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Independent Services Network
Independent Services Network (ISN) is a vibrant statewide company delivering services for adults with intellectual disabilities, as well as children and youth in foster care. We are looking for a professional in sync with our mission-driven service delivery. If you join, you will become part of a team that is intent on making an impact in the lives of the people of New Hampshire.
The ideal candidate is someone that is self-directed and has the skills and commitment to help maintain and support our current growth. If you are intrigued by this opportunity, please contact us to begin the mutual discovery process.
**SIGN ON BONUS $250**
Parent Aides are professionally trained individuals who provide supervision between children in NH’s child welfare system and their biological parents. Parent Aides become a role model to parents who need help parenting their children and dealing with life’s daily challenges.
LOCATION – Manchester, NH and Claremont, NH
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Work directly with children, families, and foster parents to provide supervised visitation services.
Demonstrate cultural sensitivity and competence in working with families from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, socioeconomic levels, and lifestyles.
Provide support and encouragement to biological parent(s) whose children are in foster care.
Role model safe and appropriate parenting skills.
Provide transportation and supervision services for child(ren).
Provide opportunities for community-based therapeutic recreation.
Maintain accurate, organized, and up to date record keeping.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
An Associate Degree is required
Experience working with children and families required
Experience in Domestic Violence Effects on children/family preferred
Experience in Substance Abuse – Identifying triggers of relapse, effects of drug abuse on children/family, etc., preferred
Ability to communicate effectively with children and families
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to use a computer; expertise in Word and Excel; familiarity with other Microsoft Office products.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
Must demonstrate strong moral/ethical ability
Actively involved with sharing ideas and creative solutions Hold a valid Driver’s License and maintain a clean driving record