Foster Home Licensing Specialist

Recruits and licenses families for the purpose of providing foster homes to care for foster children.  Provides a consultative and supportive role for the foster families in meeting the needs of foster children.  Promotes skill and knowledge, development of foster parents by providing ongoing training and workshops.


  • Attend 40 hours of Foster Home Licensing Certification and Complaint training and receive a passing grade on the exit exam within 12 months of hire
  • Attend 32 hours of PRIDE (foster parent training curriculum) Train the Trainer sessions and receive a passing grade on the exit exam within 12 months of hire
  • On an annual basis, complete 32 hours of ongoing applicable continuing education.
  • Develop and implement foster care recruitment programs.
  • Follow up foster care inquiries with screening, interview, and evaluations.
  • Complete all initial, renewal, annual, and adjustment licensing requirements in a timely manner.
  • Develop and/or provide training for foster parents.
  • Maintain current and accurate foster family files and records.
  • Assist in the planning and placing of children in foster family homes.
  • Investigate foster home licensing violations and establish recommendations.
  • Maintain regular contact with foster parents for support and providing additional information.
  • Attend required MiSACWIS training provided by the state and become proficient in utilizing MiSACWIS as a day-to-day tool in order to document contacts, trainings, and recruitment activities.  Input all reports in MiSACWIS in a timely manner to ensure compliance with the current Modified Settlement Agreement.
  • Participate in 24-hour on-call rotation to answer crisis calls and provide supportive services to foster parents, foster children, and their natural families.
  • Communicate and work cooperatively with the Child Welfare Team and foster families to meet the needs of the foster children.
  • Provide ongoing foster parent recognition.
  • Participate in regular, ongoing weekly supervision; consulting and informing the supervisor of work-related issues.
  • Will participate in any additional, reasonable responsibilities as deemed necessary by the Foster Home Licensing Supervisor.


Bachelor’s Degree in social work or related human service field.  The following degrees are acceptable: social work, sociology, psychology, family ecology, consumer/community services, family studies, family and/or child development, guidance/school counseling, counseling psychology, and criminal justice.

Some clinical or case management experience with children and families preferred.


RESPOND BY:  Open Until Filled


St. Vincent Catholic Charities

Attn: Ms. Shawn Koster

Fax: 517-886-1191


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October 14, 2017
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