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Specialized Resource Parent Support Worker

Posted: 04/27/2022

Delta Family Services is seeking a full-time team-oriented, experienced candidate to serve as a Specialized Resource Parent Support Worker. This position will report to the Resource Home Supervisor and be responsible for providing direct support, consultation and coaching to SBH Resource Parents to help them successfully meet the needs of the SBH level child or youth through the provision of supports and activities in the home, school, and community settings. Delta is a non-profit corporation, operating in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Since 1977, Delta has been empowering individuals to live fulfilling lives through a wide-range of community-based services. From our foster care and adoption services to support services for adults with developmental disabilities, we help people grow and thrive through all stages of life. The Mission of Delta Family Services is to serve the needs of children to grow, learn, and mature in a safe and loving environment. Delta is dedicated to strengthening and preserving loving relationships in the life of a child which are found in a strong, supportive family context. Our services are characterized by creative and flexible supports for children and families.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide direct support, consultation and coaching to SBH Resource Parents (RP) to help them successfully meet the emotional, behavioral, social, academic, developmental and physical needs of the SBH children/youth placed in the home
  • Proactively partner with SBH RP’s to ensure the safety and stability of the SBH level child/youth in the home
  • Identify caregiver challenges and/or issues that may jeopardize placement, stability and develop/implement strategies to mitigate the issues
  • Provide face-to-face support to SBH RP’s a minimum of 2 times per month with more frequent/intense contact for new placements and during periods of crisis
  • Provide for new SBH level placements, initial, in-person, face-to-face contact with SBH RP within 48 hours of the actual placement · Provide trauma-informed, strengths-based, individualized parent training to support caregiver interventions in addressing/managing the unique needs of the SBH children/youth in their home
  • Actively partner with the SBH RP and CUA CM to ensure that each child/youth is receiving the necessary, appropriate and effective behavioral health services to meet their individualized needs
  • Support the process of obtaining services as necessary
  • Ensure the SBH RP’s maintain routine and non-route (as necessary and/or medically directed)medical and dental care; ensure that necessary documentation is obtained and provided to all necessary entities
  • Support SBH RP completion of required documentation through training, ongoing review and monitoring of documentation, including but not limited to, medication logs and daily RP documentation
  • Complete individualized Crisis Response Plans and SBH Resource Parent Support Plans according to timeliness identified in the SBH Scope of Service; monitor, revise and update all plans as necessary ·
  • Actively provide support and coaching to ensure active and ongoing communication and collaboration between the SBH RP and each child/youth CUA Case Manager, behavioral health provider and educational team
  • Support SBH RP’s with developing a plan to meet the transportation needs of SBH children/youth in the home; assist with transportation as necessary
  • Provide 24/7 on-call crisis management and support to resource parents on a rotating basis
  • Assist with transportation as needed
  • Participate in regular and ongoing supervision as directed and according to program policy
  • Participate in all required trainings as directed and according to program policy
  • Participate in SBH RP Orientation and trainings on a regular basis- at least every 3 years after a change to the curriculum to ensure awareness of materials and models being taught to SBH Resource parents
  • Maximize the development and capacity of staff to advance the mission and values of Delta
  • Ensure the full capacity of programmatic resources
  • Demonstrates ethical and professional conduct at all times
  • Promotes continuous quality improvement projects and ongoing performance measures
  • Promote and address Delta’s Risk Management Program for the health and safety of individuals and employees
  • Perform such other duties that may be assigned for providing excellent customer service and for the most effective operation of the company
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Guidance and Counseling or Child Development with at least 1 year experience working with children;
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Human Services, Counseling or Criminal Justice preferred
  • Experience working with families and children in community-based and home-based settings
  • Current PA Child Abuse, FBI and Criminal Clearances as well as child abuse clearances from any state lived in the past 5 years
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills and computer literacy necessary
 
COMPETITIVE BENEFITS INCLUDE
Group health, dental and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; short-term disability and group life insurance; 401(k) with matching contributions; Employee Assistance Program; voluntary benefits; as well as paid vacation, personal time, sick time and holidays.
Delta Family Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we’re committed to diversity and equal opportunity in our recruitment and hiring. Qualified candidates of all backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to apply for this position.

EOE M/F/D/V
Job Type: Full-time
TO APPLY: Please submit your cover letter, resume & list of three professional references to https://deltaweb.org/