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Licensing Representative

Company: Bethany For Children & Families
Location: Moline
Posted on: May 7, 2022

Job Description:

Foster Care Licensing Representative Job Description:
Are you looking for a career that gives you the satisfaction of making a true difference in the lives of area foster children and families? Become an integral part of Bethany for Children & Families' growing foster care team. The important role of a Foster Care Licensing Representative is to performs all of the various processes related to the recruitment, assessment, training, licensing, and periodic monitoring of foster homes that are served within any of the Illinois Department of Children & Families Services (IDCFS) contracts held by this agency. The primary focus of a Licensing Representative is to support and maximize the well-being of children in the care of the agency's foster care programs.Salary 40k - 50k
Foster Care Licensing Representative Performance Objectives:

Recruit individuals, couples, and families as potential foster parents.
Perform appropriate family assessments on potential foster parents.
Complete the required paperwork and act as the liaison between the agency and IDCFS to secure final approval for foster parent licenses.
Maintain foster family home files and records per IDCFS rules, regulations, and procedures.
Perform monitoring functions related to licensing requirements for foster family homes.
Work cooperatively with multiple program supervisors regarding availability of homes.
Plan and implement foster care training in collaboration with other members of the foster care team, as well as with other community professionals.
Maintain a professional relationship with peers and other service referral resources and providers.
Attend meetings related to agency services and/or staff training.
Further the mission of the agency by actively participating in the accomplishment of the agency's strategic plan.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Foster Care Licensing Representative Qualifications:

A Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or related field; a Master's Degree preferred.
Prior experience in licensing and monitoring of Illinois foster family homes.
Experience in foster care case management.
Successfully completed the examination(s) related to the licensing/approval of foster families.
A valid driver's license, auto insurance, and reliable transportation.
The ability to fulfill all of the regulatory requirements for employees of Child Welfare Agencies as are prescribed in Illinois Administrative Rule and Procedure, including successful completion of the criminal background investigation, clearance from the Illinois CANTS, Health Care Registry, and Iowa Registry, and certification as a driver of children by the IDCFS.
A flexible schedule that can be tailored in response to program needs or the schedules of the foster family home caseload assignments.
Sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural differences in the community.
Effective communication skills, orally and in writing.
A commitment to the agency's vision, mission, philosophy, structure, and goals with an ability to work as part of a multi-person treatment team.

Foster Care Licensing Representative Position Benefits:

Ten (10) days of vacation earned during the first year of employment and twenty (20) days of vacation earned during the second year of employment,
Twelve (12) sick days earned each year,
Eleven (11) paid holidays,
Agency contributions of 8% calculated on bi-weekly earnings to a 403(b) Thrift Plan (retirement plan) upon meeting plan eligibility criteria,
An option of two health plans, one with a Health Savings Account benefit that includes employer contributions and wellness incentive credits,
Dental insurance,
Vision insurance (100% employer-paid premiums if enrolled in the dental insurance plan),
Options of employee-paid premiums for supplemental insurance offered through AFLAC, and
A Tuition Aide program.

Apply today and learn how you can be part of a team that is keeping children safe, strengthening families and building healthy communities!


Keywords: Bethany For Children & Families, Moline , Licensing Representative, Other , Moline, Illinois

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