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Foster Care Volunteer/Parent -- Volunteer from Home 

About the Organization For over 60 years, The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region has helped people with intellectual and developmental disabilities build better lives one person at a time.

We provide support services and advocacy to 400 adults and children and their families in Harford and Cecil Counties. The Arc supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to create lives that mirror yours and mine: students attending neighborhood schools, adults going to work and living in their own homes, and individuals enjoying the social and recreational opportunities in their communities. We are a private, non-profit local chapter of The Arc of Maryland and The Arc of The United States, the largest volunteer organization in the world devoted exclusively to improving the quality of life for all adults and children with developmental disabilities.

The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.  
Category Volunteer  
Description

Make a difference in a child's life!



Summary

The goal of the Treatment Foster Care Program at The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region (NCR) is to provide for the safety, permanence and wellbeing of children in Out-of-Home care within Harford, Cecil and Northern Harford Counties. Treatment Foster Volunteers/Parents play a vital role in this process. Under the supervision of the Clinical Social Worker, the Treatment Foster Care Volunteer/Parents are responsible for the day-to-day and specialized care needs of a child or children placed in the Specialist's home as defined in each child's Individual Treatment Plan.



Essential Functions




  • Maintain compliance with all required training and provide all required documentation to The Arc NCR;

  • Assist the Clinical Social Worker and other team members in the development of treatment plans for a child or youth in their care;

  • Attend team meetings and training sessions;

  • Keep a systematic record of a child's behavior and progress in targeted areas and submit foster parent logs on a weekly basis;

  • Ensure a child access to medical and dental care, including accompanying the child to medical and dental appointments and carrying out treatment prescribed by health care providers;

  • Coordinate recreational and leisure time activity;

  • Monitor a child's school attendance and progress, and attend parental conferences and activities;

  • Provide transportation services;

  • Maintain a medical passport;

  • Attend and provide information at court hearings as specified in the treatment plan; and

  • Assist a child in maintaining contact and visitation with the child's biological family unless otherwise indicated in the child's treatment plan.



*All necessary training and certifications will be provided to the volunteer free of charge.



**This is a volunteer position. There is payment for supporting a foster child but it is to be used towards the day-to-day needs of the foster child.


 
Position Requirements

Qualifications
Treatment Foster Specialist must be certified by a licensed Child Placement Agency; be available to a child on a 24-hour basis; arrange for child care services consistent w/ COMAR; possess a high school education or the equivalent; and have access to reliable transportation sufficient to meet a child’s identified needs. The qualifications for Treatment Foster Specialists are outlined in Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 07.02.21.10A.

 
Full-Time/Part-Time -unspecified-  
Shift Various Shifts  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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