Company: Methodist Home For Children
Posted on: April 8, 2021
MAKE A DIFFERENCE in the life of a child with Methodist Home for
Children! Our primary goal in foster care is to help young people
make the transition into permanent homes. Whenever possible, we
help young people reunite with their birth families. When this is
not possible, we help these young people find permanent homes with
families who wish to adopt. The children we care for range in age
from newborn to 18 years. We provide our foster parents with 30+
hours of training and lots of support as they prepare to become
licensed. WE'RE HIRING: Foster Care SpecialistLOCATIONS: Raleigh,
NCOur Foster Care Specialists are responsible for ensuring
appropriate service provision for the identified needs of clients
being served in agency foster and/or therapeutic foster families
and in accordance with their service plans. The FCS will provide
family-centered support and interventions for the assigned youth
and foster and/or therapeutic foster families. The FCS will find
permanent homes that best meet client needs in the shortest
possible time and with the least amount of additional moves and
- On-going assessment of strengths and needs of client, foster
and/or therapeutic foster family, and family of origin with the
cooperation and involvement of referring agency.
- Provide family-centered interventions to empower families to
achieve agreed upon goals.
- Work cooperatively with client, foster and/or therapeutic
foster family, and family of origin to fulfill service needs
drawing upon church, community, and MHC services resources.
- Maintain an as-needed availability status to client families
(24-hour on call responsibilities with back-up available).
- Advocate for client's needs within Methodist Home for Children
service system, as well as other service systems.
- Coordinate service delivery with other agencies involved with
the client, e.g., schools, mental health, juvenile court, DSS,
- Participate in pre-service and in-service training for foster
and therapeutic parents and staff.
- Adhere to all licensing standards and mental health
- Provide detailed, routine, and quality documentation of
planning and service activities to assigned foster and therapeutic
foster homes and on behalf of clients residing in assigned foster
homes, including oversight of the accuracy, timeliness, and quality
of Medicaid treatment notes prepared by therapeutic foster
- Participate in regular review, update and monitoring of client
- Limited provision of -wrap-around- services (home and
community-based services, one-on-one client services, based on
client's individualized service plan).
- Perform other duties as requested by supervisor.
QUALIFICATIONS:Knowledge: Bachelor's Degree in human services or
related field from an accredited college or university.Experience:
Minimum of two (2) years of experience in program implementation
and service delivery in human services; experience working with
child and family issues preferred.Skills/Working Conditions:
- Must maintain a valid Driver's License and an acceptable
- Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including nights and
weekends, and holidays.
- Must successfully complete all phases of pre-service and
on-going training, including, but not limited to, physical
restraint training, First Aid, CPR, Universal Precautions, and
- Must be able to work in occasionally high pressure, high stress
- Must be able to provide 24-hour on call supervision.
- Possible exposure to infectious diseases.Physical
- Must provide a negative drug screen result prior to
- Must pass a post-employment physical and TB test and on-going
physical assessments as required.
- Have the ability to perform physical demands associated with
daily operational functions and client interactions, such as
walking, standing, bending, and lifting.
- Have the ability to comprehend and produce accurate program
documentation, including, but not limited to, foster parent and
adoptive parent documentation, client documentation, and community
- Have the ability to communicate professionally in both verbal
and written formats with consumers, including, but not limited to,
parents, colleagues, and community service providers.
- Have the ability to provide on-going visual and physical
proximity observation of clients and adoptive families.
- Have the ability to participate in extensive travel.
- Have the ability to drive for agency related events during the
day or night.
- Regular attendance at primary worksite and agency related
At Methodist Home for Children, you will receive training to help
you do your job well: General orientation to our values and model
Job-specific training on topics such as adolescent development and
sexuality, diet and health, professionalism and protecting youth
Opportunities for continuing education and career advancement.
Competitive Pay, paid training, and paid time-off
Excellent benefits are available after 90 days
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