CASA of Lane County is currently hiring a Family Finding Specialist

SALARY FTE AND BENEFITS:

  • Current FTE (full time equivalency) 1.0 (40 hours/week)
  • Paid time off – prorated to FTE and length of employment
  • Monthly benefit stipend, simple IRA and life insurance
  • This position offers a flexible hybrid work arrangement and is hourly and non-exempt, subject to state and federal wage and overtime requirements
  • Successful applicants must be able to pass a CJIS background check prior to employment
  • Salary range: $37,000 to $39,000

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lane County is seeking applicants for a full time Family Finding Specialist The imperative for the Family Finding Specialist is to work with the families of identified youth in the Child Welfare system to identify bio and/or adoptive family and/or kith to ensure children know who their family members are, gain a sense of identity, understand their culture, heal from trauma, and in some cases gain permanent, safe placement outside of community foster care.

The primary goal of Family Finding is to provide lifelong family connections for children while assisting Child Welfare caseworkers to ensure family has not been excluded in the decisions affecting children and that engagement takes place, when possible and safe.

This position reports to the Program Director of CASA, but works collaboratively and responsibly within the network of project partners:  Child Welfare, and others as necessary. This position requires an earned Bachelor’s degree and two years of experience in a human services setting working with families/children.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they are able to perform every task in the job description.  We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background.  CASA of Lane County will consider any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education and experience to meet minimum qualifications.  If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role.

CASA of Lane County is an equal opportunity employer and as such, we do not discriminate against any team member or candidate because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, or any other basis protected by law.  We encourage all to apply because we believe a diversity of voices leads to better discussions, decisions, and outcomes for everyone.

Please submit your resume and cover letter outlining your experience and interest in the position to Debi Bone at [email protected]. The deadline for submissions is Friday, November 11, 2022 at 5:00 pm.