Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona, I Case Manager II - Foster Care Licensing Specialist in United States

As a condition of employment, all CCS employees are required to qualify for an Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card

Position Purpose

Provides comprehensive services to foster and foster/adoption clients, including initial assessment, licensing, re-licensing, supervision, training, and ongoing support to the foster parents. 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
  • Participates in identifying foster homes for foster children
  • Conducts Agency orientations with potential foster families and assist with completion of initial foster care application packet
  • Registers potential foster families for Pre-Service Model Approach to Partnership Parenting (PS-MAPP) training
  • Facilitates PS-MAPP, Mini-MAPP (Model Approach to Partnership Parenting ) training
  • Conducts and writes Home Studies for Office of Licensing & Certification Regulations (OLCR) & courts
  • Recommends approval or denial of certification of a foster home
  • Completes initial licensing home studies of foster parents involved in PS-MAPP training
  • Provides potential foster families with Family Assessment Guide and other application paperwork for licensure
  • Monitors foster homes to ensure homes meet all licensure standards
  • Conducts and submits renewal licensing Home Studies in a timely fashion
  • Remains in contact with families during application and PS-MAPP training process; provides support, assistance, and assures prospective Foster Parents progress through each step towards licensing in a timely manner
  • Develops yearly training goals with foster homes; assists families implement Family Plan of Action
  • Provides periodic, on-call, crisis support and services to foster parents
  • Participates in support services to foster parents in organizing and facilitating social events and activities; assists with facilitating parent support meetings and training
  • Attends partnership & other program meetings towards coordination of services to foster parents
  • Maintains case records in accordance with program and contract requirements
  • Completes all necessary reports, including monthly statistics and staff activity logs
  • The Foster Care Specialist participate in recruitment and retention activities including special events throughout District VI
  • Coordinate foster home placements and exits between the Dept. of Children, Youth & Family (DCYF) Case Manager and foster home on an on-call basis
  • Provides periodic on-call intakes and placements of foster children after hours
  • May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business
Minimum Qualifications
  • BA in Human Services or related field
  • 2 years experience in Human Services or related field
  • Obtain State of Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • Current AZ driver’s license, proof of insurance and motor vehicle report for previous 39 months and reliable safe transportation.
  • Proven computer skills using Microsoft Office Suite, and web-based tracking
  • Proven strong communication skills – oral and written are clear, concise, and in an organized fashion using appropriate grammar, style and tone
Desired Qualifications
  • MA in Human Services or related field
  • Additional years experience in Human Services or related field
  • Additional years experience in mediation and other interventions
  • Additional years experience of child development, CPS practices and foster care licensing requirements
  • Bilingual English/Spanish, verbal and written

No.: 04-16-696

Location: Safford, AZ

Status: Full Time – Non-Exempt

Salary: $12.90 - $16.13 DOE

Open: Sep 27, 2016

Closing Date: Open Until Filled