Foster Family Consultant

Catholic Community Services
Job Description
Location: Catholic Community Services of Utah, 224 North 2200 West SLC UT 84116
Status: Non-exempt, Full-time, with benefits
Salary: $15-16/hr DOE
 
Catholic Community Services of Utah provides help and creates hope for thousands of people of all beliefs who are most in need in our community through Migration and Refugee Services, Homeless Services and CCS of Northern Utah programs.
CCS offers an outstanding benefits package including group health insurance, dental, 401a and 403b retirement plans and a generous PTO/holiday schedule.
Job Description:
Train, support, and retain foster care families for the refugee foster care program and make recommendations to the program staff regarding these families.
Responsibilities include:
  1. Help coordinate and prepare all pre-service training, screening, and initial education for foster family applicants.  Teach evening pre-service courses.
  2. Facilitate and manage the foster family application process and orientation.
  3. Assist in developing and coordinating foster family retention and continuing education activities.
  4. Make twice-monthly home visits to all assigned foster families to ensure compliance with state and agency licensing standards and offer support to the families and youth.
  5. Conduct intakes with all foster youth placed in assigned foster families within 48 hours of placement.
  6. Coach assigned foster families in parenting skills and conflict resolution.
  7. Participate in rotating weekend on-call schedule (once every 10-12 weeks)
  8. Other duties as may be assigned.
 
Work Environment – inside/outside, office, warehouse, noise, temperature, etc.
  1. Work will be performed primarily inside but will occur in youths’ homes, places of employment, educational institutes, and other locations as needed in addition to being performed in an office. Driving is required in this position.
 
Physical Demands including bending, sitting, lifting and driving
  1. Work requires the ability to sit and stand for long periods, to walk moderate distances, to drive, and occasionally to assist youth with physical activities such as carrying groceries or household supplies.
 
Skills, knowledge and abilities:
  1. Comfortable and confident when teaching groups of potential foster parents, as well as one-on-one in the home.
  2. Passionate about parenting and willing to learn best practices.
  3. Demonstrates organizational, training, and parent coaching skills.
  4. Proficiency in computer skills that are required for the position. 
 
Education, training and or experience:  
  1. Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or a related field from an accredited institution.
  2. Experience working with parents and families in a supportive capacity.
  3. Experience with multi-cultural and refugee community.
  4. Experience working with youth, preferable in a foster care setting.
 
Background Screen/BCI requirement
  1. Ability to pass a BCI/FBI background check.
 
Licenses, certifications and credentials
  1. SSW or CSW preferred.
  2. Current Utah driver’s license, proof of auto insurance with minimum policy liability limits of $50,000 per person and $100,000 per occurrence, 21 years of age or older, a clean driving record, and ability to meet CCS vehicle safety requirements.
 
Position status and expected schedule  
  1. This position is non-exempt. The general schedule will consist of 40 hours to be worked on Monday through Fridays between the hours of 8:30 AM and 9:00 PM. This schedule is flexible, but generally requires late afternoon and evening hours for home visits and training sessions. There are quarterly Saturday orientations for potential foster parents that need to be attended.
 
    
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This job description lists typical examples of work and is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to a position.  The employer reserves the right to change or assign other duties to this position.

CCS is an equal opportunity employer.
 
To apply:  Please go the company website:  ccsutah.org and apply under the employment tab.
Position closes:  Open until filled
Requisition #:  19.9.1
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