Supervised Visitation Monitor

Key Responsibilities

  • Serve as a facilitator during supervised parenting time at Karlis Family Center or Sungate.
  • Observe parents and children during their court-ordered visits, and take notes on the interaction, to provide to courts for review.
  • Intervene in visit only when inappropriate behavior occurs.
  • Complete initial training with parenting time program staff.
  • Complete volunteer checklist and training hours.
  • Arrive on time during scheduled shifts.
  • Follow procedures for transition and supervision of children.
  • Document objective observations according to the House Rules.
  • Abide by all volunteer program House Rules.
  • Complete mandatory follow up training including, but not limited to the Domestic Violence training.

Initial Impact

  • Our organization’s constituents will receive premier service and be connected with the best Family Tree staff member to meet their needs.

Sustained Outcome

  • Supervised Visitation Monitor/Intern will demonstrate the value of effective volunteer engagement and attract additional volunteers that can help build Family Tree’s capacity.
  • This role will help Karlis Family Center and Sungate staff to fulfill strategic priorities.

Training & Support

  • We ask each volunteer to attend the following trainings led by Family Tree experts: Volunteer Orientation, Domestic Violence Symposium and Homelessness 101.
  • Supervised Visitation Monitor/Intern will have additional training from Karlis Family Center or Sungate staff.
  • Commitment Supervised Visitation Monitor/Intern is expected to be available for six months. The weekly commitment is four hours. Daytime and evening shifts are available.

Qualifications

  • Completion of volunteer orientation and background check.
  • Sufficient knowledge of conditions that require supervised visitations, i.e. physical or sexual abuse, neglect, chemical dependency, and/or mental illness.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
  • Must possess the ability to see and hear all interactions during supervised visits.
  • Must be dependable – when scheduled to volunteer, must honor commitment and understand the consequences of calling in or no-showing for a shift.
  • Must have good judgment, maturity, common sense, and a high degree of responsibility.
  • The volunteer will act in a non-discriminatory manner toward all clients, regardless of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, physical handicap, political affiliations, social or economic status, affliction preference, or sexual orientation.

Benefits

  • Becoming part of the Family Tree team, providing solutions for families in crisis to become safe, strong and self-reliant.
  • Opportunities to make a difference in the lives of children and to create a more child-friendly community.
  • Opportunity to participate and be active with a dynamic team of social service providers.
  • Work experience to enhance the strength of your resume.
  • Direct client contact with those going through the court process.
  • Opportunity to be considered for employment with Family Tree.

Getting Started

If you are interested in this position, please email Erika Nelson, Director of Volunteer Services at enelson@thefamilytree.org.

 

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