KINSHIP CERTIFICATION SPECIALIST
Description

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Initiate Home assessment visit to referred kinship/foster parent's home, with/without accompaniment of CUA case manager, to determine case acceptance.
  2. Conduct initial home visits to assess the physical conditions of the property and assess parent's capability to become a resource parent.
  3. Obtain all initial documentation necessary to proceed with certification for prospective Kinship and Resource parents.
  4. Screen and pre-approve prospective Kinship and Resource parents, once all documentation has been submitted and deemed acceptable.
  5. Bring kinship and resource parent's files to full pre-certification, including a home Study report that describes all documentation found on file.
  6. Maintain all documentation for Kinship and Resource parents in order, to meet State, County, CUA IOC system transformation model, and APM's best practice model.
  7. Ensure that any support needed by the Kinship/Resource parent is in place, such as, nursing support, bilingual services, emergency contact information, other.
  8. Ensure that substitute care-givers clearances are in place and up-today information and child care services.
  9. Create a Child's folder with information receive/requested to CUA from Appendix N standards.
  10. Respond to on-call responsibilities without incurring difficulties. Exercise prudent and all efforts to assist kinship/resource parent achieve and maintain full certification. Report to Supervisor/Director any incidents that jeopardize the health and safety of the children in placement.
  11. Participate in Court hearings, as and if, required, with, and never in lieu of the case manager.
  12. Conduct home assessment visits every 3 months, to assess physical structure of the home, Kinship/Resource parent's capability to care for children, psycho-social home condition.
  13. Follow up with kinship/resource parent's document completion for License renewal to continue caring for children in placement.
  14. Participate in Supervisory meetings.
  15. Other duties as assigned and needed to support the mission of APM and the goals of the Resource Home Program.


Benefits:

  • Medical Insurance or $100/month medical insurance waiver reimbursement
  • 403b retirement plan: 4% APM contribution PLUS 3% APM matching contribution
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • 20 PTO Days
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Life Insurance
  • Long and Short-term Disability


APM is an equal opportunity employer.

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