Become a Mentor and a Role Model To Children and Adolescents
Community Treatment Solutions is seeking dedicated individuals, couples, and families to provide a home for at risk children and adolescents. Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions you may have about becoming a Treatment Home Parent . If you still have questions please feel free to call us at (800) 842-1214.
- What exactly is a Treatment Home Parent?
- Who may need a Treatment Home Parent?
- What are Treatment Home Parent Responsibilities?
- How can I become a Treatment Home Parent?
1. What exactly is a Treatment Home Parent?
Treatment home parents are the primary therapeutic agents and are specially trained, licensed and clinically supervised to implement the treatment goals for each child. By providing a nurturing, home like environment they work with the clinical team to effectively build on the strengths based clinical objectives. Each home has access to case management services on an ongoing basis, as well as to the child’s clinician. The treatment parent is responsible for transporting the children in their home to all medical, dental and school appointments.
2. Who may need a Treatment Home Parent?
Joey has been getting into a lot of trouble, both at school and in his foster home. He has been suspended multiple times from school. He lives in a foster home and his Home Parent have demanded that he be removed because he has cursed at them. When Joey came to CTS he had exhausted all of his choice and chances. If he was not successful with CTS he would be removed from his community – his life – and institutionalized.
3. What are Treatment Home Parent Responsibilities?
In order to be considered as a Treatment Home Parent , each applicant must be able to fulfill the following responsibilities.
Parents will provide necessary information to complete annual criminal and child abuse checks.
Parents will provide a safe and therapeutic home and meet the recommendations of the Treatment Plan. This includes but is not limited to:
- Good nutrition and a balanced diet
- Hygiene necessities
- Clean clothes
- Transportation to and from activities and appointments
Parents will ensure that clients have adult supervision at all times by someone who is approved by CTS as well as the Bureau of Licensing (BOL).
Parents will follow appropriate CTS policies and procedures, including but not limited to:
- Completion and submission of daily logs, bi-weekly time sheets.
- Medication administration and storage
- Authorization for client to participate in outings.
- No drugs, alcohol, and smoking.
- Client rights and responsibilities.
- Collaborating with Treatment Team and Treatment Foster Care Staff.
Parents will meet all CTS training requirements, including CardioPulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI).
Parents will participate in treatment planning for the client(s) in the home.
Parents will implement treatment goals for clients in their home as directed by CTS clinical staff.
Parents will continuously comply with and be accessible for unannounced CTS and DYFS quarterly inspection.
Parents will provide CTS written notification 30 days prior to any intention of terminating a client’s stay in their home. Demands for immediate removal will result in sanctions and/or possible termination of the relationship between the treatment home parent and CTS.
Parents will keep CTS informed and involved in all areas that impact on the client, including but not limited to:
- Changes in living arrangements
- Changes in the health status
- Changes in employment/financial status
4. How can I become a Treatment Home Parent?
To become a Treatment Home Parent you must follow these three steps:
Step 1: Make sure you fulfill all of the Treatment Home Care Parent responsibilities listed above.
Step 2: Click here to Download the application (113k, application.pdf).
Once completed return it to:Community Treatment Solutions
236 West Route 38, Ste 100
Moorestwon, NJ 08057
Step 3: Upon review of your submitted application, a CTS representative will contact you.
If you have any further questions please call us at (800) 842-1214, or click here to email us.