Foster Family Consultant


Posted: 09/27/2021

Location: Catholic Community Services of Utah, 224 North 2200 West, Salt Lake City, Utah 84116 

Status: Full-time, Non-exempt, with full benefits 

Hiring Range: $17.00-$19.00/hr DOE 


Catholic Community Services of Utah provides help and creates hope for thousands of people of all beliefs who are most in need in our community through Migration and Refugee Services and Basic Needs programs. 

CCS offers an outstanding benefits package including group health and dental insurance for employees working 30+ hours per week, 401a and 403b retirement plans and a generous PTO/holiday schedule. 

Job Description: 

Train, support, and retain foster families for the refugee foster care program and make recommendations to the program staff regarding these families. 


Responsibilities include: 

  1. Support families in the process of meeting the procedures and requirements necessary to become a license foster care provider and sustain licensure. 

  1. Teach evening pre-service courses to foster family applicants. 

  1. Manage the foster family application process and orientation. 

  1. Assist in developing and coordinating foster family retention and continuing education activities. 

  1. Conduct monthly home visits to all assigned foster families to ensure compliance with state and agency licensing standards and offer ongoing support to the families and youth. 

  1. Conduct intakes with all foster youth placed in assigned foster families within 48 hours of placement. 

  1. Coach assigned foster families in parenting skills and conflict resolution to promote health relationships and prevent placement disruption. 

  1. Maintain accurate and up-to-date records. 

  1. Participate in rotating weekend on-call schedule 3-4 times a year. 

  1. Perform other duties as assigned. 

Work Environment inside/outside, office, warehouse, noise, temperature, etc. 

  1. Work will be performed primarily inside but will occur in youths' homes, places of employment, educational institutes, and other locations as needed in addition to being performed in an office.  


Physical Demands including bending, sitting, lifting and driving 

  1. Work requires the ability to sit and stand for long periods, to walk moderate distances, and occasionally to assist youth with physical activities such as carrying groceries or household supplies. 

  1. Driving is required in this position. 


Skills, knowledge and abilities: 

  1. Comfortable and confident when teaching groups of potential foster parents, as well as one-on-one in the home 

  1. Displays sensitivity to the needs of clients, client’s families, visitors, co-workers, volunteers, and other persons with whom the employee may interact 

  1. Passionate about parenting and willing to learn best practices 

  1. Demonstrates organizational, training, and parent coaching skills 

  1. Proficiency in computer skills to maintain financial data, spreadsheets, databases, scheduling, Outlook, and Office 365 

  1. Excellent interpersonal communication 

  1. Ability to relate to individuals of diverse ages and backgrounds 


Education, training and or experience:?? 

  1. Bachelor's degree in Social Work or a related field from an accredited institution 

  1. Experience working with parents and families in a supportive capacity 

  1. Experience with multi-cultural and refugee community 

  1. Experience working with youth, preferable in a foster care setting 


Background Screen/BCI requirement? 

  1. Must be able to pass FBI/BCI background check 


Licenses, certifications and credentials? 

  1. SSW or CSW preferred 

  1. Current Utah driver's license, proof of auto insurance, 21 years of age or older, a clean driving record, and ability to meet CCS vehicle safety and auto insurance requirements 

Position status and expected schedule??? 

  1. This position is full-time (40 hours per week) and non-exempt.  

  1. Monday through Fridays between the hours of 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM. This schedule is flexible, but generally requires late afternoon and evening hours for home visits and training sessions. Rotating weekend on-call schedule to respond to emergencies. 



DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This job description lists typical examples of work and is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to a position.  The employer reserves the right to change or assign other duties to this position. 
CCS is an equal opportunity employer. 

To apply:  Please go to the company website: and apply under the employment tab. 

Position closes: Open until filled. 

Requisition #: 21.09.06