Therapeutic Foster Care Recruiter/Trainer
This position is responsible to identify, actively recruit, assess, train, and license prospective foster parents, and to provide ongoing support, assessment and retention of licensed foster parents.
• Increase available foster home capacity through ongoing public awareness/recruitment campaign.
• Participate in speaking engagements in accordance with the Eckerd Recruitment Plan and actively recruit foster family homes.
• Assists in development of an annual recruitment plan in cooperation with Licensing team members.
• Conduct pre-service (Guiding Principles) training for prospective foster families.
• Complete initial licensing activities which includes a minimum of two home visits, gathering information and assessing the families.
• Conduct annual relicensing activities in accordance with procedures and contractual requirements.
• Provide ongoing support and retention for licensed foster homes including but not limited to quarterly home visits, advocacy, training and special events honoring foster families and providing 24 hour support.
• Participate in quality improvement activities, including participation and preparation of QA staffings and investigation of foster care referrals alleging violations of licensing standards and the development of corrective action plans.
• Provide assistance and support for foster families during investigations concerning possible abuse/neglect by foster parents.
• Submit monthly reports on licensing activities.
• Attend and supports monthly Foster Parents Association (FPA) meetings.
• Partner with placement specialists at daily meeting regarding available capacity, utilization issues and prospective matches for children needing foster placements.
• Home visits occur within 72 hours of initial placement of new foster homes.
• Perform with appropriate supervision from supervisor.
• Perform on call responsibilities on a rotating basis.
• Participate in the on-going development and related activities of a comprehensive quality improvement process.
• Effectively communicate with staff, program clients and public using appropriate communication skills.
• Adheres to general performance standards for TFC employees and maintains training requirements, Complies with organizational policies and licensing standards.
Bachelor’s degree in Social Services or equivalent required; Masters degree in Social Services or Mental Health preferred. Licensed or License eligible behavioral health practitioner (LBP, LCSW, LMFT, LPC). Two years of social service experience required.
Eckerd is a drug-free workplace and Equal Opportunity Employer. Eckerd utilizes E-verify to confirm employment eligibility.
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