Description Foster Family Resource Coordinator Primary Location: MA-MALawrence-1 Union St Function:Program Services Coordination/Case Management Organization:Hastings
Do you want to make adifference in children and adolescents' lives? Are you detail orientedwith excellent written and oral communication skills? Join us and be part of a team thatfocuses on the re-certification process for foster parents, who we call Mentors.
Foundedin 1980, Massachusetts MENTOR provides home and community-based services tochildren and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities as well asyouth facing emotional, behavioral and medically complex challenges. Massachusetts MENTOR offers an array of cost-effective residential treatment optionsincluding Therapeutic Foster Care and Host Home programs, as well ascoordinating support service for children and adults throughout the state.
Every person needs the support of others, but we look for very special people to support children with emotional, behavioral or medical complexities. As a with Massachusetts Mentor you'll be one of those special people.
Massachusetts Mentor is seeking a Foster Family Resource Coordinator to coordinate the re-certification process and conduct home study evaluation, make recommendations to management, ensure that documentation is complete and corrections are made. This individual will maintain and audit files, and coordinate meetings and training sessions for certified Mentors.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must beable to satisfactorily perform each essential function listed below.
Conducts quarterly and annual home studyevaluations. Completes monthly report making recommendations to management forfollow-up, de-certification, or re-certification.
In conjunction with extensive written and verbalcommunication with the Office of Licensing, coordinates all steps in there-certification process (i.e. document non-compliant issues, follow-up withmentor in their efforts to obtain necessary documentation, ensure that physicalplant corrections are made, etc.).
Conducts monthly home visits in the home withfoster parent to provide support, one-on-one education and oversight within thehome
Compiles and submits information and advisesmanagement on whether or not to proceed on re-certifying a home.
Assists the Program Manager, Recruiter, andCoordinators in "client match" meetings.
Maintains appropriate records in compliance withfunding source requirements.
Maintains and audits mentor files monthly toensure compliance with all regulatory, contractual, corporate, and legalrequirements.
Develops and implements mentor retentionprograms. Records and maintains the statistics necessary to measure theeffectiveness of various mentor retention efforts.
Coordinates monthly mentor appreciation effortsand continuing education meetings to ensure compliance with required educationhours.
Responsible for the coordination of training forall currently certified mentors including CPR and First Aid training, monthlyin-services, training on the client population, health, normalization, historyof mentor, fire and safety.
Compiles and distributes monthly listing oflocal community activities and resources for recreational opportunities.
Participates in after hours on-call rotation ofprogram (as secondary resource) to provide afterhours support to all fosterparents and clients
Performs other related duties and activities asrequired.
What we require of you:
Bachelor's degree in human services or relatedfield
Two years' related work experience preferred
Valid driver's license in good standing
Access to a registered and insured vehicle
Successful clearance of background checksincluding fingerprinting
State law requires Social Work Licensing withinfirst six months of employment
Ourorganization is driven by the power or relationships. As an organization ofpeople serving people, positive and productive relationships are vital to thework we do. ApplyToday!
The MENTOR Network is a national network of local health and human services providers in more than 30 states offering an array of quality, community-based services to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain and spinal cord injuries and other catastrophic injuries and illnesses, and to youth with emotional, behavioral and medically complex challenges, as well as ...their families; and to elders in need of support. Founded in 1980, The Network has made a positive impact in the lives of thousands of children and adults across the country. We create innovative programs and implement systems—from our national continuous quality improvement program to our outcomes measurement tools—that enable us to deliver quality services and supports to the people we serve.