Family Partners LLC's Developmental Home Program assists individuals and / or families in applying for and maintaining a license to care for a child or adult with developmental disabilities in the state of Arizona. A Developmental Home is a single provider or a married couple who choose to become licensed to provide care in their home to a child or adult with developmental disabilities.
The Coordinator will initiate contacts to ensure that all day-to-day programmatic requirements and issues are complete, and effectively address and resolve all concerns within the program. The Coordinator will carry a designated caseload. The Coordinator will monitor the licensed providers’ care of children and adults receiving services from the Division of Developmental Disabilities.
The Coordinator will meet the needs of the assigned caseload which will require local travel within Maricopa County and, at times, outside of the county. Report all emergencies to Developmental Home Director within a half of business day and report all issues/concerns regarding the potential for the disruption of a placement within 2 working days. The Coordinator is able to make program decisions for the agency but must communicate regularly with the Director.
Complete initial presentations of the program.
Provides an environment that is family centered, strengths-based and supportive for families
Demonstrates the ability to problem solve and make decisions in the best interest of the family and agency.
Compiles client’s files in accordance with established procedures including: all forms, on-going reports, and other significant documentation necessary for continuity of service.
Keeps informed of new and innovative ideas to facilitate professional development; assumes responsibility for professional growth by attending workshops and classes, reading and utilizing in-service trainings and supervisory conferences
Interview and complete home studies with families.
Gather and complete initial licensing required paperwork from the families and ensure that all information is present and accurate prior to turning in to OLCR.
Create training curriculum for foster families and family support staff.
Conduct training to foster families and family support staff.
Participate in meetings, planning functions and committee membership as assigned.
Attend and actively participate in all ISP team meetings for assigned caseload, arriving on time, prepared and informed. Accept and complete team assignments within assigned timelines.
Ensure staff coverage to avoid disruptions in services, implementing the applicable agency policies.
Review all placement profiles and initiate contact with applicable parties to place an appropriate foster child/adult in one of our licensed homes.
Participate, educate and form partnerships with the medical community, police and fire departments to establish good relations for the DD/foster care population and the community.
Maintain and work within the programs budget.
Must report disruption in placements in no more than 1 working day.
Complete initial and ongoing training in foster care, licensing, and specific disability related training.
Must be available 24/7 to deal with emergencies within the homes. Support will be provided by the on-call staff.
Schedule all appointments and visits to coincide with family preference and routine.
Ability to work weekends and evenings as required.
Must carry a cell phone (company provided) and be available to answer all calls during business hours.
Research opportunities for family involvement within their community, and for further education
regarding the related disability and provide information to the families on an ongoing basis.
Reflectively analyze each family in regard to the foster adult/child’s progress, changes in the
families priorities, resources, and concerns at home visits. Integrate data and information available from other sources to evaluate progress.
PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS, ENVIRONMENT
Possess excellent writing skills
Must be familiar with Microsoft Word and Excel Office software
The ability to teach small and large groups in a classroom setting
The ability to effectively supervise Providers
Posses’ organizational skills and the ability to multi-task
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills the ability to initiate tasks necessary for the program to run efficiently
Possess professionalism at all times while representing Family Partners, L.L.C.
Possess guidance skills and the ability to delegate responsibilities
Ability to work well on multiple projects and under deadlines
Ability to uphold the stress and physical demands of traveling in a vehicle without limitations.
Position requires extended periods of sitting and standing.
Position requires regular bending and reaching, including transfer of members.
Must be able to lift, carry and push 20 pounds on a regular basis.
Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds on an occasional basis (for emergency placements or moves)
Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
Ability to work quickly and efficiently
Accurate and thorough
Change adaptive and flexible
Sympathetic to the mission of the organization
Ability to work in other areas of the business when additional coverage is needed (such as DTA/GSE and covering the phones).
To function effectively in this position, the incumbent must possess a Bachelor’s Degree within the related field of Human Services, or related fields, or an Associate's Degree with minimum of 2 years experience in the Human Services field. Also have knowledge of the company policies and procedures. The knowledge and skill in working with individuals with developmental disabilities, and the knowledge of licensing and regulatory requirements is necessary. Also, the knowledge and skill in family-professional partnerships, and teaming is required. The Family Support Coordinator must have a valid Arizona Driver’s License and must have a reliable means of transportation with current insurance and registration. The Family Support Coordinator must complete Article Nine Training, Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card, Central Background Clearance, three completed references, and Certification in Adult/Child/Infant CPR, and First Aid. The Family Support Coordinator must have the ability to address more then one project at a time while prioritizing the demands and issues in a busy operating environment.
Base salary $35,000.00 - $38,000.00, with bonus structure potentially additional $1,000.00+ per month.