The Foster Care Program is an intensive, in-home program providing services for children placed in foster care that are referred by the two Monmouth County DCP&P offices. Services are delivered by a multi-service team and are designed to facilitate positive resolutions and closure for referred DCP&P cases involving substantiated or suspected abuse or neglect of the children. The temporary Foster Care clinician provides support and guidance for the foster parents who are caring for these struggling youth. They act as the child's advocate and resource broker in ways such as serving as a liaison with the child's school system. When there are more than one child placed in a home clinicians can provide group counseling to improve the interaction within the environment. Play therapy, sand tray therapy, and traditional therapeutic models of treatment are combined in order to remove barriers to success. The temporary Foster Care Clinician is expected to maintain the belief that a family is the primary nurturing environment of a children and work to establish a partnership with the referred families to empower them toward solving their own problems.
While performing duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, bend, talk, and occasionally lift and/or move items. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.