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Family Interaction Specialist

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ORGANIZATION: Canopy Center

  • 30 people are interested

The family interaction specialist provides supervision services to families involved in CHIPS cases (children in need of protection and services) through Dane County Human Services, as well as to any family in need of supervised family interactions. Parent to Child provides children the opportunity to spend quality time with their parent/parents in a safe and supported environment. Family interaction specialists observe these family interactions and provide objective reports as well as serving as a mentor for the parents and families. A minimum commitment of one year or two school semesters is required.

Apply at https://canopycenter.org/volunteeremployee.html

If you have any questions or concerns about the position, feel free to contact volunteercoordinator@canopycenter.org for more information.

Duties and Activities

  • Coordinate and facilitate visits, including maintaining contact with parents, children, foster families, social worker/case manager, and Canopy Center staff.
  • Observe and report on parent interaction with their child during a weekly visit.
  • Document and submit all visit notes in a timely manner.
  • Report unusual or questionable visits or any concerns immediately to the P2C Case Manager.
  • Attend quarterly trainings and case reviews.
  • Provide support and resources to families as needed.

Position Benefits

  • Direct experience for those interested in counseling, social work, and other related fields.
  • Learn about issues facing parents and families with special needs.
  • Develop communication and report-writing skills.

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About Canopy Center

Location:

2445 Darwin Road, Suite 15, Madison, WI 53704, US

Mission Statement

Canopy Center's mission is to help strengthen families and support children, teens, and adults impacted by trauma and adversity. We are committed to providing culturally competent and diverse professional, volunteer, and peer services.

Description

Canopy Center was established in 1977 in response to parents who were reaching out for help. Today, Canopy Center is a non-profit organization providing three distinct programs:

Parent-to-Child Family Interaction Program (P2C) - an extension of Dane County Human Services, which provides supervised visitation on nights and weekends to families in the foster care system.

Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Dane and Columbia Counties - a program that trains and supervises community volunteers to work with children in the child welfare system. CASA provides support, resources, and advocacy for these children.

Oasis Sexual Abuse Treatment - individual and group therapy for children and adults who have been victims of sexual abuse as well as their non-offending caregivers.

Our philosophy and beliefs:

  • Every person has worth, dignity and potential for growth.
  • Every person is unique and deserves to have a voice in identifying and addressing their needs.
  • Every person needs positive social connections to fully develop their sense of self and community.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2445 Darwin RoadSuite 15Madison, WI 53704

(43.12832,-89.34971)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Development
  • Bilingual

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum one year or 2-semester commitment.
  • Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D.

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