,500 children and families each day throughout California, Nevada, and the Pacific Northwest.

Our Mission: Olive Crest is dedicated to Preventing child abuse, to Treating and Educating at-risk children and to Preserving the family. . . "One Life at a Time."

Summary:

Variable hours (0-20 weekly) based on need and incoming home study referrals for prospective foster families, current foster family renewals or adoptions. Conduct home study clinical interviews and write home studies in an effective and efficient manner while following all compliance standards set by DLR and Olive Crest. Strong writing skills and clinical assessment skills required. Communicate effectively with the Licensing team and Program Supervisor. This position may also train new Home Study writers. Employee will need to come into the office when requested to sign appropriate paperwork.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Implement the directives of the Licensing Supervisor and Program Director in the areas of screening, clinical assessment, timelines and home study protocols.
Follow approved home study process for interviews, clinical writing, and editing. Adhere to schedule deadlines.
Be responsive to feedback and demonstrate willingness to ask/investigate further if there are questions, confusion or concerns.
Utilize clinical and therapeutic skills and techniques when discussing traumatic events.
Utilize effective communication between appropriate members of the Licensing team and Program Director.
Initiate a staffing (can be by phone) to discuss any red flags or concerns about a family.
Be available as needed to timely sign appropriate documentation for submittal of the Home Study.
Seek consultation and/or supervision when needed and/or requested.
Assist in ensuring accreditation, State and Olive Crest standards are being met.
Willing to work evenings and weekends in order to meet with families who are unable to meet during regular working hours.
Present Olive Crest licensing and service delivery in a professional and informative manner. Be up to date on licensing/WAC/ RCW changes.
Assist with Home Study training if requested.
Other duties as required.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in counseling, social work, mental health, or related field.
Demonstrated clinical skills and formal training in mental health assessment.
Knowledge and experience with in-depth clinical interviewing.
Excellent writing skills.
Demonstrated ability to organize, plan and follow through with assigned tasks and to present oneself in a mature and professional manner.
Ability to drive to homes in your own vehicle within the assigned geographical area with the drive typically not exceeding 2 hours each way.
Willing to work evenings and weekends in order to meet with families who are unable to meet during regular working hours.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience and comfortable working with various cultures and faith-based communities.
Computer skills.
Knowledge and previous experience with child welfare and foster care service delivery or licensing.
Ability to maintain a neutral, non-judgmental attitude.

Understands a philosophy of strength-based support for at-risk children and families and operate in accordance with the mission, vision, values, and statement of faith of Olive Crest.

We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap, or any other legally protected status.

TO APPLY: visit http://www.olivecrest.org/careers/pn/ and fill out an online application.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $17.00 to $23.00 /hour

Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in counseling, social work, mental health, or related field.
Demonstrated clinical skills and formal training in mental health assessment.
Knowledge and experience with in-depth clinical interviewing.
Excellent writing skills.
Demonstrated ability to organize, plan and follow through with assigned tasks and to present oneself in a mature and professional manner.
Ability to drive to homes in your own vehicle within the assigned geographical area with the drive typically not exceeding 2 hours each way.
Willing to work evenings and weekends in order to meet with families who are unable to meet during regular working hours.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience and comfortable working with various cultures and faith-based communities.
Computer skills.
Knowledge and previous experience with child welfare and foster care service delivery or licensing.
Ability to maintain a neutral, non-judgmental attitude.

More Details

  • Date Range: Year-Round
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Hours per Week: 20
  • Pay Rate: $17.00-$23.00
  • Location: Tacoma, WA

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