Aunt Martha's Health & Wellness Joliet, IL, USA
Feb 17, 2020Full time
SUMMARY The purpose of the Host Home Liaison position is to coordinate and participate in the recruitment, training, and licensing of host homes for youth who are absent from home without parental consent, unable to return home because of parents/legal guardians refuse to take custody or beyond control of parents and/or from becoming involved in the juvenile justice system. In accordance with all applicable contractual and regulatory requirements and accreditation standards. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1.Devise, implement and evaluate strategies and recruitment plan to assure adequate host homes in accordance with program, organization and contractual requirements and standards 2.Develop and maintain current contact file with recruitment sources, prospective host home family data files and mailing lists. 3.Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with local community groups and key individuals to increase their awareness of the need for host home families, and organization services. 4.In coordination with communications and planning department, develop and circulate promotional materials. 5.Plan and conduct regular orientation meetings and pre-service training with prospective host home families. 6.Complete original home study for all new host home family applicants. 7.Complete annual and renewal license assessments, and all licensing actions related to changes in the host home family within prescribed timeframes. 8.Complete investigations of all complaints against host home families in a thorough and timely manner; provide written reports to appropriate parties and regulatory agencies. 9.Provide on-going training and consultation for host home families. 10.Monitor and evaluate effectiveness of recruitment strategies; maintain statistical data related to service delivery outcomes and measurements; provide reports and data as requested. 11.Abide by all rules and regulation standards within the Department of Children and Family Services. 12.Ensure the Host Home Team Lead receives all host home crisis documentation on a regular basis. 13.Provide required documentation (i.e. mileage, time sheets, etc.) as indicated by agency protocols. 14.Participate in individual, group supervision and program staff meetings as scheduled to address client issues and revised documentation, placement options, and crisis schedules. 15.Comply with Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) program standards and requirements for CCBYS. 16.Comply with the State of Illinois mandated reporting law. 17.Complete all required Federal, IDHS and Agency Core Curriculum and Mandated Reporter trainings, meetings and workshops as required. 18.Contact Administrator(s) to obtain authorization prior to placement of any youth. 19.Provide emergency back-up services as needed including transporting clients, assisting with family reunification, and other CCBYS functions. 20.Provide transportation for clients while they are in shelter or emergency placement to scheduled appointments, and school as needed. 21.Complete all Core Curriculum training(s) required for the position. 22.Complete documentation related to services delivered (including, but not limited to progress notes, staffing forms, communicative letters). 23.Participate on unit committees as assigned (including, but not limited to Quality Assurance/Utilization Review, Forms, etc). Perform all duties associated with day-to-day teachings, modeling and guidance of youth, including implementation of each youth's treatment plan. 24.Complete all necessary paperwork and documentation, i.e. timesheets, vouchers, progress notes, incident reports, Medicaid documentation, etc. and submit in a timely manner. 25.Complete all other duties as assigned. TRAUMA INFORMED CARE Ensure that all employees are using a trauma informed approach to all of their work duties that include the "5 S's". This approach sets a high priority for staff and client: -Safety (physical and emotional safety) -Self-regulation (ability to manage one's own emotions so they do not interfere with the helping process) -Supportiveness (building relationships with clients that are respectful and caring) -Strengths (seeking to identify positive traits of all clients) -Self-care (resolve any secondary stress reactions) QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Experience in licensing and monitoring of foster homes preferred. Foster care case management experience preferred. Successful completion of examination(s) related to the licensing/approval of foster families preferred. Must have valid driver's license, auto insurance and reliable transportation. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or related field. Previous experience with at-risk youth preferred. LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read and interpret documents such as case notes, treatment plans and procedure manuals. Ability to write accurate case notes, routine reports, and correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to clients and employees of the organization. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Ability to add, subtracts, multiply, and divides in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. REASONING ABILITY Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT Ability to understand and demonstrate Aunt Martha's 5-step Performance Improvement process, utilizing the methodology PDSA (Plan, Do, Study, Act). JOB KNOWLEDGE Ability to use technical skills and apply the knowledge necessary for this position. QUALITY Ability to demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness while performing the duties of this position. SAFETY AND INFECTION CONTROL Be knowledgeable about and follow Aunt Martha's safety policies and procedures. OTHER QUALIFICATIONS Must be available to work evenings and weekend and flexible in scheduling. Will be required to transport clients in own vehicle. Must be able to accept and incorporate constructive feedback. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS Valid Illinois driver's license with a clear driving record. Documentation verifying current automobile insurance. AGE-SPECIFIC CARE: The client population cared for by the employee in this job includes (check all that apply): __X__ Neonatal (0-28 days) __X__ Infant (29 days - 1 year) __X__ Pediatric (1 - 12 years) __X__ Adolescent (13 - 18 years) __X__ Young Adults (19 - 21 years) __X__ Adults (over 21 years old) ____ N/A (Not applicable for this job) SPECIFIC GROUP SERVED: The client population cared for by the employee in this job includes (check all that apply): ___X___ Substance Abuse ___X___ Physical Abuse ___X___ Sexual Abuse ___X___ Neglect ___X___ Pregnant and/or Parenting ___X___ Delinquency ___X___ Cognitively Delayed ___X___ Homeless ___X___ Mentally Ill/Developmentally Delayed ___X___ Physically Aggressive ___X___ Verbally Aggressive ___X___ Sexually Aggressive ___X___ Physical Disabilities ___X___ Other (please be specific) __X Runaways/Lock outs PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.