Foster Care Licensing Specialist 1070039

  • Pathways
  • Remote * (Bullhead City,AZ)
  • May 22, 2020

Job Description

Pathways offers a full spectrum of social and behavioral health solutions, including Youth & Family Services, Adult Services, Correctional Services, and Prevention Services. Within each area, clients have access to a broad range of social and behavioral services to meet their needs.

Pathways of Arizona (Providence of Arizona: Established in 1997), is part of a national growing company and provides high quality behavioral health services. Pathway's mission is to ensure the provision of accessible, effective, high quality community-based counselling and social services as an alternative to traditional institutional care. Pathways is dedicated to ensuring that all clients have access to professional community-based care, proven treatment methods, and comprehensive service planning. Pathways offers a wide variety of programs across the country that share a primary commitment to provide care that builds on our clients' strengths and addresses their unique, individual needs.

Pathways is seeking dynamic individuals to join our Flagstaff Office in Arizona as a Foster Care Specialist who is responsible for licensing, training, evaluating, monitoring, placement and coordination of activities related to the Foster Care Program.

Traveling in Northern Arizona to provide home based services is required.


  • Maintain accurate documentation
  • Timely completion of mandated paperwork
  • Maintain productivity standards
  • Complete all required training
  • Maintain at least weekly contact with assigned families
  • Flexibility and ability to manage ever-changing priorities, to meet the urgent requirements of the client/family
  • Keeps appointments with families on a regular basis
  • Ability to coordinate and communicate with multiple parties (foster families, clinicians, schools, case managers etc.) in a timely manner
  • Ability to identify needs and articulate and advocate on behalf of the child
  • Has working knowledge of licensure and foster care regulations
  • Ability to identify indicators of physical, emotional and sexual abuse
  • Effectively use the Electronic Health Record system
  • Maintain ethical standards, client confidentiality and professional boundaries
  • Knowledge of community resources and services
  • Participate as needed in audit preparation
  • Takes after hours call if needed
  • Participates in foster family meetings and Child and Family Team meetings


  • Bachelor s Degree in Social Services, Psychology or a non-related Bachelor's degree
  • (1) year of experience with foster care licensing AND behavioral health


  • An AA degree and two (2) years of experience with foster care licensing AND behavioral health
  • Must have current fingerprint clearance and be able to pass the background check
  • Valid Arizona driver s license and insurance required
  • Prior behavioral health experience preferred
  • Bilingual-Spanish/English a plus.


Pathways offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits that include (Full Time Employees Only):

  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401K Plan
  • Nine paid holidays
  • Flexible schedule
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Surface Pro and cell phone when working in the community
  • Training and development opportunities

Pathways is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic.

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