Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona
  • Safford, AZ, USA
  • $12.90 to $19.35
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Position Purpose

Provides comprehensive services to foster and foster/adoption clients, including initial assessment, licensing, re-licensing, supervision, training, and ongoing support to the foster parents. Participates in the coordination of foster children placements on an on-call basis. Heavy travel is required. May require evenings and weekends. Position may from time to time be stressful and require a high demand of performance. May perform other duties as assigned.


Essential Functions

  • Participates in identifying foster homes for foster children
  • Conducts Agency orientations with potential foster families and assist with completion of initial foster care application packet
  • Registers potential foster families for Pre-Service Model Approach to Partnership Parenting (PS-MAPP) training
  • Facilitates PS-MAPP, Mini-MAPP (Model Approach to Partnership Parenting) training
  • Conducts and writes Home Studies for Office of Licensing & Certification Regulations (OLCR) & courts
  • Recommends approval or denial of certification of a foster home
  • Completes initial licensing home studies of foster parents involved in PS-MAPP training
  • Provides potential foster families with Family Assessment Guide and other application paperwork for licensure
  • Monitors foster homes to ensure homes meet all licensure standards
  • Conducts and submits renewal licensing Home Studies in a timely fashion
  • Remains in contact with families during application and PS-MAPP training process; provides support, assistance, and assures prospective Foster Parents progress through each step towards licensing in a timely manner
  • Develops yearly training goals with foster homes; assists families implement Family Plan of Action
  • Provides periodic, on-call, crisis support and services to foster parents
  • Participates in support services to foster parents in organizing and facilitating social events and activities; assists with facilitating parent support meetings and training
  • Attends partnership & other program meetings towards coordination of services to foster parents
  • Maintains case records in accordance with program and contract requirements
  • Completes all necessary reports, including monthly statistics and staff activity logs
  • The Foster Care Specialist participate in recruitment and retention activities including special events throughout District VI
  • Coordinate foster home placements and exits between the Dept. of Children, Youth & Family (DCYF) Case Manager and foster home on an on-call basis
  • Provides periodic on-call intakes and placements of foster children after hours
  • May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business


Minimum Qualifications

Suitable work experience may be considered as transferable skills in order to meet minimum requirements of the position and will be considered by the Corporate Director of Human Resources.

  • BA in Human Services or related field
  • 2 years of experience in Human Services or related field
  • Pass pre-employment and annual drug screening
  • Obtain State of Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • Current AZ driver's license, proof of insurance and motor vehicle report for previous 39 months and reliable safe transportation.
  • Proven computer skills using Microsoft Office Suite, and web-based tracking
  • Proven strong communication skills oral and written are clear, concise, and in an organized fashion using appropriate grammar, style and tone


Desired Qualifications 

  • MA in Human Services or related field
  • Additional years of experience in Human Services or related field
  • Additional years of experience in mediation and other interventions
  • Additional years of experience of child development, CPS practices and foster care licensing requirements
  • Bilingual English/Spanish, verbal and written
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