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Pepper Pike Ohio Full Time Posted: Thursday, 19 October 2017
 
 

Foster Care Services Coordinator

Location: Pepper Pike, Ohio

Status: Full time

Beech Brook, one of Northeast Ohio's premier behavioral health agencies, is currently hiring a Foster Care Coordinator to join our Treatment Foster Care. This position will support future and current foster parents through training, the licensing process, and acceptance of placements. The Foster Care Coordinator is responsible for training of potential Foster Parents, Facilitating Information Meetings for potential Foster Parents, and Conducting Pre-Service Training to Foster Parents. Beech Brook specializes in Treatment Foster Care, providing CPST/case management services to children of various ages placed in Level 4 foster care with special attention paid to trauma informed care

.Essential Responsibilities (including but not limited):

  • Provide information to foster parents through the information meetings
  • Conducts pre-service training to foster parents
  • Support parents in completing the application process and preparing for licensure/home study process
  • Be familiar with all foster parents in the agency and support them in their growth and development
  • Follow up with foster parents, particularly as they work through licensing and prepare for their first placement
  • Coordinate ongoing foster parent training/trainers
  • Define family strengths and needs to support the placement in homes
  • Participate in intake/foster care on call rotation
  • Maintains ongoing communication with the families about potential placement of Foster Children
  • Responds to families and assists meeting their needs in a timely manner.
  • Identifies potential areas for crisis and proactively plans to prevent it.
  • Handles crisis in an effective manner.
  • Ensures Foster parents meet rules requirements to obtain licensure and to provide a safe, supportive environment for the child(ren) going into care.
  • Collaborates with prospective parents to ensure all license requirements are met.
  • On Call responsibilities on a rotating basis

Education-Required

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Ohio license: LSW, LPC

Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills
  • Skill in using computer software applications such as Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work with electronic medical records
  • Must be Energetic and Enthusiastic
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Personal reliable transportation is required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2 years of experience in Foster Care/Adoption environment
  • Ability to work independently and creatively to solve problems for highly complex youth
  • Demonstrated ability to engage difficult and high risk youth and their families
  • Good working knowledge of community resources

Pepper Pike Ohio, United States of America
Beech Brook
Recruitment
CB
10/19/2017 8:03:04 AM

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