Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Foster Care Specialist in Phoenix, Arizona

Make a difference working in Foster Care and be part of a great team!

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Arizona is seeking a qualified and energetic Foster Care Specialist to work within our Home Recruitment Study Support (HRSS) area of our Foster Care Services program in Phoenix!! The

Foster Care Specialist

will monitor the foster home by ensuring the home is constantly in compliance with State regulations, as well as Devereux standards. It is also the responsibility of a Specialist to process the foster care licensing renewals on an annual basis for the families they manage. In addition, the Specialist will visit the foster homes no less than quarterly and sometimes more depending on the home.

Schedule is Monday-Friday 8am-5pm, hours vary in accordance with home visits, but can include early evening hours; occasional weekend work due to special events.

What does a typical day look like for a

Foster Care Specialist ?

  • Monitoring families.

  • Documenting contacts.

  • Attending hearings and meetings as needed with families.

  • Participating in unit meetings.

  • Completing admissions and discharges.

  • Writing renewal studies.

  • Responding to phone calls from foster parents and other team members.

Keywords: Foster Care Specialist, Foster Care Services, foster care support, social work, home recruitment study support, HRSS, children, youth, behavioral health

Organization Profile

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is a leading non profit behavioral health organization that supports many of the most underserved and vulnerable members of our communities. Founded in 1912 by Helena Devereux, we operate a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of individuals and families every year. We help empower children and adults with intellectual, emotional, developmental, and behavioral challenges to lead fulfilling and rewarding lives. Our Philosophy of Care operates under the core principles of Individualized Services; Effective and Accountable Services; and Positive, Behavioral Approaches.

Devereux Arizona serves more than 4,000 individuals annually, across the state. Programs include Residential Treatment Centers, Day School, Outpatient Services, Prevention Programs, Respite, Short-term Residential Treatment, Adult Foster Care, and Foster Care for children. The Human Rights Campaign recognized Devereux Arizona in 2012 for its work with LGBT foster and adoptive families, with the “All Children – All Families” seal. Devereux Arizona was the first organization in Arizona to receive this honor.

The Devereux Arizona culture is extremely diverse. We are a supportive and inclusive organization and practice nondiscrimination across all programs and services. Whether we are hiring employees, licensing foster parents or serving clients, we do so without regard to race, color, religious creed, age, ancestry, national origin, gender identity or expression, and/or sexual orientation. The Devereux Arizona culture is extremely diverse. We are a supportive and inclusive organization and practice nondiscrimination across all programs and services. Whether we are hiring employees, licensing foster parents or serving clients, we do so without regard to race, color, religious creed, age, ancestry, national origin, gender identity or expression, and/or sexual orientation.

Additional Details

The primary purpose of Devereux is to provide quality service to those entrusted to our care by their families, guardians, agencies, and other designated parties. The most critical resource we have to accomplish this task is our employees. No intervention can be implemented without the assistance of competent employees who are physically and mentally prepared to carry out this tremendous responsibility. For this reason, in addition to a competitive salary, Devereux provides a comprehensive health and welfare benefits program to eligible full-time employees, family members, and domestic partners. Health and welfare programs include medical, dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services, and an Employee Assistance / Work Life Balance Program, as well as generous time-off policies, and a 403 B retirement plan. Additionally, voluntary, employee paid, Vision and Supplemental Life Insurance are available to FT employees.

It is the intent of Devereux to continue to offer these benefits; however, we reserve the right to change or stop them at any time, with or without notice.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Human Services, or related field required.

  • One (1) year work experience in foster care with children/adolescents preferred.

  • Must have proficient computer skills and excellent organizational and customer service skills.

  • Must have ability to interact with a diverse population.