CaRES Connectors RFQQ

(image test: Alliance CaRES is growing locally! We are looking for Community Connectors who are… A current of former caregiver Connected to their regional community Positive and solution-oriented Interested in a flexible schedule Interested in in-person events Willing to share about Alliance CaRES programs)
To apply you must create an applicant account, click here for the  WEBS portal.

See below for a brief overview of the position, or view the full document here.

Alliance CaRES Community Connectors will:

  • Work up to 10 hours a month on a flexible schedule (more commonly 2-3 hours a month)
  • Facilitate in-person connections with caregivers
    • Work with the CaRES Community Engagement Coordinator to plan and maintain local groups
    • These connections could include, but are not limited to support groups, park play dates and/or coffee meet ups
    • Connect caregivers with their CaRES Mentor or staff for resources and supports (when needed)
  • Foster a collaborative effort between local foster care supports and the Alliance CaRES program
    • Attend in-person events and share information about the CaRES program. Events include but are not limited to tabling at DCYF and other agency events, attending foster parent appreciation events and other engagement activities
    • Share information between organizations
    • Make introductions or connections when appropriate

Alliance CaRES provides:

  • Provide guidance and support for community engagement
  • Coordinate with Community Connectors to determine needed group structure, including location, date, time, and childcare support
  • Provide advertising of the event to include constant contact emails, and social media
  • Coordination of attendance at local events like park play dates, back to school events and caregiver appreciation events
  • Ensure Connectors have all necessary resources/snacks/swag to hand out at events
  • Hold meetings and trainings to ensure the Connectors are in compliance with the contract

 Community Connector Qualifications 

  • Current licensed WA state caregiver
    • No open allegations with a license in good standing
    • Certificate of completion for CCT (Can be completed post-hiring)
  • 2 or more years of experience as a foster caregiver
  • Connected to their community
  • Enjoys in-person outreach
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Positive, solution-oriented, and a willing DCYF partner

You will need to submit   

  • A copy of your current foster care license & CCT certificate (or CCT progress)
  • 2 references (related to your local foster care community connections)
  • Completed criteria checklist on Page 3