Dayton Job Opening | Foster Care Placement Coordinator

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Join a committed, compassionate team while bettering our communities and serving the greater good!

CHOICES Inc. is a tight-knit, strengths based organization that brings change to youth and families. We invest in each employee as a person and recognize the need for a work life balance, healthy employees equal healthy kids and families. CHOICES is looking for a Foster Care Placement Coordinator who is passionate about placing foster youth in homes and building safe environments. The Foster Care Referral Coordinator is part of a dynamic team, in Dayton Ohio, who provides support to the foster care team, including foster parents, and serves as a liaison to County Child Welfare Agencies. The Foster Care Placement Coordinator should be energetic, passionate, organized and able to work autonomously while becoming a part of the CHOICES family. The Foster Care Referral Coordinator is responsible for being the face of the agency, coordinating placements with county agencies and communicating with foster parents.

Job Responsibilities (include, but are not limited to)
• Lead the task of processing and coordinating referrals for placement
• Responsible for coordinating and scheduling placements with case managers, foster parents and county agencies.
• Responsible for securing level of care and corresponding rate prior to placement.
• Maintain the foster care referral spreadsheet and open beds list and check or accuracy
• Point person for entering demographic data and pink sheets into Carelogic, keeping the system current at all times.
• Ensure on-call book contains face sheets with accurate demographic data.
• Assist with filing and maintaining foster parent files.
• Be knowledgeable of ODJFS foster care rules and CHOICES policies to effectively place foster
youth into foster homes.
• Develop and maintain positive working relationships with foster parents, county placement workers, and other agency personnel.

Job Requirements:
• Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field
• Knowledge and or experience in the foster care field preferred
• Must be computer literate (MS Word, Excel, database and web applications).
• Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to present and organize data and information in a straightforward manner

Benefits
• Amazing benefits such as generous HSA contribution, vacation time, 90% insurance premiums paid by agency, sick leave, vision and dental insurance
• Annual retirement plan contribution
• Paid birthday holiday
• Professional play days to foster team building (you get paid to have FUN!)
• Engaging and diverse training opportunities
• We like to eat! –food trucks, surprise office treats, carry ins
• The opportunity to strengthen our community and support our staff

To apply please send your resume to Donna Knasel at dknasel@choicesfostercare.com. Mail to 1785 Big Hill Rd, Dayton, OH 45439 or fax to (937) 264-0095.

Mission: CHOICES Inc. brings change to youth and families by providing personalized services and building safe environments.
Core Values: Compassion – Trust – Commitment – Teamwork – Innovation