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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.

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

Experience:
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.

Requirements/Qualifications:
Education:
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.

Skills/Qualities/Knowledge:
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.

ALL APPLICANTS MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED FOR COVID-19 PRIOR TO FIRST DAY OF EMPLOYMENT AS PER STATE CONTRACTS.

Salary:
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