The Family Consultant is a member of the TFC Clinical Team and is responsible for coordination of day-to-day activities of the TFC youth and families. The Family Consultant reports to a TFC Supervisor.
Please send resumes to HR@ccsgeorgia.org
Nature/Scope of Work:
The Family Consultant will have an understanding of the Therapeutic Foster Care Population and needs. The Family Consultant will be able to provide a supportive and caring relationship to children and personally interact in a therapeutic manner with the children and their TFC parents. Will be primary owner of the youth’s Individual Service Plan (ISP) goals and serves a primary owner for the development of and support of this treatment plan. The Family Consultant will understand and monitor the policy that corporal punishment is prohibited and considered an unacceptable response under any circumstance. The Family Consultant will maintain a positive, collaborative, working relationship with professionals, peers, educational programs and staff, TFC parents and youth. The Family Consultant will understand the importance of maintaining confidentially. Will be able to provide information concerning the youth’s history, birth family, diagnosis, medical information, current functioning. The Family Consultant will possess and maintain accurate and effective written and verbal/presentation skills and be able to use effective, basic computer skills. The Family Consultant will be dependable, emotionally stable and physically capable of performing job duties. This position requires some physical functions that are considered essential to satisfactory performance of the outlined job responsibilities, i.e. sitting, standing, walking, driving, speaking, hearing, and the ability to physically restrain (when necessary and appropriate).
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Ensurethatallyoutharelivinginsafeplacesthatpromotetheir individualgrowth and therapeutic needs
- AttendadmissionandISPmeetingsandoverseeimplementationofinterventions andservicestoyouth andserveas the primaryleaderinproviding, securing and overseeingservicesfor youth
- Completeallnecessarypaperwork in a timely manner
- Responsibleforatimelycompletionofall required documentation: casenotes,logs,mediationforms, etc. ProvidewrittenISPreportsonallassignedcases in prescribed timeframes
- TheFamilyConsultanthasweeklycontactswiththeyouthand TFC family and moreif needed.Ataminimumofonemonthlycontact with TFC family and youth together.
- Will serveasanadvocatefor the youth
- Willattend WeeklyUnitMeetingsandMonthlyStaffMeetings and other meetings as assigned
- ReportIncidentstoCreativeCommunityServices'Child Advocate
- Will meet requirements of a Mandated Reporter per Georgia and federal law
- Developworking knowledgeoftheKaleidaCaresystem, SHINES and Georgia Score
- BecomefamiliarwithOfficeofRegulatoryServices'rulesand regulations related to TFC department
- Provide support to the youth and family
- TheFamilyConsultantis responsiblefortheupkeepofeachConsumer's chart,whichhousecompleterecordsoftheconsumerobtainedatthetimereferralandadmission;toinclude,documentationofwork performedonthe consumerwhileinplacement,andthechartingoftheConsumer'sprogress whileservingastheprovider.Chart auditsaretobeperformed monthly and quarterly and will be reviewed face to face bythe FamilyConsultantandhis/her
- Contactnotesmust becompletedonKaleidaCarecomputersystem
- Will have automobile for transportation with clients and necessary automobile insurance
- Must followpolicyandprocedureaccordinglytoCreative Community Service,Inc.'sprecepts
- Family Consultant are required to be available to families and youth Monday 8:30 am – Friday 5:00pm
- Family Consultants are required to have a valid driver’s license as well as a reliable vehicle
The person in this position will demonstrate ability to work from a trauma focused, solution oriented and family focused frame of reference. The Family Consultant position requires and individual with an understanding of the concept of therapeutic foster care. The position requires a Bachelor's Degree in a Human Service field and experience working with children and families. This person will
be required to analyze and react to difficult situations, often under considerable stress and pressures. Decisions will be guided by established policy and procedure. Because of this position's high visibility, the Family Consultant shall possess skills in public relations. This person must have the ability to establish and maintain working relationships with donors, public agencies, and departments of government, and the general public as well
as with consumers, parents and program personnel.