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QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
The evaluation of potential foster-parents is focused on their ability to provide quality care for children in placement. All candidates must meet minimum state regulatory requirements concerning character and suitability as outlined in 7.708.21, and as follows:
All regular direct-care givers and respite-care workers must be at least twenty-one years of age or older.
It is preferred (not required) that all regular direct-care givers have a four-year degree or the equivalent of education and experience.
All contracted direct-care givers must have an alternate and primary source of income.
Couples must have been married or cohabiting for at least two years prior to receiving children.
All regular direct-care givers may only receive and care for children referred from this Agency.
All persons who provide care to children must submit a written statement of health from a physician. Results from a TB test must be included.
All persons who provide care to children must submit a complete set of fingerprints. A background investigation, including a professional home study, employment verification, and reference checks will be completed initially, and may be repeated at any other time at the Agency's discretion. The information obtained may be used to refuse or revoke a license/certificate.
All persons who provide care to children must submit a photocopy of a valid Colorado drivers license, proof of automobile insurance, and a Social Security card.
All persons who provide care to children must have current First Aid and Community CPR training by the Red Cross or American Heart Association.
Co-Parents will also be required to complete 20 hours of PreService training before any children are placed. Those who have previous training, (NOVA, MAPP, etc.) may be issued a Provisional Certificate until this Agency' PreService training is completed. Forty hours of on-going training per year may also be required.
Provisional Certificates allow children to be placed while certain deficiencies are in the process of being completed. Provisional Certificates are issued at the sole discretion of the Chief Executive Officer. All Provisional Certificates expire after six months.
Some training requirements may be waived for those with previous training and/or experience at the sole discretion of the Chief Executive Officer. All Co-Parents will be required to participate in some on-going training and development.
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