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Foster Family Services Consultant - Rhode Island

Portsmouth, Rhode Island

Foster Family Services Consultant - Rhode Island

CLOSING DATE: June 7, 2018 or until filled

OVERVIEW OF BOYS TOWN

Are you passionate about shaping the future of America’s Youth?

Boys Town is changing the way America cares for children, families and communities by providing and promoting an Integrated Continuum of Care that instills Boys Town values to strengthen body, mind and spirit.

Our mission is centered on creating an environment for children that includes trust, discipline, emotional support and respect.  We believe that all children and youth have the potential to become bright, productive, adjusted, loving people.

Boys Town is nationally recognized for its research-proven child, health and family care programs.  As one of the country’s largest nonprofit funded child-care organizations, Boys Town touches the lives of more than 2 million children and families nationwide each year.  Join our Town today and help us shape the future of America!

OVERVIEW OF JOB

The Foster Family Services Consultant independently coordinates the placement of children in foster family homes and develops all aspects of the child’s program including developing and implementing the child’s service plan and setting long and short term goals. This position also supervises and monitors foster families to ensure they are providing safe and humane service to the children in their home.

REQUIRED EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCE, OR SKILLS

        Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science or Human Services field and 2 years child welfare experience; experience in the Boys Town Model or an equivalent program preferred.
         Must possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record, plus ability to provide own transportation to complete travel requirements of job. Must meet auto insurance requirements established by Boys Town policy and/or State and Local laws.
        Available to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
        Experience working with local and state agencies and foster care services.
        Intermediate knowledge of the child welfare system.
        Independent decision making skills and competencies to work in crisis situations when circumstances warrant such action.
        Ability to work with confrontational clients and their families; necessary temperament to work with children and families experiencing crisis.
        Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality, professionalism, and role modeling.
        Computer skills in Microsoft Office.
        Ability to communicate with individuals at all levels in the organization and with external contacts in an articulate, professional manner.
        Ability to function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with children and families, staff, and support agencies.
        Advanced critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, including ability to make assessments and use sound judgment.

This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.  To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.

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