Foster Care Program Coordinator
Company: Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth
Posted on: September 13, 2019
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The Foster Care Program Coordinator position has overall
responsibility for all aspects of the foster family care program
including planning, supervision, administration, independent
monitoring and program development. The Foster Care Program
Coordinator represents the Agency in recruiting and acceptance of
referrals for foster care and is a liaison to a variety of
community and public agencies.
Assists in providing safe, secure, and structured foster home
environments for children, including a focus on runaway prevention
and reduction. Helps meet the developmental and childcare needs of
children who are unable to live at home. Monitors overall service
provision of children and families in the program.
Processes referrals and matches children to appropriate foster
homes, and ensures sufficient number of trained and certified
foster parents. Ensures implementation and completion of required
comprehensive treatment and Discharge Plan for each child and
Ensures provision of independent living skills for eligible
children in foster care. Ensures all children receive required
medical and dental examinations and services are documented.
Ensures appropriate counseling is in place for all children.
Ensures proper permanency planning goals and progress toward such
Recruits, hires, trains and provides overall supervision of staff
including conducting staff meetings, preparing and monitoring
schedules, monitors and ensures paperwork and documentation
requirements are met through regular supervision and links staff
with appropriate training opportunities.
Develops resources for program including representing programming
in the community, serves as liaison with various community and
public agencies, and maintains close contact with school
Assists with preparation of budget and ensures fiscal
accountability including but not limited to providing regular
statistical and billing information, preparing biweekly and/or
monthly reports and completing all state-mandated reports in a
timely manner; monitors expenses and approves travel expense
Minimum of Master s Degree in social work or related human services
Minimum 2 years experienced working with at risk youth and 1 year
of supervisory and/or program management experience required.
Must be able to work a flexible schedule including on call
rotations, nights, weekends and holidays. Must carry cell
phone/pager for emergency coverage and crisis intervention and/or
Must possess a valid driver s license and clean driving record.
Travel is required for the position.
Ability to work with an economically and culturally diverse
Skills: demonstrated decision-making, organizational and
communication skills including attention to detail, oral and
written communication skills and training skills; computer literacy
including but not limited to MS Office suite; ability to organize
work effectively, conceptualize, prioritize and exercise
independent judgment based on an understanding of internal and
external organizational policies and practices; demonstrated
knowledge of relevant federal and state regulations pertaining to
operation of programs offered.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with
Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other
manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they
have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the
pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have
access to the compensation information of other employees or
applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot
disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals
who do not otherwise have access to compensation information,
unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or
charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding,
hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the
employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor s legal duty to
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