Manager of Foster Care Services

    • Job Tracking ID: 512690-783219
    • Job Location: Port St. Lucie, FL
    • Job Level: Management
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: September 20, 2021
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Under the supervision of the Director of TFFC Service and in cooperation with all other agency personnel, executes the approved program to assist youths, foster families and birth families in identifying and/or acquiring the skills and self-esteem needed to establish and achieve personal goals. Maintains professionalism in all areas, including confidentiality.

HOURS PER WEEK: Exempt

  • Regular hours entail 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday
  • Must be flexible to meet program needs

FUNCTIONS:

  • Oversees recruitment, training, and support services to TFFC foster parents
  • Conducts evaluations of TFFC foster parents
  • Coordinates contacts with schools, mental health agencies, and other relevant community entities
  • Oversees each placement, finalizes individual treatment plans for program youth upon discussion with program staff and foster parents, monitors progress on each case, and amends treatment plans as needed
  • Works collaboratively with Foster Care Licensing Specialist
  • Leads weekly clinical team meetings and weekly TFFC foster parent support meetings
  • Provides/arranges for 24 hour on-call availability for participating parents and program youth
  • Supervises clinical and skills staff program staff assigned to their team
  • Compiles program evaluation data and maintains program files
  • Ensures adherence to all applicable county, state, and other regulations
  • Participates in community liaison activities
  • Provides/oversees proper record keeping and documentation for all clinical and supervisory activities including, but not limited to FSFN notes and in-house daily summaries.

 

 

 

 

Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree with CWCM or CWLC preferred, Master’s degree in social work or related field, preferred
  • Experience with a behavioral approach to treating troubled youth
  • Familiarity with Florida child welfare policies and procedures.
  • Experience with intensive in-home service model
  • Experience assessing and treating families, children and adolescents
  • Experience managing the administrative components of treatment (case documentation, coordination with other community agencies, etc.)
  • Excellent communication skills—verbal and written
  • Supervisory experience
  • Must meet any required state certification or licensing criteria.
  • Valid Florida Driver’s License
  • Ability to travel to other agency locations as required.
  • Vehicle required: Must be safe and dependable

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Word processing: Including responding to e-mails, composing letters, completing computerized documentation, transcribing minutes for meetings, etc.: This involves sitting at a computer for several hours a day
  • Completing paperwork -Such as copying, stapling
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Sit in and/or drive a vehicle up to several hours as needed for transportation.
  • Walk up/down stairs

Benefits

As a full time benefits position, staff is eligible to enroll in medical, dental, vision, FSA, supplemental life insurance, critical illness, enhanced short-term disability, and 401(k) benefits.

In accordance with federal, state & local laws, we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment drug testing.