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Foster Home Certifier

Youth Unlimited Inc
Troutdale, OR
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $50,000 to $54,000 Yearly
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: vision, 401k, dental, medical,
Job Description

Youth Unlimited Inc. Position Description

Position: Foster Home Certifier Salary: $50,000 to 54,000 Annually

Reports to: Executive Director Status: Employee/Benefits

Benefits: 200 hours of paid annual PTO, 12 paid annual holidays/6 of your choice, access to 401/k retirement, and medical/dental/vision.

Agency Background:

YUI, an African American foster care agency, provides Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) services through prior agreements with contracted agencies. We are committed to serving children and youth, girls and boys, ages 5 to 20 who are at risk of being placed in a more restrictive environment (residential care). Our agency places children with high needs in therapeutic foster care homes whose behaviors can range from substance abuse to physical aggression and sexually acting out. Other behaviors include: argumentative, poor boundaries, chronic truancy, requires a lot of structure, suicidal ideation, excessive tantrums, and poor impulse control.

This position provides oversight and support to YUI providers and the clients who are placed in their homes; assists in the recruiting and oversees the evaluation/certification of new providers and coordinates presents and tracks YUI training and continued certification of foster parents. Additionally, they provide backup for 24 hour on-call duties that include responding to crisis situations with youth.

Job Description

This position provides key functions to the day to day activities of YUI.

Certification and Retention of Foster Parents:

  • Assist with recruitment efforts for YUI providers

  • Conducts background checks on foster parents

  • Conducts home studies

  • Certifies foster homes

  • Provides crisis intervention on a 24-hour, on call basis via cell phone


  • Completes annual recertification for assigned foster homes in accordance with DHS guidelines

  • Develops and monitors corrective action plans for caregivers

  • Assures that foster caregivers adhere to DHS/OHA requirements

  • Ensure that YUI homes are maintained in accordance with licensing and DHS contract standards.

    • Ensures that Health and Safety Checks are completed at least every 90 days for each home.

  • Responsible for maintenance and tracking of training records.

  • Manages BINTI our certification platform

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a field related to behavioral health and two years full-time behavioral health experience in a clinical setting is required and two years of that experience must be in the care of treatment of children or young adults or an associates degree and three years of behavioral health experience.

  • Knowledge of theory and practical application of empirical behavioral models

  • Working knowledge of foster agency and foster parent licensing and compliance requirements.

  • Knowledge of behavioral and health services throughout Oregon.

  • Knowledge of behavioral health policy rules in Oregon for Behavioral Rehabilitation Services OARs 410-170-000 to 410-170-0120, DHS Child Welfare Program OARs 413-090-0055 to 413-090-0090, and Medicaid Reimbursement OARs 309-172-0600 to 309-172-0860.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of HIPPA health privacy regulations and compliance requirements per 45 CFR Part 160, 162 and 164.

  • Computer literacy to include working knowledge of Microsoft Office Systems, Word and Outlook applications.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of training curriculum to provide training to foster care providers.

  • Ability to prepare and present high quality training and presentations for all key stakeholders (Government-legislatures, community based organizations, funders, foster parents).

  • The ability to provide own reliable transportation for transport of self or others for business purposes (YUI provides business mileage reimbursement).

  • Physical Demands (The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions).

  • Physical: Sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, couch, reach, and twist: to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amount of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard. Ability to drive a motor vehicle.

  • Emergency Safety Response: Ability to competently and safely implement verbal and physical components of Crisis Intervention training (CPI)

Legal Requirements:

  • 21 years of age

  • CPR, First Aid, and Crisis Intervention (OIS) certification.

  • Oregon Driver’s License

  • Proof of Insurance for vehicle liability coverage of $100,000/$300,000 personal damage liability, and $50,000 property damage liability.

  • Pass DHS Background Check

Company Description
YUI, a foster care agency, provides Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) services through prior agreements with the Oregon Department of Human Services, Child Welfare. We are committed to serving children and youth, girls and boys, ages 5 to 20 who are at risk of being placed in a more restrictive environment (residential care). Our agency places children with high needs in our YUI certified therapeutic foster care homes where we provide case managment and crisis support services.

Youth Unlimited Inc


121 E. Historic Columbia River Hwy Troutdale

Troutdale, OR



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