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Foster Parents Needed!!

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 12:00pm - Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 12:30pm

John 14:18 “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you

Bountiful Family Services is in need of parents who can foster children in Clark County. BFS'S Foster care program is designed to care and treat children who are at-risk and may need a higher level of care. We have the highest expectations for the foster parents in our program. It is through our parents that we are able to do our best and return the youth back to their least restrictive environment. Many children may come into our program with significant defects in social skills, development delays, impulse control issues, and interpersonal functioning needs. Our parents must be able to teach these skills to the youth in our program while remaining professional, caring and supportive.

Our faith-based program provides employment opportunities for our house parents to become paid basic skill trainers for the children in the home. We can connect you with children to bring into your home, or come live in a family centered and full expense paid agency home.

Requirements:
-Applicants must have at minimum a high school diploma, some college in a behavioral health field is preferred
-Married couple is preferred
-This position is a live in position to care for up to 6 youth.
-Additional training will be provided
-Provide one-on-one skills training to kids and youth in areas of basic living and Self-Care skills, Social Skills, Communication Skills, Organization and Time Management and Transitional Living Skills
-Develop Treatment plans based on Child's need and maintain appropriate documentation.
-Have high ethical and moral standards
-Attend community visit such as child and family team meetings, school meetings, therapy or psychiatric appointments, or court.
-Be able to work collaboratively with a team of professionals including administrators, clinicians and therapists, other BST and PSR workers, families and with other members of the community.
-Be self-motivated and a self-starter, hardworking, detail oriented and comfortable working with kids and families and have excellence oral and written communication skills
-Applicant must have access to a computer, and be proficient in basic computer programs including Microsoft Word and Excel
-Must possess a minimum of a high school diploma; previous experience with kids is preferred but not required
-Be able to pass an FBI background check and meet all state clearance guidelines. Must also have reliable transportation and possess valid vehicle insurance.

For more information and inquiries, contact Bridget Bereznak at bridgetb@bountifulfamilyservices.org

Organizer Information
Organizer name: 
Bridget Bereznak
Organizer e-mail: 
bridgetb@bountifulfamilyservices.org

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