A career at Harmony begins with a desire to embrace our mission and vision and join a team committed to making a difference in the lives of children, families, and our community. Harmony team members share the values of integrity, responsibility, and kindness. We value these characteristics as much as we value your experience.
Our team reviews all resumes and selects those candidates whose skills and experience most closely match the position’s requirements. If selected, candidates can expect three to five interviews along with extensive background and reference checks. This process fosters an environment that allows everyone involved to get to know each other and make the best decision for all.
Harmony team members enjoy a benefits package which may include
- Insurance: medical, prescription drug, dental, and life
- Paid time off – including holidays and 2 PTO days earned per month
- Retirement savings plan
- Technology stipend
Harmony conducts its affairs without regard to race, color, creed, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, family status, or political affiliation.
- Seeking Permanency Coordinators Statewide
- Complete Adoption paperwork ranging from preplacement through the Adoption Court Packet to finalization
- Bachelor’s or Master’s degree required in social services, education or humanities and MUST have 5+ years in foster care and/or adoption
Foster Parent Trainer
The Foster Parent Trainer will be responsible for delivering PATH (Parents as Tender Healers) and In-Service training to prospective or already approved DCS (Department of Children’s Services) Foster and Kinship Parents, providing support and assistance to training participants as needed, updating PATH training spreadsheet, facilitating distribution of participants paperwork and registration information to stakeholders, maintaining excellent communication with DCS regions including attendance at designated meetings as needed, completing PATH assessments, assistance with providing necessary documentation for quarterly reports, and additional tasks as needed to support the PATH and In-Service Training Program.
- Delivers PATH Training curriculum to prospective DCS Foster and Kinship Parents.
- Delivers In-Service Training curriculum to prospective DCS Foster and Kinship Parents.
- Attends, supports, and delivers training at the annual Foster Parent Conference.
- Creates PATH and In-Service training schedule for designated region.
- Secures training locations, foster-parent co-trainers, and nurse trainers for scheduled classes.
- Maintains and updates specific information, attendance, and status of all participants on
- master spreadsheet.Responds to all questions from PATH and In-Service participants during as well as in between training sessions.
- Collects and processes training paperwork from each training conducted.
- Scans and emails course documents to DCS Central Office and the Region within one week of training.
- Uploads training course documents to shared Dropbox folder within one week of training completion.
- Scans participant homework and save to shared Dropbox folder
- Conducts Support Team Meetings on each family enrolled in PATH class.
- Complete PATH Assessment for all participants and submit to the appropriate Foster Parent
- Training (FPT) Manager for approval within 10 days of training cycle completion.
- Maintains electronic copies of all PATH and In-Service paperwork.
- Provides Individual PATH as requested by the PATH Project Manager.
- Participates in inner-agency PATH Team Meetings and with DCS stakeholders as needed or
- requested by PATH Project Manager.
- Participates in Harmony All Staff Meetings as requested by the FPT Manager.
- Builds relationships with community agencies, churches, colleges and businesses to secure training locations are designated DCS regions as needed.
- Other responsibilities as designated by the FPT Manager.
- Enters and maintains record of work hours in Activity Log to include record of specific work tasks
- Completes expense report and submits to the FPT Manager by the 5th of the month to include a record of any mileage incurred during the previous month as well as scanned receipts for any reimbursable expenses. Scan 1st page of cell phone or internet bill and include with expense report to receive designated monthly cell reimbursement.
- Maintains consistent communication with FPT Manager via phone, email, or face to face
- contact regarding sharing of information and updates as well as questions, concerns, or issues that may arise.
- Provides support and assistance to FPT Manager when needed or requested.
- Submits supply request for waters, snacks, and office supplies to the Program Coordinator as requested.
- Maintains supply of PATH and In-Service training materials (participant guides, home study
- binders, home study forms, supplemental materials, etc.) Requests additional materials from DCS6 weeks in advance.
- Assists with Harmony Family Center special events and projects as needed.
- Serves at Harmony events during the year that are not already an expectation
- contained in this job description, as the training schedule will allow – service may include but is not limited to Mudder’s Day Mud Run, Music at Montvale, a Harmony marketing event/fair in the community, open house, or other Harmony and Montvale related outreach activities.
- Participates in Harmony staff meetings and sponsored trainings supporting compliance with COA standards and professional practices.
- Engages in individual and group professional development activities
- Other job responsibilities as negotiated to meet the needs of the agency
- Training: 3 years (Required)
- Bachelor’s (Preferred)
- Driver’s License (Preferred)
Preferred Strengths to Successfully Meet Job Responsibilities
- Child welfare direct care or case management experience.
- High level of organization, self-directedness, and high ethical work standards required.
- Flexible expectations in meeting variety of responsibilities throughout the day.
- This position requires 40 hours of work per week and is primarily a home office-based position.
- Must clear all Harmony required pre-employment background checks. No person shall be employed who has been convicted of any offense against children.
- Ability to lift a minimum of twenty-five (25) pounds
- Ability to work independently as well as with a team
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to multi-task and work efficiently
- Reliable transportation and proof of valid driver’s license as well as automobile insurance is required
PART TIME Family Counselor (Chattanooga)
Prevention, Parent Education and Training:
- Provide Adoption Competency Training in group and home setting
- Attend and facilitate activities at regional F.U.S.E. support groups for adults and children as needed or requested by the Clinical Manager
- Serve at and support ASAP family camp offerings held at Montvale as needed or requested by the Clinical Manager. This may include, but is not limited to, the following: leading parent and/or kid groups, active participation and support of camp activities, contributing to camp structure and design, referring families, completing intake paperwork for prospective camp attendees, and contributing to clinical service provision.
Clinical Case Management and Stabilization:
- Participate in all community meetings that are pertinent to the clients and families being served, e.g. M-Team, IEP, court hearings, etc.
- Provide case management services to clients by providing referrals to community resources, advocacy for children & families, and assessment of family strengths, needs, and risk factors
- Identify additional sources of assistance or connections for the individual/family and makes appropriate referrals
- Attend CFTMs and maintains regular communication with DCS personnel as warranted.
Family and Individual Counseling
- Clinically assess needs of the child and family
- Provide and coordinate crisis and non-crisis intervention services to ASAP families by, among other things, contacting the family by telephone within 24 hours of being assigned a new case and scheduling an in-home visit at the earliest convenience for the family
- Provide individual and family counseling in the client’s home and/or another appropriate and mutually agreed upon location.
- Utilize evidence-based, trauma informed treatment models/ approaches that are relevant and appropriate for work with ASAP families
Administrative and Other Functions:
- Responsible for the timely submission of documentation into the ASAP Online database within operational guidelines
- Assist in the marketing of the program through participation in presentations, trainings, meetings, or providing case consultation to DCS
- Participate in Harmony staff meetings as requested and sponsored trainings supporting compliance with COA standards and professional best practices
- Engage in individual and group professional development activities
- Serve on agency and ASAP program committees and/or Charter teams
- Adhere to Harmony policy regarding ethical and professional codes of conduct
- Engage with and work cooperatively with fellow team members
- Regular and ongoing participation in various conference calls
- Meet individual Key Performance Indicators as set forth by ASAP policy and procedure
- Other job responsibilities as assigned by Clinical Manager or negotiated to meet the needs of the agency
- Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling (MHC), Social Work (MSSW), or equivalent
- Two years of direct clinical experience with families and children in individual and group settings