ICPC Family Engagement Specialist

Job description

Position Title:

ICPC Family Engagement Specialist

Posting Number:


Classification Title:

Family Engagement Specialist

Working Title:

ICPC Family Engagement Specialist

Classification Code:


RCW Exemption Criteria:

14 - Extension/Continuing Education

EWU Position Number:


CUPA Code:

No Match


Exempt - Professional

% Full Time:


Salary / Wage Range:

AE - 109

Salary Information:

Salary hiring range for this position is $55,224 – $57,000 DOE/DOQ.

Anticipated Start Date:

May 2021

Term of Appointment:

12 months per year


Nampa, Idaho



Project Description:

FRTC Grant

Project Duration:

Annual renewal

Background Check:

Yes - Both

Responsible HR User:

Vara Lyn Conrath

Responsible HR User Email address:

[email protected]

Job Summary:

  • The College of Social Sciences and the School of Social Work at Eastern Washington University invites applications for a Family Engagement Specialist positions for their Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) located in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
  • Under direction of the ICPC Supervisor, provides family engagement services to children and families served by Department of Health and Welfare within Region3 (Adams, Washington, Payette, Gem, Canyon, Owyhee). Responsibilities are focused on assessing youth and family needs and networking to meet those needs through training, facilitation of family engagement meetings. Monthly travel is required to attend meetings and/or fulfill other work related functions.
  • This is an open recruitment, three days’ notice will be provided prior to closure of recruitment. All materials will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified.

See Job Duties section for detailed description of the position’s responsibilities.

About Eastern Washington University:

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to our primary campus in Cheney, we also offer programs in Spokane’s innovative University-District, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Diversity Statement:

EWU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, age, marital status, families with children, protected veteran or military status, HIV or hepatitis C, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, as provided for and to the extent required by state and federal laws.

Conditions of Employment:

  • This is a 100% administrative exempt position funded under a grant contract. Continuation of the position is contingent on availability of contract funding.
  • Position is located in Nampa, Idaho, covering Region 3 (Adams, Washington, Payette, Gem, Canyon, Owyhee)
  • Required Condition of Employment: Must have transportation, a valid driver’s license, and a clean driving record, including no DUI citations.
  • Travel will occur throughout the state of Idaho, and could include multi-day/overnight trips. Travel will be required for supervision, training purposes, and multi-day conferences. Use of personal vehicle is reimbursed at the approved rate per Idaho State Travel Policy and Procedures in effect on date of travel.

Physical Demands :

Pre-Placement Physical :


Hearing Test :


Medical Monitoring Post Hire :


Protective Equipment :

  • University, local, regional and state mandates for public and personal protection should be followed as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, the Behavioral Sciences, Child Development, Education, or related field, and Master’s Degree in Social Work preferred.
  • Knowledge of Foster Care System of Care
  • Ability to engage individuals of all ages and functional levels.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Exhibits flexibility to occasionally work evenings and weekends.
  • Maintains a positive, helpful, constructive attitude and work relationship with supervisor, college staff, families, Department of Health and Welfare, foster parents, and the community.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in a related field such as Social Work, Child Development, Education, or another related field.
  • Knowledge of ICPC model

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Flexibility
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management
  • Attention to Detail

Work Schedule Type:


Work Schedule:

  • Typically Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. May be occasional travel involved. Must be flexible to occasionally work weekends and evenings.

Posting Date:


Open Until Further Notice:


Screening to Begin:

April 26, 2021

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your application materials through our online applicant portal located at http://jobs.hr.ewu.edu. If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, please contact Human Resources Services at (509) 359-2381.

Required application materials and information must include:

  • Cover letter, which explains how you meet or exceed each of the qualifications of the position, required and preferred if applicable. The preferred format is to provide a bulleted list within the body of the cover letter.
  • Resume to include work history and major duties, education, and any specialized training or skills related to the position.
  • List of at least 3 professional references including names, title, organization name, phone numbers, email addresses, and their connection to you.
  • Additionally, as an equal opportunity employer with a multicultural staff and student population, we are interested in how your qualifications prepare you to work with diverse faculty, staff, and student populations representing various cultures and backgrounds that may be different from your own. You will be asked to respond to this prompt as part of the online application process: Please describe how you will apply an approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.

Application Types Accepted:


% of Time:


Responsibility / Duty:

ICPC Preparation, Facilitation and Topical Training

  • Within one (1) working day of receiving the referral, the ICPC Specialist shall contact the DHW worker who referred the case.
  • Develop plan for ICPC meetings to guide discussion, and include declaration of meeting purpose and goals.
  • Prepare families, DHW workers, and community members for the meetings
  • Assist with facilitation of sharing of strengths, concern and support services
  • Determine when family support will include combination of voluntary plans and plans that require court order
  • Promote and reinforce ICPC core values-every child has right to be safe, families have strengths, etc.
  • Promote collaboration and leadership of family groups in development and implementation of plans supporting children
  • Oversee ICPC so family plans are developed to ensure children are cared for and protected from future harm
  • Organize meeting logistics such as agenda, meeting dates and time, etc.

Essential Function Indicator:


% of Time:


Responsibility / Duty:


  • Maintain email communication with workers and community partners
  • Provide a summary of the conference to family participants, DHW workers, and community partners directly following the meeting.
  • Tracking meetings and data in SharePoint and iCARE
  • Meeting Participation
    • Attend ICPC team meetings.
    • Participate in Health and Welfare staff meetings, as appropriate.
    • Attend scheduled supervision meetings.
    • Promote ICPC throughout DHW and the community

Essential Function Indicator:





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Job No:
Posted: 4/4/2021
Application Due: 4/15/2021
Work Type: Full Time