Home Finder/Trainer (Spanish-English Bilingual)

US-NY-Yonkers
1 month ago
Job ID
2017-1167
# of Openings
1
Category
Other

Overview

 

The Unaccompanied Children Program provides long term and transitional residential care and other supportive services to Unaccompanied Children (UC) who are under legal custody of the Federal Government. Working in collaboration with the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement, ORR, our program provides a safe and nurturing environment for youth in a Basic Shelter program, and the Therapeutic Group Home programs located at our licensed residential facility in Yonkers, NY as well as a Transitional Foster Care program and the Long Term Foster Care Program located in foster homes in the Bronx, Queens and Westchester. In all programs, we provide therapeutic and educational services and other supports that youth need to achieve success through an array of strength-based and targeted interventions as well as link them with family members and/or other sponsors in the United States so they are able to move forward with their lives and thrive. The Home Finder/trainer will be responsible for certifying all Transitional and Long Term Foster Homes for the UC Program. This will include certifying existing homes and recruiting new foster homes.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Coordinate mandatory trainings for all staff in the UC Program including but not limited to TCI, CPR/First Aid, cultural sensitivity training, and trainings on ORR regulations.

  • Provide additional training and development opportunities for staff when necessary and appropriate.
  • Notify certified foster parents and staff of upcoming training on a monthly basis.
  • Track and Monitor compliance with training and develop reports as needed.
  • Provide foster parent staff training information to Case Workers and Program Director as needed.
  • Actively recruit new foster homes to serve the UC population in the community by developing relationships with local organizations and using community partnership.
  • Once homes are identified, ensuring that all training, clearance and other regulations are met prior to certification of the home and for ongoing ORR training mandates.
  • Make necessary in-home consultation visits to each home during the certification process. Obtain all required materials/documentation to complete process.
  • Complete home study and submit via “CONNECTIONS” for review and approval.
  • Ensure that all certified foster homes remain in compliance with required training.
  • Demonstrate responsiveness and ability to work with a culturally diverse population.
  • Conduct GPS/MAPP II and other required foster parent training sessions in accordance with regulation.
  • Refer foster parents to intra-agency trainings as needed. Provide opportunity for courtesy training within Leake & Watts when appropriate.
  • Notify certified foster parents and staff of upcoming training on a monthly basis.
  • Track and Monitor compliance with training and develop reports as needed.
  • Provide foster parent staff training information to Case Workers and Program Director as needed.
  • Process, admit and maintain homes updated in Connections.
  • Create yearly training calendars.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

 

 

  • Bachelor’s degree plus in related field
  • Must be able to do extensive traveling to all NYC boroughs, and the outer boroughs
  • Knowledge of Microsoft and Excel
  • Able to work flexible hours
  • Must possess good written and oral skills
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) a must 

 

 

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