Bachelors degree in Social Work or Masters degree in Social Work or Human services fieldl from an accredited college or university.
Develops and Implements a foster care and adoption recruitment plan including purpose, specific goals, plan of action with timeline and estimated costs
Develops and maintains relationships with referring agencies, DCF, JJA and others assessing their needs for foster care placements and keeping them informed of progress
Recruits foster and adoptive families through advertisements, contacts, speaking engagements, community activities and/or referring agencies
Completes written documentation of training for prospective foster families
Develops a support system and resources for prospective resource families and assist them in utilizing those supports
Participates in team meetings, sharing pertinent information regarding recruitment and resource development
Conducts PS-MAPP and Deciding Together preparation for prospective resource families.
Directly supervises Resource Specialists, Resource Workers and Licensing Specialists.
Participates in scheduling, employee evaluations, performance improvement, and resolves staff conflicts
Provides leadership for staff
Meets regularly with assigned team staff to provide case consultation and feedbak on performance
Monitors overall client and foster parent satisfaction of program and evaluates for performance improvement. Advises program director of the findings
Liaison with DCF, courts, schools, providers, and communities, keeping them informed of the Foster Care Program
Oversees foster family licensing, training and development
Assures that all foster families meet SFCS/KDHE guidelines for initial and annual reassessment
Develops and implements foster parent retention activities with input and assistance of other staff
Leads, organizes, and oversees monthly foster parent support group with assistance of staff
Participates in preparation of monthly foster parent newsletters
Develops and monitors corrective action and partnership development plans with foster parents when they are out of compliance or need growth in specific areas
Provides case management services and fills in for other staff as needed
Completes written documentation in staff, client and foster family files in a concise and timely manner
Implements SFCS policies and follows directives as required. Follows and adheres to all pertinent SFCS Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's), rules, personnel policies and procedures; related accreditation and licensure standards; and federal, state and local rules, statutes, regulations, and contractual terms
Is knowledgeable of and follows all safety procedures
Reports unusual incidents through appropriate Risk Management, clinical and safety channels
Ensures clients' rights are protected
Saint Francis manages cases for children who are available for adoption, whose parental rights have been severed through the court system or...