Under moderate supervision provide recruitment, application processing, monitoring, advocacy, and training to caregivers. Must be able to demonstrate sensitivity to the service population's cultural and socioeconomic characteristics.
-Screens prospective foster parents in accordance with Rule 402 Foster Family Home Licensing Standards and complete and submit application transmittal packet for foster care in a timely manner.
-Recruits foster parents on an ongoing basis.
-Works with relative caregivers to facilitate the licensing process.
-Registers and arranges for formal pre-service training for prospective foster parents in Adopt Pride and formal in- service training for existing foster parents
-Conducts regular foster parent training at least one time a month to meet with COA standards.
-Reviews the Foster Parent Handbook with all prospective foster parents and ensure that all elements are understood and accounted for.
-Completes case notes and CF5 590/7 within 48hours of occurrence. Conducts follow-up visits after 60 days of initial licensure, at six month intervals (monitoring visit) to ensure that licensed homes remain in compliance and that children's needs are met.
-Complete monthly monitoring visit report by the 5th of the following month.
-Investigates allegations of non-compliance and prepare a report of findings within 30days. If indicated, develops a corrective action plan to be reviewed and approved by the Dir. of Special Projects. Investigation of violations within 8 hours of report.
-Monitors all corrective action plans and staff with the Director of Special Projects.
-When needed, investigates allegations and prepares documentation for revocation when appropriate.
-Attend Placement Staffings to discuss options for placement and document results.
-Maintains accurate records regarding licensing status and progress.
-Maintains licensing files in accordance with Rule 402 standards.
-Prepares for and attends supervision on a weekly basis.
-Maintains all licensing files in a secure area as required to maintain confidentiality.
-Respond within a 24 hour time frame to crisis situations in regards to placement issues.
-Updates the foster parent implementation plan in consultation with foster parents and submits to IDCFS annually as required by IDCFS.
-Works with casemanagers to arrange pre-placement visits with foster parents as needed, when possible, a 4 hour visit and a weekend visit should be arranged.
BA/BS in Human Service Field Must be CCA/402, Cerap Certified CWEL Certified
Must have a car, valid drivers license and insurance
Must have a minimum of at least 2 years experience in the social service field.