Casey Family Programs, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is the nation’s largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families across America. Founded in 1966, we work in 50 states, the District of Columbia and two territories and with more than a dozen tribal nations to influence long-lasting improvements to the safety and success of children, families and the communities where they live. We value diversity and respect for individuals in the workplace.
This position assists the Director and Senior Director – Field Office in the management of Field Office prevention and permanency services both administratively and clinically. The Supervisor, Prevention and Permanency Services, supervises prevention specialist and permanency expeditors who are working with youth in or at risk of entering the foster care system with the objectives of ensuring that no child ages out of foster care without legal and relational permanence and improving overall well-being outcomes for children, youth, young adults and families. In collaboration with the Director, the Supervisor assists in assuring that the CFS workforce is focused on achieving organizational goals through their direct practice and consultation roles. This position works with the Director to build and improve access to community resources so that families are better able to meet the needs of their children.
Collaborates with the Director Field Office to develop, maintain, and evaluate services that are focused on prevention, increased permanency and improved well-being outcomes for youth. Encourages innovative approaches that promote positive outcomes and have the potential to spread to other jurisdictions. Collaborates with internal and external partners to gather and evaluate data to determine efficacy of services and strategies and to promote data driven decision making.
Serves as a change agent with internal/external partners in the deepening of permanency planning services for youth that are in or at risk of entering care. This includes identifying, assessing and implementing programs and strategies that have demonstrated results in achieving outcomes, specifically in the area of accelerating and increasing the identification of permanent lifelong connections for children and youth.
Responds to after-hours requests and crisis situations involving youth and families enrolled in full case management.
Keeps apprised of current clinical practices and develops proposals, standards, and methods to improve the quality of services to youth and families.
Other duties as assigned.
A Master's Degree in Social Work or Master’s Degree in an area of study focusing on direct practice in child welfare that includes a clinical internship or practicum.
A minimum of six years of combined clinical practice and supervisory experience is required. A minimum of two years of public child welfare experience is preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge of social work practice and theory, specifically in the areas of human development, group and individual therapy, systems family therapy, community development, conflict resolution, cross-cultural intervention, substance abuse, domestic violence and mental health systems issues and basic casework methods is required.
Expertise in the areas of permanency, improved well-being outcomes for youth in care, and family engagement, community supports and evidenced based and promising practices aimed at strengthening families and ensuring child safety required. Clinical expertise in the area of family systems and knowledge in the areas of substance abuse, mental health and domestic violence necessary.
Experience in clinical supervision, administration, budgeting, office management, project management, and personnel management is required, along with a commitment to lifelong learning.
A balance of assertiveness and diplomacy is critical, as well as effective listening skills and excellent verbal and written communications skills.
The ability to lead or collaborate with a team of professionals at all levels within Casey and externally is imperative to this position as well as valuing a diversity of work styles, people, directions, and functions.
Workplace practices at Casey Family Programs encourage respect for diversity and individual differences.
Ability to manage projects to organization outcomes, including work plan development and consultation and coaching skills.
Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, SharePoint, and Outlook) as well as electronic case management systems required.
Travel of up to 30% required.
Physical requirements include the ability to lift and reach for light objects; close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data, text, and figures; ability to type utilizing a computer keyboard; ability to travel to outside locations; and the ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time as a primary job function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Driving on Casey business may require use of personal vehicle; adherence to vehicle safety guidelines and qualification for insurance is required.
Casey Family Programs is an equal opportunity employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resources at 206-378-4699 or firstname.lastname@example.org.