Allies for Every Child (Allies) (formerly known as Westside Children’s Center) exists to give at-risk children and children living in poverty the foundation they need to increase their life choices and lead fulfilling lives. For over 25 years, Allies has been providing thousands of at-risk children and their families with critical, high-quality early education programs, family strengthening interventions, foster care and adoption services, and a range of vital, integrated services, including disabilities screenings, nutrition, dental and vision screenings, and pediatric health consultations.
JOB SUMMARY: Allies contracts with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to protect at-risk children and strengthen families. The Resource Family Approval Contractor completes RFA assessments on prospective resource families and provides Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting (MAPP) training. The Resource Family Approval Contractor evaluates resource families, using the SAFE format, completes RFA Psychosocial Assessments, and conducts MAPP trainings, as needed. The RFA Program Contractor is responsible for evaluating the psychological and social-emotional capacity of RFA applicants to assess their parenting capabilities, as well as the environmental appropriateness of the RFA applicant’s home.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
Conduct RFA Assessment utilizing the SAFE format
Complete written RFA Assessment including revisions as needed
Conduct final home walk-through, as needed
Conduct MAPP training (if experienced), as needed