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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

HCBS Family Coordinator

AASK is searching for a full time Family Coordinator in the Home & Community Based Services department. This position matches AASK HCBS Direct Care Providers with children qualified to receive Medicaid funded services in Maricopa County. The position is based in our Central Phoenix office. A two year degree in social work or a related field is the minimum education requirement; a four year degree is preferred.

Basic responsibilities include:

  • Serve as the primary contact for funding source case managers, client families and care providers.
  • Conduct basic case management services to meet AASK HCBS service provision obligations.
  • Facilitates Provider staffing process to meet needs of Clients in accordance to contractual requirements.
  • Timely and accurate home visit documentation.
  • Attend 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.
  • Carry out AASK responsibilities for incident reporting requirements and facilitates investigations as needed.
  • Monitor all aspects of client record keeping requirements to ensure contractual compliance.
  • Review service documentation to ensure service plans and goals are met.
  • Attends service delivery meetings as required by funding source and assigned by an AASK Director.
  • Maintain client confidentiality at all times.
  • Other tasks as assigned by supervisor or Director.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum education of a two year degree; four degree preferred, OEE in social work or related field.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have and maintain a 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 evenings and weekend meetings.
  • Must demonstrate good organizational, time management, problem solving, and collaborative, interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrable ability to participate in a diverse and collaborative working environment.
  • Must be competent in Microsoft Office, web based and Windows based PC applications.

Salary

The salary for this position starts at $31,000 per year and will be commensurate with experience and education.

Interested candidates should email a resume to rfunk@aask-az.org.

HCBS Care Provider

AASK HCBS (Home and Community Based Services) provides respite, habilitation, and attendant care services for children with developmental and behavioral health disabilities. We are hiring Care Providers to extend the high-level of care and understanding these children deserve when parents/guardians need a break. Opportunities are valley-wide and the schedules are typically part-time. Compensation is hourly and free training and certification is provided.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience caring for children
  • 18 years of age for DDD services and 21 years of age for Behavioral Health services
  • High School diploma (or proof from an accredited institution with graduation date), or GED
  • Clear DPS fingerprint and background check
  • Pass pre-employment drug screen
  • Documentation of a negative TB test
  • Reliable transportation
  • Consistent phone and email contact
  • Able to lift 25 pounds, minimum

Skills

  • Interpersonal and problem solving
  • Work in a collaborative and diverse environment
  • Listening and communication
  • Dependable and dedicated
  • Schedule and time management

Basic responsibilities include:

  • Attend to the needs of children in parent/guardian absence
  • Provide service authorized by contracted agencies
  • Follow care plan consistent with the standards established by the family
  • Provide care consistent with the standards established by the contracting agency
  • Provide care within the limitations of authorizations and work orders
  • Maintain client rights and confidentiality at all times
  • Ensure safety and well-being of child while in the home or community
  • Interact and engage with the child during play activities
  • Meet the physical needs of the child, including diapering, and hygiene
  • Guide the child through established tasks and report progress
  • Communicate with parent/guardian about time and activities
  • Report unusual incidents promptly and thoroughly
  • Complete agency required documentation
  • Maintain communication with the agency and families
  • Maintain training and certifications required by contracting agencies
  • Abide by all agency policies and procedures

Interested candidates can review the Job Description and submit Application to HCBSrecruitment@aask-az.org.

For more information please visit the AASK HCBS Employment web page.

Grant Writer

Aid to Adoption of Special Kids (AASK) is seeking a full-time grant writer committed to helping children in foster care.  The right candidate will manage this dynamic agency’s existing grants schedule and develop new relationships and sources of funding.

Job Responsibilities

  • Research, writing and submission of grant proposals, supporting documents (including budgets) and interim reports
  • Maintenance and implementation of grants calendar
  • Regular communication with funders, acting as organization liaison
  • Attending proposal meetings and doing presentations as needed

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field
  • 3 years grant-writing experience preferred
  • Valid driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance

Skills

  • Excellent writing, presentation, computer, and database management skills
  • Ability to relate program budgets to grant narratives
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently

Salary

  • Depends on experience
  • Benefits include: medical, vision, dental, long-term/short-term disability, 401K

Interested candidates please submit your cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and salary requirements to jturko@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: $31,000 - $33,000/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.
  • 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.


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.