GENERAL JOB SUMMARY
Coordinate all activities associated with the licensing of foster parents and the participation in related training programs for foster parents.
MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
- Demonstrate familiarity and competence in the licensing laws and the policies for Foster Care and Therapeutic Foster Care as required by the State of NC and Methodist Home for Children (MHC).
- Conduct licensure responsibilities for families within the MHC Foster Care Services Department.
- Participate in training of foster parents and subsequent tracking of their training as part of the licensure process.
- Develop processes to ensure assigned foster homes are in licensure compliance with applicable licensing standards at all time.
- Provide consultation services to assigned foster homes.
- Maintain professional documentation for licensure of foster homes. Collect and report data and statistical information.
- Develops and implements all recruitment and screening protocols for the Foster Care and Adoption Services Department and maintains records of these.
- Assist with screening of potential foster parents.
- Perform other duties as requested by supervisor.
Knowledge and Experience:
- Bachelor’s Degree in human services or related field from an accredited college or university; and,
- Two (2) years experience in program implementation, licensing of foster homes, and service delivery in human services; experience working with child and family issues preferred.
- Must maintain a valid Driver’s License and an acceptable driving record.
- Must be insurable by Methodist Home for Children’s insurance carrier.
- Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends, and holidays.
- Must successfully complete all phases of pre-service and on-going training, including, but not limited to, physical restraint training, First Aid, CPR, Universal Precautions, and medication administration.
- Must be able to work in occasionally high pressure, high stress environment.
- Must be able to provide 24 hour on-call supervision.
- Computer literacy, advanced writing and editing skills, and organizational skills are essential.
- High level of accuracy and detail orientation required.
- Possible exposure to infectious diseases.
- Must provide a negative drug screen result prior to employment.
- Must pass a post-employment physical and TB test and on-going physical assessments as required.
- Have the ability to perform physical demands associated with daily operational functions and client interactions, such as walking, standing, bending, and lifting.
- Have the ability to comprehend and produce accurate program documentation, including, but not limited to, adoptive parent documentation, client documentation, and community correspondence.
- Have the ability to communicate professionally in both verbal and written formats with consumers, including, but not limited to, parents, colleagues, and community service providers.
- Have the ability to provide on-going visual and physical proximity observation of clients and adoptive families.
- Have the ability to participate in extensive travel.
Closing Date: Open Until Filled