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SUMMARY: This position is responsible for recruiting, assessing, and training qualified foster parents for the Foster Care Program.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Assist in development and implementation of foster parent recruitment and retention plan.
Identifies foster parent training needs and provides ongoing training and support to families.
Develops and coordinates foster parent orientation, pre-service training, and/or on-going training.
Assists with foster parent recruitment.
May recruit families to provide care for specialized high needs youth.
Conducts home studies and certifies foster families.
Makes presentations and provides information to community groups as needed.
Coordinates program participation in cultural festivals and other community events.
Assists in the development of new program services and placement options as needed.
Participates as member of Placement/Referral Committee to review and approve all placements in the region; may coordinate placements and take referrals.
Participates in staff training and meetings.
May provide foster care services for small caseload in accordance with State Licensing Standards and Program policy and procedures as back-up or in the absence of others.
Represents the Agency in the community and workplace in a professional and ethical manner.
Demonstrates sensitivity to the service population's cultural and socioeconomic characteristics.
Demonstrates strong interpersonal, decision-making, problem-solving, oral, and written skills.
Utilizes a basic knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree in SW or a related field and 1 year of experience providing casework services to children and families or bachelor's degree in any field plus 2 years of experience providing casework services to children and families. Master's degree and 1 year of experience providing casework services to children and families preferred.
To apply for any of our open positions, please visit our website at https://www.cccofva.org/openpositions to obtain an application. Submit your completed application and resume to [email protected] Be sure to indicate the position for which you are applying in the subject line. We only review applications submitted for our current open positions and will contact you if we are interested in moving forward with you as a qualified candidate. Thank you for your interest!