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What We Do...

All programs of Camelot Care Centers, Inc. can be tailored to meet the needs of the individual child and family.    

Illinois programs serve children and adolescents who are under the guardianship of the State of Illinois and are referred for intensive, specialized or therapeutic foster care services by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

Camelot’s Illinois foster care program includes:

  • therapeutic foster care
  • foster care for children with sexual behavior problems
  • family supported adolescent care
  • home-based family development programs
  • intensive in-home services
  • crisis intervention
  • case management
  • service referral and coordination

Additional programs operated by Camelot include:

Professional Foster Care
Some youth need a parent who is available to them at all times.  For those children, Camelot has a Professional Foster Care Program which requires at least one parent who is not working and is available 24/7.  This program has compensation similar to a full-time salary and involves an interview with the agency directors to determine eligibility.

Camelot Care Center’s Professional Foster Care Program (PFP) offers a range of support services.
– We assist with placement.
– We advocate for foster parents’ needs.
– We provide mentors.
– We offer therapeutic interventions.
– We offer on-going foster parent training and support groups.
– We offer case management services.

Therapeutic Mentoring
Therapeutic mentors are positive role models who assist youth to find, nurture and exercise their strengths.  They seek to increase youths’ positive social behavior, decrease their involvement with the legal system, and to help youth become more interested, connected and responsible members of their communities.

They independently provide therapeutic mentoring to clients who are at the Adolescent Level of care. All activities will be based on the client’s Individual Treatment Plan, most recent service plan and any applicable crisis that may currently have had an adverse effect on the client. In addition, provides training in the areas including, but not limited to Life Skills, Anger Management, Conflict Resolution and Fiscal Responsibility. The mentors work closely with the family, case manager, clinician to implement the goals and objectives that have been established.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Associate’s degree from an accredited school and one (1) year of experience working with the target population; or High School diploma and a minimum of two (2) years of experience working with target population.

Respite Care
In some instances, foster parents need someone to help them out.  For those situations, Camelot will place children in part-time respite care.  Respite is a short-term placement (usually 2-7 days).

 

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