Position: Compliance Officer
Department: Foster Care Programs
Reports To: Program Director of Foster Care
Location: Decatur, GA
The United Methodist Children’s Home (UMCH) is seeking a detailed-oriented Compliance Officer. The central purpose of the Compliance Officer is to maintain files and systems in compliance with current state regulations. This includes tracking and maintaining compliance with performance-based contracting measures and licensing regulations with the Office of Residential Child Care. The purpose is to ensure optimal compliance and maintain a satisfactory professional working relationship with all team members.
- Be competent about the Office of Provider Management and Office of Residential Child Care standards and regulations, and Council on Accreditation standards.
- Be cognizant of UMCH program policies and procedures related to Foster Care.
- Know and understand the process for data entry and scoring for Performance-Based Contracting measures in GA Score.
- Monitor foster child records to ensure timely service planning documentation is provided to meet state regulations including but not limited to: EPSDT medical and dental visits, educational supports, ECEM visits, required DFCS documentation (custody orders, case plans, vital records, etc.), and Individualized Service Plans.
- Monitor foster parent records to ensure compliance with DFCS Minimum Standards, ORCC, and OPM standards including but not limited to: home study requirements, updated training, current medical records, current annual evaluations, and current auto documentation.
- Perform Foster Parent annual re-evaluations to include physical inspections of homes, foster parent interviews, foster child interviews.
- Assist in coordinating training events for staff and foster families.
- Monitor compliance with GA Score as it relates to all measures for DFCS contracted programs.
- Set up tracking and implementation systems for monitoring compliance.
- Work directly with the administrative employees of each program to carry out compliance-related duties.
- Follow all agency personnel procedural, policy, and philosophical manuals.
- Develop and follow a system for reporting outcomes of compliance monitoring.
- Participate in PQI activities and/or work with other compliance officer in meeting standards.
- Perform other duties as delegated by the manager or director.
- Strong attention to detail
- Spirit of collaboration and teamwork that fosters positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders
- Positive, uplifting, and inviting demeanor that opens the door for easy rapport building with families, children, and staff.
- Alignment and commitment to the agency’s strategic goals and objectives. Extraordinary attention to case level details that incorporates strong case management skills organizational skills.
- Have a minimum of a bachelor degree from an accredited college/university in a human service or behavioral science field.
- Have a minimum of two years’ experience of working with children and families.
- Own, drive, and maintain an automobile in good working condition, receiving a reimbursement for agency business mileage
- Understand that this job will require some evening and weekend hours of employment, and some after-hour
- Be computer literate, including word processing and excel spread sheets
- Be organized and detailed oriented
- Possess good communication and writing skills
- Agree to support the agency’s mission statement, organizational values and beliefs, and its quality assurance plan.
This position is located out of our Decatur Office in Decatur, Georgia, and the work is conducted in an office setting as well as in the field. Fast-paced, working environment with vulnerable clients. The ability to maintain a flexible work schedule which will include evenings and weekends is required. Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds.