Be a Michigan Foster Parent!
Provide a safe and loving home for a child in need. You will need to be able to give children food, be their advocate, provide guidance on life skills, and help maintain their physical and mental health needs. You will need to provide them with a bed, a place for them to keep their things, and a sense of a secure environment along with a sense of family. You will collaborate on a team with case workers, counselors, lawyers on the child’s behalf.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
*Give a child a place to call home temporarily while providing guidance, understanding, compassion and mentoring in life skills as they develop into responsible adults.
*Encourage and reinforce appropriate behaviors through trauma-informed care using trust-based behavior management techniques.
*Respond quickly and appropriately in emotional/behavioral crisis situations using the least restrictive intervention necessary to maintain safety of the child and others.
*Attend court hearings and foster care review boards to ensure successful, clear communication of essential information.
*Ensure a child has a nutritious diet.
*Instruct children in good personal and health habits. Bathes, dresses,and assists in day to day activities.
*Assist child/children with educational needs, physical and mental health needs.
*Attend visitations with siblings and parents.
*Guide child/children to find areas of interest while helping them restore their self-esteem.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE JOB EXPERIENCE:
*Understanding and patience for children who have been traumatized in their early years of life.
*Attend state-required pre-licensing training totaling 18-20 hours.
*Submit to application process, home study and interview with licensing worker.
To apply for this job please visit www.fcnp.org.