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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

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.