Job Title: Relative Assessment Worker
Position Reports To: Program Manager
Hours: Full-time, occasional evening and weekend work required
Job Summary: The Relative Assessment Worker is responsible for completing initial and final assessment
services for Relative/NREFM caregivers who have primary care of children residing with them. The Relative
Support Worker works closely with families and DCFS to address needs and goals and provide feedback and
documentation. The Relative Support Worker works closely and collaborates with program Supervisor(s) to
manage each client.
Responsibilities and Duties:
The ideal candidate for this position will possess a combination of skills, experience, and passion in the
• Knowledge of departmental policies, procedures, and organizational relationships.
• Knowledge of structure and content of the English language, including the meaning and spelling of
words, rules of composition, and grammar
• Knowledge of office practices, processes, and computer software programs
• Knowledge of scheduling and coordinating
• Ability to work remotely/virtually
• Ability to work independently and with little to no supervision
• Ability to plan and effectively manage complex, long-term projects
• Ability to prioritize and organize work
• Ability to meet schedules and deadlines of the work area
• Ability to compose routine correspondence and reports
• Ability to maintain the confidentiality of client and department information
• Ability to adhere to safety rules and regulations
• Conforms with and supports organization’s quality assurance and improvement guidelines
• Supports and adheres to the values and mission statement established by the AVPH Board of Directors
Relative Assessment Worker Responsibilities:
• Have thorough knowledge of program goals, objectives, policies and procedures
• Have Knowledge of at-risk, high-risk families experiencing domestic violence, substance abuse,
depression, and/or child abuse
• Contact families/caregivers to set up initial interview/assessment within 24 working hours of referral.
• Initiate contract services within five (5) calendar days of each DCFS Relative Home Assessment
Services (RHAS) Referral given.
• Complete home assessments which require the families/caregivers to meet specific standards and
requirements that can include but are not limited to, home and grounds, outdoor activity space, storage
requirements, fire clearance, and capacity determination.
• Must notify Program Manager and/or Associate Director if repeated attempts (twice every other day for
5 calendar days) to contact families/caregivers have failed.
• Document and file all assessments/contacts with families/clients the same day of contact. Must provide
feedback and documentation of the RHAS assessment as soon as possible, no later than 45 days of the
initial referral received.
• Complete additional appointments and return to home of families/caregivers as needed to perform all
• Work closely and collaborate with DCFS staff on an ongoing and consistent basis to ensure and create a
comprehensive network of supportive services for these identified caregivers.
• Complete and chart all notes/documentation in a timely manner that is accurate.
• Be compliant with all training requirements
• Carry out multiple tasks and meet deadlines
• Other duties as directed
Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s Degree preferred or minimum of 32 completed units from an accredited University, College
or Community College, with at least 16 units in Social Work, Social Sciences, Humanities, Public
Administration or Public Health
• And/or two (2) years’ experience working in the field of social work, behavioral science or social
• And/or former relative caregivers previously approved by DCFS or Probation Department for relative
• Experience working with culturally diverse communities with the ability to be culturally sensitive and
• Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
• Excellent written/oral communication skills
• Demonstrated track record with respect to detail orientation and accuracy
• Must demonstrate excellent skills in Microsoft excel, word, outlook and the ability to learn new data
• Attention to detail and accurate.
• Ability to solve problems, find and correct errors.
• Bi-lingual, English/Spanish, Required
Required Licensure and/or Certifications:
• Current and maintained CA driver’s license
• Current/maintained auto insurance
• Own transportation for work-related purposes
• Current and maintained infant and adult CPR
• Meet basic health requirements, background check, and physical job standards
• Must have TB clearance
• Work in flexible settings between the office, remotely/virtual setting and /or in the community
• Working with overburdened, often high-risk families of low economic and varied cultural backgrounds,
living in high-risk areas
• Able to maintain HIPAA requirements with confidential information, safely and discreetly, as required,
when working in various settings
• This position requires lifting/carrying up to 25 lbs., stooping, bending, squatting, sitting on the floor,
walking (may be needed)