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Right Turn Director

Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska Omaha, NE

Job Description

Job Purpose:

Right Turn® LLC is a collaboration between Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska and Nebraska Children’s Home Society, both are subcontracting service providers. LFS provides Right Turn® program management and oversight. The Right Turn® Director reports to the Right Turn® Board for program guidance. The Director will ensure high quality, empowering, and effective services for children and families participating in the Right Turn® program according to best, promising, and evidence-based practices.

Essential Job Duties:

Program Management

  • Recruit, train, and supervise the Right Turn® Deputy Project Manager, Training and Education Coordinator, Parent2Parent Program Coordinator, Marketing and Outreach Coordinator, and the Operations Coordinator.
  • Ensure Right Turn’s efficiency and effectiveness in staffing, processes and organization. Conduct regular evaluations of staff efficiency and workloads.  Provide this report to the Board.
  • Work collaboratively with the Right Turn Deputy Project Manager to establish and communicate clear expectations for staff regarding service delivery, time management, and overall performance.
  • Facilitate regular (minimum of monthly) all staff meetings to focus on program updates, peer to peer review of cases, and strengthening the sense of team.
  • Ensure compliance with the terms of the Right Turn contract.
  • Utilize assessment tools to focus services toward more effective approaches for adoptive families. In coordination with the Right Turn Deputy Project Manager, ensure compliance with assessment completion deadlines.
  • Serve on multi-disciplinary teams and community groups to provide adoption competent recommendations and advocate for adoptive families
  • Integrate cultural considerations into service delivery.
  • Coordinate Access Line intake process to ensure that clients are responded to within the contractual timeframe.
  • Coordination and oversight of the Training for Adoption Competency program. 
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of the database.
  • Responsible for the overall fiscal soundness of the Right Turn program.



Program Documentation and Outcome

  • Maintain timely, legible records of services provided per established program and Agency standards.
  • Prepare and submit monthly and quarterly reports to DHHS.
  • Coordination and oversight of Right Turn program evaluation and Continuous Quality Improvement activities. 
  • Collect follow-up data from families via service surveys.  Work with Right Turn Deputy Project Manager to ensure surveys are completed within designated timeframes.


Community Education and Marketing

  • Supervise and participate in the promotion of the Right Turn Program and its services.
  • Market program through identification of key contacts and development of positive working relationships with key persons/organizations.
  • In cooperation with the Marketing and Outreach Coordinator, prepare program promotional materials and the website.
  • Oversee the promotion of the Right Turn program and its services, including exploring opportunities for on-going funding.


Job Requirements:

Minimum experience, education and skills:

  • Master’s degree in social work, counseling or related field is required.
  • Licensed to practice mental health in Nebraska.
  • Maintain Nebraska licensure and continuing education requirements to provide counseling
  • Minimum of five years child welfare experience, with a minimum of three years supervisory/management experience.
  • Knowledge of adoption services, family systems and family therapy, and children’s mental health issues (including attachment, bonding, and grief and loss).
  • Demonstrated ability in program development
  • Demonstrated ability to provide quality clinical supervision and program direction.
  • Valid driver’s license, proof of liability insurance and ability to drive for organization business.
  • Willingness to travel and stay overnight a minimum of two nights per month.

Job Details

Date Posted May 24, 2017
Date Closes September 30, 2017
Located In Omaha, NE
Department Children Services
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Salary, $39,440.00 - $59,160.00, Based on Experience
Experience Level Intermediate (3-7 yrs. experience)
Hours 40 hours per week
Positions Available 1
SOC Category 11-9151.00 Social and Community Service Managers
Zipcode 68102
Name Lutheran Family Services
Address 124 S 24th St
City, State and Zip Omaha, NE 68102
FAX 402-978-5660

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Professional Liability
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Credit Union
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Merit Increases

This job requires the following skills

  • Budgeting
  • Excellent Communications
  • Problem Resolution
  • Microsoft Office

Course(s) relevant to the skills listed for this position

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Enjoy these benefits
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
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