Employment Opportunities

Vanessa Behan is seeking applicants for the following positions. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

Please note Vanessa Behan offers the following benefits for full-time permanent employees who have regular scheduled shifts totaling 32 hours or more per a week.

  • Wellness Leave (Vacation)
  • 7 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Health, Dental & Vision with 100% of premium covered for employee. Coverage is also available for spouse/children, paid by the employee.
  • 401K Retirement Plan
  • Sick Leave*
  • Professional Development*

*All full and part time employees have access to sick leave and professional development.

Family Support Specialist

Job Summary:

Primary responsibility is to be the first point of contact for families needing our services both on the phone and in person.  Will be primarily responsible for assessing the level of need of each family and providing appropriate immediate services, including crisis counseling, and any case management or referral that is necessary to create and maintain a safe environment for children.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a social service or related field required.
  • Must possess a thorough understanding of Washington State’s child welfare/protection system, and Spokane community resources.

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House Parent

House Parents provide care to children, age birth through six years under the direct supervision of the Lead House Parent.  They are responsible for providing safe, nurturing, fun, and age appropriate activities during the daily routine.  House Parents are responsible for daily upkeep of childcare areas and items used by and for children.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability and desire to work with children.
  • One year of experience working directly with children, or 2 years of social service education.
  • Ability to follow directions and work effectively with many different personalities.
  • Must be 21 years old to apply or at least 18 years old with one of the following:
    • Have an associate of arts, the equivalent degree, or greater
    • 2 academic years in an identified field of study

*PLEASE NOTE: If there are no available positions at the time you apply we will keep your application on file and contact qualified candidates when a position becomes available. Our House Parent application is left on the internet all year long, however we may not always have open positions. Thank you very much.

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Internships & Practicum

If you are in a program through one of the local universities/colleges and are interested in internship/practicum opportunities please download and complete the attached application.

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