Foster Care Suprvisor

  • Mainstream Nonprofit Solutions
  • Wichita, KS, USA
  • Oct 08, 2019
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

Job Description Summary:

Supervises the Foster Care Services staff assigned. Promotes the well-being of children in the Foster Care Services Program, participates in staff meetings and trainings and coordinates with staff from other agencies involved in providing Foster Care Services. Performs the following duties directly or through subordinates.

 

In This Opportunity You Will Get To:

  • Supervises the Foster Care Services Workers assigned to the region. Provides administrative expertise as required.
  • Ensures the accuracy, content and completeness of child case/family files.
  • Participates in the planning, programming and budgeting of the Foster Care Services Program.
  • Participates in the development of short, intermediate and long range plans and goals for the Foster Care Services Program.
  • Participates in the development of Foster Care Services Policies and Procedures.
  • Assists in the recruitment, training and certification of care providers. Familiar with and/or have the ability to train in state-approved foster parent pre-service training.
  • Maintains a close working relationship with public and private agencies involved in providing foster care services and/or support.
  • Conducts home visits and attends case planning conferences when necessary, at required intervals.
  • Provides family support and in home visitation services.
  • Ensures 24 hour, on-call support is provided for regional care providers. Provides crisis intervention as required.
  • Coordinates community resources for the benefit of children served by the Foster Care Services Program.
  • Coordinates with intake staff on the placement of children in need of care and emergency placements.
  • Manages a caseload of Foster Care Services placements, as needed.
  • Ensures children are placed in properly trained and licensed homes.
  • Completes documentation and forwards reports containing descriptive, analytical and evaluative content.
  • Coordinates with the Agency’s licensing and training staff to ensure regulatory compliance by care providers.
  • Coordinates staff from external public and private agencies, on the delivery of services to children and families.
  • Develops and implements procedures and controls to promote accurate and timely information flow.
  • Refrains from assuming any duty that is unrelated to and/or interferes with the responsibilities of the position.
  • Provides regular supervision and professional development of Agency employees.
  • Advocates, promotes and practices cultural sensitivity and responsiveness in all day-to-day interactions.
  • Develops, promotes and practices teamwork in all activities.
  • Conducts program orientation and on-the-job training of staff assigned.
  • Provides information to the responsible agency on all matters related to the child/family.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

SUPERVISION:

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Directly supervises employees as denoted on the Agency Organizational Chart in accordance with federal, state and/or accrediting agency requirements.

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS -

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. The requirements listed below are in addition to any qualifications or requirements, including background check requirements, established by applicable state regulatory agencies for this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Master’s degree in social work with at least one year of full-time equivalent experience in children’s services required; or a master’s degree in a behavioral or social science or a related field with at least two years of full-time equivalent experience in children’s services; or doctorate in behavioral or social science or a related field and one year experience in children’s services.

PRESENTATION SKILLS:
Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from clients, care providers or regulatory agencies. Ability to effectively present information to employees, management and public groups.

FINANCIAL/COMPUTATIVE SKILLS:
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations. Familiarity with computers and their capabilities.

ANALYTICAL ABILITY:
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with abstract and concrete variables.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS, OTHER:
Valid Driver’s License required. Must be at least 21 years of age.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, stand, sit and walk.  The employee frequently is required to use hands and fingers; climb or balance; and stoop or kneel.  The employee is required to be able to safely operate a motor vehicle and be able to obtain a license, therefore.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

Coordinates with internal/external entities to ensure fundraising goals, objectives and outcomes are met.

As a valued employee you will receive:

A competitive compensation and benefit package including:

  • 20 days of Personal leave your first year, 5 additional days the following year
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Annual merit salary increases
  • Annual longevity bonuses
  • 100% retirement match up to 5% of income
  • Education Tuition Assistance
  • Assistance for Clinical Supervision
  • Annual Christmas Bonus
  • Agency Vehicles available and mileage reimbursement (if personal vehicle is used)
  • Agency provide Smart Phone or “Bring Your Own Device” reimbursement policy
  • Microsoft Surface Pro provided for Case Managers, Supervisors, and Directors

 TFI Family Services, Inc. is a leading child welfare agency providing experience, compassion, quality services and care. Our strength as an organization lies in the fact that we do what is best for children and families. TFI continues to create new resources and develop innovative solutions as we work to meet the needs of families and children.

We provide various types of services to the community including foster and kinship care, domestic and international adoption, counseling support and education, TIPS-MAPP training and visitation and exchange centers.

TFI Family Services is the parent company providing services in Kansas and Nebraska. We expanded our service area through our affiliates: TFI Family Connections in Oklahoma and Texas Family Initiative in Texas. Pathway Family Services is an affiliate in Kansas offering additional services to youth and families.

TFI Family Services, Inc and affiliates are an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

We are committed to diversity in its leadership and staff and actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates. We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQI individuals, and people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.

All inquiries and applications will be kept confidential. Applications will be reviewed and eligible candidates will be contacted about interviews. Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis; we expect to receive resumes from many qualified applicants and therefore highly recommend submission as soon as possible.

Based on the hiring criteria involved with this position, background checks will be conducted if selected for employment. This includes but, not limited to: Fingerprinting, MVR, KBI, CANIS and drug screening.

For more information about our company and what we do, please visit us at:

TFI Family Services, Inc.