Job Title: Foster Care Supervisor
Reports To: Director of Foster Care
Division: Programs, Foster Care
Location: Decatur, Georgia
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, 13,000 children are in the foster care system and that number is growing. Our strategic plan calls for us to help solve that problem, and the Foster Care Supervisor 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.
The Foster Care Supervisor is employed by and is directly responsible to the Director of Foster Care. To coach and supervise Foster Care Workers and oversee all case management operations of the department.
- Hire and train new Foster Care Workers
- In consultation with the Coordinator of Recruitment, assign new foster families to Foster Care Workers
- Provide weekly supervision to Foster Care Workers and Intake coordinator
- Incorporate trauma-focused approaches to case management and coach staff to maintain a trauma focus
- Assist with barriers to permanency- provide advocacy and support to help achieve safety, permanency and well-being for children
- Accompany Foster Care Workers on visits to observe and provide feedback and support
- Attend meetings/appointments for Foster Care Workers should a scheduling conflict occur with the Foster Care Worker
- Review and approve monthly reports, service plans, and other case management reports
- Supervise intake and placement of foster children
- Complete performance evaluations at required intervals for Foster Care Workers and intake Coordinators
- Implement knowledge of licensing rules, accreditation standards, and DFCS contract obligations
- Coordinate the Peer Record Review process, in accordance with COA standards
- Assist with referrals and resources for mental health services, developmental services, and other providers
- Develop relationships with community partners and service providers
- Coordinate quarterly foster parent training events
- May carry a caseload for a short time during staff transitions
- Demonstrate UMCH mission-driven values of integrity, excellence and inclusion, and integrate into work environment and ways of work.
- Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in social work, psychology, childhood education, education counseling and psychology, or other human service or behavioral science field, with a minimum of two years of casework experience in a Child-Placing Agency.
- Supervisory experience preferred
- Possess excellent assessment skills and sound judgment
- Own, drive, and maintain an automobile in good working condition, receiving a reimbursement for agency business mileage
- Understand that this job will require some evening and weekend hours of employment, and some after-hour on call responsibilities.
- Be proficient in Microsoft Office (outlook, word, excel, power point)
- Be organized and detailed oriented
- Possess good communication and writing skills
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.