Placement Specialist

Children's Home Society of North Carolina - Greenville, NC

Full-time
Purpose

Responsible for delivery of comprehensive Permanency Services, foster care and adoption, to children and licensed families, including therapeutic foster care. Responsibilities include facilitation of placements, associated visitation, case management, case documentation and reporting. Responsible for associated program support, public relations, outreach, and recruitment.

Area of Responsibility

Placement Services

Provide comprehensive adoption services, pre-placement assessment updates, and pre- and post-placement services to CHS clients, or to clients of other agencies for whom CHS has contracted to provide services.
Maintain records on all licensed homes in caseload; make quarterly visits, frequent home, office and telephone contacts.
In absence or at the request of Program Supervisor or Senior Program Director, be prepared to select homes for children as needed, make arrangements for respite care, and coordinate information about children before foster or adoptive placements.
Provide adoption services for foster parents adopting children who are receiving CHS foster care services in their homes.
Maintain monthly visitation and case management services for children in foster homes and provide them with comprehensive foster care services.
Provide therapeutic foster care placements with weekly clinical supervision, maintain authorizations, participate in treatment teams and other required meetings, and keep current all required Medicaid/MCO case documentation in client database
Enter data and required case documentation in client database by the last day of the month
Work to ensure that the medical needs of all children in foster placements are met.
General

Preparation for annual visit from representative of State Department of Health and Human Services for agency re-licensing, MCO agent(s) for therapeutic foster care services and in other licensing or regulatory entities.
Participate in CQI process.
Participate in monthly and as needed supervision with supervisor.
Assist other programmatic staff in provision of support services and social events for the foster and adoptive families each year.
Provide social work services to other Permanency programs when deemed necessary by the supervising staff or agency, including Birth Parent Services
Display cultural sensitivity to the service population
Participate in outreach efforts, including media contacts, speakers' bureaus, working with volunteers and fundraising, advocacy, or public awareness events, and networking with other agencies regarding adoption and adoption issues.
Qualifications

BSW, MSW or related human services degree from an accredited college or university required
3-5 years child welfare services experience required
Frequent regional travel required
Position requires occasional evening and weekend hours
TIPS- MAPP training and State Foster Care Licensing training preferred.
Maintain a valid North Carolina driver's license, adequate auto insurance, and have access to an operating vehicle in order to attend to CHS business