Foster Care Families in Roanoke, VA at ResCare

Date Posted: 6/6/2018

Job Snapshot

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    Roanoke, VA
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Job Description


Title: Foster Care Families

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 Families.

Are you passionate about helping others? Don’t miss this opportunity to find career success and fulfillment while you help people reach their highest level of independence! Apply today! ResCare. Where Care Meets Career.

Foster Care Families Responsibilities

This is a non-traditional service that provides support and care for children, including but not limited to, emotional support, physical support and monitoring, and basic necessities.  

Provide nurturing and a family environment for our children

  • Community involvement and recreational activities
  • Cooperation with necessary home visits
  • Cooperation with the agency in carrying out the agency's plan for the child including contacts with the child's family and friends, reunification of a child to his parents, transfer to another foster home, etc.
  • Documentation completion and submission as outlined by ResCare Agency and participates in treatment plans
  • Training requirements as outlined by ResCare Agency
  • Criminal Background checks as outlined by ResCare Policy
  • Interacts frequently and positively with youth served and support staff to promote the rights of the youth served to achieve an enhanced quality of life.
  • Follow agency procedures to promote optimum health care and behavioral supports to maintain the well being of youth served.
  • Follow agency procedures to promote optimum safety practices to provide a safe environment.
  • Completes all documentation as required to ensure quality services.

Specific Requirements

  • Minimum age requirement is 21 years.
  • Valid driver's license, with a satisfactory driving record, as defined by ResCare's vehicle policy.
  • Must meet all agency requirements for provider homes as required by ResCare and/or State regulations including the Standards for Licensed Child-Placing Agencies and CPS, DMV, criminal history checks.
  • Willing to attend pre-service training as well as regular trainings once certified.
  • Have bedroom space for the foster child and their belongings.
  • Be free from communicable diseases or health problems that may impair your ability to care for a child. 
  • Mentally and emotionally stable.
  • Able to meet your financial obligations and have a consistent source of income. 
  • Complete a home study and meet all safety standards. 
  • Be willing to work with all members of the treatment team including biological families.


  • The ability to make a difference in the lives of children and positively impact your community!
  • 24/7 on-call assistance
  • Free training
  • Paid Respite Care
  • Tax Free reimbursement
  • Monthly Maintenance Stipend

Additional Information

Looking for loving foster families! We have offices in Norfolk, Richmond, Charlottesville, Northern VA, Lynchburg, Roanoke and Christiansburg areas. If you live near or in these locations and are interested in opening your hearts and homes to children in foster care, please apply now.

Don't miss this opportunity to find career success and fulfillment while you assist people to reach their highest level of independence. 

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.

2965 COLONNADE DR STE 130 , ROANOKE, VA 24018-3541 USA