• Foster Parents

    Abbott House, Inc.
    Job Description

    Purpose:

    • Implementation of the agency treatment philosophy on the living unit.
    • Effectively develop and implement programs and services that accomplish the treatment objectives for each resident on the unit.
    • Promote quality services by the appropriate use and support of child care staff
    • Assume an integral role in providing care and services for the children

    Qualifications:

    • Foster parents will be screened prior to the placement of a child using standardized assessment methods that meet legal requirements for home studies of foster placements.
    • Foster Parents will have a medical examination, including a skin tuberculin test, prior to placement of children in the home and each time that their license is renewed, unless special health circumstances warrant  more frequent examinations.
    • Foster Parents will have the experience, personal characteristics, and temperament to work with children and their biological families, and they must be able to provide care, protection, and experiences that enhance healthy child development.
    • Ability to teach youth care theory and practice to employees who work directly with children.
    • Knowledge of and experience with group process and group dynamics.
    • Ability to provide leadership and direction to subordinates.
    • Ability to motivate and work cooperatively with other professionals and employees of the Agency.
    • Ability to effectively interact with sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural differences in the client population.
     
     

    Responsible To: Foster Care Supervisor

    Principal Accountabilities:

    • Provide direct therapeutic services to children.
    • Demonstrates training in and proficiency  with  the  Interaction  and Motivation program used by the agency, trains and consults with direct care staff regarding the program, and uses teaching  interactions  in  their  own work with youth.
    • Assure close/appropriate supervision of children in accordance with agency standards.
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