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Foster Home Developer
TYLER TX 75702
Category: Other
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Job code: lhw-e0-89829076

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  Job posted:   Fri May 18, 2018
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Foster Home Developer
The Foster Home Developer is responsible for recruiting, training and certifying foster parents to provide children needing out of home care with a safe and nurturing home. The Foster Home Developer is also responsible for ensuring the MCH model of care and applicable licensing standards are implemented in each foster home. This position requires strong organizational skills and involves providing services in the client s home and extensive work in the community. The Foster Home Developer must have the intellectual and emotional maturity required to work with children who have behavioral issues and difficulty relating to others due to developmental delays, mental health needs and trauma. This position requires respect for and compassionate understanding for the children in care and the ability to work collaboratively with foster parents. The position also requires a thorough understanding of and demonstrated competency in Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) and other evidence-based programs offered in the assigned area. The Foster Home Developer must maintain a healthy value system, including moral and ethical behavior consistent with the agency s mission and core values. The Foster Home Developer must work closely with foster parents, foster children, other MCH staff, licensing authorities and external stakeholders in carrying out the mission of Methodist Children s Home. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Recruit families interested in serving as foster parents. Assess the eligibility and capacity of interested families according to licensing standards and established program criteria. Train and certify eligible applicants to serve as foster parents. Work independently and in cooperation with other staff to safely provide services that are in compliance with program requirements and applicable licensing and accreditation standards. Develop an effective working relationship with co-workers, foster parents and those served. Develop and implement written plans of service based on the assessed needs of the child or family in accordance with program guidelines. Revise and update the written plans of service as needed to address the changing needs of those served and to comply with program guidelines. Provide services in compliance with program guidelines and as outlined in the plan of service. Maintain a regular schedule of contacts and case management services on the assigned caseload in accordance with program guidelines and the needs of each case. Coordinate, consult and collaborate with foster families and other service providers to provide needed services to children, youth and families. Maintain accurate and timely documentation in the client information system and client file, including all relevant contacts, activities, incidents, appointments, service plans, reports, case notes, case logs, correspondence and other required case documentation. Keep supervisor, parents/managing conservators, or other involved parties informed of incidents and other developments in the case as required by program guidelines, agency policies, contract provisions and applicable licensing standards and accreditation standards. Make recommendations for continuation, closure or change in services. Lead parent education groups or other non-clinical groups as assigned. Promote awareness of MCH programs and participate in program recruitment activities. Maintain compliance with agency policies/procedures and licensing and accreditation standards. Manage agency funds, resources and equipment according to agency policy and procedures. Work collaboratively in a proactive and positive manner with other departments. Represent agency at community functions, activities and events. Ensure all facilities and equipment are clean, organized and maintained. WORKING CONDITIONS This is a professional position that may require more hours than the normal 40-hour workweek.

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