Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona
  • AZ, USA
  • DOE
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Position Purpose

 

Provides comprehensive services to foster and adoption and Interstate Compact (ICPC) clients, including initial assessment, licensing, re-licensing, supervision, training, and ongoing support. 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

 

  •  Conducts agency orientation in person or by phone with potential resource (foster) families; follows orientation with screening interview of interested applicants in person; provides general information and initial foster care application packet
  • Participates in initial trainings (Foster Parent College) for licensing, helps identify community resources that will meet the advanced training requirement
  • Remains in contact with families during application and pre-service training process; provides support, assistance, and assures that prospective foster parents progress through each step towards licensing in a timely manner
  • Completes initial, renewal, and amendment licensing home studies
  • Completes family and adoption home studies referred by the Department of Child Safety (DCS) for ICPC
  • Enters home studies into Quick Connect in a timely manner as per contract and submits all required Foster Home Licensing documents to the Office of Licensing, and Regulations (OLR)
  • Recommends approval or denial of licensure of foster home in each home study
  • Upon completion of licensing, maintains contact with foster family through home visits, as specified by program, state and contract requirements
  • Conducts licensing inquiries and submits report to OLR
  • Coordinates foster home placements and exits between the DCS Case Manager and foster home; takes On-Call rotations
  • Completes assessment of potential ICPC family, prepares the home study and submits to DCS/ICPC Unit
  • Monitors children placed through ICPC monthly
  • Completed quarterly monitoring reports to DCS/ICPC Unit
  • Maintains case records in accordance with program requirements
  • Provides periodic, on-call crisis support and services to foster families
  • Participates as member of the DCS service team, which includes participation in ongoing case plan staffing's and Child and Family Teams
  • Participates in group support services for foster parent retention and recruitment efforts by organizing and facilitating social events and activities; assists with facilitating parent support meetings and training
  • Collects and submits data / reports to meet agency and contract requirements
  • 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
  • 1 year of related experience in Human Services or related field
  • Pass pre-employment and annual drug screening
  • Proven computer skills using Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills oral and written communications are clear, concise, and organized
  • Valid State of Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • Current First Aid and CPR Certification
  • Valid Arizona Driver's License, proof of insurance, Arizona Motor Vehicle Division 39-month Motor Vehicle Report, and reliable, safe transportation

  

Desired Qualifications

 

  • Master's degree in Human Services or related field
  • Additional years of directly related experience in foster care
  • Bilingual, English / Spanish verbal and written
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