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Family Specialist in Mesa, AZ at ResCare

Date Posted: 12/3/2018

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    Mesa, AZ
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Job Description


Title: Family Specialist

Job Category: Direct Care/Operations

Line of Business: Residential Services

About ResCare

Join us in transforming peoples' lives and their communities! ResCare is a one-of-a-kind human services company offering services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, home care for seniors, as well as education, vocational training, and job placement for people of all ages and skill levels. Right now, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Family Specialist.

About this Line of Business

We cover thousands of homes across the country, with a comprehensive range of programs and services, including host home and foster care. ResCare partners with people in the community who open their homes to individuals with disabilities and assists families by providing adoption and foster care services. With almost four decades of experience in the IDD services field, our aim is to be the provider-of-choice in the development of unique and proprietary service offerings and technologies - working toward innovative care models and leading health outcomes with states and payers.

As a(n) Family Specialist you will: 

  • To carefully study interested applicants for assessment of fostering in adoptive or child/adult developmental homes for individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Using Department rules and policy, gather information about the individual/family by means of interviews, references, inspections, background checks, and any other means deemed necessary.
  • Document all findings and communicate via staff meetings and communication with administration.
  • Complete a home study using the format given by the Department.  
  • Make edifying recommendations with regard to the licensing foster home parents for children with special needs. 
  • After reviewing all information gathered in the home study process, along with recommendation team, assist with making recommendation for approval or denial of a foster care license.  
  • Document all supporting information in the foster home parent file.
  • Review completed home study with Director. 
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements

  • Hold at least a Bachelor’s degree in social or behavioral science preferred; from an accredited university or college, and related experience with foster care, DDD protocols.
  • One plus years with case management, foster care/licensing preferred.
  • Working knowledge in developmental disabilities, early childhood development, and mental illness.
  • Attend required foster care/APTCH licensing training. 
  • Must be fingerprinted, granted and able to consistently maintain a Level One clearance from the State of Arizona.
  • Able to maintain a clear record through DES Central Registry of any reports of child abuse and neglect. 

Additional Information


ResCare offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time employees including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, disability, life, and tuition reimbursement. All employees age 21 and older are eligible to participate in the 401(k) retirement savings plan.

ResCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ResCare does not discriminate against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, age, veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment, or on the basis of gender in its health programs and activities.

1830 S ALMA SCHOOL RD STE 122 , MESA, AZ 85210-3087 USA