Christ Child House
  • 17-Oct-2022 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Foster Care
  • Detroit, MI, USA
  • 45000-50000
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD & AD&D, Vacation and Sick Leave, Paid Holidays


Under the supervision of the Program Manager, this position is responsible for the recruitment, training and assessment and certification of prospective foster homes and care management service to foster care clients. Responsible for the provision and/or coordination of treatment services to residential clients and their families as indicated to achieve the identified permanency plan for clients.


  • Initiate, orient, train and license foster parent training events.
  • Develop aggressive recruiting plan for foster care and SIL.
  • Develop and train foster parents in an area of skill or expertise.
  • Perform all activities related to the licensing and preparation of families to receive placements.
  • Complete Initial Evaluation and Re-evaluations in a timely manner.
  • Investigate all licensing complaints per DHHS requirements in a timely manner.
  • Maintain foster parent & client files by filing, updating information, etc., in accordance with DHHS Licensing & Contract Compliance standards.
  • Develop Foster Parent Newsletter bi-monthly.
  • Initiate public speaking engagements monthly for recruitment of homes and recruitment through cable, news, radio, advertisements, flyers, etc.
  • Hold foster parent training & orientation monthly for pre-service/licensing and connect foster parents to additional training to satisfy timing requirements
  • Assure foster parent requirements with corrective actions & foster parent agency agreement.
  • Request variance when necessary.
  • Responsible for annual foster home visits (minimum) & phone contact as often as needed.
  • Link clients & parents to services and make referrals and transport when necessary.
  • Responsible for On-Call as assigned.
  • File 3200's when necessary (mandated reporting) and inform administration immediately of any client abuse or neglect.
  • Attend all mandated training- Special Evaluation, Certification and GROW.
  • Maintain and update foster home files; assure foster parent compliance.
  • Develop foster parent training plan annually.
  • Complete a minimum of 40 hours of on-going training annually.
  • Coordination of emergency psychiatric hospitalization.
  • Maintain web database.
  • Attend meetings as assigned
  • Provide training & behavioral interventions to case managers to ensure quality of services
  • Inform immediate supervisor verbally and in writing any issues that impact the clients, employees, & administration of the agency
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned by the Program Manager.


A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a human behavioral science, or in another major where 25% of the course credits earned toward the degree are in human behavioral sciences, and 4 years of experience as a social service worker, 2 years of which are in an agency or in a child caring institution, or in an agency in a child welfare function. Have earned a bachelor's degree in a qualifying major or a bachelor's degree in any major with at least 30 semester credits in one or more of the qualifying degrees. GROW, Certification and Special Evaluation training a plus.

Qualifying Degrees:

  • Behavioral Science. • Community Development. • Community Services. • Counseling (Psychology). • Criminal Justice (Administration). • Early Childhood Studies. • Education. • Education of the Emotionally Disturbed. • Education of the Gifted. • Family Ecology. • Family Life Education - Spring Arbor University. • Family Studies. • Family and/or Child Development. • Forensic Psychology. • Gerontology. • Guidance/School Counseling. • Human Development and Family Studies - Michigan State University. • Human Services. • Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science. • Law Enforcement. • Psychology. • Social Work. • Sociology. • Special Education.

Must maintain good attendance without tardiness or absenteeism

Highly motivated and flexible

Always represents self and agency in a professional manner

Ability to effectively communicate with others both verbally and in writing

Good organizational skills

Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills and the ability to follow the chain of command

Good computer skills

Knowledge of the child welfare system, licensing and juvenile court procedures

Ability to work as part of a team and independently and has the ability to maintain appropriate relationships with colleagues & supervisor

Strong commitment to quality family centered services and permanency for children

Commitment to the goals and philosophy of the organization including cultural competency objectives

Effectively interact with numerous external and internal resources

Demonstrated ability to maintain client & program confidentiality

Reliable transportation and maintain good driving record

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