Foster Care Manager II

$500 SIGNING BONUS

Get paid to make a difference in our community while working in a team environment and receiving great benefits! There are opportunities for growth and advancement and benefits include scholarships toward a degree or certificate program.

Community Connections Children’s Mental Health Program is looking for a full-time Foster Care Manager II.

The Foster Care Manager is responsible for recruitment, training, licensing and day to day management of the Therapeutic Foster Care program. The position requires day to day supervision and decision making in regards to providing the highest quality, wraparound, trauma informed, and family centered therapeutic foster care services.  The position closely collaborates with many Children’s Mental Health team members as well as State of Alaska employees. This position will ensure the compliance, quality and development of the agency’s foster care programming.   All Community Connections employees are expected to contribute to the professional reputation of the agency through understanding and promoting the organization’s mission and core values in all aspects of services.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

Foster Care Coordinator

DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Performs supervisory functions: interviews, provides ongoing training and support, conducts performance reviews, initiates staff recognition, and addresses performance issues and concerns;
  • Manages all licensing activities of Therapeutic Foster Homes according to state regulations and Child Placement Agency License requirements, including the accurate and timely completion of all required documentation;
  • Provides administrative oversight to treatment foster parents, including processing billings, maintaining files, providing recognition, addressing concerns, and overseeing contractual compliance;
  • Effectively recruits, screens, and interviews Therapeutic Foster Care contractors to ensure an adequate number of placement options to meet program goals;
  • Effectively engages with foster parents to support retention and professional development, to include development and delivery of foster parent trainings;
  • Oversees the quality, accuracy and completeness of Therapeutic Foster Care parent documentation;
  • Creates, supports, implements, and manages systems to ensure agency and foster parent compliance with regulations, accreditation, and treatment foster care standards;
  • Manages relationships and networks with referring sources throughout the state to generate appropriate client referrals and placements;
  • Manages and supports pre-placement activities for children moving into foster homes;
  • Actively coordinates program improvement and development to meet standards for licensing, and CARF;

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Ability to positively influence others to achieve goals and objectives;
  • Ability to be friendly and outgoing, with a notably positive attitude;
  • Skilled in organization and efficiency to develop and sustain systems;
  • Ability to manage complex tasks with attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Skilled in professional oral and written communication;
  • Ability to accurately document events, provide detailed records for clients, the state, and the agency;
  • Ability to effectively work with a team and maintain positive working relationships;
  • Skilled in therapeutic interventions for children and foster parents;
  • Ability to effectively train and present to diverse populations;
  • Ability to act decisively and with fairness;
  • Ability to listen and asks for clarification when necessary, avoid defensiveness, and seek mutual understanding;
  • Skilled in providing feedback to and seeking feedback from team members, family members, and supervisor in a constructive way;
  • Skilled in computer applications related to the work including, but not limited to, database, spreadsheet and word processing programs;
  • Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations related to key areas of responsibility;
  • Skilled in professional interactions and communication techniques with diverse populations including families, team members, supervisors and the public
  • Ability to utilize initiative and leadership, organize own work, coordinate projects, set priorities, meet deadlines and follow up on assignments with a minimum of direction;
  • Ability to use independent judgment within established policy and procedural guidelines.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA, BS degree in psychology, social work, rehabilitation, nursing or a closely related human service field, from an accredited college or university. Years of experience may be substituted for degree requirement;
  • Four years’ experience in community-based behavioral health services for children and families to include writing and implementing individual service plans and intervention strategies;
  • Three years working with individuals experiencing an out of home placement;
  • Two years managing programs with regulatory and licensing requirements;

Must be able to pass a criminal background check under agency guidelines and state regulations.

PREFERRED

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, human services or a closely related field;
  • Experience developing and providing training.

REQUIRED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION

Must be able to obtain First Aid and CPR certification.  A valid Alaska State Driver’s License and vehicle liability insurance is required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT

This position is community, home and school based and requires the candidate to have a reliable vehicle to be able to transport customers and travel between work locations. The work schedule will require flexibility with days and hours worked based on customer and foster parent needs. This position requires monthly travel between Prince of Wales and Ketchikan.

COMPENSATION and BENEFITS

Full-time $56,160.00 – $67,057.98/year DOE

Benefits: health, vision & dental, life insurance, 401K retirement plan with 6% employer match, employee scholarships toward degree programs.

TO APPLY

Download the printable application packet.

Send in applications along with a cover letter to hiring@comconnections.org or drop off at our Ketchikan or Craig office.