Treatment Foster Care Support Specialist
Spurwink Services - Auburn, ME

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DESCRIPTION

Spurwink seeks an experienced direct care worker to provide one to one support for our clients and to supervise visitation between clients and birth families. Treatment Foster Care Support Specialists work with a clinician, case managers and foster families to facilitate individualized treatment of foster children.

DUTIES

TFC Support Specialists will complete trainings to earn an Other Qualified Mental Health Professional (OQMHP) certification. TFCSSs work directly with clients and supervise visits between foster children and their biological families, document those visits and report any concerns to the supervisor. Working from a strengths-based perspective, TFCSSs use positive role modeling techniques, skill building and behavioral interventions.

QUALIFICATIONS

The right Treatment Foster Care Support Specialist will have one or more years of experience working in an educational or social services environment with direct contact with children, clients or families. Customer service skills and positive communication skills are necessary, including the ability to set reasonable limits and be able to maintain professional boundaries. TFCSSs must have experience demonstrating interpersonal skills that remain focused and helpful during times of crisis. Associate's degree required, Bachelor's degree preferred TFC Support Specialists will complete trainings to earn an Other Qualified Mental Health Professional (OQMHP) certification. TFCSSs work directly with clients and supervise visits between foster children and their biological families, document those visits and report any concerns to the supervisor. Working from a strengths-based perspective, TFCSSs use positive role modeling techniques, skill building and behavioral interventions.

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Spurwink is a nationally accredited, non-profit organization providing mental health, education and residential services for children,...