Mentor Recruitment (1)
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, En Español

Alliance mentor will:

  • Call caregivers in their region at key times (i.e. at the time of licensure, at the time of first placement, etc.) to offer support and resources
  • Follow-up with resources and answers to specific questions as requested by caregivers, assigned by Alliance CaRES, or referred by DCYF staff
  • Follow-up with assigned caregivers as needed to ensure ongoing and personal support
  • Foster a collaborative effort between local foster care supports and the Alliance CaRES program.
    • Attend events
    • Share information between organizations
    • Make introductions or connections when appropriate
    • Coordinate donations
  • Opportunity to facilitate CaRES support groups
  • 10-25 hours per month on a flexible schedule
    • One mandatory team meeting per month (1 hour)
    • Other work is daytime, evening, and weekend as determined by the mentor

Alliance CaRES provides:

  • Statewide resource list
  • Ongoing resource information and connections
  • Training on the data management tools
  • Dedicated Microsoft Outlook email & team zoom access
  • Training and onboarding for all CaRES policies and procedures
  • Ongoing monthly opportunity for check-in/training/coordination with the Mentor team.

 Mentor Qualifications 

  • Current licensed WA state caregiver
    • No founded allegations with a license in good standing
    • Certificate of completion for CCT (Can be completed post-hiring)
  • 5 or more years of experience as a foster caregiver
  • Deeply connected to their local foster care community
  • Knowledgeable about their local foster care resources and supports
  • Knowledgeable about common DCYF policies and procedures for licensed foster caregivers
    • Basic WACs, the various DCYF roles, and caregiver expectations
  • 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
  • A brief response to an email prompt Page 4
The Alliance CaRES offices are closed Monday, September 4th, in observance of Labor Day. Thank you caregivers, social workers, and staff for all you do to care for families, youth, and children!