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.
- Masters Degree from an accredited school of social work or equivalent degree in a related field.
- Must possess a strong commitment to strengthening families. Must have experience working with delinquents and home-based programs.
- Demonstrated capacity for effectively performing administrative responsibilities.
- Ability to advise and consult with staff, agency committees and other organizations and agencies.
- Must have demonstrated organizational abilities.
- Must have the ability to enlist the support and participation of others in meeting objectives of the program.
- Satisfactory physical and mental health.
- Potential flexibility in work schedule that allows for extensive worker access to clientsand families in their homes.
- Must be emotionally stable and of good moral character.
- Have a positive attitude and be nonjudgmental.
- Possession of a valid Michigan Chauffeur’s license, satisfactory driving record.
- 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**
- Translate standards, policies, and procedures into appropriate operational guidelines for workers.
- Assists workers in interpreting agency standards and policies and develop the means to abide by them.
- Facilitates workers resolution of ethical dilemmas and concerns and provide guidelines which are sensitive to cultural differences of clients.
- Assist the Clinical Director of Case Management Services in program and policy development.
- Assist the Program Manager and the Director of Human Resources in the recruitment, screening, and selection of staff.
- Assumes primary responsibility for the orientation and training of new staff assigned to Accompany workers on at least one home visit per year.
- Instructs workers in accurate, complete, and appropriate record keeping and statistical requirements, and monitor the performance. Sign all reports.
- Conducts weekly individual case conferences and team meetings to consult on casework plans and activities.
- Provides workers with needed support and consultation to enhance the provision of efficient and effective services.
- Facilitates workers recognition and acceptance of their feelings about their cases and demands of the job.
- 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.
- Establishes and cultivates an environment in which learning can easily occur and make recommendations related to professional development opportunities.
- 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.
- Collects data and provides agency records and reports as required by accounting, human resources and Community Case Management Services.
- Serve as a liaison with or representative to, other agencies or groups in the community.
- Assure that the client satisfaction survey is completed and retained in the individual case
- Participate in Quality Assurance activities.
- Perform other related work as required by the job or assigned by the Program Manager
Supervision will be provided by the Director of Clinical & Case Management Services and or designee.
This is an exempt position for purposes of compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1967.