Placement Officer

Job Description

Reports to: Program Director

Job Summary – Full-time (40+ hours per week) & Part-time

The Placement Officer solicits Program Participants placements through contact with county placement agencies throughout the state of California. They are responsible for screening, acceptance/denial of placement, and contractual documentation for each Program Participant placement (non-emergency and emergency placements). They must have a flexible schedule to travel frequently and/or the ability to receive Program Participants during any 24- hour period to accommodate county placement requests, as required.

Minimum/Desired Qualifications and Experience

The Placement Officer shall meet one of the following qualifications:

  • Have a Master’s Degree in a behavioral science from an accredited college or university, plus two (2) years of employment as a social worker in an agency, serving children or in a residential congregate care program for children.

  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university, plus at least three (3) years’ administrative experience or supervisory experience over social work, direct care and/or support staff providing direct services to children in an agency or in a community care facility with a licensed capacity of six or more.

  • Have completed at least two years at an accredited college or university, plus at least five (5) years’ administrative experience or supervisory experience over social work, direct care and/or support staff providing direct services to children in an agency or in a community care facility with a licensed capacity of six or more.

  • Be a qualified and certified group home administrator prior to January 1, 2017.

    Sample Responsibilities and Duties

    The list is neither inclusive nor exclusive, but indicative of several types of duties performed such as:

  • Identifies Program Participants by networking with placement agencies and maintaining communication using e-mail, fax, phone calls, text, etc.

  • Screens prospective Program Participants by reviewing Program Participant information, conducting face-to-face or phone call interviews with prospective Program Participants.

  • Coordinates with the Mental Health Head of Service regarding placement of perspective Program Participants by facility.

  • Upon placement, arranges for Program Participant orientation and maintains a current list of Z.N.D. RESIDENTIAL, INC.

    (Z.N.D.) Program Participants, by facility.

  • Consult with Facility Managers and Direct Care staff and provides overall assistance in the day- to-day operation of the

    facilities.

  • Assists with any, and all, duties that need to be addressed in emergencies.

  • Assists in monitoring, tracking, and analyzing Program Participant Incident Reports.

  • Directing and evaluating the facility within the limits of the functions and policies established by the licensee.

  • Prepares the new Program Participant clothing and hygiene items budget and manages expenditures according to the facility’s budget limitations.

  • Any other duties that may be necessary to manage and administer the (GH) & (STRTP).
    IN THE ABSENCE OF THE PLACEMENT OFFICER, THE ADMINISTRATOR IS THE DESIGNATED SUBSTITUTE.

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