Resource Parent Certification Worker/Adoption Specialist

Company Name:
Resource Parent Certification Worker/Adoption Specialist
Title: Resource Parent Certification Worker/Adoption Specialist
ID: 2345
Department: Childhelp Foster Family Agency of Tennessee
Location: Seymour, TN
About Childhelp
CEO and Co-Founder SaraO'Meara and President and Co-Founder Yvonne Fedderson started Childhelp in 1959, establishing it as a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect and at-risk children. Childhelp focuses on advocacy, prevention, treatment and community outreach.
The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD , operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Childhelp's programs and services also include residential treatment services (villages); children's advocacy centers; therapeutic foster care; group homes and child abuse prevention, education and training. Childhelp also created the National Day of Hope that mobilizes people across America to join the fight against child abuse. For more information about Childhelp, please visit the website .
About Childhelp Foster Family Agency of East Tennessee
The Childhelp Foster Family Agency of East Tennessee (FFA TN) opened its doors to fulfill its role in creating healthy, loving family relationships between the children who deserve them and the families that can provide them by actively recruiting, certifying and training foster families in Eastern Tennessee. FFA TN provides the following services: foster family certification, case management, free, on-going foster family training, crisis intervention, family & individual counseling, and respite services.
Position Summary:
The Foster Care Certification Worker/Adoption Specialist is primarily responsible for the certification of resource/adoptive homes and compiling pre-adoptive documents. This includes, but is not limited to, recruitment, home studies, record maintenance, and annual reassessments. This position works closely with the foster care staff in maintaining Child Welfare certification standards.
Essential Responsibilities:
Works closely with Supervisor to develop recruitment plans identifying opportunities to promote resource parenting
Uses non-traditional methods to promote resource parenting
Reports on recruitment efforts, inquiries, and participants completing PATH training
Follows-up on inquiry calls for prospective foster parents
Participates in a minimum of one PATH class per session
Certification of resource/adoptive homes completed in three months from start to finish
Reports the status of resource homes in process weekly to Supervisor
Conducts bi-annual reassessments in a timely manner as determined by anniversary date
Reviews resource/adoptive parent records for compliance; and maintains accurate data in KaleidaCare system
Completes state required adoption paperwork on all Level 2 children
Maintains Child Welfare Licensing standards
Performs other related duties, as assigned
Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a behavioral services field
Ability to work independently, problem solve with minimal supervision, multi-task & meet deadlines
Ability to make good decisions regarding potential resource parents' needs and compliance with policy and state licensing
Possess concise grammatical skills and excellent oral and written communication skills
Knowledgeable in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point
Desired Qualifications:
Certified PATH Trainer
Trained in Profile of Parenting Study (POPS) for Home Study Writers
Experience in recruitment and retention of resource homes
2 years of experience in Foster Care Licensing Certification
Proficient in TFACTS and KaleidaCare systems
Childhelp is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

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