Sample Job Description for Foster Care Case Aide

The job of a foster care case aide involves working in coordination with the court and the government to help the abandoned or abused children find a temporary home till they are ready to move in to their own or other permanent home. Apart from formal education, the job also requires one to have a license or certification from the concerned government department.

Here is an example of what a foster care case aide job description would look like:

Job Summary

Within the structure of the agency’s mission, policies, procedures, and resources, the Foster Care Case Aide is responsible for providing support services to the Foster Care Department and Managers in accordance with State licensing laws and standards.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Facilitate birth family visits
  • Monitor child and birth family interactions
  • Provide transportation for birth family visits and appointments
  • Back up peers and staff as needed to ensure service delivery
  • Provide support and backup to case managers and foster parents as appropriate
  • Schedule tasks and appointments
  • Complete and file progress notes in a timely fashion
  • Develop behavior management plans with foster parents
  • Provide crisis intervention
  • Promote social and recreational activities of foster children
  • Maintain regular communication and contact between director and clinician on a weekly basis
  • Participate in agency meetings and supervision
  • Participate in ongoing training and development

Position Requirements:

  • Ability to interact with children and families
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills
  • Have an understanding of foster care philosophy and intervention strategies
  • High school or equivalent education
  • Experienced preferred in transportation services and/or support services
  • Demonstrate the ability to meet the immediate needs of foster care families
  • State issued operator’s driver’s license required

Physical Demands:

  • Long-distance driving
  • Sitting for long periods of time
  • Working flexible schedule including non-traditional hours and weekends

Company Policy/Procedure Compliance:

  • Professional apparel and appearance
  • Emotional detachment
  • Adherence to agency policies and procedures
  • Compliance with accreditation standards and contract agreement
  • Agree to completion of an exit interview upon termination of position