Our client is searching for a Foster Care Program Supervisor with expertise in Child Welfare and the DHHS system to join their team. This team member will be respondisble for providing overal direction, development, and supervision of the Foster Care Progam within the organization. If you are seeking a new career opportunity and want to make a difference, this is for you!
Essential Job Duties
Program Planning & Implementation:
- Develop written program standards, service delivery plans and program evaluation plans for the Foster Care Program.
- Monitor service delivery to ensure that standards are met and the best quality service is being provided.
- Obtain feedback from staff, clients, and referral sources on the quality and outcome of the program services and use this feedback in program planning.
- Provide program status reports to Director of Permanency and Well-Being as requested.
- Serve on appropriate community committees and projects to strengthen the agency’s image and the quality of community life.
- Maintain positive working relationships with the appropriate public community organizations, especially those who are a part of the Child Welfare system of care and services.
- Utilize and cooperate with the agency’s communication and development efforts to achieve local program and agency wide public relations goals.
- Recruit, hire, train, and evaluate staff.
- Ensure appropriate supervision and direction for all Foster Care staff in accordance with accreditation standards and agency policies.
- Provide for professional development and educational plans for all Foster Care staff.
Budget Development & Monitoring:
- Monitor program expenditures and revenues on a monthly basis.
- Collaborate with the Permanency and Wellbeing Manager on staffing, expenditures or rate adaptations needed to ensure program financial stability.
Recruitment & Training:
- Oversee comprehensive recruitment and retention plan for foster parents.
- Review/approve licensure of homes.
- Assist families in understanding the foster care system.
- Oversee and conduct Agency's and State Foster Parent Training Classes.
- Develop and carry out marketing and recruitment plan for foster parents.
- Continually review, evaluate and update Agency's curriculum.
- Evaluate prospective and current Agency foster parents on an ongoing basis, provide professional guidance to them and make related recommendations to Foster Care staff for placement and retention.
- Develop and maintain resource materials for Agency's foster parent in-service training.
- Maintain contact with Nebraska Department Health Human Services Foster Care Services Unit staff regarding placement, referral and training responsibilities.
- Ensure representation at meetings scheduled by NDHHS Foster Care Services Unit.
- Oversee duties of Foster Parent trainers and delegate appropriate class activities; provide backup as needed.
- Participate in regular individual and group supervision meetings that will include case discussion, intervention planning, and progress assessment of the child and families being served.
- Participate in overall Agency team building opportunities.
- Keep and maintain written foster care records as related to accreditation licensure and contract standards.
- Develop knowledge of and maintain contact with Agency's Central Billing as needed to ensure payment for contracted services.
- Bachelor's degree in a human services or related field required; Master's degree preferred.
- Minimum four years experience in foster care and/or community based programs.
- Knowledge of theory and best practice standards for the treatment of families in crisis and children in and out of home care.
- Demonstrated interest and competence in program management.
- A commitment to a participatory team management style.
- Regular and predictable attendance required.
- Capable of overnight travel.
- Able to provide on-call emergency supervision to staff or service to clients.
- Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Possess organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize a variety of changing multi-task activities.
- Basic computer skills with experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet preferred.
- Valid Nebraska driver’s license, proof of liability insurance and ability to drive for Agency business.