6/30/2022

Job Description:

Foster Care Licensor/ONA Assessor/DRC (Direct Referral Contact) needed immediately!  Do you enjoy living in smaller rural communities? Love the coast? Bring your career to a coastal community mental health provider while helping people live their best lives! 

Community Mental Health Provider is seeking a Foster Care Licensor/ONA Assessor/DRC.

Summary:

The primary purpose of this position is to conduct initial and annual Adult Foster Home (AFH) licensing/certification reviews and recruitment of foster providers for the DD and Mental Health Programs. This position will also provide residential placement support for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Clatsop County. The Foster Care Licensor/ONA Assessor/DRC provides case planning support to Service Coordinators and various administrative support duties for the Developmental Disability Program.

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities:

  • Conduct Adult Foster Home (AFH) renewals, licensing, and onsite home inspections.  Verify accuracy and compliance of AFH operations with Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs). Coordinate with the State and other agencies as needed. Licensing tasks are broad and include developing reports in ASPEN (AFH Computer Program).
  • Maintain upkeep of developmental disability database, quality assurance review of Adult Foster developmental disability files.
  • Train providers as needed.
  • Screen and/or coordinate referrals for residential placement.
  • Manage crisis placement situations under the direction of the Program Manager.
  • Participate in DRC and AFH phone calls/meetings as scheduled.
  • Conduct AFH testing of potential providers and caregivers.
  • This position is a Mandatory Abuse Reporter.
  • Conduct and Enter Oregon Needs Assessments for all supported individuals as needed.
  • Attend regularly scheduled ONA Assessor trainings/meetings.

Requirements:

A master’s degree in social work; or

o   (B) a bachelor’s degree in behavioral science, social work, social science, or a closely related field; or

o   (C) a bachelor’s degree in any field and one year of human services related experience, such as work providing assistance to individuals and groups with issues such as economical disadvantages, employment, abuse and neglect, substance abuse, aging, disabilities, prevention, health, cultural competencies, or housing; or

o   (D) an associate’s degree in a behavioral science, social science, or a closely related field and two years of human services related experience, such as work providing assistance to individuals and groups with issues such as economical disadvantages, employment, abuse and neglect, substance abuse, aging, disabilities, prevention, health, cultural competencies, or housing; or

o    (E) Three years of human services related experience, such as work providing assistance to individuals and groups with issues such as economical disadvantages, employment, abuse and neglect, substance abuse, aging, disabilities, prevention, health, cultural competencies, or housing.

  • Knowledge of Oregon Administrative Rules, Oregon Revised Statutes, Internet access to State of Oregon and Department of Human Services, Oregon Technical Assistance Corporation and many other professionally related websites.
  • Strong computer skills including email access on a variety of email programs (via secure web servers), client folders, and provider folders.

 Preferred:

  • Knowledge of State Licensing for Adult Foster Homes and Child Foster Homes.
  • Working knowledge of developmental disabilities and mental health issues facing clients.
  • Skilled at working as a member of an interdisciplinary team and completing required documentation.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.  Full professional fluency in English.
  • Strong attention to detail, highly organized and ability to multitask.
  • Articulate well, speak precisely, and think and write clearly.
  • Knowledge of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and importance of maintaining confidentiality.
  • Skilled at remaining calm in stressful situation and de-escalating potential aggression from clients.
  • Flexibility to travel throughout community and work at off-site locations including homes, schools, non-profit partner agencies, etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Benefits:

For full time employees, benefits include Medical (minimal premium cost to employee), Dental (Employer Paid), Retirement, Life Insurance (Employer Paid) and Short-term Disability (Employer Paid) Dependents covered on medical and dental at cost to employee.  12 paid holidays and 22 days of PTO years 1-3, increases after year 3. PTO accumulation starts at hire and is available for use as accumulated.  Also offers sabbatical of 22 days after 10 years of service and annual elective training fund that includes 5 paid days for training.

For immediate consideration, please send your cover letter, resume and references to Tonya Christensen, Senior Recruiter.   EOE

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