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
4.000 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 OF WORK PERFORMED: Olive Crest is seeking a full-time
Visitation Monitor to provide support services to foster families,
transport clients to visits and monitor visitations.Duties also
include: support Foster Parents by offering transportation of
children, maintaining the safety of the child at all times, and
documenting observations during the visit in a timely manner.
Report to and communicate with assigned case mangers verbally and
in writing and participate in program trainings and meetings.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Monitor and supervise visitation between legal family members
referred by the department and children placed in out of home care,
including relative, parent and/or child-only sibling visitation.
Support Foster Parents by offering transportation of children when
needed and offering support during transitions related to
visitation. Remain with the children at all times during the visit,
as specified in the visitation referral, and assure their safety.
Maintain and assess the safety of the child during the visit, based
on contract and agency guidelines. Document objective unbiased
observations during the visit and prepare and submit clinical notes
within 72 hours of the visit. Visit notes are written during
Monitored visits and submitted after the visit. 15 minutes for
every hour of a supervised visit is allowed to complete your notes.
Report to the assigned Case Manager, and other parties assigned to
the case, through verbal and written communication. Provide
additional support services to children, as deemed appropriate and
assigned by your supervisor. Participate in training and Visitation
Monitor and program meetings. Follow car seat safety, and safe and
secure transportation per Washington State law at all times. Other
duties as assigned by your supervisor.
Educational and experience requirements: a) Bachelors degree in
a Human Services or related field from an accredited school; OR
b) AA degree in a Human Services or related field, or two years
of completed coursework toward bachelors degree; and six (6) months
documented (paid/volunteer) experience directly working with
children and families. OR
c) A High school diploma or GED and twelve (12) months
documented (paid/volunteer) experience working with children and
d) AND Knowledge of child safety and basic child
development/milestones, effective problem solving, excellent
verbal, written and interpersonal communication.
e) AND at least two (2) written references from prior
employer(s)/supervisors documenting their skills in working with
Must be 21 years and older. Criminal record clearance. Valid
Washington State drivers license and acceptable driving record as
required by Olive Crests insurance carrier. Reliable vehicle and
current automobile insurance, indicating your name on the coverage.
First Aid/CPR certification for infants and children completed.
Must have 2 hours of HIV/blood borne pathogens training in the past
5 years. Ability to lift 25 lbs. and intervene in a physical way
during crisis situations with minors up to 18 years of age.
Adequate vision and hearing to be able to supervise clients
properly. Flexibility in terms of range of hours and days/times of
visits. Must have a philosophy of support for at-risk children and
families in line with the mission, vision, values, and statement of
faith of Olive Crest.
Experience in a culturally diverse work place. Bilingual. People
with culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
TO APPLY: Please visit
to fill out our online application.
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.
COVID-19 considerations: COVID-19 requirements by the State of
Washington and DCYF apply.