Short-Term Case Aide Support Services
2ESSB 5890 - Short-Term Case Aide Support Services
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
This Request for Information (“RFI”) is intended to seek interest for potential contractors across Washington to provide short-term, temporary assistance to foster parents through the use of case aide services. The goal of this service is to support the efforts of Washington’s licensed foster parents, to aid in foster parent retention, and reduce multiple foster home placements for children.
The requirements for these contracts are specified in the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) below:
RCW 74.13.270 (2)(a) For the purposes of this section, and subject to funding appropriated specifically for this purpose, short-term support shall include case aides who provide temporary assistance to foster parents as needed with the overall goal of supporting the parental efforts of the foster parents except that this assistance shall not include overnight assistance. The department shall contract with nonprofit community-based organizations in each region to establish a statewide pool of individuals to provide the support described in this subsection. These individuals shall be hired by the nonprofit community-based organization and shall have the appropriate training, background checks, and qualifications as determined by the department. Short-term support as described in this subsection shall be available to all licensed foster parents in the state as funding is available and shall be phased in by geographic region. To obtain the assistance of a case aide for this purpose, the foster parent may request the services from the nonprofit community-based organization and the nonprofit community-based organization may offer assistance to licensed foster families. If the requests for the short-term support provided in this subsection exceed the funding available, the nonprofit community-based organization shall have discretion to determine the assignment of case aides. The nonprofit community-based organization shall report all short-term support provided under this subsection to the department.
October 25, 2017
Bidder Questions Due
November 15, 2017
RFI 1713-661 2ESSB 5890 Short Term Case Aide Support Services; October 25, 2017
Exhibit A - Statement of Work for Short Term Case Aide Support Services; October 25, 2017