OVI Foster Care Resource Coordinator Clarksville TN

Omni Family of Services - Omni Visions, Omni Community Health, 3LS - Clarksville, TN3.2

30+ days ago
POSITION DESCRIPTION Position Title: Resource Coordinator I– TN, NC FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Salaried Reports To: Team Leader/Regional Director Division: Regional Office

Omni Visions- Omni Visions is a multi-state placement agency that specializes in providing services for adults and children. At Omni Visions, our focus is on the entire family, ensuring we provide each individual and each family a community support system that facilitates and inspires their growth and development. Omni Visions employees are required to model the company’s mission, vision and values in the course of their employment.

Summary: The Resource Coordinator provides referral treatment planning for foster and adoptive children placed in a family or group setting to maximize the social functioning, safety, wellbeing and permanency of the client. At all times, the resource coordinator should perform all job responsibilities in alignment with the mission and core values of OmniVisions and comply with all OmniVisions policies and procedures, OSHA, CMS, HIPAA, federal, local and state regulations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: • Performs administrative duties including, but not limited to updating client case files, foster/treatment parent files, information technology, etc. • Provides information and referrals to community, private, state and federal agencies based on assessment of individual client needs. Reviews referral information with foster/treatment parents and respite parents to identify strengths and needs. • Maintain a standard case load and act as liaison for child and/or foster/treatment parents in court proceedings and/or educational system. Acts as advocate on behalf of child and family. Recommend services for families based on assessment of family strengths and needs; provide crisis intervention as necessary. Provide support, consultation and training to clients and foster/treatment parents including transportation, coordinate and provide input regarding the activities of resource personnel including mentors, therapists, tutors, etc. to assist the child with established evidence based treatment strategies. • Responsible for preventing client abuse by adhering to all policies and procedures, attending periodic training, reporting suspicious and inappropriate behavior, and following mandatory abuse reporting requirements. • Assist in the education and training for perspective foster/treatment parents and adoptive families. • Participates in child/family team meetings and function as the leader of the child’s treatment team. Ensure services are provided in the frequency, intensity and duration needed to facilitate timely permanency for each client. • Other duties as assigned. • From time to time there are opportunities for the Resource Coordinator to participate in social or recreational activities with foster children and foster parents outside of normal working hours such as attending birthday parties, religious services, and sporting events. Omni Visions does not require, encourage, or request the Resource Coordinator to participate in such social or recreational activities, which are not part of the Resource Coordinator’s job responsibilities. The Resource Coordinator’s decision to participate in any such social or recreational activities is elective and purely voluntary, and not considered compensable working time.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) in social services, child development, psychology or related field. A minimum of two years of experience as a social worker in a group home setting with developmentally, intellectually and/or physically disabled individuals or special needs children or an advance degree in social work is required. Previous experience with therapeutic foster care regulations preferred. Strong organizational and decision making skills and computer/keyboard skills required. Must be able to communicate the English language verbally and in writing; select bilingual skills preferred in areas where there is a need to communicate with bilingual population. Key Success Indicators (KSIs) include: • Compliance with state rules and regulations regarding therapeutic foster care programs • Ability to effectively deal with child development, developmental disabilities and family dynamics • Appropriate use of behavior management and intervention techniques • Ability to leverage community resources to assist foster children with developmental objectives and life plans • Ability to effectively apply knowledge on legal documents and judicial proceedings for placement and custody of foster children

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Valid driver’s license, proof of automobile insurance, and reliable transportation. Verified state license in Clinical Social Work if required by state regulations. Incumbents in North Carolina are required to have a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) or Qualified Developmental Disability Professional (QDDP) designation to sign off on clinical notes and observations.

Other Skills and Abilities: Omni Visions is committed to the philosophy of lifelong learning and expects all employees to continue their personal and professional development.
Other Requirements: Must be able to work flexible hours and occasional overtime. Possession of an IBM compatible computer with a Windows 7 or more current operating system, high speed internet access, an IE browser and updated virus protection is required.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and crouch. The employee is rarely required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee must rarely lift/move 50 or more pounds. Specific mental abilities required by this job include continuous oral communication, frequent written communication and ability to remember multiple tasks; occasionally the employee will need to demonstrate an attention span of 1+ hours and concentration to details.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. Occasional exposure to blood and body fluids.
Promotion & Advancement: To be considered for promotion to higher level positions, the employee must have met the personal and professional development requirements as established in the individual development plan and must have demonstrated strong on-the-job performance. Please see your supervisor or manager for additional details.