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Child Placement Coordinator - Foster Care 

Category Child Mental Health Services  

Together We Achieve Better Days:
Easter Seals UCP creates opportunities, promotes individual choice, and changes the lives of children and adults with disabilities by maximizing their individual potential to live, learn, work, and play in their communities. We are Accountable, Committed, and Caring. These three words guide everything we do.

We currently have an immediate opportunity for a Full-Time Child Placement Coordinator to join our Child Placement Services team in New Bern, NC. Full-Time Schedule: M-F with flexible hours based on active caseload. On-call rotation every six weeks providing after-hours and weekend coverage for 1 week.  If you're looking for a rewarding, challenging, role with a sustainable organization we would love to explore this opportunity with you.


The Child Placement Coordinator functions primarily as coordinator of placement services for children receiving treatment in foster care. Responsibilities include intake, casework, service planning, and planning/coordinating the services and resources affecting children and their families.

  • Advocates for personal outcomes for children and families, adhering to best practices.
  • Coordinates referrals for placements and receives all necessary paperwork prior to service delivery.
  • Coordinates admission and discharge planning with respective contracted agencies including completion of required documents prior to placement and conducts an initial visit with the child within 72 hours.
  • Maintains a caseload of 5-7 IAFT, or 9-12 TFC children (or a combination thereof).
  • Supervises and monitors service delivery through home and community visits assuring services meet or exceed state, local and ESUCP standards.
  • Assists the Licensing Coordinator with recruitment and provision of training of prospective foster parents.
  • Supports children, families, foster parents, and contract agencies by responding to calls promptly.
  • Provides 1-week on-call rotational coverage every 6 weeks.
  • Communicates with collateral agency representatives regarding child/family status including medication changes, residential situation, staff changes, school performance, incidents, etc. (within 24 hours)
  • Assures adherence to Client Rights and Confidentiality Rules including HIPAA regulations.
  • Provides direct supervision and support to Therapeutic Foster Families. Visits each Treatment Family weekly to provide face-to-face supervision/guidance and to oversee treatment.
  • Provides additional required training to Treatment Parents prior to placing an Intensive Alternative Family Treatment level child in the home.
  • Makes daily contact with Treatment Parents for Intensive Alternative Family Treatment level children.
  • Prepares and maintains service records on children and families in accordance with NC DSS Administrative Rule 10A NC 70 and DMA documentation standards.
  • Reviews documentation to ensure that all goals/objectives as outlined in the service plan are worked on and documentation meets Medicaid guidelines.
  • Links children/adolescents/families to additional services and arrange for referrals.
  • Participates in on-call rotation for routine and emergency situations. Responds to emergency/crisis situations as needed during the day, night, holidays, and weekends.
  • Assures that all required billing documentation is prepared accurately and forwarded by the due date to the appropriate agency/department.
  • Transports individuals being served, as needed.
  • Supervisory Responsibility: Supervises and monitors the documentation requirements for Therapeutic Foster Parents.
  • Provides weekly clinical oversight and supervision to Therapeutic Foster Parents.


  • Comprehensive Benefits Package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and long-term & short-term disability insurance.
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Accrued Paid Time Off + 10 Paid Holidays.
  • Competitive Industry average size of active caseloads
  • Company provided phone and laptop with IT Technical Support
  • CEU stipend
Position Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree in Social Work OR related degree.
  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience within Child Mental Health services.
  • Previous experience within Foster Care a plus.
  • Valid unrestricted, state appropriate driver’s license and ability to be insured by Easter Seals UCP’s insurance carrier.
  • Must have reliable transportation and the ability to transport self
  • Supports 1-week on-call rotation coverage every 6 weeks.
  • Work is office/community-based; travel and work within any setting are required, including the private homes of persons served.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Position Child Placement Coordinator  
Division Child Placement  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Child Placement New Bern  
About the Organization Easterseals UCP has been part of the fabric of North Carolina and Virginia for 75 years. We started in counties all over NC and VA filling gaps and addressing the needs of children and adults with disabilities. Our legacy organizations Easterseals NC, United Cerebral Palsy NC, and Easterseals Virginia joined forces as Easterseals UCP to intentionally work side-by-side with more than 20,000 individuals and their families, providing the broad network of services and support they need to achieve better days. Today we are affiliated with both Easterseals, Inc. and United Cerebral Palsy Inc.

Our mission is to create opportunities, promote individual choice, and change the lives of children and adults with disabilities by maximizing their individual potential to live, learn, work and play in their communities.
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
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