Foster Family Case Manager (Johnston)

Compensation

: $32,740.00 - $38,610.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Social Services/Counseling



Job Summary:The Foster Family Services Consultant independently coordinates the placement of children in foster family homes and develops all aspects of the child's program including developing and implementing the child's service plan and setting long and short-term goals. This position also supervises and monitors foster families to ensure they are providing safe and humane service to the children in their homes.Responsibilities:- Screens and assesses child referrals and interviews youth to determine eligibility.
- Schedules pre-placement visits with the child and potential foster family and assists in matching youth with an appropriate family.
- Participates in the recruiting and selection process of Foster Parents including home study evaluations.
- Consults and collaborates with a referral source, Foster Parents, teachers, school counselors, and other professionals involved with the youth.
- Assists families with referrals to other community services identified in the plan of service and provides advocacy for the youth and their families to receive entitlements or needed services.
- Prepares intake and discharge summaries, routine progress reports and plans. Evaluates plan and recommends changes.
- Develops and monitors the child's service plan to include collecting initial and ongoing assessment data, developing the service plan and making modifications as necessary.
- Maintains monthly statistics and data needed for program accountability and billing for client services.
- Conducts periodic consumer evaluations.
- Responds to client emergencies within or outside normal work hours.
- Meets with Foster Parents following scheduled reporting guidelines, and as needed, to discuss administrative and programmatic issues, review progress, and provide support and guidance in areas of concern.
- Supervises the care and service that the Foster Parents provide including observing their interactions with the foster children and providing them with ongoing feedback on how to best meet their needs.
- Initiates and modifies development plans for each of their foster families to ensure they are aware of their strengths and areas to develop and understand their role as Foster Parents
- Provides ongoing training and teaching to the Foster Parents through formal group training opportunities, web-based learning, and one-on-one training in the Foster Parents home.
- Maintains contact with the family and responds to issues/concerns from the family in a supportive and timely fashion.
- Encourages and expects Foster Parents to communicate openly with the family regarding the care and service that they are providing to the child in their home as appropriate.
- Assists with the reunification of the child into his/her home communities.
- Assists with follow-up and aftercare services to families as needed.
- May be trained to become a certified Common-Sense Parenting Instructor and as a certified instructor may be asked to conduct Common Sense Parenting (CSP) Courses at designated locations as assigned. * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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