Foster Care/Adoption Spec in Mesa, AZ at ResCare

Date Posted: 8/27/2018

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    Mesa, AZ
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Job Description


Title: Foster Care/Adoption Spec

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 Foster Care/Adoption Spec.

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) Foster Care/Adoption Spec you will: 

  • Foster Adopt Specialists are responsible for providing support and case management to resource families including assisting all licensing requirements to become foster and adopting families.
  • Foster Adopt Specialists will participate as a member of the DESservice team and will participate in ongoing case planning, Child and Family Team Meetings and Team decision meetings. 
  • Foster Adopt Specialists are responsible for scheduling a pre-screening/mutual assessment of resource families as well as summarizing their findings in a home study which then get sent to the State for licensing approval.
  • Foster Adopt Specialists are responsible for weekly and monthly home monitoring of licensed foster homes.
  • Foster Adopt Specialists are responsible for developing a Professional Development Plan for each resource parent to ensure training and support for each family. Foster Adopt Specialists also coordinate respite services for each resource family and will assist each family in accessing behavioral health services.
  • Participates in ongoing case planning and completes all DES documentation as required by contract.
  • Completes program data collection as requested and/or required.
  • Consistently maintains appropriate documentation in a timely, thorough, & professional manner.
  • Other duties assigned

Position Requirements

  • Minimum age requirement is 21 years
  • Ability to effectively and professionally communicate (verbal and written) with all levels of personnel internal and external to the company
  • Capable of working responsibly with highly confidential information and of maintaining composure under duress
  • Must meet all agency requirements for preemployment as required by ResCare and/or state regulations 

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.

1930 S. Alma School Road Ste A118 , Mesa, AZ 85210 USA