• Foster Care Program Coordinator

    Job Locations US-AZ-Casa Grande
    Job ID
    Foster Care
    Regular Full-Time
    Mental and Behavior Health
  • Overview


    This position provides oversight and support to HCTC providers and the clients who are placed in their homes; assists in the recruiting and evaluation of new providers; coordinates presents and tracks MAPPs and HCTC training


    • Works a flexible schedule to meet program needs; follows agency attendance policies; participates in on-call rotation
    • Ensures the integrity of the behavioral model, as outlined in the most recent ICHD program description, is maintained by HCTC providers
    • In coordination with HCTC providers, coordinates implementation of individual behavior plans, safety crisis plans and Individual Treatment Plans (ITP’s) for clients in placement
    • Works with the treatment team ensuring members are enrolled and participating in all service needs identified.
    • Assists and supports the foster parents in ensuring the members medical needs are being met.
    • Works with HCTC providers to implement proactive treatment interventions, including behavioral contingencies; tracks outcome measures.
    • Provides leadership and support to HCTC providers
    • Conducts, at minimum, daily phone contacts, weekly visits to the homes, and crisis services for HCTC providers
    • Ensures that provider homes are maintained in accordance with licensing and contract standards.
    • Ensures client files are maintained in accordance with agency and contractual standards
    • Monitors communication between HCTC providers and families, officials and professional workers
    • In collaboration with HCTC providers, coordinates the planning and implementation of client’s academic and/or vocational program
    • Ensures continuity of client’s treatment program by monitoring completion of functional assessment, development of individual goals, completion of progress reports and other required documentation
    • Develops and maintains professional relationships with HCTC providers, professional workers, clients’ family members, and any other stakeholders necessary
    • Consistently stays in communication with care coordinators, therapis and other members of the treatment team ensuring member progress and care coordination.
    • Assists with department’s recruiting efforts of HCTC providers
    • Assists in assessing and evaluating potential HCTC homes for home studies, pre-placement visits, licensing standards and suitable placement matches between clients and care providers
    • Assists in initial and ongoing training of HCTC providers
    • Participates in weekly staff meetings
    • Participates in weekly supervision with Director of Foster Care
    • Provides 24/7 crisis and support service to assigned HCTC homes (may include transporting clients.)
    • Provides emergency back-up to all HCTC homes as determined by on call schedule (may include transporting clients.)
    • Documents all foster parent and member contact in the Electronic Health Record within 24 hours of contact.
    • Ensures the Electronic Health Record is maintained for all members; including the uploading of pertinent information
    • Follows agency purchasing and accounting procedures.


    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • English Language
    • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
    • Knowledge of theory and practical application of ICHD’s empirical behavioral model
    • Working knowledge of licensing requirements 
    • Computer literacy to include working knowledge of Microsoft Office Systems, Word and Outlook applications
    • Comprehensive knowledge of PS-MAPP training curriculum in order to provide training to foster care providers
    • The ability to provide own reliable transportation for transport of self or others for business purposes (ICHD provides business mileage reimbursement)
    • Physical Demands (The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions)
      Physical: Sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, couch, reach, and twist: to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amount of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard. Ability to drive a motor vehicle.
    • Emergency Safety Response: Ability to competently and safely implement verbal and physical components of Crisis Intervention training (CPI)


    • Master’s degree in a field related to Behavioral Health preferred

      Bachelor’s degree in a field related to Behavioral Health required and 2 years’ experience providing direct therapeutic services and/or case management services to foster care members and/or other behavioral health members.

    Legal Requirments:

    • 21 years of age
    • Certification as a PS-MAPP training curriculum trainer (post hire)
    • CPR, First Aid , and Crisis Intervention (CPI) certification (ICHD provides training)
    • Arizona Driver’s License and 39-month driving record that meets insurance requirements;
    • Proof of liability coverage of $100,000/$300,000 personal damage liability, and $50,000 property damage liability.
    • DPS Level I fingerprint clearance
    • Physical examination report including a current negative TB test result (ICHD provides) 

    Prefered Qualifications:

    • Masters degree in a field related to behavioral health preferred


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