Catholic Charities West Michigan

Foster Care Supportive Visitation Worker

Job Locations US-MI-Benton Harbor
Family Preservation
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Position Summary

The Foster Care Supportive Visitation/In-Home Parent Education Program (FCSV) provides an intensive individualized parent-child visit approach that centers around the specific needs of the child(ren). The program allows for the parent to receive increased supportive services in preparation for, and after each visit, to assist in achieving reunification in a timely manner. The Bavolek Nurturing Parenting Program, is designed for the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. The program is designed to respond to the needs of families seeking to improve their parenting skills. The program instruction is based on proven psycho-educational and cognitive-behavioral approaches to learning. In this approach, awareness, understanding, acceptance and conscious replacement of old patterns of thought and behavior are replaced with newer, healthier ones. MDHHS requires utilizing the Nurturing Parent Skills for Families in Supervised Visitation curriculum or one of the treatment tertiary prevention curriculums from the Bavolek Nurturing Parent Programs.


Wage Range: $33,000.00-$40,576.00


Are you passionate about discovering new ways to help empower people and make a difference in their lives?

If you’ve got what it takes to support us in our mission to provide help and create hope through innovative, collaborative, and diverse programs within the community, then we’ve got the right opportunity for you.


About Catholic Charities West Michigan

Catholic Charities West Michigan (CCWM) is a community-based agency providing programs in Western Michigan and offering a variety of services in family preservation, behavioral health, child welfare, and community outreach.

  • CCWM is committed to ensuring a diverse workforce and a work environment whereby all staff are treated with dignity, respect, and fairness.
  • CCWM encourages persons of diverse backgrounds and faiths to apply for employment.

Essentials Duties and Responsibilities

  • Receiving and accepting eligible referrals; then making contact with the referring worker

  • Participating and observing individualized parent/child sessions

  • Conducting home visits and explaining the program expectations

  • Transporting

  • Administering AAPI pre and post tests

  • Providing Parent Education utilizing the Nurturing Parent Education Curriculum

  • Completing necessary documentation, follow ups and reports

  • Participates in sessions, reviews and meetings

Other Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to maintain confidential information
  • Ability to have a non-judgmental positive attitude and assessment toward families in crisis
  • Ability to communicate
  • Ability to work in partnership with other team members and/or service providers.
  • Ability to work with a diverse population
  • Ability to multi-task, organize and meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of brief, solution focused therapy and strength based solution focused intervention strategies
  • Knowledge of local resources

Recommended Employment Qualifications



A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in social work, sociology, psychology, family ecology, consumer/community services, family studies, family and/or child development, guidance/school counseling, counseling psychology or a related area required.



  • A minimum of one year of field experience working with multi-problem families is required.

Wage Range: $31,000.00-$38,000.00 annually


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Proof of completion of a training program from a certified Nurturing Parenting Trainer that teaches the philosophy of Nurturing Parenting and how to implement and facilitate the Nurturing Parenting Program is required

Our Mission

In the spirit of our Catholic tradition, we lead our diverse communities with hope and compassion by offering innovative, collaborative programs. Through our team of highly trained employees, dedicated volunteers and generous community, we deliver the highest quality social services.

Our Vision

Following in the footsteps of Christ, we are the leaders in empowering people to achieve their God given potential by providing help and creating hope.

Our Values

  • Compassion

  • Collaboration

  • Compliance

  • Service to All People

  • Sanctity of All Life

CCWM is an equal opportunity employer, subject to all federal and state laws as applicable to a religious Agency


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