Foster Parent Job Description Sample
Foster Parent Trainer
ABBOTT HOUSE is seeking a Foster Family Trainer for our Westchester County DSS Foster Parent Training program. The Foster Family Trainer will be responsible for conducting the appropriate MAPP trainings for the Westchester County DSS Foster Parent Training and Certification Program. Weekend and evening hours are required. Travel within Westchester County is required.
- Minimum BA/BSW required + 3 years working in Child Welfare
- Valid driver's license & Car required
- MAPP certified a plus
The Foster Family Trainer is responsible for conducting the appropriate MAPP trainings for the Westchester County DSS Foster Parent Training and Certification Program. In addition to providing the training the Foster Family Trainer’s duties include holding the Orientation, scheduling the training clusters and completing the homestudy. The Foster Family Trainer position requires excellent assessment, writing and oral skills. This employee must show a comprehensive understanding of the child welfare system of New York State, specifically
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Responsible for holding twice monthly Orientations.
- Responsible for conducting the following foster parent training curriculums GPSII/MAPP, Caring for our Own, and Deciding Together.
- Ensures the completion of the home study process for all recruited and kinship foster families assigned, including home visits and interviews
- Maintains accurate records of each assigned foster parent including SCR clearances, medicals, fingerprints etc.
- Ensures the accurate updating of CNNX
- Working with the other Foster Family Trainers ensures the scheduling of a minimum of 9 to 10 GPSII/MAPP clusters and a minimum of 6 Caring for our Own clusters
- Any other related duties as required.
Competitive Salary & Benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, 403B Plan, Tuition Assistance, Accrued Vacation, Personal and Sick Benefits.EOE
TO APPLY - Complete an online application by going to the following link (preferred method):https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=AbbottHous&jobId=189210&lang=en_US&source=CC2
OR submit your resume via email
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Irvington, NY 10533
Foster Parent Recruiter
Requisition Number 18-0049 Post Date 2/15/2018 Title Foster Parent Recruiter City Syracuse State NY Description Are you passionate about changing the lives of children and families? Come join a team that certifies foster families across the state who open their homes and hearts to children every day.
The focus is on re-unification of children with their biological families, preparing youth for independent living and matching children with a forever family. This position is responsible for recruiting and evaluating prospective Foster Parents in an assigned region. The goal is to find therapeutic and nurturing home environments for youth and to conduct
Foster Parent Recruiter
Program Director Location: Dayton, OH Position
21 years of age Valid Driver’s License Minimum of one year experience in human services or related field Successful completion of all required criminal background checks Excellent organizational skills Excellent written and oral communication skills Travel/Training willingness Position
Coordinates and maintains record of foster parent recruitment Plan, develop, and implement effective strategies for recruitment in various community sectors Collaborates with the HRC, Program Director, and other staff as appropriate to develop and deliver informative presentations in the community Ensure that all activities, information sessions and scheduled events
Foster Parent Recruiter
Foster Parent Recruiter Primary Location: United States-OH-OHToledo Function:
Program Services Coordination/Case Management Every person needs thesupport of others, but we look for very special people to support children withemotional, behavioral or medical complexities. As a Mentor (Foster Parent)Recruiter with Ohio MENTOR you’ll be one of those special people. Ohio MENTOR is seeking aMentor Recruiter in the Toledo, Ohio area to build and enhancean active network of Mentors through the strategic recruitment and selection ofqualified Mentors.
This position will develop and implement recruiting andretention tracking tools and strategies, and measure success of campaigneffectiveness, creating and designing new campaigns as needed to continuouslyattract new Mentors.
The primary focus of the position is recruitment. Description The Recruiter’sprimary role is to build and enhance an active network of Mentor Foster Parentsthrough the recruitment and selection of qualified Mentors.
The Recruiter willdevelop and implement a Marketing and Advertising strategy, will conductinitial approval activities and Skill Development with potential foster parents.To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorilyperform each essential function listed below.
Exercises initiative, discretion and independent judgment in the performance of assigned tasks.
Daily local/regional travel required + Must develop and continually update marketing plan for recruiting area + Excellent communication skills + Excellent multi-tasking skills
Create and execute aggressive marketing plan to increase pool of viable Mentor(Foster Parent) applicants to meet monthly/annual recruitment targets + Represents the company at events to recruit Mentors(Foster Parents) and holds informational meetings + Records and maintains the statistics necessary to measure the effectiveness of various recruitment efforts + Assists the Program Director and Intake worker in “client match” meetings for new Mentor homes + Responsible for the coordination of initial skill development of Mentors (Pre-service) + Reviews and obtains all contractual paperwork with applicant families + Develops and maintains professional alliances and relationships that will serve to help recruiting efforts
Foster Parent For Children With Intellectual Disabilities
Are you looking for an opportunity to care for and support children and/or adolescents right here in your community? Well, we are looking for you Sample Supports has expanded their services as the boldest and bravest agency in Colorado to now serve youth across the Front Range from Northern Colorado to the Denver area Sample Supports is a specialized agency that believes that every person deserves to be in the community and that no child should be considered too hard to live in a community.
Sample Supports is a licensed Child Placement Agency through the State of Colorado and we are offering comprehensive Youth Services that include: Treatment Foster Care Homes
Sample Supports offer therapeutic foster homes with cross-trained foster parents and support staff in disabilities, trauma response, child development, mental health and behavioral support across the Front Range from Fort Collins to the Denver area. OBH Approved Substance Abuse Treatment Services
We off therapy services to those living with substance abuse, anxiety, depression, or have lived through a traumatic event. Clinical Behavior Services
Short and long term clinical behavior services for youth and families to address problematic behavior to promote stability and permanency. Adult Transition Services to HCBS Waivers
Guidance throughout the process of transitioning individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities from youth to adult services through HCBS waivers. Employment Services - We are the only service agency in Colorado that offers a full-service restaurant and retail “in-house” employment option in a 100% integrated setting for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Crisis Intervention Services
Sample Supports offers short-term crisis intervention for youth and families in urgent need of assistance to address threats to family stability and permanency. In-Home Therapeutic Services
Sample Supports understands that there is a high value for services to be provided in the actual residence of the family. Our trained social workers and clinical teams are skilled in providing a variety of clinical services in the home.
Provider and Clinician Training Program The goal of foster care is to provide for the physical, emotional and social needs of children in a "substitute" family setting - a foster home - until the biological family can be reunited or a permanent placement plan can be implemented. Sample Supports is actively seeking foster parents in Colorado to foster children with intellectual and developmental disabilities in your home. This position is to serve children with high behavioral needs that require an out of home placement.
Applicant must be willing to work with a variety of behaviors including but not limited to physical and verbal aggression, and trauma-related responses. Responsibilities Provide a safe and comfortable home for the child to live in with a separate bed and place for his/her belongings. Provide for the child's basic physical and emotional needs as if the child were a biological child.
Provide for school attendance, monitor progress, note special needs and accomplishments. Attend to medical and dental needs, including regular checkups as well as attending to special needs. Help the child through the grieving and adjustment process that accompanies removal from his/her own home and placement.
Provide recreational and enrichment activities that will promote the healthy development of the child. Maintain a record for the child of his/her time in foster care, development milestones, behavior tracking, report cards, etc. Comply with state regulations as outlined in Colorado Administrative Codes, agency policies and procedures.
Qualifications Must be at least 21 years old Must have a GED or diploma Must have dependable and reliable transportation with the ability to safely transport Ability to lift 50-75 pounds Excellent social skills to interface with families and clients with developmental disabilities Detail-oriented and task-oriented Reliable, dependable and motivated Must have appropriate living environment with at least one available bedroom Must have experience and knowledge working with the developmentally disabled population Excellent interpersonal skills, analytical, decision making, and problem solving skills Effective verbal and listening communications skills Competency in computer skills including office programs and related agency software This position must maintain strict confidentiality in performing the duties of agency administration and demonstrate positive attributes of honesty, cultural awareness and sensitivity, flexibility, and sound work ethics Aptitude for organization in implementing new and creative systems Experience working with people with developmental disabilities preferred Embraces change and demonstrates continuous flexibility Passion for actively working to improve the lives of persons with disabilities Knowledge and understanding of developmental disabilities, mental health, and trauma Skilled in providing behavioral interventions in an effective, calm, and caring manner Desire to work closely within a community network of family members, clients, and agencies Sample Supports looks forward to equipping YOU, our new Foster Care Provider, in serving the youth and families in our communities. Sample Supports is a proud member of www.fosteringcolorado.com For additional information, please check out the Youth Services FAQs page Sample Supports offers competitive contracts to attract professional providers. Sample Supports provides intensive in-house training.
PLEASE APPLY by filling out an application on our website http://www.samplesupports.com/become-an-employee.html, emailing your inquiry to hrsamplesupports.com, or you can give us a call at (720) 684-6102. Learn more about Sample Supports http://www.samplesupports.com/youth-services.html
Foster Care Parent
NHS is currently seeking
Therapeutic Foster Care Parents to join our Behavioral Health Division in our
Western PA coverage area.
ABOUT NHS With a rich tradition spanning almost 50 years, NHS is at the forefront of providing care and services to people with special needs. Today NHS, through its subsidiaries, is a leading provider of community-based, non-profit education and human services. More than 10,000 employees provide care to almost 40,000 adults and children throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Louisiana, and Michigan. NHS has developed a unique continuum of care providing services in the areas of mental health, addictive diseases, education, foster care and permanency, autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and many more specialized programs.
WHAT NHS HAS TO OFFER
The stability that comes with working for a national leader in the human services industry
Highly competitive reimbursement rates , up to 65,000 tax free annually
Around the clock in-home and crisis support
Expense and mileage reimbursement
POSITION DETAILS: Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) is a foster care program that provides a pathway to repairing and rebuilding the relationship between children and their natural support system. Compared to traditional foster care settings, TFC excels in the treatment provided to children through enhanced levels of support to the child, their natural supports, and the foster home. TFC enhanced levels of support include individual and family therapy, treatment meetings, case management, and integration of treatment goals in the home and community. TFC Host Homes are significant components to the successful treatment and reunification of children and their natural supports. As a Therapeutic Foster Parent, you will receive intensive 24/7 support from a professional clinical team in addition to clinical education with a minimum of 40 hours of annual training designed to assist with understanding behavior, diagnosis, de-escalation of behavior, and a variety of other topics that support children participating served by CRR
Additional Responsibilities Include:
Meeting the physical and emotional needs of the child
Maintaining required annual education goal of 40 hours, provided by NHS
Modeling of appropriate and professional behavior, family systems, coping mechanisms, etc
Supporting children to experience growth and independence
Encouraging positive interactions between the child and the child's natural support, working toward reunification
Maintaining adequate documentation of treatment related activities
Transporting the child to family visits, medical, dental, vision appointments, counseling, etc. (travel costs are reimbursed)
Accepting responsibility for general child care including food, clothing, shelter, etc. APPLY TODAY!! In addition to completing your application, please feel free to email your resume directly to our recruiter at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us directly at 724-942-4677 and ask for a member of our TFC team for more information NHS is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer!
Therapeutic Foster Care Parent
Must be at least 21 years of age
Applicants with experience working with children diagnosed with behavioral/mental health diagnosis preferred, but not required. All applicants will be considered regardless of experience.
Ability to pass an initial medical appraisal by a licensed physician (the appraisal must establish that the parent applicant is physically able to care for children and is free from communicable disease)
Approved clearance through Criminal, Child Abuse, and FBI Fingerprinting background checks
Ability to pass a home safety evaluation and comprehensive home study EOE Protected Veterans/Disability
Parent Partner - Bilingual Preferred - Another Road To Safety
Under the supervision of the Clinical Supervisor, the Parent Partner’s primary responsibilities are (a) Provide outreach and engagement to families at risk of child abuse and neglect; (b) Conduct screenings for challenges such as safety risks, child development, substance abuse and depression; (c) Develop family care plans in collaboration with the families; (d) Assist families in meeting goals they have established; (e) Collaborate with the support team members and other stakeholders; and (f) Complete all required documentation.
The Parent Partner is a Community Professional who
(a) has personally navigated the child welfare system with their own child/ children &
(b) has received training/experience in how to mentor other families.
The Parent Partner is a member of an inter-disciplinary team which includes Masters Level Behavioral Health Professionals. Teams combine their experience and skills to help ensure that the families we serve receive support that is culturally sensitive, family friendly and trauma-informed.
You will work closely with family members to increase involvement, setting goals, coaching family members through the process, and supporting them in achieving the set goals. The Parent Partner also helps to ensure that the integrity of the individual family's culture are fully integrated into every aspect of the care and support offered to the child and family and that culturally sensitive and family friendly engagement practices permeate all of our program offerings. In addition the Parent Partner is a responsible person who will participate as a member of a team of mental health professionals. The role involves direct services and case management.
- Outreach and Engagement to families at risk of child abuse and neglect
- Conduct safety, child development, substance abuse and depression screens
- Develop the Family Care Plan in collaboration with families
- Conduct home and community based visits with families
- Assists family with accessing and providing linkages to needed services
- Psychoeducation including increasing advocacy skills in families to obtain services and support
- Increase awareness about the importance of parent/professional partnerships
- Assist families in increasing their support network on behalf of the needs of their child
- Assist families in their understanding of their role with their child
- Participate in children’s mental health treatment teams and represent the parent’s perspective
- Complete required case documentation
- Assist in the ongoing development and evaluation of the child’s treatment plan
- Attend all program meetings and trainings as required by the County, ARS Program, and A Better Way
- Participate in related parent education trainings and workshops
- Attend weekly supervision (collection of hours available under Licensed supervisor) and monthly training
- Other duties as assigned
- Must be a parent who has successfully navigated the Child Welfare System, who has exhibited exceptional qualities in their own efforts to reunify and/or develop viable permanency plans for their children
- Must have an understanding of child/adolescent development
- Ability to engage with families from diverse communities
- Bi-lingual in Spanish preferred
- Good organization skills.
- Excellent verbal and written skills.
- Valid California Driver's License
- Reliable transportation and proof of insurance.
- Flexible schedule
- Experience working with people from diverse backgrounds.
- Ability to pass background clearance and clear TB Test.
Wraparound Program- Parent Partner
The primary role of the Parent Partner is to provide active, hands-on “peer” support to parents and caregivers of children and youth who are receiving services through the Wraparound program. The Parent Partner is responsible for providing support and guidance to the parents and caregiver, serves as a liaison for parent involvement, and co-facilitates parent-support groups. Services are provided primarily within in the home.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
1. Demonstrate a passion and commitment for the Mission and Vincentian Core Values of Maryvale and the Daughters of Charity.
2. Create an atmosphere of enthusiasm and energetic commitment and serve as a role model in carrying out the Mission.
3. Promote and support the attitudes, behaviors, knowledge and skills necessary to work respectfully and effectively with each other as well as demonstrate the ability to address the needs of the children and families Maryvale serves.
4. Participate in Trauma Informed Care training and follow the Trauma Informed Care philosophy when supporting and addressing the needs of the children and families Maryvale serves.
5. Utilize Trauma Informed Care approach in recognizing the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledge the role that trauma has played in the lives of the clients/residents.
6. Assist in the healing process by developing appropriate RICH® (Respect, Information, Connection and Hope) relationships with those served.
7. Follow Universal Precautions when exposed to blood and body fluids.
8. Follow Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) regulations pertaining to safety and the use of equipment/machinery.
9. Support Maryvale’s Performance and Quality Improvement Plan and participate in discussion regarding department or program goals, data collection and/or analysis.
10. Promote and support the attitudes, behaviors, knowledge and skills necessary to work respectfully and effectively with each other as well as demonstrate the ability to address the needs of the children and families Maryvale serves.
11. Provides support to caregivers as they learn and practice needed social skills in the home and community per the clients Plan of Care.
12. Provide and coordinate services to families that maintain and strengthen the relationship between client and family.
13. Mentor families in communication skills, anger management, problem solving, stress management, appropriate discipline, self-care, and other life skills.
14. Work with the Child and Family Team to create, personalize and update the Service Plan.
15. Attends Child and Family Team Meetings and other program related, client related meetings as assigned.
16. Utilizing interventions in the field while working with caregivers, providing services as outlined in the Plan of Care, including termination plans as assigned by the Wraparound Child and Family Team.
17. Assist families in contacting specific services and utilizing community resources as identified in the Plan of Care.
18. Maintain a cooperative and effective working relationship with the Child and Family Team members to provide maximum support to the family.
19. Participating in all needed appointments for the clients and families (school, DCFS, court, medical, psychiatric, etc.).
20. Participates in identifying client’s needs and triggers within a strength based model.
21. As a member of the Child and Family Team, will work closely and collaboratively with the other team members to ensure continuity of care is being provided toward ensuring their Plan of Care and/or applicable Crisis Safety Plan for families are being adhered to.
22. He/She is well versed in and is able to communicate to others the Wraparound philosophy, principles and process.
23. Completes DMH/DCFS required documentation within agency contract meeting expected timelines and agency standard of practices.
24. Meet productivity rate as established by the agency, which is subject to change depending on the needs of the agency/program.
25. Will become familiar with “Ten Principles of Wraparound” and the “Phases and Activities of the Wraparound Process” that the Child and Family Teams will work within.
26. Participate in internal and external multidisciplinary case review meetings.
27. Attends FRC and/or Wraparound Program Department meetings, in-service trainings, and supervision
28. Perform other duties as requested.
1. Must have personal life experience as a parent or caregiver of at-risk child(ren) including involvement either with DCFS, Department of Probation, School/IEP, and or mental health services.
2. Bi-Lingual Spanish preferred, but not required.
3. High School Diploma, General Equivalency Degree or higher.
4. Ability to be flexible and work in a changing environment.
5. Experience working with families/children involved with the juvenile justice system, dependency court system, child welfare system.
6. Demonstrated experience and ability to relate to a culturally diverse clientele and professional colleagues.
7. Pre-employment physical exam and criminal and OIG background clearance.
8. Possession of a valid California driver’s license. Required to drive a motor vehicle and provide proof of motor vehicle insurance. Must maintain valid motor insurance throughout duration of employment. Will need to utilize own vehicle and or agency vehicle in accordance with the agency and program’s policy/procedures.
9. Ability to work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary treatment team.
10. Experience in utilizing an electronic health record system a plus.
11. Excellent communication and written skills.
12. Familiar with Windows operations system, MS WORD, EXCEL, email, etc.
13. Good time management and organizational skills.
1. Flexible hours dependent upon client needs and caseload.
2. Schedule will vary day to day, and may include evenings and weekends hours.
3. Availability 24/7 for crisis intervention as needed by the program.
1. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job: While performing the duties of this job, the associate is frequently required to walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, and talk or hear. The associate is often required to stand and sit; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
2. The associate must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
3. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Agape (“Agency”) Parent Aides increase parent protective capacities so that the parents have the cognitive, behavioral and emotional ability to protect their children, the children can remain in or return to the care of their parents, and the likelihood of repeated reports of abuse or neglect is reduced or eliminated. This position involves working with the Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS) and clients to achieve positive outcomes by providing parents with structured, individualized and team supports. Parent Aides also provide supervised visitation between children in out of home care and their parents, siblings or family members. Primary duties include developing parenting plans, coaching and modeling of parenting skills, connecting parents to available formal and informal community resources, transporting children to and from visitations, and observing and recording interactions during the visitations. All client intakes, skills sessions and visits occur in the client's home unless identified otherwise by DCS. Starting salary range is $15.00 - $16.50 per hour.
This is a home-based position, with most caseload activity occurring in the field and in client homes. Applicants desiring this option must own a reliable cell phone that is kept charged at all times, a computer with internet access and Microsoft Office software installed.
Develops parenting plans and provides lessons and training in activities related to home management, discipline techniques, communication skills, and other skill areas as determined appropriate.
Supervises visits between children and their parents and/or others deemed appropriate at the request of the DCS case manager and follows DCS direction as to the location, frequency, duration and who may be present during the visit.
Ensures that visitation occurs at times that are convenient to children, families, including evenings and weekends.
Provides services in a culturally appropriate manner.
Provides documentation of client interactions, including the child’s reactions before, during and after visitation.
Maintains client records and files in a complete and efficient manner, meeting all required deadlines.
In carrying out the responsibilities and accountabilities outlined above the Visitation Specialist will be contributing towards the following outcomes:
Assigned children and families are appropriately supervised and feel supported;
Children are safe and receiving proper care and supervision;
The Agency is able to track and report the progress of clients on the Visitation Specialist’s case load accurately at all times.
A clean, current driver’s license free of DUI suspensions or revocations and reliable transportation that is well-maintained and fully insured, with at least 2 seat belts free for use with Child Safety Seats
Must be 21 years of age
Bachelor’s in Human Services or directly related degree and two years’ experience working in the Human Service Field
Must be computer literate with knowledge of Outlook and Microsoft Office programs (i.e. Word, Excel).
Ability to work evenings and weekends to accommodate client schedules;
Able to lift children weighing up to 40 lbs, able to run short distances to retrieve children, if necessary, able to climb stairs;
Computer literacy and familiarity with Microsoft Office products;
Ability to obtain a DPS Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card;
Bilingual ability (Spanish and English) is desired but not required.
The Northeast Treatment Center, founded in 1970 is one of the largest behavioral health and social service agencies is in the Philadelphia Region. Services are offered at 15 sites throughout Greater Philadelphia, the Lehigh Valley and the state of Delaware.
NET Centers (NET) offers support and hope to individuals and families at times of great stress in their lives. A nonprofit agency, NET provides a continuum of trauma informed behavioral health and social services designed to meet complex needs of all family members. These include mental health, addiction treatment, foster care, residential group care, adoption, juvenile justice services and child welfare services. While some services address the needs of the family as a whole and some target individuals, we always strive to foster positive connections within the family to help all family members heal, recover and rebuild.
The NET is currently seeking a Parent Educator to work within the Parenting Collaborative Program. This position is at our Main Offices located at 5th & Spring Garden Streets in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This position is Contract/Per Diem.
This position requires group facilitation skills for a variety of diverse client populations and knowledge of the NURTURING PARENTING PROGRAM curriculum. Service provision to be in compliance with DHS Performance Standards.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Become familiar with Nurturing Parenting Programs Curriculum.
· Facilitate weekly 2 hour groups at various locations; number and frequency to be determined by program.
· Administer pre and post-tests, consent forms and intake forms to workshop participants.
· Prepare required documents as stipulated by regulatory requirements, and/or Operations Director.
· Provide written documentation as required.
· Participate in required training for Parenting Collaborative.
· Participate in supervision as deemed by agency, DHS regulations and program supervisor.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
· Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Master’s degree preferred
· Some group facilitation experience
· Knowledge of children/adolescent and family systems.
· Knowledge of social work values and/or child welfare services
· Valid Driver’s License (issued by employee’s home state) and safe driving record and proof of insurance coverage
· Experience with computers, knowledge of word processing and spread sheet applications
- FBI Criminal Background Clearance
- Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance
- Drug and Health Screenings
Northeast Treatment Centers is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
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