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Foster Care Training and Curriculum Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA at Public Health Management Corporation

Date Posted: 2/25/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description


  • Work in partnership with the Training Team to develop and implement training programs designed to improve the quality of foster and kinship parenting provided by foster and kinship parents of Turning Points for Children.
  • Determine training needs of foster and kinship parents in regular consultation with the Foster Care Training Coordinator, foster and kinship parents, home certification staff, RPSS/RPSW, and CUA staff.
  • Contribute to the retention of quality foster and kinship parents by ensuring timely delivery of training materials to participants.
  • Deliver foster and kinship parent trainings on a routine basis, including one-on-one trainings as needed.
  • Establish personal working relationships with foster and kinship parents participating in trainings.
  • Conduct training quality assurance for modifications and improvements to training models and curriculums.
  • Design trainings that are clinically-based to support Specialized Behavioral Health Resource Parents.
  • Coordinate and design training options including take home trainings, web-based trainings, and outside trainers.
  • Liaison with the certification and case management programs to determine the scheduling of foster and kinship parent orientations and other trainings.
  • Adjust hours as needed to meet orientation and training needs, including evenings and weekends.
  • Confirm and distribute a monthly training schedule.
  • Send out notices to foster and kinship parents to invite them to trainings, and manage the registration and training certification processes.
  • Develop and coordinate foster and kinship parent training schedules, as well as coordinating training locations, panel members and trainers.
  • Set up and run foster and kinship parent trainings sessions, including finding rooms to conduct the training, purchasing refreshments and supplies, cleaning up, locking up, etc.
  • Provide documentation of trainings provided and attendance as needed by the home certification unit.
  • Track training hours for annual certification of foster/kinship parents and ensure the training does not expire.
  • Provide orientation and other training in the foster or kinship parent’s home when the training needs to be provided outside the regular cycle or a special need arises.
  • Ensure that there are attendance sheets at each training session and keep a record of attendance for all trainings.
  • Attend external meetings related to improving the quality of foster and kinship parenting in Philadelphia. Represent the agency at external meetings as requested.
  • Perform related work as required.


  • Minimum of two years’ experience child welfare services, with experience in the licensing/certification of foster homes and/or training of foster and kinship parents preferred.
  • Experience working within Philadelphia’s child welfare system and familiarity with child welfare practice.
  • Demonstrated experience in the planning and delivery of effective training programs.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Ability to assess and problem solve quickly and make decisions.
  • Ability to handle confidential information appropriately.
  • Excellent time management, organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to make home visits and work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to demonstrate cultural and linguistic competence and sensitivity to different populations.
  • Ability to speak, read and write English at the college level.
  • The ability and willingness to adjust work hours and work location in accord with client need (in home training may be required).
  • The use of a currently inspected car each day, including the possession of current auto insurance and driver’s license, and willingness to serve clients within a 55 mile radius of the CUA office.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in a human services field.


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