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Are you looking for a rewarding job where you can make a difference in the lives of thousands of children, advocate for the families caring for them, and possibly change the future? If so, AASK might be the place for you!

Aid to Adoption of Special Kids (AASK) is Arizona’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to providing relationships for children in foster care. AASK connects children with foster families, adoptive families, siblings, kin, and adult mentors. We offer competitive compensation packages that include health care options for employee, spouse & family, a generous paid time off policy, and a 401k program.

Current Employment Opportunities

Event Coordinator

Job Type: Event Coordinator
Reports to: Director of Development
FLSA: Salaried, Non-Exempt

Summary:

The Event Coordinator will handle the planning and logistics of agency donation drives and family events, including the AASK Backpack Drive, Spring Picnic, Snowflake Drive, Holiday Party, and Family Fun Walk. The coordinator will work closely with individual and corporate donors, and will provide support for department administration and fundraising campaigns.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate logistics and provide participant customer service for agency events
  • Serve as point person for in-kind donations
  • Provide administrative support for agency fundraising campaigns
  • Enter donations into donor database in an accurate and timely fashion
  • Send acknowledgements in accordance with AASK’s Donor Acknowledgement Process
  • Maintain contact list of vendors, volunteers, & agency partners
  • Maintain event calendar including marketing & communications
  • Support as needed 3rd party fundraising events

Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing, communication and “people” skills
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills

  • Event planning skills with strong attention to detail
  • Office skills including proficiency in Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
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Must be able to work under pressure and time constraints/deadlines
  • Ability to work with community partners in a responsive and professional manner
  • This position will work out of AASK’s Peoria office

Education and Experience:

  • At least two years event planning experience
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform functions of this job: loading and unloading vehicles, moving and carrying boxes, event setup and tear-down, using dollies and hand trucks to move and store materials.

Salary:

  • Range $25,000 - $28,000/year, depends on experience
  • Benefits include 401K, medical, dental, long-term/short-term disability

Agency Profile:

Aid to Adoption of Special Kids (AASK) is Arizona’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to providing relationships for children in foster care. AASK connects children with foster families, adoptive families, siblings, kin, and adult mentors.

AASK has a multi-step interview and screening process which includes a copy of the candidate’s driving record and verification of any college degrees. A successful candidate will be required to complete a drug test and fingerprint clearance application, and must show proof of auto insurance that meets or exceeds coverage minimums.

For more information about AASK, please visit our website at www.aask-az.org

Contact Information:

Please send resume and cover letter to Julie Turko, Director of Development, at jturko@aask-az.org.

HCBS Family Coordinator

Position: HCBS Family Coordinator
Supervised by: Director of HCBS
Effective Date: August 2016

Objective:

To match provider resources to client service needs; secure and maintain a positive relationship between client families and the HCBS department; ensure that both the quality of service and contractual obligations with funding sources are fulfilled.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, OEE in social work or behavioral health field.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must provide valid AZ driver’s license, have a clean driving record, proof of auto insurance, and personal vehicle.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Available for occasional nights and weekends
  • Must demonstrate good organizational, time management, problem solving, and collaborative, interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrates the ability to participate in a diverse and collaborative working environment.
  • Must be competent in Microsoft Office and Windows based PC applications

Basic Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the primary contact for funding source case managers as well as client families.
  • Conducts basic case management services to meet AASK HCBS service provision obligations.
  • Conducts Intakes for HCBS Clients and ensures AASK HCBS family paperwork is up to date.
  • Facilitates Provider staffing process to meet needs of Clients in accordance to contractual requirements.
  • Timely and accurate home visit documentation.
  • Attends ISP and CFT meetings as required by contractual obligations.
  • Coordination of care with external resources.
  • Ensures timely response to family/client and funding agency concerns about service issues.
  • Manages AASK responsibilities for Incident Reporting requirements and facilitates investigations as needed.
  • Creating and updating client habilitation/treatment plans and other required service plans.
  • Reviews service documentation to ensure service plans and goals are met.
  • Attends service delivery meetings as required by funding source and assigned by Director.
  • Maintains client confidentiality at all times.
  • Other tasks as assigned by supervisor.

Aid to Adoption of Special Kids does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, disabling condition, ethnic background or race and abides by EEOC and ADA hiring practices.

Trainers

AASK is hiring full-time and contract Trainers or Resource Parent Facilitators to teach PS-MAPP Training to kinship, foster and adoptive families. Qualifications for a Trainer include 1 year of experience as either a Licensing Worker or Resource Parent and must be Leader Certified trained in the AZ Edition of PS-MAPP. Resource Parent Trainers and Resource Parent Facilitators must have 1 year of experience caring for children in DCS custody and be in good standing and have no current/open CPS investigations, or licensing concerns/corrective actions and past CPS investigation or licensing concerns must have been successfully resolved.

The ideal Resource Parent Facilitators will have been PS-MAPP trained with the AZ Edition information during the process of becoming licensed but do not need to be Leader Certified. Trainers and Resource Parent Facilitators must be able to relate their experience with foster care and adoption to the concepts and key points of the training.

Trainers and Resource Parent Facilitators must have the ability to present information to a group, lead a discussion with a group and manage group participation. Trainers and Resource Parent Facilitators must understand and have the ability to convey the Core Abilities and Core Concepts of the program to applicants. Trainers and Resource Parent Facilitators will coordinate speakers, resources and materials for training and complete Meeting Notes. Candidates for this position must have strong customer service and writing skills.

AASK’s training occurs in the East Valley, Central Phoenix and West Phoenix and occurs on week nights and weekends. Candidates must be at least 21 years of age, have a valid AZ driver license, proof of automobile insurance and use of a personal vehicle. Please email your resume to Susan Lowther at slowther@aask-az.org.

Family Specialist

AASK currently has several openings for FT English and Bi-Lingual Family Specialists to provide direct case management for foster and adoptive families who are caring for children in the foster care system. Positions are available in the East Valley, West Valley, and Central Phoenix locations. Applicants MUST have a four year degree in Social Work or a related field. Compensation: $29,000 - $31,000 /Year

Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct assessments and develop foster and adoption home studies
  • Support families in the foster care licensing process and monitor the license.
  • Provide foster care and/ or adoptive home post-placement support services to families.
  • Be familiar with PS-MAPP leader and conduct pre-service training for families. Respond to families' needs via phone or in the home.
  • Develop and carry out a post-placement service plan coordinated with the identified case plan for the child and in accordance with the self-identified needs of the family.
  • Assist families in identifying training and support needed through the course of placement.
  • Utilize consultation services of other professionals in the support of the family and child through the course of the placement.
  • Services are provided primarily in the homes of families so candidates must have reliable transportation that enables them to travel to family homes located throughout the Valley as needed. Travel to far locations in Maricopa County and to Pinal County may be required.

Interested candidates email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to resume@aask-az.org.

HCBS (Home and Community Based Services) Care Provider

We at AASK understand that caring for a special needs child can sometimes be all consuming. We recruit, train and qualify individuals to provide the high-level of care and understanding these children deserve when parents/guardians need a break. Services take place throughout Maricopa County in the home or in the community for children with developmental disabilities.

Do you have a passion for working one-on-one with special needs children? You can make a difference in the lives of these families. If you would describe yourself as reliable, empathic, patient, and caring please review our HCBS Provider job description. If you believe you qualify, please download and complete our application and email it to HCBSrecruitment@aask-az.org. Compensation is hourly and we offer bonuses and training.

Learn more about our HCBS program.


AASK has a multi-step interview and screening process which includes a copy of the candidate’s driving record and verification of any college degrees. A successful candidate will be required to complete a drug test and fingerprint clearance application, and must show proof of auto insurance that meets or exceeds coverage minimums. AASK is an equal opportunity employer.