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Certification Specialist

Anna’s House Foundation, a Faith Based Organization

Reporting directly to Child Placement Supervisor of the Anna’s House Foundation with respect to the assistance and support of the organization’s efforts of recruitment and certification of foster families.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide initial foster parent orientation one on one and in group setting as appropriate. Conduct foster parent training at least 4 times annually as well as bi-annual continuing education,
  • Submit certification paperwork to RFP for initial and final notices to proceed as a part of certification process. Sets families up for fingerprinting. Performs all required background and reference checks,
  • Complete family interviews and submit written homestudies to Placement Supervisor within 60 days from initial application,
  • Manage various special projects as designated by the Placement Supervisor and/or Executive Director for implementation and execution of key team objectives within the strategic plan,
  • Maintain 8:30-5:00 in office hours

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:

  • At minimum, bachelor’s degree in social work, behavioral or social science, administration, or a related field,
  • A minimum of one year experience in writing home studies,
  • Detail oriented, with strong written and oral communication skills in order to manage a continuous workflow of a high volume, multi-tasking environment,
  • Energetic, articulate and self-assured, and possess strong interpersonal skills,
  • Ability to interact with persons of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds in a manner that demonstrates sensitivity toward difference.

PREFERRED ABILITIES AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Skilled at working in a team and place organizational success above personal success,
  • Proficient at creating and tracking project schedules,
  • Willingness to communicate by phone or email outside of normal business hours,
  • Skilled at working well independently and within continuously evolving teams and other organizations.

 

Care Specialist

Anna’s House Foundation, a Faith Based Organization

Reporting directly Child Placement Supervisor of the Anna’s House Foundation with respect to the assistance and support of the organization’s efforts and interaction with the State of Oklahoma’s Department of Human Services.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Case manage approximately 26 children, not to exceed 22 certified resource homes.
  • Document in Extended Reach providing supervisor real time access to child cases and families, maintaining compliance in all areas-- Intake documents in file within 48 hours of placement, monthly visits documented within 72 hours of visit.
  • Writes Homestudies and Submits to Placement Supervisor for resource home approval within 1 month of receiving completed file from Certification Specialist.
  • Completes annual reassessments of homes to include alternate caregivers within required timeframe.
  • Work with Placement Supervisor and DHS in placement of children.
  • Rotates ON CALL with case management staff.
  • Attend family meetings and serve in an interdisciplinary role working with DHS case workers in the development and application of a child’s service plan to include services such as dental, mental health counseling, transportation, medications, health screenings, vision services, hearing services.
  • Assist foster parents in writing court reports and attend court hearings to advocate for the child and the foster parents.
  • Exercise a strong presence to convene monthly groups, shape dialogues, and develop and manage productive relationships within the AHF community.
  • Available to foster families after normal business hours in urgent situations and on rotation basis with other AHF employees for all holidays.
  • Returns all family, staff, and inter-agency correspondence with urgency.  
  • Manage various special projects as designated by Directors for implementation and execution of key team objectives
  •  Acquire CEUs as required by licensing.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:

  • At minimum, bachelor’s degree in social work or Bachelor’s in a behavioral or social science or a related field with 1 year experience in children’s or family services
  • Detail oriented, with strong written and oral communication skills in order to manage a continuous workflow of a high volume, multi-tasking environment 
  • Energetic, articulate and self-assured, and possess strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interact with persons of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds in a manner that demonstrates sensitivity toward difference 

PREFERRED ABILITIES AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Two years of experience in a position serving the foster care population
  • Skilled at working in a team and place organizational success above personal success
  • Ability to effectively translate between the operations of AHF and OKDHS 
  • Proficient at creating and tracking project schedules 
  • Willingness to communicate by phone or email outside of normal business hours
  • Skilled at working well independently and within continuously evolving teams
  • Ability to understand and work creatively with other organizations, OK DHS, board members, and staff

 

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