Supervised Visitation allows children to reconnect and reestablish the parent/child/family relationship in a safe environment. It provides parents with an opportunity to learn and practice new concepts of parenting and to assess their own ability to parent through interaction with the child. Furthermore, supervised visitation allows DCS/Probation to assess the relationship between the child and parent and to assist the parent in strengthening and developing their parenting skills.
The visitation worker's role is to protect the integrity of the visit and provide a positive atmosphere where parents and children can interact in a safe, structured environment. The worker will also assist the family by strengthening, teaching, demonstrating, role modeling appropriate skills and monitoring in, but not limited to the following areas:
A high school diploma and 5 years of experience in providing supervised visitation or a Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, or a directly related field.