Responsible for the overall development and maintenance of licensed and unlicensed caregivers. Responsibilities include recruitment, preparation and training of these families, certification of foster homes and maintenance of foster home licenses, according to procedures described in the certification manual. Responsible for meeting the placement needs of children who are referred to the program. Travel required. Bachelors or master’s degree in social or human behavioral science from an accredited school required. At least two years experience working in a child welfare setting or other human service setting is required.
Annually, Catholic Charities West Michigan serves over 25,000 individuals and families across the 11-county Diocese of Grand Rapids. Additionally, its food programs serve over 200,000 meals. Of those served, 80% are not Catholic and 75% have a household income of $15,000 or less. The agency's work is accomplished by a staff of over 275 through comprehensive, results-oriented programs and services in four distinct areas of emphasis: Child Welfare, Family Preservation, Behavioral Health, and Community Outreach.