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Communities Collaborative Hiring for Family Resource Manager

Location: Merrimac, MA

Job Description:
Primary Functions:
To thoroughly assess prospective foster homes and adoptive homse for licensing, observing compliance with all DCF and DEEC policies and requirements. Maintain the proper compliance after the home is licensed.

Works as part of a team under the supervision of the Director of Youth Services.

Minimum of three years experience working with children and adolescents, preferably with developmental disabilities and their families, possess solid knowledge of DCF/EEC policies and procedures and have supervisory experience.

Job Duties:
· To conduct a thorough home study regarding Foster Parent applicant’s ability to provide for the health, safety, & welfare of children placed in his or her care.

· Conduct annual and limited re-evaluation for Foster Parents.

· To obtain all documentation meeting DCF/DEEC requirements for the licensing and approving of foster homes.

· Visit assigned homes monthly and function as an integral part of the home’s/youths team.

· Maintain ongoing documentation related to home visits

· Work with Case Management and Nurse to ensure that all required general and child specific trainings are completed and current.

· Ensure that homes and safety plans meet the DCF and DEEC requirements.

· Participate in weekly staff meetings and ongoing trainings.

· Provide supports and guidance to Foster Parents.

· Ensure that Foster Parents’ support needs are met.

· Follow and supervise the implementation of all safety guidelines, procedures and assessment results, fire drills, emergency evacuations, etc.

· Ensure that all health, personal, safety needs of youths supported are met at all times

· Provides guidance and oversight related to the provision of clinical strategies, behavior management, and support services.

· Provide advocacy, supervision, and support to homes assigned.

· Contribute to Foster Parents evaluation.

· Assist the referral, intake and transition process.

· Provide on-call coverage as assigned

· Supervise Family Resource staff/workers

Benefits available after ninety days probationary period.

BS/BA in Social Work, Human Services, or a related field. Master’s Degree in Social Work or Mental Health Counselling preferred. Minimum of LSWA license or license eligible within 6 months.

MAPP Trainer Certification preferred.

· Solid computer literacy, with strong communication skills (both verbal and written).

· Must possess a Valid Driver’s License.

· Social Work Licensure or license eligible

· Flexibility, patience, high energy, creativity, and a sense of humor;

· Compassion, empathy, and an ability to maintain sound boundaries; and

· Knowledge of effective recruitment and marketing strategies.

· High degree of flexibility, adaptability, organization, and attention to detail.

· Ability to maintain a confidential working relationship

· Ability to prioritize and multi-task.

· Demonstrates solid interpersonal skills and is reliable, consistent and dependable.

· Exhibits good judgment and decision making skills even in challenging situations.

· Demonstrates creative problem-solving skills.

· Works well independently and as part of a team.

· Demonstrates personal awareness/self-reflection related to work issues and performance and is committed to personal and professional growth.

· Demonstrates in depth knowledge of DCF/EEC procedure, regulations, and licensing requirements.

· Ability to work effectively with all collaterals

· Provide oversight related to all record keeping and licensing requirements

· Applicants must also demonstrate a knowledge related to all essential safeguards and procedures such as fire safety, environmental and street safety.

· Have an excellent understanding of therapeutic and developmental needs of youth.

· Demonstrate solid knowledge related to the provision of Trauma Informed Care and Positive Behavior Supports.

· Exhibit excellent cultural competency.


depends on experience

Contact Name: Communities Collaborative
Contact Email: [email protected]
Please apply by e-mail to: [email protected] or fax resumé to: 978-346-8550