Foster Family Specialist The House Of Good Shepherd Utica

Job Title : Foster Family Specialist
Date : 31 July 2021
Company : The House Of The Good Shepherd
City : Utica

The House Of The Good Shepherd Hiring 2021 - The House Of The Good Shepherd offer a chance to fill Foster Family Specialist that will be placed in Utica.

The House Of The Good Shepherd Recruitment 2021

Detail of : Foster Family Specialist Job Opening in Utica

Basic Function/Overall Responsibilities: Work within the Foster Care Department as a member of a team responsible for the placement of youth, recruitment, retention of foster parents, training of foster parents and staff and Certification/Approval of Kinship/Regular Foster homes.

Principal Assigned Responsibilities:

  • Attend necessary Train-the-Trainer programs. workshops and in-service training and supervision required to perform the job.
  • Provide pre-service and selected in-service training for foster parents in accordance with New York State Children and Family Services policy and HGS Policy and Procedure,
  • Complete required documentation. paperwork and home visits related to foster parent Certification/Approval to include:
    • Initial home study, documentation of home consultation meetings and other record keeping as needed.
    • Set up foster home files containing all required and relevant materials.
    • Oversee/complete recertification documentation of existing foster families.
  • Work closely with the Kinship Specialists in opening Expedited and Regular Kinship Homes and Certifying Kinship Homes.
  • Take part in recruitment and retention efforts in conjunction with Communications and Development Department and Watertown program.
  • Receive client referrals via telephone, e-mail or mail to determine appropriateness for foster care and commence the matching process with Certified/Approved Foster Homes. This may include regular/Therapeutic, Kinship or Respite referrals.
  • Preparing for and leading the programs weekly rounds meeting which includes, providing up-to-date referral and placement information and collecting up-to-date information from the rounds team. Information will be utilized to update respective documents and spreadsheets.
  • Gather information and prepare documents and spreadsheets for iffier/intra departmental sharing. This would include for example, LDSS's, HGS Quality Improvement Department, Family Court and any other agency/department as determined by need or at the directions of the HGS Supervisor.
  • Responsible for accurate and timely submission of activities in NYS Connections System and HGS Electronic Health Record.
  • Perform other related duties as deemed appropriate by the Director /Assistant Director of Foster Care, other Foster Care supervisory staff.

Education and Experience Requirements:

l. Minimum Bachelor degree in human service or related field.

2. One-year relevant experience required. Prior training experience preferred.

Benefits include:

  • Health Insurance
  • Paid lunch breaks (work 37.5 hours and get paid for 40!)
  • Generous PTO policies and accrual on day 1
  • Annual anniversary gifts and staff appreciation events
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • 403b Retirement Plan
  • Great work/life balance

If you match the profile and are interested in this exiting career opportunity, please apply in confidence by filling online application form at :

Notes :

  • All applications will be treated confidentially.
  • Only qualified, short-listed applicants will be invited for furthers process.

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