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Foster Home Developer at BCFS

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Location: Fairfield, California

Job Description:

Education: Bachelor's degree in social work or related field

Experience: 2 plus years working with children who have mental health or behavioraldisabilities in a residential setting and 2 plus years of child placing experience.

Credentials, Skills and Abilities:
  1. Maintain current licenses and certificates required for the position including but not limited to • First Aid • CPR • Emergency Behavior Intervention • Other: _P_R_EA
  2. Pass a pre-employment drug screen and random drug screens andmaintain emotional control and professional composure at all times.
  3. Provide proof of work eligibility status upon request.
  4. Pass a pre-employment and biennial criminal background checks.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to:
    1. Respond sensitively and competently to the service population's cultural and socio-economic characteristics
    2. Communicate effectively in writing and verbally in English and Spanish
    3. Work in a fast paced environment and maintain emotional control and professional composure at all times
    4. Maintain computer literacy required to meet the responsibilities of the position
    5. Work effectively and without intensive supervision both independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  6. Demonstrate a working knowledge of all Residential Services policies and procedures.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in social work or related field

External Description

Summary: The foster home developer assesses, trains, verifies and monitors foster homes and foster parents to ensure foster home development services are in compliance with state and federal standards and requirements.

To successfully perform this job, the employee may be expected to perform the following, with or without reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990:

Essential Functions:

1. Recruit and assess foster home applicants to make a recommendation regarding verification as an agency foster home.

2. Monitor verified foster homes for on-going compliance with agency policies and procedure and state and federal standards.

3. Frequently travel from one location to another.

4. Meet all deadlines required by program supervisor and federal partners.

Measurable Deliverables:

1. Meet all federal and state regulatory guidelines and standards that are applicable to this position.

2. Maintain a case load in accordance with agency policies and procedures and contract standards.

3. Train and evaluate foster parents to ensure adequate skill and motivation to implement the agency behavior managementmodel.

4. Provide ongoing and regular face-to-face supervision of foster parents according to program requirements.

5. Maintain accurate and current foster care records.

6. Intervene in crisis situations involving foster children or families.

7. Provide pre-service and in-service training to foster parents as necessary.

8. Prepare daily census and department reports as assigned.

9. Maintain effective working relationships between foster parents, other agency staff, Child Protective Services staff, Department of Children's Services, judicial officials, legal resources, medical professionals and other community resources.

10. Participate in on-call duties and responsibilities.

11. Work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed or requested by position supervisor.

12. Implement BCFS safety protocols including evacuating with children and other staff, in case of an emergency.

13. Maintain confidentiality in all areas of the service population and programoperations.

14. Maintain BCFS HHS professional and ethical standards of conduct outlined in BCFS employee handbook including demonstrating respect for agency staff, the service population, and community members and complying with required dress code at all times.