The Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence is proud to be part of the University of Washington, one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. When the Alliance does not have open positions, we encourage you to check out the University of Washington job listings.
- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Integration Specialist: This role will promote diversity and inclusion within the Alliance and ensure that Alliance training, coaching and development programs support cultural change in the Partnership’s ability to deepen its relationship to, and support of, essential diverse segments across employees, caregivers, and communities. The DEI Integration Specialist is an expert on issues/concerns related to cultural agility and relevancy, diversity trainings, implicit bias, and anti-racism work. This position participates in and utilizes a competency-based system to identify, plan, coordinate and provide learning opportunities and will conduct assessments that inform DEI metrics and organizational and Partnership goals.
- Caregiver Retention Education and Support Services Volunteer Mentor Coordinator (CaRESVMC): This role will be responsible for recruiting and sustaining a skilled network of volunteers serving caregivers over various CaRES programs and service elements of the Retention and Support contract. Responsibilities include: serving as CaRES lead for recruiting and sustaining a strong statewide network of volunteers across CaRES services; directly supervising volunteers and ensuring that services they provide are culturally relevant and meet local cultural needs; developing and implementing an effective network of support groups in local communities throughout the state; building and maintaining resource guides for communities throughout the state to support caregivers and the children they serve; approaching local businesses and organizations to support caregivers needs for community respite activities; coordinating with sub-contractors who are providing pre- and post-licensure and kinship care mentoring and other supports; entering and maintaining program data resulting from CaRES volunteer services; actively collaborating with DCYF Licensing Division and other DCYF staff.
- Caregiver Retention Education and Support Services Lead Mentor Coordinator (CaRESLMC): This role will be responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of mentoring and other support services for newly licensed foster parents and caregivers, those with first placements, and caregivers over time, as program elements of the Retention and Support contract. Responsibilities include: contacting newly licensed foster parents within established timelines to congratulate them and offer support and service referrals; offering ongoing mentoring and support to licensed foster parents and kinship caregivers with a focus in the first two years; contacting foster parents and kinship caregivers experiencing their first placement to congratulate them and provide them with welcome packets, welcome baskets and other initial placement supports; serving as a primary responder for the FIRST program, which offers neutral third party support for licensed foster parents under investigation by DCYF Licensing Division; actively collaborating with DCYF Licensing Division and other DCYF staff; collaborating with the CaRES Volunteer Mentor Coordinator to build and maintain a volunteer mentoring program; coordinating with sub-contractors supporting licensed foster parents and kinship caregivers; and ensuring services delivered are culturally appropriate.
- Caregiver Retention Education and Support Services Licensing Coordinator: This role will be responsible for the development and implementation of the licensing support aspects of the Retention and Support contract. Responsibilities include: making initial contact with prospective foster parents; providing follow up contacts as determined by Alliance engagement strategies; directly assisting prospective foster parents with support throughout the licensing process; developing, implementing, and documenting statewide licensing support processes for consistent statewide practices; actively collaborating with DCYF Licensing Division and other DCYF staff; recruiting and maintaining volunteer mentors supporting those in the licensing process in collaboration with the CaRES Volunteer Mentor Coordinator; coordinating with sub-contractors supporting those in the licensing process; and ensuring services delivered are culturally appropriate.
NOTE on Regions for Coach Positions: The position descriptions on the University of Washington Hires website currently use the old Children's Administration regions. The position descriptions will soon be updated to reflect the new Department of Children, Youth, and Families regions. Click here to see the new regional map.
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