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FBH Foster Home Licensor I -- Olympia

Family Behavioral Health Olympia, WA
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The Foster Home Licensor, under the direct supervision of the FBH Licensing Supervisor, is responsible for evaluating the safety and appropriateness of a foster parent applicant and making recommendations as to their suitability to be a licensed foster parent.

Recruit, train, and license foster homes including ongoing training and support for foster parents.

  • License foster parent applicants including collecting and assessing for safety and suitability all required documentation, assessing the parents’/family’s readiness and ability to provide foster care, and preparing the formal written report (home study) of the process utilizing thorough knowledge and understanding of the WAC in regard to rules and laws for licensing of foster parents.
  • Outreach in the community to recruit prospective foster parents.
  • Maintain state certification and training for and participate in regular Caregiver Core Training and ongoing foster parent training sessions, both at CCS and with other agencies.
  • Assess the individual training needs of foster parents, planning and participating in continuing education opportunities for foster parents, as well as notifying foster parents of training possibilities in other agencies in the community.

Act as licensing liaison between Catholic Community Services and other agencies, including DCFS and the Division of Licensing Resources.

  • Represent CCS at licensing meetings with other child-placing agencies (CPA) and community organizations.
  • Communicate the information shared at meetings with CCS staff.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with colleagues from other Child Placing agencies.

  • Master’s degree in social services or mental health field.
  • Up to 2 years’ experience in a children’s social service environment. Basic understanding of the foster care system.
  • Must be eligible for Washington Agency Affiliated Counselor Registration (HIV/AIDS training required).
  • Knowledge of family systems approach, with capacity to make appropriate assessments in regard to placement of children in foster homes.
  • Be able to function well within an interdisciplinary team.
  • Must have the ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and automobile insurance.
  • Must have an acceptable driving record per CCS’ driving policy (required to provide current driving abstract).
  • First/Aid CPR certified or the ability to become certified within the 1 month of employment.
  • Proof of negative TB test within past 12 months and ability or test within first six months of employment.
  • Applicant must successfully pass required background checks prior to an offer of employment.
  • Be committed to developing and safekeeping a workplace which values and supports a culturally diverse environment.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a
  • Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing
  • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural

Preferred Qualifications

  • Training and experience in public speaking and teaching.
  • Knowledge of Washington State child welfare regulations and procedures.

Family Behavioral Health

Why Work Here?

Meaningful Work - Making a Difference in the lives of Children and Families

The Family Behavioral Health system provides an integrated and flexible array of strengths-based services and supports centered around one predominant belief: Children need their families and families need their children. Whenever possible, children should grow up within their own families or extended families, and in their own communities. If separation from a parent or parents is unavoidable, we continue to work toward preserving the family relationship, and whenever possible, continue to focus efforts on reunification. In an intervention, which is truly family-driven and strengths-based, the framework is fairly simple. Initially, we find out what families need in order to stabilize and remain together. Subsequently, we work together with the child and family members, using a team-based approach to meet those needs, and we never give up. Family Behavioral Health therapists are well known for innovative therapeutic techniques and non-traditional interventions. Youth and families referred to us have generally experienced a number of traditional services without success. Our families tend to be those for whom nothing else has worked, and all other viable treatment alternatives have been exhausted. Many have all but given up on professional services, and our first task may be to help them see hope for change and growth. Rather than following a strict and prescriptive “model,” we offer individualized and tailored family-centered services, using a strengths-based and team-based collaborative approach. Natural supports are an integral component of every intervention.

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