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Do you want to make a difference in the lives of children and adolescents, by finding them the best foster homes?
We are Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Therapeutic Foster Care, in Rhode Island, and we are looking for a Foster Care Home finder who will be responsible for the recruitment, assessment, selection, pre-service training, licensing and re-licensing of therapeutic foster homes. Assists in clinical components of foster care placement. Provides follow up with therapeutic foster homes.
The selected candidate will demonstrate flexibility, patience, high energy, creativity, and a sense of humor. Must have the ability to create and maintain a therapeutic treatment environment; compassion, empathy, and an ability to maintain sound boundaries; and a passion for working with, and guiding children and adolescents with significant and challenging special needs.
Keywords : foster care, case manager, homefinder, counselor, social worker, child welfare, MAPP certified, Human Services, special needs, guidance counselor, SAFE home study model program.
Keywords: non-profit, children, adolescents, behavioral health, foster care, respite, weekends, summer, Youth Counselor, Direct Care Worker, Direct Care Counselor, Direct Care Professional, Personal Attendant, Direct Service Worker, Group Care Worker, Direct Support Professional, Residential Counselor, Mental Health Associate, Behavioral Health Technician, Foster Care.
- Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Sociology, or Psychology required.
- Minimum of one year experience working with children, adolescents and families; preferably in a child-
immediately upon hire.
Experience facilitating trainings and engaging in recruitment activities.
SAFE certified and experience preparing home studies.
Basic computer literacy, with strong communication skills (both verbal and written).
Must possess a valid Rhode Island Driver's License.
Bi-lingual - Spanish speaking candidates are required.
About Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. Informed by the latest advancements in science and medicine, we combine evidence-based interventions with compassionate family engagement to help change lives. We were founded in 1912 by special education pioneer, Helena Devereux. Today, Devereux is a national nonprofit partner for individuals, families, schools and communities, serving many of the most vulnerable members of our society in areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, and child welfare.
Our Mission: Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health changes lives – by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.
We employ more than 7,500 staff and operate 15 centers in 13 states. We offer a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of children, adults and their families every year.
Our Culture, Our Expectations
At Devereux, we strive to incorporate servant leadership into our culture and every aspect of our organizational framework; from the delivery of quality services to individuals served, their families, and other stakeholders to the development and empowerment of our employees. We offer challenging and exciting work, and our supportive team environment creates an empowering and positive atmosphere. To be successful in our work environment, you will put the needs of others first, and will feel called to serve, and called to lead.
Competitive Salary and Benefits
In addition to a competitive salary, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health provides a comprehensive health and welfare program to eligible full-time employees, family members and domestic partners. Our benefit programs include medical (including telemedicine - medical care via phone, web, app), dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services and an employee assistance / work-life balance program. In addition, we offer tuition assistance, generous time-off, a 403(b) retirement plan with matching benefit, and voluntary/employee paid supplemental life and accident coverage.
Visit benefits.devereux.org to see why we are a great place to work!
The employment policies of Devereux are to recruit and hire qualified employees without discrimination because of race, religion, creed, color, age, sex, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, disability, veteran status, communication ability, gender identity or expression or sexual orientation and to treat them equally with respect to compensation and opportunities for advancement - including upgrading, promotion and transfer - consistent with individual skills and the needs of Devereux.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will consider applicants for this position without regard to any category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, including but not limited to race, religion, sex, color, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, national origin, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or uniform service member status.
Devereux is a drug-free workplace, drug screening required. EOE
Requisition ID 2019-4746
Category Family Support
Position Type Full-Time