Assessor

1 Part-Time/On-Call Position

Department:

Hui Ho‘omalu - Oahu

Supervisor:

Program Coordinator I or Assistant Program Coordinator

Primary Purpose

Under the supervision of the Program Coordinator I or Assistant Program Coordinator, the On-call Part-time Assessor is responsible for completing home assessments for prospective general license resource families. 

Essential Duties

  • Conducts a series of interviews with each family member, separately and jointly, and interviews each adult and child in the home; interviews other significant contacts; Educates, counsels, motivates and ensures that prospective resource families comply with all non-negotiable requirements;
  • Conducts home inspections;
  • Works in conjunction with the pre-service Trainer to analyze family competency data;
  • Reviews all clearances, verifications, and forms (medical clearances, TB tests, criminal history checks, fingerprinting checks, Child Abuse and Neglect clearances, family application and questionnaires, financial evaluations, etc.) and assesses for compliance with licensing/approval requirements;
  • Makes a disposition on each resource home application ensuring full compliance with laws and regulations;
  • Integrates above information into a comprehensive assessment report;
  • Selects/counsels out inappropriate families;
  • Actively participates and fosters collaborative relationships impacting the recruitment, training and ongoing support and retention phases of the process.
  • Maintains confidentiality of sensitive information.

Other Duties

May be asked to conduct other visits with the resource family to assess initial suitability for the program.

Work Hours

Variable.  Must be flexible with work schedule, will need to deliver services in the evenings and weekends. Work hours are not to exceed 19 hours per week. 
 

Working Conditions

Job duties will be performed in the community and in consumers’ homes.  Work will also be conducted from the employee’s home.
 

Equipment Use

Able to use computer and keyboard, scanner, telephone, printer, copier, fax, electronic postage machine, LCD projector and video equipment.

Mental, Physical & Communication Demands

  • Must be able to perform job duties at a computer/desk for long periods of time. Able to read, analyze and interpret complex documents, financial records, reports, etc.
  • Respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints.
  • Able to problem analyze and resolve at both a functional and strategic level. Energetic, forward-thinking and creative with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment and strong operational focus.
  • Able to organize and manage multiple priorities, juggle multiple tasks and work under pressure of meeting multiple attention demands and deadlines.  
  • Possess excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
  • Must be able to relate well and work cooperatively with different ethnic groups and is sensitive to the cultural, language or dialect, financial and educational diversity of the clients and co-workers. Ability to interpret issues and concerns within a cultural context and apply cultural concepts in resolutions.
  • Maintains positive personal and phone etiquette, projecting professional open, warm and positive communication (written and oral) with clients and co-workers.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) or equivalent with two (2) years of experience in foster care.At least one (1) year of experience conducting home studies for resource families strongly preferred.
  •  Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in the State of Hawaii strongly preferred.
  • A strong community-building background and knowledge of Hawaii Child Welfare Services highly desired.
  • Knowledge of culture and lifestyles of the island/region and an ability to interpret issues and concerns within a cultural context and apply cultural concepts in resolutions preferred.
  • Ability to translate PIDF’s mission and values into daily actions, demonstrating a commitment to work as a team member while achieving Program goals.
  • Basic computer skills, such as use of Word, Excel, e-mail programs and the internet.
  • Must have access to a computer, internet, e-mail, and phone to conduct business from.
  • Must participate in Child Abuse and Neglect, State criminal and FBI criminal clearances, and subsequently meet DHS standards regarding these clearances.
  • Must have access to a vehicle; have a valid driver’s license, a safe and responsible driving record, and current no-fault auto insurance, with at least the minimum State of Hawaii coverage requirements with at least $100,000 minimum in bodily collision per person per accident.

All positions require that the incumbent have no convictions of any crime against a child or other vulnerable person. We conduct periodic criminal background checks as a condition of employment.

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by an employee in this classification. It is not to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of employees assigned to this job. Management has the right to add to, revise, or delete information in this description. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.


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