Coordinate and arrange for out of home placements for children coming into licensed care placements. This involves an in depth knowledge of available resources as well as the child welfare system, and the ability to match a child’s unique needs to the least restrictive setting available.
• Review placement intakes to assess child’s unique needs, and to ensure the intake report accurately reflects the presenting issues of the child(ren).
• Determine appropriate available placement options in a least restrictive level of care.
• Contact placement providers (i.e. foster homes, group homes, shelters, etc.) to discuss the child’s needs.
• Complete necessary paperwork for each match (i.e. match reports, FSFN notes, chronological notes, waivers, CBHA referrals, out of county/separated sibling tool).
• Track and coordinate the daycare arrangements for children in short term placements.
• Participate in daily morning meetings to assess the children in need of placement, analyze changing needs for children disrupting from current placements.
• Complete and distribute the pending placement spreadsheet to the appropriate parties.
• Complete and communicate the daily transportation needs to the appropriate parties insuring that all children are accounted for.
• Provide any data as needed for weekly data call meetings, special data requests, etc. in a timely and accurate manner.
• Participate in the weekly SPOA/Placement meeting addressing the special needs of high end placements, and coordinating and planning for the child’s step down into less restrictive settings.
• Coordinate and lead monthly facility audits to discuss specific children in shelter placement.
• Visit foster home families and facilities to build better relationships with the providers.
• Attend treatment team meetings in order to better assist the children in out of home care and the providers offering services.
Bachelor's degree required. Position requires child welfare certification, or commitment to obtain certification within the first 12 months of employment. One year direct experience in the delivery of services to families and children required. Also requires understanding/knowledge of child welfare services and requirements.
Eckerd is a drug-free workplace and Equal Opportunity Employer. Eckerd utilizes E-verify to confirm employment eligibility.
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