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IAFT Foster Care Consultant


New Bern, North Carolina, United States

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The Intensive Alternative Family Treatment (IAFT) Consultant will work on an IAFT team and provide supervision and support to the IAFT resource parent (family) to help support clinical interventions that will bring about change in the child or adolescent receiving IAFT services. The IAFT Consultant will provide daily support to families in the program and will provide clinical guidance and on call support as necessary.



  • Promotes, supports and implements the Mission, Philosophy, Principles, Values and Goals of AFS into daily practice.
  • Responsible for adhering to the following guidelines, responsibilities and tasks:
  • No more than 1 child per family
  • Maximum caseload not to exceed 10 clients
  • Contact with resource parents at least 5 times per week
  • Contact and documentation of effort with custodial parent to foster engagement
  • Face to face contact with IAFT resource parents at least once per week
  • Weekly face to face contact with IAFT staff and supervisors
  • Treatment data collected, recorded and maintained daily, 7 days per week
  • 24/7 crisis support
  • Arrange Psychiatric Oversight at least once per 30 day period
  • Adherence to clinical treatment model
  • Arrange respite for resource parents at least 2 days per month
  • Arrange access to individual and family therapy specific to the child’s presenting need
  • Provide documentation of weekly supervision of IAFT families and clients
  • Provide on call support, consultation and collaboration with IAFT resource parents on identifying problem areas, developing plans for addressing those problems in order to minimize the risk of placement disruption
  • Assist with developing community resources to support IAFT client's placement
  • Maintain up-to-date documentation as related to IAFT home licensure, contractual agreements and all agency and regulatory guidelines.
  • Complete and annual evaluation on IAFT resource parents
  • Ensure IAFT services are properly authorized in a timely manner
  • Contribute, collaborate and participate in daily/weekly IAFT clinical team meetings
  • Possess strong knowledge of Together Facing the Challenge models
  • Represent Access Family Services and IAFT service professionally in the local community
  • Completes other related tasks as assigned by the Sr. Foster Care Consultant or Regional Director

Bachelors Degree in a related human service field and two (2) years full-time, post baccalaureate accumulated MH/DD/SA experience with the population served; or Bachelors Degree in a non-human service field and four (4) years experience with the population, or Masters Degree in a related human service field. Graduate degree preferred.




At least one year of full time experience in child foster placement.