Recruit, train, and license 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.
- Outreach in the community to recruit prospective foster parents.
- Maintain state certification and training for and participate in regular Caregiver Core Training and ongoing foster parent training sessions, both at CCS and with other agencies.
- Assess the individual training needs of foster parents, planning and participating in continuing education opportunities for foster parents, as well as notifying foster parents of training possibilities in other agencies in the community.
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.
- Establish and maintain good working relationships with colleagues from other Child Placing agencies.