Foster Care Specialist

Youth & Family Services, Inc.
Published
June 25, 2019
Location
El Reno, OK
Category
Job Type

Description

Position Description:

Our Foster care program is in need of a Foster Care Specialist. Our foster care program works to give homeless, neglected, and abused children improved opportunities for stability. This team works hard to build a seamless connection between the children in need of placement and the Foster Parent who will provide a loving, supportive, and safe home environment.

Position Qualifications:

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or related field
  • Foster Care experience preferred
  • Experience working with volunteers, boards, and committees preferred

Skills Needed:

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Microsoft Office skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment

Position Requirements:

Responsibilities:
Working under the supervision of the Foster Care Coordinator, a Foster Care Specialists responsibilities are as follows:

  • Assist with foster parent trainings and special events
  • Maintain all files assigned in compliance with regulatory/accrediting agencies
  • Maintain positive relationships within the community
  • Act as liaison to foster families with DHS to promote communication
  • Utilize best practice standards at all times
  • Supply information of other supportive services and prevention programs to caregivers
  • Monitor children in foster care homes
  • Provide support on a weekly basis to foster families to enhance retention
  • Conduct home studies on potential foster families
  • Conduct case management and monthly in-home visits to assigned cases
  • Provide crisis management services to families and children
  • Provide on-call services on rotation
  • Provide timely reports on all assigned cases
  • Attend community coalitions and meetings as requested

Position Reports to:

Foster Care Coordinator

Hours and Salary:

Salary as determined by supervisor

To Apply for this Job:

Contact Misty Huber, HR/Payroll, at hr@yfsok.org or call at 405-262-6555.

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