Business: Boys Town
In a career as the Director of In-Home Family Services, you join a team that is changing the lives of youth and families every day. Drug and alcohol addiction, domestic abuse, adolescent defiance, and behavioral challenges are some of the issues that our team works to overcome as they strive to keep struggling families together. Your work here will not only be life-changing but lifesaving. The Director In-Home Family Services Program provides in-home intervention to children and their families utilizing a skill-based, solution-focused model to help families adopt positive solutions to problems through the teaching of skills and behavioral techniques accessing community resources and support.
- Oversees and coordinates operations of a large IHFS program.
- Provides and reviews necessary communication and documentation for families, agencies, courts, and interested parties to discuss family progress in meeting service plan goals.
- Coordinates, guides, approves, and monitors family assessment and service plans; provides for regular review and updating of service plans.
- Supervises, administers, monitors, and evaluates established intervention procedures for the program and develops new approaches for intervention as needed.
- Provides direction for all case closure decisions.
- Ensures appropriate level of direct contact with families per program requirements, and remains available to staff and families 24/7, for crisis intervention as needed.
- Follows reporting procedures established for IHFS and promotes safety through ongoing training and consultation.
- May be trained to become a certified Common Sense Parenting Instructor and as a certified instructor may be asked to conduct Common Sense Parenting (CSP) Courses at designated locations as assigned.
- Assumes supervisory and administrative responsibility for an IHFS program.
- Promotes a culture of professionalism through role modeling professional boundaries, and respect.
- Screens and hires direct program staff, and assumes responsibility for training staff. Provides and documents regular supervision and accompanies IHFS staff in field as needed.
- Administers financial planning, allocation, and disbursement of program budgets.
- Monitors performance of assigned personnel and reviews performance with individuals as per departmental guidelines; develops and monitors career path trajectories with particular emphasis on educational and experiential requirements necessary to assume the next level of program responsibility.
- Coordinates referral process and ensures program capacity is maintained at appropriate levels; works with referral sources and consumer groups to ensure appropriate referrals are made to the program.
- Solicits feedback from consumers of the program activities including agency personnel and family members; develops and installs effective data collection systems, provides appropriate data, supervises data gathering by others and analyzes data from a variety of sources.
- Establishes systems to predict and prevent potential problems and develops intervention strategies.
- Oversees the fiduciary and compliance responsibility for an IHFS program.
- Implements and ensures compliance with all contractual, regulatory, program, and accrediting body standards.
- Manages program occupancy, staff turnover, and other program variables that have a financial impact.
- Reviews individual staff data to ensure that program guidelines are being followed, and used the data to improve efficiencies and outcomes.
- Monitors program budget to maintain revenues and expenses within budgetary guidelines.
- Provides necessary documents and maintains certifications and licensures as required.
- Manages and monitors staff changes that may affect job status or program compliance.
- Masters degree in Human Services or a related field.
- 3 to 5 years of experience working with children and families including management and supervisory experience; experience working with children and families in community-based programs or Boys Town Programs preferred.
- Must possess a valid drivers license with a good driving record and pass an annual Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR) check. Must have the ability to provide own transportation (mileage reimbursed) to complete travel requirements of the job. Must meet auto insurance requirements established by Boys Town policy and/or State and Local laws.
- This position is on-call (continuously or rotationally) to provide support.
About Boys Town Iowa:
Since opening in 1989, Boys Town Iowa has focused on meeting the needs of youth and families through a variety of programs and services. We have continued to expand our services, and now serve more than 1,100 families and 2,200 children in Iowa each year. Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Towns mission, which is why we are proud of their commitment to making the world a better place for children, families, patients, and communities. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town physicians and free prescriptions under the Boys Town Medical Plan, tuition assistance, parenting resources from our experts and professional development opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.
About Boys Town:
A National Historic Landmark since 1985, the Village of Boys Town is now the only National Historic Landmark District in Nebraska. At any given time, about 400 boys and girls live in the Village, receiving care and guidance for a wide range of behavioral, emotional and academic issues. When Father Edward J. Flanagan purchased the Overlook Farm in 1921, it became the new, permanent site of Boys Town. Over the decades that followed, schools, churches and homes were built, and tens of thousands of young lives were transformed.
Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and families since 1917. With over a century of service, our employees have helped us grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, into one of the largest national child and family care organizations in the country. With the addition of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into the health care and research fields, offering even more career opportunities to those looking to make a real difference.
Date Posted: May 05, 2021
This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.