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Director of Foster Care

Position:  Director of Foster Care

Reports to:  Vice President of Foster Care

Location:  Decatur, GA

 

Are you ready to fully utilize your skills and experience to help transform an organization and make a real difference in the lives of others?

 

The need for foster families is great.  In Georgia alone, 10,000 children are in the foster care system and that number is growing.  150 children sleep in hotel rooms every night with strangers.  Our strategic plan calls for us to help solve that problem, and the Foster Care Program Manager will be a key team member in making it happen.  Become part of our team and experience the true joy of helping us effectively fulfill our mission.

 

Job Summary:

 

This position is responsible for the oversight of the foster care program in all regional offices. Its responsibilities include supervision and evaluation of staff, quality assurance, compliance, recruitment and training of foster and adoptive parents, monitoring intake, placement, transitioning of foster children to permanency, and services to birth parents upon initiation of those services. The purpose of this position is to sustain capacity for youth to be placed in the lesser restrictive environment of a family-like setting.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Provide supervision, and training to management staff in foster care services
  • Oversee recruitment, approval, supervision, and training of foster parents in all regions that UMCH serves.
  • Oversee intake, placement, and transitioning services of children in foster family care, in consultation with the Foster Care Supervisor.
  • Coordinate the financial system related to foster parent payments. Such includes relating to the business offices of UMCH, overseeing voucher collection from workers and foster parents and the billing to and collection from the public or private custodians.
  • Monitor UMCH’s case management database, including child and foster parent files; accountability for utilization reviews, RCC regulations, OPM standards, and COA accreditation inspections; meeting deadlines for all internal reports
  • Produce weekly incidents reports for the CEO and Executive Team
  • Coordinate and participate in the on-call system
  • Maintain on-going participation in UMCH’s quality assurance program; monitor the implementation of policies and procedures at each regional office.
  • Coordinate preparation of the COA review for foster care services every four years, and more often, if needed.
  • Oversee the updating of the foster care operations manual, and the foster parent manual
  • Co-Facilitate the regular foster care team meetings
  • Collect and analyze data and prepare reports to the ET, CEO and Board of Trustees
  • Utilize data to inform practice and quality standards
  • Be familiar with UMCH philosophies, policies and procedures in order to implement consistently throughout the service area
  • Participate actively in child related organizations and training opportunities specified by the Director of Programs and keep license updated at employee’s expense. (if applies)
  • Evaluate programs and staff according to the agency’s standards of performance.
  • Be a positive factor in public relations by representing the agency well in speaking engagements and in contact with others in the community.
  • Report to the VP of Programs on an ongoing basis concerning the functioning of the program
  • Perform other duties, as assigned by the VP of Programs

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Have a Master’s degree in a human services field (a license in the field of social work, counseling, or psychology within the state of Georgia is preferred).
  • Have a minimum of five years’ experience in family foster care and supervision in a human service field
  • Be computer literate, including word and excel.
  • Be organized and detailed oriented
  • Possess good communication and writing skills, and the ability to conduct training and lead meetings
  • Own and keep an automobile well maintained for occasional business use; and receive reimbursement for business miles.
  • Understand that position is full time and will involve occasional evening or weekend hours.
  • Agree to support the agency’s mission statement, organizational values and beliefs, and its quality assurance plan.

 

 

Requirements:

 

  • Have a master’s degree in a human services field (a license in the field of social work, counseling, or psychology within the state of Georgia is preferred).
  • Have a minimum of five years’ experience in family foster care and supervision in a human service field
  • Be computer literate, including word and excel.
  • Be organized and detailed oriented
  • Possess good communication and writing skills, and the ability to conduct training and lead meetings
  • Own and keep an automobile well maintained for occasional business use; and receive reimbursement for business miles.
  • Understand that position is full time and will involve occasional evening or weekend hours.
  • Agree to support the agency’s mission statement, organizational values and beliefs, and its quality assurance plan.

 

 

United Methodist Children’s Home offers a competitive salary plus bonus incentives program and benefits package including:  

 

  • Major medical insurance, plus dental and vision
  • Healthcare Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Paid company holidays
  • Paid Time Off – vacation and sick days accrual program
  • Disability Programs
  • Retirement plan with matching contributions

 

Work Requirements: 

 

This job generally operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. The employee may be occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions at various job sites. The noise level in the work environment is low to moderate. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

 

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