Transportation Aide (Therapeutic Foster Care): part-time
Northern Virginia Family Service
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The NVFS Therapeutic Foster Care Program (TFC) serves Northern Virginia and the surrounding areas. Program staff recruit, prepare and support resource parents to provide temporary, healing home environments for children/teens in the state’s foster care system. The program provides 24/7 support/crisis intervention to resource families and the foster children/teens placed in their homes.
The Transportation Aide provides routine and non-routine transportation and/or security escort for children placed in the TFC Program. Incumbent is expected to provide a positive role model to children and follow specific guidelines for interactions with clients.
In conjunction with our commitment to public safety and the requirements of many contracts, NVFS has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy which requires all employees to be fully vaccinated with an approved COVID-19 vaccination in accordance with applicable law. Medical or religious accommodations may be requested.
Essential Job Duties: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with known disabilities to perform the essential functions.
•Provides transportation and/or escort services to TFC children and families; attends to external environmental factors/people/situations that may create conflict or potentially dangerous situations for the children or families and responds according to training provided.
•Reports to TFC Social Worker on any ongoing difficulties with a child.
•Maintain current level of knowledge information on foster/respite care programs.
•Participate in regular supervision with supervisor and provide regular updates.
•Remain current on knowledge of standards and other program-related information.
•Enter data for record keeping and reporting to meet relevant guidelines.
Qualification Requirements: An individual may obtain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform essential job duties.
•High School diploma.
•Prefer two (2) years related work experience in child development and working with families.
•Clean driving record.
•Oral and written fluency in English required. Additional language skills always welcome.
•Proficiency in usage of basic technological tools including laptops/computers, email, phones, and internet required. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required.
•Must be able to demonstrate and live the organizational values of Communication, Integrity, Respect, Collaboration, and Accountability.
•Successful completion of background checks upon hire.
•Successful completion of Motor Vehicle Record check, have a valid U.S. driver’s license and own transportation; must be 21 years of age or older per the agency’s insurance policy.
•May be called upon to work beyond normal working hours.
At Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS), we value the diversity of backgrounds, experience, perspectives, and skillsets that we collectively provide to our community, clients and coworkers. We celebrate and thrive on our differences and welcome everyone’s unique contributions. NVFS is committed to advancing equity, embracing diversity, and promoting inclusion and is an equal opportunity employer. NVFS is an E-Verify participant and drug-free workplace.
NVFS values diversity in our workforce. We strongly encourage all interested individuals to apply, including people of color, all genders and gender identities, people of all abilities, LGBTQ+ individuals, other members of marginalized communities, veterans and national service alumni.
How to Apply
Apply externally on our NVFS career page: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/NOR1025NORVI/JobBoard/32cdcf9c-5e9a-45b5-8aa9-8561665cc68e/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=56537402-cc06-4ee6-89e3-f192a6b8e98b