Position Summary: The Home Finding Department is responsible for the recruitment, training and certification of all foster homes within Children’s Aid. With approximately 500 homes either in the process of certification or certified, Home Finding is the initial contact for prospective foster parents with the agency’s foster care division within Children’s Aid. The Home Finding Department seeks to ensure a highly quality of care for children in the agency’s care as well as highly quality of customer service for our foster parents. Children’s Aid has four foster care programs within the agency including Family Foster Care, Therapeutic Foster Care, Medical Foster Care and Medical Foster Care for Developmental Disabilities. The Home Finding Supervisor is responsible for ensuring the compliance of the department as well as supervision of staff.
Provide Quality Assurance to the Homefinding Department that includes approximately 500 homes across four programs including: Family Foster Care, Therapeutic Family Foster Care, Medical Foster Care and Medical Foster Care for Developmental Disabilities.
Work in close collaboration with Intake staff, Case Planning staff as well as the Administration for Children’s Services and Office of Children and Family Services to ensure the optimal and holistic care of the children in the agency’s care as well as compliance.
Responsible for oversight of compliance including but not limited to: clearances, foster parent training, Safety Assessments and Office of Special Investigations as well as Youth Voices for all foster homes including tracking and documentation.
Supervises Homefinding staff.
Reviews and approves foster home recertifications.
Oversees maintenance of foster parent records within databases and foster home record to ensure compliance, accuracy and consistency.
Other duties as necessary.
Master’s degree in Social Work, Mental Health, or a relevant field required; plus, homefinding experience.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Strong clinical assessment skills.
Proven track record of meeting and exceeding contractual requirements and targets.
Significant management experience in a fast-paced work environment.
Demonstrated ability to handle emergency situations.
Excellent verbal, writing and organizational skills.
Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
Computer literate including CONNECTIONS. Experience with Evolv is also desired.
Bilingual in Spanish and English is a plus.