The Treatment Family Foster Care Supervisor will provide supervision to five Case Planners supporting families within Manhattan. The foster care program is prepared to deal with the widest range of child welfare situations—from temporary situations that allow birth families to address issues until they can be reunited, to specialized homes with highly trained foster parents for children who need constant care for chronic medical and developmental conditions, or children reacting to trauma.
•Supervision of Family Foster Care Unit providing services aimed at meeting permanency and service needs of adolescent youth and their families.
•Provide close supervision, training and guidance to case managers to ensure safe, effective discharge planning within The Child Success Model.
•Act as liaison to Administration for Children’s Services and Family Court reviewing all staff’s reports and notes prior to submittal to ACS and Court.
•Provide leadership and support to staff regarding Preparing Youth for Adulthood (PYA) policy and practice.
•Lead staff in developing safe, effective discharge plans for young adults transitioning from foster care.
• Have a demonstrated expertise in the provision of services to youth in foster care.
•Participate in Family Team Conferences, staff training and planning sessions.
•Other duties as needed.
•Master’s Degree in Social Work or relevant Master’s in other social services field required.
•Minimum of 5 years post-MSW experience required.
•Thorough working knowledge of foster care and adoption system.
•Excellent oral and written communication skills.
•Excellent organizational and management skills.
•Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and to relate to birth parents, foster parents and children.
Children’s Aid is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. Qualified candidates from underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.
Please apply online through Children’s Aid website – Job ID: 003575