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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

Family Specialist

AASK is seeking full-time Social Workers for the Foster Care and Adoption Program. There are multiple openings for both English and Spanish bi-lingual candidates. The Family Specialist will assist families in the adoption or foster care journey by supporting them in parenting children in their homes. Children have complex developmental trauma and may display behavioral challenges, developmental disabilities and /or medically fragile needs, and position requires but is not limited to case management, preparation of detailed assessments, family support and advocacy, education about trauma informed parenting, recommendation and facilitation of services, participation in team meetings, attending court, and meeting other needs expressed by family.

Job candidates MUST have a four year degree in Social Work or a related field.

Work is conducted in the field; therefore, candidates must have a driver’s license and their own vehicle.

Compensation starts at $35,000/year - AASK will provide compensation commensurate with experience. Pay differential offered to candidates with Spanish bilingual oral and written fluency.

The position will be located in one of the three offices; Phoenix, Chandler or Peoria with a hybrid remote schedule. AASK reimburses employees for job-related travel.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide case management, support, and advocacy to families in their home.
  • Maintain accurate records of services provided by timely and accurate reporting.
  • Maintain positive relationships with families, youth, and other community partners.
  • Possess strong communication skills and will be asked to produce a writing sample.
  • Manage multiple tasks at once and thrive in a fast-paced environment characterized by growth and change.
  • Be self-motivated and self-directed.

Interested candidates may email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to

HCBS Care Provider (Part-Time)

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.

Basic responsibilities include:

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

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

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.