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Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) Family Consultant - (9835)

Universal Health Services


Date:
11/16/2017
2017-11-162017-12-15
Job Code:
9835
Universal Health Services
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Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) Family Consultant - (9835)

Facility Name
Laurel Heights Hospital
Location
ATLANTA, GA 30306 US (Primary)
Career Area
Allied Health
Category
Behavioral Health Support Staff
Job Description

Laurel Heights Hospital is an intensive inpatient and residential psychiatric treatment facility for children and adolescents. We are seeking a Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) Family Consultant. The role of the Family Constultant is to:  ● Demonstrates understanding of clinical issues, diagnoses and medications common in TFC    Integrate youth’s history and complete a thorough, comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment ● Assess strengths/needs of youth and develop individualized treatment plan with meaningful, realistic goals Demonstrate leadership of  treatment team by ensuring all members are kept informed and by guiding the overall treatment planning process Ensures treatment plan reviews are completed quarterly, including summarizing progress and revising goals as needed Demonstrate effective rapport and appropriate boundaries with youth and their birth family Coordinate services within Laurel Heights and the community to meet identified needs Demonstrate collaborative working relationship with DFCS, birth family, schools, therapists and community resources Support/enhances child’s relationships with birth family when appropriate, including facilitating contact/visitation in coordination with DFCS Coordinate pre-placement transition and admission process  Ensure the child’s medical, educational, and vocational needs are met  Develop, implement, and coordinate individualized discharge plan Demonstrate professional working partnership with foster parents Demonstrate ability to provide information, education, and training to foster parents Provides support and is responsive to needs, esp. for new foster parents Assist foster parent in implementing and revising child-specific treatment interventions and behavior management strategies Assist with ongoing foster parent training Assist with recruitment/retention of foster parents, when requested Demonstrate effective problem-solving and crisis intervention skills to de-escalate or safely respond to crises Complete annual foster parent evaluations in timely manner Monitor and ensure foster parent’s compliance with providing required documentation Meet criteria for designated driver status Accompanies and transports children/adolescents as needed Maintain valid Georgia Driver's license and current liability insurance ●  Ensure progress notes are current, complete, legible, reflect accurate information and adhere to documentation policies Complete Biopsychosocial assessments, change of placement studies, and discharge summaries within required time frames ●  Complete treatment plans and quarterly reviews are comprehensive and completed within required time frames Child and foster parent charts are maintained in a current, complete, and timely mannerForms/reports are properly completed and routed (ex. CAFAS, PI, etc.) Document significant developments and/or changes in a child's condition promptly and notifies the appropriate team members as necessary Report incidents in required time frame and according to policy and procedure Maintains required contacts with child and foster parent, including home visits and time alone with the child  Monitor appropriateness/safety of foster home environment and reports any concerns to supervisor .  EOE. 

Job Requirements

BA or BS degree in a human service field, three years of paid, direct experience working with children and families, or a Master's degree in a human service field and one year of paid direct service experience working with children and families; specific experience in family or group psychotherapy with children or adolescents is preferred in an inpatient setting; high level of interpersonal and written communication skills; specific training in working with children and adolescents, skills in maintaining highly confidential information; the ability to clearly summarize pertinent clinical information via written correspondence and medical records documentation.  Must complete GPS-MAPP Leader Certification within a reasonable timeframe. EOE. 

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