Foster Care Program Supervisor

The Mission of the Foster Care Program Supervisor is “Helping Children to be Victors.” The Foster Care Program Supervisor shall be directly accountable to the Director of Clinical & Case Management Services. The Foster Care Program Supervisor is responsible for ensuring supervision to Foster-care Therapist and Foster-care parents including administration, monitoring, supporting and teaching. The goal is to enable the program staff to attain a positive volume of service while assuring delivery of quality services within the unit.

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Masters Degree from an accredited school of social work or equivalent degree in a related field.
  2. Must possess a strong commitment to strengthening families. Must have experience working with delinquents and home-based programs.
  3. Demonstrated capacity for effectively performing administrative responsibilities.
  4. Ability to advise and consult with staff, agency committees and other organizations and agencies.
  5. Must have demonstrated organizational abilities.
  6. Must have the ability to enlist the support and participation of others in meeting objectives of the program.
  7. Satisfactory physical and mental health.
  8. Potential flexibility in work schedule that allows for extensive worker access to clientsand families in their homes.
  9. Must be emotionally stable and of good moral character.
  10. Have a positive attitude and be nonjudgmental.
  11. Possession of a valid Michigan Chauffeur’s license, satisfactory driving record.
  12. Ability to handle a flexible schedule. Be available on a twenty-four hour basis.

**Ability to Work with a Diverse and Multi-Cultural Client and Staff Population**

RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Translate standards, policies, and procedures into appropriate operational guidelines for workers.
  2. Assists workers in interpreting agency standards and policies and develop the means to abide by them.
  3. Facilitates workers resolution of ethical dilemmas and concerns and provide guidelines which are sensitive to cultural differences of clients.
  4. Assist the Clinical Director of Case Management Services in program and policy development.
  5. Assist the Program Manager and the Director of Human Resources in the recruitment, screening, and selection of staff.
  6. Assumes primary responsibility for the orientation and training of new staff assigned to Accompany workers on at least one home visit per year.
  7. Instructs workers in accurate, complete, and appropriate record keeping and statistical requirements, and monitor the performance. Sign all reports.
  8. Conducts weekly individual case conferences and team meetings to consult on casework plans and activities.
  9. Provides workers with needed support and consultation to enhance the provision of efficient and effective services.
  10. Facilitates workers recognition and acceptance of their feelings about their cases and demands of the job.
  11. Assists workers in exploring a variety of action strategies to assist in making accurate assessments, developing appropriate service plans and making sound decisions in case planning.
  12. Establishes and cultivates an environment in which learning can easily occur and make recommendations related to professional development opportunities.
  13. Provides regular and frequent feedback regarding worker performance and complete a formal performance evaluation of individual workers on the schedule established by the agency in consultation with the Program Manager.
  14. Collects data and provides agency records and reports as required by accounting, human resources and Community Case Management Services.
  15. Serve as a liaison with or representative to, other agencies or groups in the community.
  16. Assure that the client satisfaction survey is completed and retained in the individual case
  17. Participate in Quality Assurance activities.
  18. Perform other related work as required by the job or assigned by the Program Manager

SUPERVISION

Supervision will be provided by the Director of Clinical & Case Management Services and or designee.

OTHER FACTORS

This is an exempt position for purposes of compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1967.

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