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New Jersey Department of Children and Families Policy Manual

 

Manual:

CP&P

Child Protection and Permanency

Effective Date:

Volume:

IV

Out of Home Placement

Chapter:

B

Resource Care

12-2-93

Subchapter:

8

Services to Children in Out of Home Placement

Issuance:

300

Homemaker Services

 

 

Homemaker Services                                                                    12-2-93

 

Homemaker home health services are personal care and home management services provided because of illness, incapacity or absence of a caregiver.  When an approved foster parent becomes incapacitated or a special need exists, CP&P may provide homemaker services on behalf of the foster child, given the following conditions:

 

·         it is the case plan for the child to remain in the home, and placement elsewhere would be detrimental to the child; and

 

·         no other resources, including day care, exist which would prevent the child's removal from the home and which would meet the current needs of the foster child and foster family.

 

The Worker determines and documents in the case record the appropriateness of providing homemaker service on behalf of the child.

 

Procedures Related to Residential and Day Care Placements, In-Home Child Care, and Homemaker Services

9-7-84

 

RESPONSIBILITY

ACTION REQUIRED

Homemaker Services

Determine and document in the case record the appropriateness of residential camp, day camp, day care, in-home child care or homemaker services.

 

Utilize camp placements which are free or paid through other sources whenever possible.

 

Complete and submit the Special Approval Request, CP&P Form 16-76, when LO Manager's approval is required for residential camps (see CP&P-IV-E-5-300),day camp (see CP&P-IX-F-2-100), day care or in-home child care expenditures.

 

Coordinate services.

 

Effect payment for service, when appropriate, according to CP&P policy and procedures.