Foster Care Coordinator

    Merakey
    Dubois, PA
    Full-time, Part-time
    Similar jobs pay $8.18 - $12.11

    Job Description

    General Responsibilities: The person in the position is responsible for ensuring the execution of all placement activities for the designated caseload of up to 12 children, placed within the specific site. The Program Coordinator is also responsible for monitoring all activities of the caseload to include intake; service planning; health planning; educational and vocational planning; safety planning; and permanency planning, all within agency and state standards and regulations.

    The Program Coordinator is responsible for activities described in the Program Description, including case coordination, skill building interventions with youth, monitoring the child's progress, implementing interventions from the treatment plan and/or IRSP, and assisting with supporting and training Host Home Parents. In collaboration with other team members, the Program Coordinator monitors the Therapeutic Family Care parents to assess stressors in the home, provide technical assistance to the families and insure adherence to the treatment plan and/or IRSP.

    Program Coordinators are expected to participate in on-call responsibilities, as shared in a rotation with other direct care staff (Program Managers, Coordinators, and Specialists) within the local site office.

    ABOUT MERAKEY
    Merakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health and education provider offering a breadth of integrated services to individuals and communities across the country.
    We leverage our size and expertise to develop innovative solutions and new models of care to meet the needs of individuals, their families, public and private healthcare funders and community partner organizations.
    We recognize that complex needs require a holistic approach. With our experience, expertise and compassion, we empower everyone within our communities to reach their fullest potential.
    With a rich tradition spanning 50 years with nearly 10,000 employees, Merakey, formerly NHS, provides care to over 40,000 adults and children throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Louisiana, Michigan and Tennessee .

    WHAT MERAKEY HAS TO OFFER
    * The stability that comes with working for a national leader providing education and human services to individuals with special needs
    * Highly competitive compensation plans
    * Career advancement opportunities in a rapidly growing company
    * Flexible scheduling
    * Benefits for all employees including marketplace savings program (discounts on cell phone plans, shopping, travel and more); Wellness programs (including discounted gym memberships, mail order prescription plans); legal and financial services; 24-hour nurse hotline; life/disability coverage; and Employee Assistance Program
    * Benefits for qualifying employees including medical, dental & vision coverage; flexible spending account; 403B retirement plan with company contribution
    Generous PTO plans including vacation, sick, and holiday pay for qualifying employees

    To fill out an on-line application: www.merakey.org/careers and send your resume to our recruiter Shelby.wagner@merakey.org

    Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in a human service-related field with at least two (2) years of direct care and/or case management experience. Valid Driver's license and reliable transportation is required.

    Program Coordinators are responsible for monitoring the placement, treatment and activities related to their assigned caseload and foster parents. This position works closely with a Program Specialist to ensure treatment goals are being implemented and followed.

    Posting ID: 556640905Posted: 2020-05-21