WHO WE ARE:
Together We Achieve Better Days: Easterseals UCP is one of the largest non-profit service providers in North Carolina and Virginia dedicated to helping children, adults and families living with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and mental health challenges live their best possible life. Each year, we support 20,000 families by delivering 9 million hours of direct services and a wide variety of life-changing programs in 140 different locations.
We currently have an immediate opportunity for a Full-Time Child Placement Coordinator to join our team servicing Durham & Roxboro territory. On-call rotation every six weeks providing after-hours and weekend coverage for 1 week. If you’re looking for a rewarding, challenging, role with a sustainable organization we would love to explore this opportunity with you.
WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:
The Child Placement Coordinator functions primarily as coordinator of placement services for children receiving treatment in foster care. Responsibilities include intake, casework, service planning, and planning/coordinating the services and resources affecting children and their families.
- Advocates for personal outcomes for children and families, adhering to best practices.
- Coordinates referrals for placements and receives all necessary paperwork prior to service delivery.
- Coordinates admission and discharge planning with respective contracted agencies including completion of required documents prior to placement and conducts an initial visit with the child within 72 hours.
- Maintains a caseload of 5-7 IAFT, or 9-12 TFC children (or a combination thereof).
- Supervises and monitors service delivery through home and community visits assuring services meet or exceed state, local and ESUCP standards.
- Assists the Licensing Coordinator with recruitment and provision of training of prospective foster parents.
- Supports children, families, foster parents, and contract agencies by responding to calls promptly.
- Provides 1-week on-call rotational coverage every 6 weeks.
- Communicates with collateral agency representatives regarding child/family status including medication changes, residential situation, staff changes, school performance, incidents, etc. (within 24 hours)
- Assures adherence to Client Rights and Confidentiality Rules including HIPAA regulations.
- Provides direct supervision and support to Therapeutic Foster Families. Visits each Treatment Family weekly to provide face-to-face supervision/guidance and to oversee treatment.
- Provides additional required training to Treatment Parents prior to placing an Intensive Alternative Family Treatment level child in the home.
- Makes daily contact with Treatment Parents for Intensive Alternative Family Treatment level children.
- Prepares and maintains service records on children and families in accordance with NC DSS Administrative Rule 10A NC 70 and DMA documentation standards.
- Reviews documentation to ensure that all goals/objectives as outlined in the service plan are worked on and documentation meets Medicaid guidelines.
- Links children/adolescents/families to additional services and arrange for referrals.
- Participates in on-call rotation for routine and emergency situations. Responds to emergency/crisis situations as needed during the day, night, holidays, and weekends.
- Assures that all required billing documentation is prepared accurately and forwarded by the due date to the appropriate agency/department.
- Transports individuals being served, as needed.
- Supervisory Responsibility: Supervises and monitors the documentation requirements for Therapeutic Foster Parents.
- Provides weekly clinical oversight and supervision to Therapeutic Foster Parents.
We strive to attract and engage team members with diverse lived experiences. We intentionally seek out and value uniqueness across race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, personality, disability and age.
YOU’RE A GREAT MATCH FOR OUR TEAM IF YOU HAVE:
- Bachelor’s degree in Social Work OR related degree.
- Minimum of 2 years of work experience within Child Mental Health services.
- Previous experience within Foster Care a plus.
- Valid unrestricted, state appropriate driver’s license and ability to be insured by Easter Seals UCP’s insurance carrier.
- Must have reliable transportation and the ability to transport self
- Supports 1-week on-call rotation coverage every 6 weeks.
- Work is office/community-based; travel and work within any setting are required, including the private homes of persons served.
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