Friends of the Children has recently launched a new chapter in SW Washington and we are looking for a passionate, committed licensed clinician to perform the role of Caregiver Engagement Specialist to provide comprehensive resource navigation and direct service support to families. Our model is proven to break the cycle of generational poverty for children who face the most barriers by providing paid professional mentors to thousands of youth across the country. The Caregiver Engagement Specialist will be tasked to support the establishment and expansion of our innovative, evidence-based model in SW Washington. The Caregiver Engagement Specialist will partner closely with caregivers who have experienced significant trauma themselves, with community-based organizations, and with the mental health and foster care systems to build parental protective capacities and improve family stability. He or she will engage and empower caregivers to reach their individual goals for their families.
The ideal candidate will have a smart head for data, and be an innovative leader deeply connected to the communities we serve. He or she will be proactive, results-driven, and possess a sense of urgency while at the same time look to focus their entrepreneurial talents to make a real difference for children whose families are most at risk of entering the foster care system. The Caregiver Engagement Specialist will work closely with the Program Director (PD), and will help guide the SW Washington site’s implementation, assessment, and evaluation of our two-generation model of support. The right candidate will be fiercely committed to equity and will ensure that every aspect of the organization’s mission is executed with full engagement of communities impacted by our work.
Friends of the Children is a nonprofit that is impacting generational change by empowering youth through relationships with professional mentors. We do this by providing children facing the most obstacles with a long-term, professional mentor, who we call a “Friend,” from kindergarten through high school graduation, 12+ years – no matter what. We are currently seeking an extraordinary professional to embark on a new career journey as a Friend at our SW Washington Chapter.
At Friends of the Children we put children first and use our values to change the way the world treats and views youth facing great barriers. As a Friend you will nurture long-term relationships from a foundation of love, acceptance, and culturally-informed practice. Do you want to help nine of our youth discover their limitless potential, by fostering their internal resiliency? Are you ready to help build relationships within the communities of our youth and families to strengthen social networks and provide bridges to new opportunities? If so, the impactful role of a Friend might be for you.