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Foster Care Coordinator

Company: Choices Coordinated Care Solutions
Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: October 13, 2019

Job Description:

The Foster Care Coordinator position is responsible for the case management functions of the caseload of foster youth and respective foster homes.

Responsibilities Include:


  • Reviews referrals of youth to determine if and where the placement may occur.
  • Communicates with the foster parent(s) to discuss the potential placement of the referral, working in conjunction with the intake process used by the state and division.


    • With approval from the custodial agency, maintains contact with primary family with a visit the same day as youth's placement, an additional visit within 3 business days of placement, and no less than monthly thereafter.
    • Permanency, safety, and stability of the placement will be discussed with the child (if age appropriate) and with the family at each visit and documented.
    • Coordinates home visits for the youth with all appropriate parties.
    • Discusses issues pertaining to the youth in care with foster parent(s), youth, school, officials, biological parents, placing agency and other appropriate parties involved with the youth according to policy, regulations and best practice standards.
    • Completes inventories of property for each youth and ensure foster parents are updating inventories.
    • Attends hearings and semi-annual review for all youth assigned to caseload. Assists with enrolling youth in school and attends Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings. Assures that health care needs of youth are being realized including medical, dental, vision and hearing as well as special needs. Provides after care for 90 days or as required by contract.


      • May provide Medicaid billable services to the youth with mental health diagnosis; provides independent living skills that focus on self-sufficiency through specific outcomes, such as obtaining housing, job education or vocation training, counseling and community networking; assist with the recertification process of assigned foster homes on a timely basis as specified in the applicable licensing requirements; providing outpatient mental health case management services.
      • Completes assessments as required by state rules, agency policies, and/or contract requirements. Assessments may include psychosocial assessments, Diagnostic Assessments Forms, and independent living skills assessments.
      • Prepares Individualized Treatment Plans (ISP etc.), DAF's and Mental Health Individualized Services Plans according to established time frames involving all appropriate parties as required by policy and regulations of the state.
      • Participates on an On-call rotation system as designed by the division or state.
      • Attends foster youth activities as schedule permits or required by management.
      • Attends required staff meetings within division, region and central office and participates in committee meetings.
      • Willingly completes other duties as assigned in an effort to advance the mission of Choices CCS.

        Qualifications:

        • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in social work, counseling, psychology, sociology, child& family studies, or other approved related field of human services.
        • Minimum of five years of supervised, paid case work experience. Two years of this experience should have been in an approved child placing agency. One year of graduate training in a recognized school of social work, including supervised case work in the field, may be substituted for the required five years of supervised paid case work experience.
        • Demonstrated skill of writing treatment plans, case notes, etc.
        • Must possess strong oral and written communication skills.
        • Must possess strong organizational skills.
        • Must possess a valid driver's license in state of residence and auto insurance.
        • Reliable transportation with an acceptable driving record is required to meet the travel requirements of this position.
        • Current certification in First Aid, CPR, and de-escalation training.

          Benefits Include: Medical/Dental/Vision/Life/Disability, 401k Match, Tuition Reimbursement, Work from Home Wednesday's and a generous PTO plan.

          Pay range $38,000-$42,000

          Our fast-paced and supportive environment will offer you a number of benefits- a competitive salary, flexible working arrangements, and opportunities for training and development. Help us strengthen families.

          #ZR

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