Peer Liaisons

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IFAPA is looking for a Peer Liaison in NE Iowa

IFAPA is currently accepting applications for a Peer Liaison. IFAPA Peer Liaisons are established foster parents who mentor foster families and provide peer-to-peer support. This new staff member must reside in one of the following counties: Allamakee, Buchanan, Clayton, Clinton, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Howard, Jackson or Winneshiek County.

Peer Liaisons are part-time employees of IFAPA and work out of their home approximately 20 hours per week. Some hours may include early mornings, evenings and weekends. Our part-time employees do receive mileage, office supplies and internet reimbursement.

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VIEW IFAPA PEER LIAISON APPLICATION

HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, please submit the following information:

to IFAPA’s Executive Director - Kaci O’Day-Goldstein (kodaygoldstein@ifapa.org).

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

 

What is a Peer Liaison?

IFAPA employs 11 Peer Liaisons across Iowa who mentor foster families and provide peer-to-peer support. IFAPA Peer Liaisons are established foster parents who have experience dealing with many of the same issues facing other foster families. They are trained to help empower foster families to advocate for the best interests of the children in their care and promote best practice. The Peer Liaisons will assist families in understanding DHS Child Welfare initiatives including: forming partnerships with birth families, maintain sibling connections and connections to a child’s culture, and participating in family interactions. They are knowledgeable about DHS policies and practices and can assist foster families to identify and address training needs.

Peer Liaisons will initiate contact with all newly licensed resource families to welcome them to foster care, to explain IFAPA’s programs and services, and to respond to a family’s questions or concerns. They can answer questions regarding:

If they do not know the answer to a question, they will help find the needed information. IFAPA Peer Liaisons will maintain confidentiality at all times.

IFAPA Peer Liaisons work part-time and each serve 200-250 families in their area. It may be necessary to leave a message, but all calls and emails will be returned timely.

DID YOU KNOW? IFAPA's Peer Liaisons and Resource Information Specialists provide support (phone, e-mail & face-to-face contact) to an average of 2,000 foster, adoptive and kinship parents each month?

 

Who is My Peer Liaison?

Use the following chart to find your Peer Liaison. Each Liaison provides support to families living in their assigned counties. VIEW OUR LIAISON MAP

 

IFAPA Peer Liaisons
Name of Liaison Contact Information Counties Covered by Liaison Monthly
Newsletters
Sandra Dollen
view bio & photo
Toll-free:
855-526-2116
Mineola area:
712-526-2116
Email:
sdollen@ifapa.org
Audubon, Cass, Fremont, Guthrie, Harrison, Mills, Monona, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie, Shelby & Taylor May 2016
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Kelli Vermeer Toll-free:
coming soon
Bettendorf area:
coming soon
Email:
kvermeer@ifapa.org
Cedar, Des Moines, Henry, Jefferson, Jones, Keokuk, Lee, Louisa, Muscatine, Scott, Van Buren & Washington
 
Michelle Johnson
view bio & photo
Toll-free:
844-627-8303
Des Moines area:
515-619-9927
Email:
mjohnson@ifapa.org
Adair,Adams, Madison, Ringgold, Union, Warren & Polk (only zip codes: 50009, 50035, 50073, 50169, 50237, 50301, 50305, 50312, 50313, 50314, 50315, 50316, 50317, 50320, 50321, 50327) Apr. 2016
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Jerilyn Kendig
view bio & photo
Toll-free:
844-256-5328
Des Moines area:
515-277-0330
Email: jkendig@ifapa.org
Dallas & Polk (only zip codes: 50021, 50023, 50109, 50111, 50131, 50226, 50263, 50265, 50266, 50310, 50311, 50322, 50323, 50325) May 2016
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Christie McGuire
view bio & photo
Toll-free:
855-929-2005
Ventura area:
641-829-2005
Email:
cmcguire@ifapa.org
Boone, Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, Floyd, Franklin, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Mitchell, Story, Winnebago, Worth & Wright May 2016
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Janet Rorholm
view bio & photo
Toll-free:
855-200-4168
Cedar Rapids area:
319-200-4168
Email:
jrorholm@ifapa.org
Johnson & Linn Dec. 2015
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Nov. 2015
John Smith
view bio & photo
Toll-free:
877-305-3396
Lake View area:
712-665-4011
Email:
jsmith@ifapa.org
Buena Vista, Calhoun, Carroll, Crawford, Greene, Humboldt, Ida, Pocahontas, Sac, Webster & Woodbury (only zip codes: 51004, 51007, 51019, 51025, 51026, 51034, 51052, 51054, 51055, 51105, 51106) May 2016
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Nancy Staton
view bio & photo
Toll-free:
888-934-3481
Quasqueton area:
319-934-3481
Email:
nstaton@ifapa.org
Allamakee, Buchanan, Clayton, Clinton, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Howard, Jackson & Winneshiek May 2016
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Gwen Timmerman
view bio & photo
Toll-free:
844-335-9746
Waterloo area:
319-883-3594
Email:
gtimmerman@ifapa.org
Benton, Black Hawk, Bremer, Butler, Grundy, Marshall & Tama May 2016
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Tina Vande Kamp
view bio & photo
Toll-free:
844-451-6813
Rock Valley area:
712-451-6813
Email:
tvandekamp@ifapa.org
Cherokee, Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Kossuth, Lyon, O'Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, Plymouth, Sioux & Woodbury (only zip codes: 51016, 51030, 51039, 51048, 51103, 51104, 51108, 51109) May 2016
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Candice York
view bio & photo
Toll-free:
888-299-4486
Ottumwa area:
641-226-6227
Email:
cyork@ifapa.org
Appanoose, Clarke, Davis, Decatur, Iowa, Jasper, Lucas, Mahaska, Marion, Monroe, Poweshiek, Wapello & Wayne
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