Responsible for the screening, training, and licensing of potential foster parents for certification. Responsible for providing licensing support to on-going foster parents, including maintaining FP files and completing annual reviews and re-certifications.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS / RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Responsible for licensing of new foster homes; one home per month, total of twelve homes per fiscal year.
2. Delivery of pre-service training to prospective parents
3. Learn and maintain current knowledge of ODJFS and agency foster care rules
4. Provides support to the Foster Care department
5. Manages beds within the foster home in Carelogic and SACWIS
6. Completes system entries into Care Logic/SACWIS within required timeframes
7. Conduct annual foster home reviews
8. Complete full recertification of homes every two years
9. Monitor and document rule violations for licensing issues – issue Corrective Action Plans for all violations.
10. Attend staff meetings (once a month – dept and all staff) two meetings a month
11. Schedule and attend supervision (frequency varies, minimum of one time per month)
12. Attend all mandatory training required to satisfy company and licensure requirements (CEU’s, Agency specific, COA required or required by clinical department)
13. Support new team members with job shadowing opportunities
14. Support Choices Inc, Mission, Vision, Values and fundraising initiatives
15. Demonstrate an understanding and cultural sensitivity for diverse populations
16. Monitor and satisfy monthly productivity goals, proactively escalating impediments to meeting goal
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
- Valid Social Work License required
- Complete Assessor training within specified time frames and maintain Assessor status
- Knowledge and/or experience in crisis intervention, child adolescent development, and community services plus separation and loss issues for children, families and caregivers
- Prefer certification in Adoption Assessor, Tier 1 and Tier 2.
- Must be computer literate (MS Word, Excel, Database and web applications)
- Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to demonstrate clinical skills and capacity to build relationships with clients served
Commitment to a child’s right to belong to a family, preserving, whenever possible, a child’s connection to the family of origin; and a commitment to reunifying a child with his/her biological family whenever possible.
- Compassion We believe in meeting individuals in their current reality with understanding.
- Trust We believe honesty is essential to our culture. Our transparent and ethical actions build trust with youth, families and the community.
- Commitment We believe in consistently delivering on expectations and go the extra mile to get the job done.
- Teamwork We believe great ideas and best outcomes happen in inclusive environments
- Innovation We believe in developing new and creative ways to serve people. We listen to all ideas.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS
- Ability to pass and maintain required background checks
- Valid driver’s license and ability to pass a motor vehicle check
- Ability to understand the speech of another person
- Ability to speak clearly so listeners can understand
- Ability to see details of objects that are less than a few feet away
- Ability to maintain focus on one source of sound
- Ability to drive in a variety of weather and light conditions
- Extensive local travel required
- Occasional overnight travel for training events