FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Providers must meet the minimum qualifications guidelines of the chosen model. When qualifications are not prescribed in the model, the following shall be considered minimum qualifications:
A high School diploma or GED and is at least 21 years of age. Must possess a valid driver’s license and the ability to use a private car to transport self and others, and must comply with state policy concerning minimum car insurance coverage.
Tutoring services may be provided by workers with a Bachelor’s degree or at least 60 hours of postsecondary credit hours in education, social work, psychology, or a related field
Providers working directly with children have the competencies and support needed to:
- Engage, empower and communicate effectively, respectfully and empathetically with children and families from a wide range of backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives.
- Develop plans to meet the child’s literacy and tutoring needs.
- Recognize and identify the presence of cognitive impairments
- Collaborate with workers in other disciplines and access community resources
- Advocate for the child during Child and Family Team Meetings Individualized Case
Plan (IEP) conferences
Providers working directly with children should be knowledgeable about:
- Child development
- Behavior management
- Learning disabilities
- Possible effects of child abuse and neglect on cognitive functioning
- The Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and its use in education
- Educational resources within the community
A high School diploma or GED and is at least 21 years of age. Must possess a valid driver’s license and the ability to use a private car to transport self and others, and must comply with state policy concerning minimum car insurance coverage
- Ability to work as a team member
- Ability to work independently
- Emotional maturity
- Knowledge of child development
- Knowledge of community resources
- The belief that change is possible
- Strong organizational skills
- Exercise sound judgment
- Belief in family preservation philosophy
- Knowledge of child abuse and neglect
- Thorough and empathetic communication skills
A high school diploma and 5 years of social service experience (i.e. early childhood, teacher’s aide, licensed daycare worker) or a non human service related Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of social service experience (i.e. early childhood, teacher’s aide, licensed daycare worker) or Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, sociology, or a directly related human services field. In addition, a direct worker must possess:
- Knowledge of child abuse and neglect
- Knowledge of child and adult development and family dynamics
- An ability to work as a team member
- A strong belief that people can change their behavior given the proper environment and opportunity
The belief in helping families to change their circumstances, not just adapt to them
Services may be provided as needed by personnel with an Associates degree in social work, psychology, sociology, or a directly related human services field and/or 2 years working with families in a social service setting. A worker should have knowledge of current Indiana state law and best practices regarding domestic violence.
Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, sociology, or a directly-related human service field from an accredited college. Other Bachelor’s degrees will be accepted in combination with a minimum of five years’ experience working directly with families in the child welfare system. Must possess a valid driver’s license and the ability to use a private car to transport self and others, and must comply with the state policy concerning minimum car insurance coverage.
In addition to the above:
- Knowledge of child abuse and neglect, and child and adult development
- Knowledge of community resources and ability to work as a team member
- Belief in helping clients change their circumstances, not just adapt to them
- Belief in adoption as a viable means to build families
- Understanding regarding issues that are specific and unique to adoptions such as loss, mismatched expectations and flexibility, loss of familiar surroundings, customs and traditions of the child’s culture, entitlement, gratification delaying, flexible parental roles and humor
Contractors will be paid once a month.
As a contractor with Family Community Connections, you will receive your first paycheck 60 days after you submit your first billing.
As an independent contractor, the first step is to have the contractor complete Form W-9(PDF), Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification. This form can be used to request the correct name and Taxpayer Identification Number, or TIN, of the worker. A TIN may be either a Social Security Number (SSN), or an Employer Identification Number (EIN). The W-9(PDF) should be kept in your files for four years for future reference in case of any questions from the worker or the IRS.
The general rule is that an individual is an independent contractor if the payer has the right to control or direct only the result of the work and not what will be done and how it will be done. The earnings of a person who is working as an independent contractor are subject to Self-Employment Tax.
If you are an independent contractor, you are self-employed. To find out what your tax obligations are, visit the Self-Employed Tax Center.