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Supervisor Foster Family Services

Boys Town National Research Hospital Omaha, NE
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Assists with the coordination of services for children placed in foster care and supervision of Foster Family Services staff. This position also analyzes and reports on program data and ensures compliance with all regulatory and program standards.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Supervisor of Foster Family Services assists with the coordination of services for children placed in foster care and supervision of Foster Family Services staff. This position also analyzes and reports on program data and ensures compliance with all regulatory and program standards.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & DUTIES:

  • Coordinates services for children placed in Foster Care.
    • Develops and implements procedures for the program and coordinates program activities.
    • Coordinates child referrals, intakes, and placement.
    • Provides input on Foster Parent selection.
    • Coordinates training, supervision, consultation, and evaluation of Foster Parents.
    • Coordinates, guides, and monitors family evaluation and service plans.
    • Supervises, administers, monitors, and evaluates established procedures for the program and develops new approaches for intervention as needed.
    • Assists in providing and reviewing necessary communication and documentation for families, agencies, courts, and interested parties to discuss child and family progress in meeting goals.
    • Provides direction for and reviews all situations of discharge of youth from the program.
    • Assists in supervision and support to FFS staff; may recruit, train, or supervise program staff and volunteers.
    • Compiles, analyzes, and reports program data.
    • Ensures compliance with contractual, regulatory, program, and accrediting body standards.
    • Meets with families and children at various locations; utilizes own vehicle to travel to work destinations and to transport youth as authorized.
    • 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.
  • Serves as a role model in carrying out the Father Flanagan's Boys' Home mission.
    • Directs all activities towards the fulfillment of the Boys Town mission
    • Directs all actions to reflect the values and principles of Boys Town
    • Establishes and maintains an environment that encourages teamwork, collaboration, and ethical behavior
    • Maintains regular, reliable and predictable attendance
    • Supports other members of the management team and their work

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements pertaining to youth care and the child welfare system; thorough understanding of Federal, State, Local, and Council on Accreditation (COA) standards.
  • High level of professionalism and interpersonal skills.
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to communicate at all levels in the organization and with external business contacts in an articulate, professional manner while maintaining necessary degree of confidentiality.
  • Ability to build and sustain trust to facilitate successful, professional relationships.
  • Ability to successfully lead a team of associates.
  • Ability to adapt responses to situations while maintaining procedural and regulatory integrity.
  • Strong knowledge of Boys Town model and fidelity of care.
  • Ability to function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with children and families, staff, and support agencies.
  • Advanced critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, including ability to make assessments and use sound judgment.
  • Ability to work with confrontational clients and their families.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Services or related field; Master's degree preferred. NOTE: Education and experience requirements may be higher based on Affiliate Site location, Local contracts, and Federal/State contract requirements.
  • Completed LSWA or higher within the first 6 months of employment.
  • 2 to 3 years of experience including working with children and families; management and supervisory experience is preferred; experience working with children and families in community-based programs or Boys Town Programs preferred.
  • Must possess a valid driver's 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 may require flexible hours, including evenings and weekends. This position is on-call (continuously or rotationally) to provide support.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND EQUIPMENT USAGE:

Reasonably expected to have and maintain sufficient strength, agility, and endurance to perform during stressful (physical, mental and emotional) situations encountered on the job without compromising their health and well-being or that of their fellow employees, youth, or families.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Duties are performed in a variety of environments ranging from highly stressful and potentially aggressive (physical interventions, escorts, etc.) to casual and leisurely, in both indoor and outdoor settings. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is subject to outside weather conditions and maybe required to visit homes with substandard living conditions and domestic pets.

About Boys Town:

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.

Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town's 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.

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.

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