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LICENSING SPECIALIST

Company: VisionQuest National LTD
Location: Tucson
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARYThe Foster Licensing Care Specialist works with youth within the foster care system to ensure that their physical, emotional, psychological, and educational needs are met. The Foster Care Licensing Specialist supports potential foster parents through the process of becoming licensed or obtaining adoption certifications. Once the family is licensed/certified this position monitors the home, advocating for both child and family needs. This position conducts assessments and interviews to confirm that youth are in safe, nurturing environments, and may facilitate family visits when appropriate, attend court hearings and school meetings on behalf of the youth within their caseload.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Completes foster and/or adoptive home studies for the purpose of recommending license or certification for prospective foster families.Maintains licensed VQ foster care providers in order to ensure high quality care for the foster youth in the homes.Assesses, evaluates, and documents home studies on potential foster families by scheduling visits to foster homes, while maintaining constant communication.Provides ongoing supervision for foster/adoptive families; attend court hearings, Foster Care Review Board and Child Family Team meetings.Completes annual foster home license renewals and amendments required by changes in circumstances with foster parents.Responsible for regular home visits to provide support, consultation, education with discipline techniques and the youth's adjustment at home.Advocates for youth's needs with the Department Child Services regarding safety, permanency, and to address any concerns of the foster family.Complies with VQ and state confidentiality policy; follows state contracts, Article 69 and services provided.SKILLS & ABILITIES:Excellent verbal and written communication skills.Organized with attention to detail.Ability to work independently and as a team member.Leadership and conflict-management skills.Positive attitude and ability to stay calm in tense situations.EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:Bachelor's degree in social work or related field OR 1-2 years of experience in child welfare.1+ year experience working with youth with the Department of Child Safety.QUALIFICATIONS:Must be 21 years of age or older.Flexible schedule (evening, weekends, holidays) to facilitate program services.Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred, but not required.Cleared tuberculosis test results.Cleared background checks from appropriate entities.Obtain and maintain First Aid Certification (CPR) and Level 1 fingerprint clearance card.Must have a valid driver's license and be eligible to drive to facilitate program services as required.

Keywords: VisionQuest National LTD, Tucson , LICENSING SPECIALIST, Other , Tucson, Arizona

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