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FT Foster Care Regional Director - $1,500 Sign-On

Company: Christian Children's Home of Ohio
Location: Columbus
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionThe Encourage Regional Director recruits and supports foster families in the Columbus and Central Ohio region, developing relationships with local children's service agencies and facilitating all behavioral health services for children placed in Encourage Foster homes. The Encourage Regional Director will demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit a resourceful, self-starting, natural leader who is motivated by a challenge, can pivot quickly, problem-solve on the fly, and is never satisfied with status quo. The Encourage Regional Director ensures that agency vision and direction are communicated on a level that allows every employee to understand their ownership in the success of the agency and that they are a valued member of the organization. All Agency staff are expected to focus on Quality improvement as a part of their job responsibilities, in an effort to make the Agency a safe and healing environment for clients and staff. This expectation includes, but is not limited to: teamwork, improving service delivery, fulfilling department goals, and other job-specific tasks that encourage excellence.ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: It is the responsibility of each employee to be a consistent witness for Jesus Christ and to adhere to the Standard of Moral Conduct and Statement of Faith. Further, each employee is responsible for dealing with others with a Christ-like attitude while helping them experience their worth in Christ, and for demonstrating behaviors reflecting CCHO's core values of Relentless Commitment, Selflessness, and Kindness.Job-specific essential functions include the following:

  • Makes every effort to maintain a 'team first' spirit and atmosphere within the workplace environment fostering and maintaining appropriate working relationships within the Encourage team, and with other Agency departments, as well.
    • Develops a foster care recruitment plan and strategy for the Columbus area Hub. Implements and manages the recruitment plan for foster/adoptive parents in the Columbus/Central Ohio region. Collaborates with Encourage Recruitment & Relationship Specialist and agency Marketing and Communications Manager for monitoring strategy, managing resources, and making changes, as needed.
    • Develops and maintains relationships with Central Ohio agencies, churches, and prospective individuals/families to create and maintain a Foster Care/Adoption Hub.
    • Assists with planning, implementing and monitoring Hub budget.
    • Assists in facilitating foster parent pre-service training, no less than quarterly, to prospective individuals and families.
    • Assists in facilitating on-going training for all Columbus Hub families, according to their individual training needs (ITNAs)and the agency's treatment model for addressing trauma, both in and out of home care (TBRI).
    • Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Encourage, and using SACWIS, and Extended Reach (eR), conducts initial foster/adoptive home studies with families in the Hub, and provides recertifications and all licensing needs ensuring families maintain compliance with foster care rules and agency policies.
    • Develops and maintains partnerships with local public children's service placing agencies in the community for the purposes of identifying and placing child(ren) in the Columbus/Central Ohio area network.
    • Responds to foster care referrals in a timely fashion and facilitates placement of children in local Columbus/Central Ohio network.
    • Maintains and supports network foster families and coordinates respite care, as needed.
    • Facilitates and/or coordinates behavioral health services for children in the network through conducting mental health assessments, individual treatment plans, and providing psychotherapy and CPST services, according to each child's individual needs. Provides timely documentation of all clinical services in Carelogic in accordance with agency requirements.
    • Facilitates placement needs for youth and provides and/or coordinates case management services as needed in order to provide support for foster family and aids county with child's permanency needs.
    • Conducts, at minimum, monthly foster home visits with children/youth and families in the foster home, monitoring and communicating progress to placing agency through monthly reports, phone calls, and Semi-Annual Reviews.
    • Provides and/or coordinates on-call, 24/7 support to families in the Columbus/Central Ohio area network.
    • Conducts family team meetings for purposes of preserving child's placement in foster home.
    • Facilitates and or assists with completion of adoption paperwork for children who are being adopted by their foster families.Other duties may be assigned.SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None.QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, LICENSING, and OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Required for this position:
      • Master's degree in Social Work (MSW) from an accredited university and no less than an independent social work license (LISW) in the State of Ohio
      • No less than 3-5 years of experience working in child welfare (private agency preferred) and behavioral health sectors, which includes experience with foster care recruitment and licensing (conducting initial home studies, recertifications, etc.)
      • Demonstrated proficiency with SACWIS
      • No less than 3-5 years of experience providing foster care training (both pre-placement/pre-service and ongoing)
      • Competency and experience delivering behavioral health services to children and families through provision of Mental Health Assessments, psychotherapy and CPST/Case Management services
      • NPI number and CAQH account
      • Enrolled as a provider to bill Ohio MedicaidLANGUAGE & COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions/common inquiries from employees, regulatory and other agencies, families, clients, donors, and the public. Ability to effectively present information to a wide variety of audiences, and presentation of training or other materials must be organized for or other materials must be organized for effective retention. Must be a good listener, effective communicator, fast learner and integrator of information; experienced working with a wide variety of personalities and work environments; and have strong ability to prioritize projects to effectively manage workload. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write professional quality reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.COMPUTER SKILLS: To perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient in Microsoft Office, Internet and e-mail. Ability to easily navigate SACWIS is required. Knowledge of database software is helpful. Ability to quickly learn and proficiently use other software is required.PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Employee must be able to drive long distances.WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is varied.Candidates must be 21 or older to apply. References, background checks and drug screenings will be completed on all potential candidates. Must have valid Ohio Driver's License and maintain a driving record that allows that individual to be insurable. EOE.

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