Supervised Visitation Monitor

Centre County Women’s Resource Center
Centre County Child Access Center
Job Description:  Supervised Visitation Monitor
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Supervised Visitation Monitor works under the authority of the Program Director.  The Supervised Visitation Monitor is responsible for overseeing and monitoring supervised visits of non-custodial parents and their child(ren) and custody exchanges between parents who.  The Supervised Visitation Monitor is a part-time position at the Centre County Child Access Center.  The hours of the Supervised Visitation Monitor require evening and weekend availability and could vary from week to week due to client demand and Centre County Child Access Center scheduling procedures.  The Supervised Visitation Monitor is guaranteed 6 hours per week, but may be scheduled for up to 16 hours per week.  This position is funded for 8 months (ending 9/30/12) with possible extension.

Responsibilities:

  • To unobtrusively monitor and supervise visitation between a non-custodial parent and his/her child(ren) with the safety of all parties in mind.
  • To provide oversight and supervision for monitored custody exchanges
  • To intervene or redirect (including suspending or terminating visits) parents and/or children in accordance with Centre County Child Access Center policies and procedures.
  • To ensure client compliance with Centre County Child Access Center policies.
  • To support and promote a positive and safe atmosphere and visiting experience for parents and their children.
  • To carry out assignments and handle problems and deviations in accordance with instruction, policies, procedures and/or accepted practices.
  • To complete a Critical Incident Report Form when appropriate in a timely, detailed and accurate manner.
  • To screen communication between the custodial and non-custodial parents for relevance and safety based on the policies and procedures of the Child Access Center.
  • To report child abuse to the Program Director pursuant to Centre County Child Access Center policy and state law.
  • To complete a personal record of hours and submit to Program Director bi-weekly.
  • To maintain confidentiality and neutrality as outlined in the Centre County Child Access Center policies.
  • To attend and participate in required trainings and meetings.
  • To actively support the vision, mission and values of the Centre County Child Access Center.
  • To exhibit an understanding of domestic violence and the effects on children and family dynamics.
  • To regularly engage in clear and open communication with the Program Director regarding services, concerns and feedback.
  • To dress and perform duties in a professional manner which reflects the nature of the services being performed.
  • To perform other program duties as required.

 

Skills:

Individuals must be able/willing:

  1. Individuals must commit to CCWRC’s mission of working toward social change for women and against the intersections of oppression that affect victims and survivors who seek our services. These oppressions include ageism, classism, racism, ableism, homophobia and heterosexism.  Staff members must also commit to participate in and contribute to creating an anti-racist ethic within our organization.
  2. To perform duties under general supervision.
  3. To function independently including making decisions when circumstances warrant such actions.
  4. To speak and understand English language and accurately follow oral and written instructions.
  5. To effectively use oral and written communication skills, must possess basic grammar and spelling skills as well as basic computer skills.
  6. To do infrequent lifting of up to 25 pounds.
  7. To have personal integrity and be willing to give direct honest feedback to colleagues, families and others as well as to invite feedback for self.
  8. To be exposed to infectious diseases such as, colds, flu, HIV, hepatitis, MRSA, etc. and take only the necessary precautions.
  9. To establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse communities, agencies, staff and families.
  10. To successfully complete required background checks.
  11. To demonstrate flexibility with work schedule.
  12. To maintain timeliness by arriving on time and keeping to supervised visitation schedule.

Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree (or an associate’s degree with 5 years experience) in human services, preferable in Social Work, counseling, psychology, human/child development or related field.  At least two years direct experience with human service, domestic violence, batterer’s intervention, visitation supervision or related area.  A strong commitment to providing quality services to Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence survivors.  Strong daily commitment to:

  • the provision of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault services with a feminist perspective;
  • the struggle against ageism, classism, racism, ableism, homophobia and heterosexism;
  • support and involve people of all racial, social, ethnic, religious, cultural and economic groups;

Employment Status:  Part-Time

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