Foster Care Specialist | Greenville

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

This is a home-based position serving youth and families in and around Raleigh, NC.

Ensure appropriate service provision for the identified needs of clients being served in agency foster and/or therapeutic foster families and in accordance with their service plans. Provide family-centered support and interventions for the assigned youth and foster and/or therapeutic foster families. Find permanent homes that best meet client needs in the shortest possible time and with the least amount of additional moves and losses possible.

MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. On-going assessment of strengths and needs of client, foster and/or therapeutic foster family, and family of origin with the cooperation and involvement of referring agency.
  2. Provide family-centered interventions to empower families to achieve agreed upon goals.
  3. Work cooperatively with client, foster and/or therapeutic foster family, and family of origin to fulfill service needs drawing upon church, community, and MHC services resources.
  4. Maintain an as-needed availability status to client families (24-hour on call responsibilities with back-up available).
  5. Advocate for client’s needs within Methodist Home for Children service system, as well as other service systems.
  6. Coordinate service delivery with other agencies involved with the client, e.g., schools, mental health, juvenile court, DSS, etc.
  7. Participate in pre-service and in-service training for foster and therapeutic parents and staff.
  8. Adhere to all licensing standards and mental health standards.
  9. Provide detailed, routine, and quality documentation of planning and service activities to assigned foster and therapeutic foster homes and on behalf of clients residing in assigned foster homes, including oversight of the accuracy, timeliness, and quality of Medicaid treatment notes prepared by therapeutic foster families.
  10. Participate in regular review, update and monitoring of client service plan.
  11. Limited provision of “wrap-around” services (home and community-based services, one-on-one client services, based on client’s individualized service plan).
  12. Perform other duties as requested by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in human services or related field from an accredited college or university.
Minimum of two (2) years post-graduate experience in program implementation and service delivery in human services; experience working with child and family issues preferred.

Skills/Working Conditions
  • 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.
  • Possible exposure to infectious diseases.
Physical Requirements
  • 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, foster parent and 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.
  • Have the ability to drive for agency related events during the day or night.
  • Regular attendance at primary worksite and agency related events.

Closing Date: Open Until Filled


Residential Technician | Jacksonville

 

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

The Residential Technician and Residential Assistant positions function as a part of the clinical team in a culturally sensitive Residential Treatment Level III setting. Staff provide the necessary supports to the clients of FACT who are dually diagnosed with a mental illness or severe emotional disturbance and co-occurring developmental disability. Service requires awake staff around the clock and supervision of the clients is continuous. Shift work is involved with the positions requiring an ability to work irregular and weekend schedules.
Shifts needed:  2pm-midnight and midnight-8am

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Accepts appropriate assignments to provide hands on support services to individuals in a residential setting as determined by the Program Manager, Clinical Director, Treatment Coordinator and/or treatment team. Performs client behavioral intervention, skills training, psycho-educational groups/supports and/or community inclusion services as assigned. Provide direct care services as needed. Follows Treatment and/or Person Centered Plan as developed and agreed upon by the Treatment Team, Referral Source, LME, Clinical Director, Parents/Guardian, and Client. Auditory and visual observations of clients’ behaviors and interpersonal interactions to report in the clients’ daily service notes and in the shift report. Completes documentation, incident reports and other data in accordance with established standards, in an accurate and timely manner. Provides accurate and pertinent information to the Treatment Coordinators, Program Facilitators and/or Program Manager that will be utilized in Treatment Team / CFT meetings. Attends supervision, staff development meetings, and training sessions as required. Maintains professional and therapeutic boundaries with individuals and families being served at all times. Provides intervention and support services in a manner that respects the individual, the clients’ rights, their safety, privacy, property, and therapeutic purposes. Demonstrates knowledge of the growth and developmental needs of the child and adolescent populations and is able to adapt interventions to meet the age-specific and disability-specific developmental needs of the clients. Maintains CPI (or approved equivalent of non-violent Crisis Prevention Intervention) techniques, CPR, First Aid and OSHA/Blood Borne Pathogen training on an annual basis. Accompanies clients into the community as requested. Assists in maintaining the general cleanliness and upkeep of the facilities and vehicles. Reports to supervisor any repairs of the facility or vehicles that are needed. Performs any other duties and/or tasks that may be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge and Experience

High School Diploma or equivalent, and minimum of two (2) years of experience working with client population.

Skills/Working Conditions

• 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, weekends, holidays, and extended periods of time.

• 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 high pressure, high stress environment.

• Position may experience verbal and/or physical aggression from client population.

• Possible exposure to infectious diseases.

Physical Requirements

• 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, property management, and client interactions, such as standing, bending, lifting, participation in physical activities, facility cleaning (interior and exterior) and maintenance, cooking, shopping, supplies inventory, and other rotating assignments.

• Have the ability to comprehend and produce accurate program documentation, including, but not limited to, client treatment plans, progress summaries, manage financial/budget tasks, and community correspondence.

• Have the ability to communicate professionally with consumers, including, but not limited to, parents, colleagues, and community service providers.

• Have the ability to provide on-going visual and physical proximity supervision of clients.

• Have the ability to participate in recreational activities with clients, including, but not limited to, arts, athletics, and outdoor activities.

• Have the ability to drive a van to transport clients.