Intercept Health
  • Waynesboro, VA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Family Consultant (Foster Care Case Management)

Staunton, VA

Summary: The practical leader of a therapeutic foster care team composed of the child in care, the birth family, the therapeutic foster parents, the program director/supervisor, the custodial agency case worker, and others in involved in the effort to promote the child's normal development and successful adjustment to family and community living. The Family Consultant's primary task is to focus the effort of all team members on common goals and strategies to assure continuity of approach across the key persons and setting impacting the child's development. 

Education/Experience: This position requires a bachelor's (preferably a human services field degree) and at least 1 year of case management experience.                     

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop special expertise in behavioral analysis and planning using the ABC framework as a fundamental conceptual model; thinks in ABC terms in assessing problems, planning responses and developing goals and strategies.
  • Provide training and consultation for the Teaching Parents, child/youth and their parents; all casework services to these individuals are centralized and coordinated through the FC.
  • Provide direct emotional support and technical assistance to the family(ies) involved in the child's care and treatment through home visits and phone contact; ensure the family(ies) receive support through emotionally challenging periods of extreme and troubling behavior and models appropriate responses and teaching strategies. 
  • Guide parents through a proactive process of assessment, goal-setting and ABC planning to address the child's current emotional/behavioral problems and to promote the child's normal development.
  • Function as an in-home trainer/model to help parents carry out the specific ABC treatment plans, using and enhancing the skills they development initially in the Parenting Skills Training.
  • Support and supervise the Teaching Parents in their role as primary change agency with children placed in their care.
  • Follow Intercept policies are carried out on a daily basis, including all requirements stipulated by licensure agencies and funding entities.

Intercept offers a competitive benefits package for all full-time employees to include: * Comprehensive Health Insurance options * Dental & Vision Insurance * Health and Child Care Flexible Spending Accounts * Comprehensive Employee Assistant Plan * Employer Group Life Insurance, optional buy-up insurances * Voluntary Long Term & Short Term Disability * 401(k) Retirement Plan * Paid Time Off * 7 observed holidays* Mileage Reimbursement * Partial cellphone reimbursement * Discounts at Verizon Wireless * Wellness Initiatives and team building activities * Opportunities for professional advancement for qualified individuals * 

 

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