The FPAWS Family Time Network is dedicated to children and families in Washington state.
Who We Are
Family Time network visitation supervisors are trauma trained providers that have experience as quality foster parents and have been trained by experts in the field. Each Supervisor has at least 30 hours of training, to help children and families who have experienced trauma of all kinds. They are highly trained to be able to report the needs that are observed during family visits, which in turn will help families towards reunification. These visit supervisors are dedicated to reunification of families as well as helping to create permanency for the children and families that they serve.
If you are looking for more information on the Family Time Network, please contact us at [email protected].
The mission of FPAWS is to “Promote self-efficacy of caregivers, children, and their families.”
Family Time Network’s Mission is “Provide children and families a safe and nurturing visitation experience.”
Visitation Supervisor Job Description: (Independent Contractor)
A trained, neutral third-person paid to supervise the contact between a visiting parent and their child(ren). Visitation Monitors ensure the safety and security of the child-parent interactions while documenting what is seen and heard during the visit. Due to the sensitive nature of the family interaction; strict confidentiality is a must.
What You Will Be Doing
- Attend Ongoing Training and Meetings – FPAWS will provide initial and ongoing training for all of the FPAWS Family Time network supervisors. Attendance at weekly virtual meetings is expected as well as monthly training. The training schedule will be provided. These are not compensated for.
- Observing Interactions – The supervisor for child visitation needs to observe the meeting between the parent and child in an impartial manner. That means the supervisor should not intervene but instead should watch the parties interact. Staying within hearing and sight range of them at all times, according to agreed upon visitation plan. If the supervisor notices something that might put the child in danger, she should intervene; otherwise, the supervisor should keep her interruptions to a minimum.
- Documenting Interactions – Documenting interactions is important, especially if the visiting parent is trying to regain custody through the court. Supervisors will write down the activities in as objective a manner as possible. This is a typical requirement for child-visitation supervisors, who must be detail-oriented and conscientious so they can adequately describe the meeting. Completion of all required forms within 24 hours of the completion of the visit.
- Protecting Children – It is the job of the child-visitation supervisor to ensure the child feels safe and comfortable. The supervised visits have usually been court-ordered because of a deficiency in a person’s parenting skills; this makes it all the more critical that the supervisor looks out on the child’s behalf. However, the supervisor generally will serve as an impartial observer unless there is a clear and present danger in the parent-child interaction.
- Provide transportation for the children to the visitation site.
- You will be conducting business as an independent contractor as a visitation supervisors. You will be need to obtain additional business tools, resources will be provided. As a contractor visitation location ideas will be provided but you must determine the location of the contract locations.
Here is What You’ll Bring To the Role
- High school diploma or equivalent
- 2 or more years of experience working with children in a formal setting (please describe in your resume.)
- Must have a clean & safe driving record.
- Pass a criminal background check, which may include fingerprinting appointments.
- Be willing to submit to a drug test.
- Must be able to work a flex schedule and occasionally work on weekends.
- Must have a current driver’s license and proof of insurance.
- Car in good shape – reasonably clean, with car seats for transporting children.
- Own personal/laptop computer or Tablet.
- Own cell phone.
- Must be able to lift 20-40 pounds and assist children with car seat restraints.
To complete an application go to the Family Time Application Form. For more information check our our Becoming a provider with FPAWS FTN and FAQ’s page or contact [email protected] You can also watch for updates about upcoming information sessions discussing the ins and outs of the Family Time Network.