CCSWW

Licensor 1

US-WA-Bremerton
7 days ago
Job ID
2017-2610
# of Openings
1
Category
Behavioral Health

Overview

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The Foster Home Licensor, under the direct supervision of the FP Licensing Supervisor, is responsible for evaluating the safety and appropriateness of a foster parent applicant and making recommendations as to their suitability to be a licensed foster parent.  The Foster Home Licensor assesses the needs of children and youth with intensive behavioral and physical health needs and identifies a foster home with the skills and capacities to meet the needs of the child or youth being placed.  The foster home licensor takes the lead in providing direct therapeutic support and services to foster parents who provide youth, funded by Medicaid, with a therapeutic placement to address their behavioral health needs and maintain connections to their home and community.

Responsibilities

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under direct supervision of the FP Licensing Supervisor, the Licensor ensures the safe placement of children in licensed foster homes, including both regular and respite foster placements. 

  • Act as first responder to foster parents in crisis situation involving youth self-harm, behavioral or physical health crisis situations in CCS foster homes.  Provide crisis support, de-escalation and therapeutic strategies including right response and evidence based strategies to stabilize the situation for foster parents and children placed in their homes. 
  • Provide weekend crisis coverage for foster homes, responding to emergent referrals and safety situations in foster homes.

Recruit, train, license, and monitor foster homes including ongoing training and support for foster parents.

  • License foster parent applicants including collecting and assessing for safety and suitability all required documentation, assessing the parents’/family’s readiness and ability to provide foster care, and preparing the formal written report (home study) of the process utilizing thorough knowledge and understanding of the WAC in regard to rules and laws for licensing of foster parents.
  • At the direction and under the supervision of licensing supervisor, conduct internal (FP) licensing investigations. Interview foster parents, staff and any pertinent collateral contact persons.  Request and review incident reports.  Initiate and complete Corrective Action Plans (CAP’s) that may result in closing a foster home. 

Act as licensing liaison between Catholic Community Services and other agencies, including DCFS and the Division of Licensing Resources.

  • Represent CCS at licensing meetings with other child-placing agencies (CPA) and community organizations.
  • Communicate the information shared at meetings with CCS staff.

Administrative functions.

  • Collect and maintain all records necessary for program operation, review, and evaluation in licensing file and electronic health record.
  • Prepare and maintain all foster files in current and correct order, based on licensing regulations and agency requirements, including CCS quality improvement process.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in social services or mental health field.
  • Up to 2 years’ experience in a children’s social service environment. Basic understanding of the foster care system.
  • Must be eligible for Washington Agency Affiliated Counselor Registration (HIV/AIDS training required).
  • Knowledge of family systems approach, with capacity to make appropriate assessments in regard to placement of children in foster homes.
  • Be able to function well within an interdisciplinary team.
  • Must have the ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and automobile insurance.
  • Must have an acceptable driving record per CCS’ driving policy (required to provide current driving abstract).
  • First/Aid CPR certified or the ability to become certified within the 1 month of employment.
  • Proof of negative TB test within past 12 months and ability or test within first six months of employment.
  • Applicant must successfully pass required background checks prior to an offer of employment.
  • Be committed to developing and safekeeping a workplace which values and supports a culturally diverse environment.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a
  • Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing
  • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Training and experience in public speaking and teaching.
  • Knowledge of Washington State child welfare regulations and procedures.

Note to Internal Candidates: HR reviews internal compensation and determines increase based on their experience and also agency internal equity factors.

 

Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Please let us know if you need special accommodations to apply or interview for this position.

 

Questions on this job can be directed to Jesse Bainville jesseba@ccsww.org 

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