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Clinical Specialist for Foster Care & Adoption - Elizabethtown Office

Home of the Innocents Elizabethtown, KY
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Clinical Specialist for Foster Care & Adoption - Elizabethtown Office

The general purpose of this job is to provide clinical support and leadership to the TLC program, including but not limited to comprehensive diagnostic assessment, treatment planning, individual and family therapy for children and families, and training as needed in accordance with all regulatory and contractual requirements, COA and other quality outcomes and measures.

Duties & Responsibilities

    • Completes a comprehensive bio psychosocial (CBPS) assessment, individual treatment plan, and Child and Adolescent Needs (CANS) assessment for foster care clients ranging from infant to 21 years old, based on interviews, diagnostic tools, clinical judgment, etc., within 30 days of the child’s placement.
    • Conduct quarterly CANS assessment updates and treatment team meetings with all persons involved in the child’s treatment.
    • Reassess clinical presentation and needs of client’s at least annually, and complete a CBPS update to document changes.
    • Provide individual, family, and collateral therapeutic services to clients, to include children placed in the foster care program, their biological/foster families, and post-adoptions services, as applicable, at a frequency determined by need.
    • Participate in individual supervision, group supervision, as available and clinical team meetings at least 2-4 times per month depending on licensure status to enhance clinical skills, obtain knowledge relevant to the position, and discuss issues related to clinical practice with clients, foster parents, and biological families.
    • Participates in monthly client chart reviews in order to ensure services and documentation meet best practice and regulatory standards.
    • Maintains certification/licensure by participating in Continuing Education training and re-licensure timelines as specified by agency policy and the clinician’s licensure board.
    • Offers clinical guidance and training to TLC staff, clients, and Teaching parents on issues related to Trauma-Informed care, meeting the social, emotional and behavioral needs of children in care, etc. as needed.


    • Master’s Degree in a Human services field (e.g. Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, etc.) is required.
    • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record is required.
    • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
    • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
    • Must possess leadership ability and the willingness to work harmoniously with co-workers, community partners, clients, and families as well as provide the clinical leadership in the program.
    • Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, and guide the implementation of clinically appropriate interventions for the children and families we serve.
    • Certification to provide mental health treatment required/Licensure required.
    • CPR/First Aid/AED certified, or willing to obtain certification, is required.

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Home of the Innocents has been our region's open arms to kids in crisis since 1880. The Home has three major service divisions:

The Kosair Charities Pediatric Convalescent Center is a home for children who are medically fragile. These children have medical needs that require 24-hour skilled care; some are dependent on ventilators and feeding tubes, and all are in wheelchairs and have limited verbal communication abilities. The Center's staff care for patients from birth through age 21.

The Childkind Center has an extensive range of programs. Some of them include an emergency shelter and residential treatment for children who require care because of abuse, neglect or family crisis; a program assisting homeless young adults with integration into the community; and therapeutic support for at-risk families and severely emotionally disturbed children. Therapeutic Loving foster Care is a family-based alternative to institutional treatment for children with serious emotional and behavioral conditions.

Open Arms Children's Health is an integrated healthcare facility offering pediatric medical, dental, hearing, vision, behavioral health and pharmacy under one roof. Open Arms specializes in serving children with special needs, low-income families and children in foster care, but is open to all children in Kentucky and Indiana. Open Arms professionals are trained to meet complex needs and can often address multiple issues across disciplines in a same-day visit.

The Home offers a family friendly atmosphere with outstanding benefits that include an option for FREE health insurance (single coverage for employee only). Other benefits include health insurance, life, and long-term disability insurance, a retirement plan and up to 25-30 paid days off per year.

Home of the Innocents


Elizabethtown, KY
42701 USA