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Supervised Visitation Volunteer

  • Type:Volunteer
  • Salary/Pay Rate:Unpaid
  • Posted Date:08/12/2015 9:48 AM

Description of This Service:

The assigned volunteer is responsible for supervising visits and providing a safe, secure environment, physically and emotionally, for children in alternate care by supervising visits with their natural parent(s) agreed-upon site. The volunteer’s schedule is flexible and determined by the hours they want to work and the assignments they accept from the Volunteer Coordinator. 

Responsibilities:

  • To supervise visits of non-custodial parents with their child(ren). This includes monitoring and, if necessary, intervening with the parent or child who demonstrated inappropriate physical or verbal behaviors.
  • To maintain contact with the social worker assigned to the case.
  • To report as soon as possible any problems or concerns regarding a specific client, social worker or visitation request.
  • To work with the Volunteer Coordinator, Social Worker and any other collaborating agencies as a team member to best meet the needs of the client.
  • To treat clients with respect and dignity.
  • To perform only those supervised visitation requests authorized by the Volunteer Coordinator, at the request of a Social Worker, to fulfill the case plan for that individual/family.
  • To be prompt in keeping appointments and adhering to agreed upon schedules.
  • To abide by the Departments’ Rules of Confidentiality.
  • To record time, mileage and supervised visitation reports using the assigned code number and forms. To turn in these forms in a timely manner so that reimbursement can be made and the social workers can be kept up to date.
  • To inform the Volunteer Coordinator of vacations, illness etc. that would necessitate a substitute supervisor, with as much advance notice as possible.
  • To respect the rules regarding visitation procedures. 

Volunteer Qualifications:

  • Dependable, flexible and patient.
  • Sensitive to the needs of the families we work with.
  • Capable of handling emergencies if necessary.
  • Hold a valid driver's license if they’re going to transport clients. 

Volunteer Reimbursement:

  • Volunteers are reimbursed for their mileage at the current rate, if using a personal vehicle.
  • To receive reimbursements the volunteer must fill out and return the appropriate form/s to the Volunteer Coordinator.
  • There is no other reimbursement and the volunteer is not to accept pay or gifts for their services from the client or their representatives. 
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