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Foster Parent Qualifications

  • Possess parenting skills
  • Ability to make a genuine commitment for the long term benefit of the child
  • Qualified couples or single individuals at least 21 years old
  • Have some experience with children
  • Maintain a stable living environment
  • A willingness and ability to follow agency policies and guidelines
  • Dependable, nurturing, and possess good communications abilities
  • Flexible schedule

 

Foster Parent Responsibilties

  • Provide direct supervision in a safe structured home environment
  • Implement treatment strategies
  • Participate in client treatment team meetings
  • Use positive reinforcements
  • Attend a 40 hour MAPP training to prepare you for foster parenting
  • Provide transportation for the child to appointment and family visits
  • Maintain positive working relationships with the client’s natural family and staff
  • Work with schools, social workers, medical personnel and other childcare professionals
  • Guide a child’s development in all areas

 

Support Services

  • 24 hour Emergency On-Call Support
  • Weekly Clinical Supervision Provided
  • Clinical Treatment Team Meetings  
  • Respite Services
  • Opportunities For Professional Growth
  • Ongoing Monthly Trainings Provided 
  • Monetary Reimbursement