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Therapeutic Foster Care Licensing, Training and Treatment Consultant

Location:

Wilmington, North Carolina, United States

Date published:

03-Dec-2018
 

The Therapeutic Foster Care Training, Licensing and Treatment Consultant is responsible for (1) recruiting, training and assisting potential foster care providers with becoming licensed foster providers, then monitoring and supervising those homes to ensure full compliance at all times with rules and expectations for maintenance of licensure and ongoing development of skills and abilities to meet the needs of the population served, and (2)  assuring a person and family-centered process is used in the planning and delivery of foster care treatment and permanency planning services to clients and their support network, in compliance to the standards of operation set forth by the State of North Carolina and AFS.

  JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:                                                                    

General Requirements:

  • Protect the dignity, privacy and confidentiality of individuals being supported, while honoring and respecting the unique needs, values and choices of persons served.
  • Must maintain an average therapeutic foster care caseload of at least 6 Clients.
  • Maintains an average licensing caseload of at least 8 licensed facilities.

Treatment Consultant Responsibilities:

  • Provides services in a manner sensitive to the cultural/spiritual values of client and does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, ethnicity, creed, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin or mental or physical disability.  
  • Collect and execute all required authorizations, documents, and documentation accurately and completely as outlined by policies and procedures.
  • Must identify/contact providers to schedule appointments for therapy, medication management and any special treatment needs, within 72 hours of placement. 
  • Must provide crisis response assistance 24/7

Participates in all Resource Parent Training and Licensing:

·      Participates in foster parent training and recruitment to support program growth and development requiring the following:

·        Completes training to become credentialed as a Pressley Ridge Treatment Foster Care Pre-service Curriculum Trainer, plus 6 additional hours to meet AFS pre-service curriculum requirements of 42 hours.

·        Completes the three-day specialized curriculum, Foster Home Licensing in Child Welfare Services, to become credentialed to take families through the process of becoming licensed foster care providers for AFS.

·        Completes all health, safety, background and any other required checks, as mandated by the company, vendor, state and federal policies and procedures, while protecting the dignity, privacy and confidentiality of individuals being supported and makes full disclosure about any limitation on his/her ability to guarantee full confidentiality.

 

Oversees maintenance of current provider files and assures accuracy

Participates in new provider recruitment, pre-service training and licensure preparation process as requested, balancing caseload responsibilities with recruitment responsibilities.

Builds an average caseload of 32 licensed facilities.

Assists with monitoring overall foster parent performance; makes recommendation for improvement or removal of a foster parent; assists with matching children to placements;

Assist with foster care intake as appropriate.

EDUCATION  

Bachelor level professional, with a degree in one of the following areas: Social Work, Counseling, Human Services, Sociology, or Psychology; and must be a Qualified Mental Health Professional.

EXPERIENCE

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