Southeastern Synod ELCA

Director Children and Family Services

Employment Opportunity

October 29, 2019

Title: Director Departments: Children and Family Services Reports To: Chief Operating Officer Date: October 25, 2019 Summary: . Inspiritus is seeking a Director of Children and Family Services (CFS) who can lead the CFS team as it navigates the changing CFS landscape created by the Families First Prevention Services Act. The Director is responsible for the day-to-day and long-term supervision, growth and enhancement of the programs within Children and Family Services (CFS) which currently includes foster care (focusing on children with high medical and behavioral needs) and family intervention services. This is a full-time, exempt salary position with program management responsibilities, including, but not limited to, contract management and compliance, financial management, community outreach and marketing, staff development, tracking and monitoring of program service delivery and expansion into new programmatic areas. The ideal candidate will also be a team player open to collaboration with leadership and other program staff in building the capacity of Inspiritus as it guides children and families whose lives have been disrupted on a path from surviving to thriving. Responsibilities: • Plans, organizes and coordinates the development, implementation and management of Children and Family Services; • Ensures that Extended Reach (EMR) is utilized effectively in each program; • Assists with training of new employees; • Monitors contractual and grant compliance changes; • Reviews program policies, making changes when required to improve program performance or to remain in compliance with regulatory, funding requirements; • Generates required or assigned reports; • Makes necessary external alliances to stay abreast of State of Georgia Department of Human Services’ RBWO requirements, Office of Regulatory Child Care Services Rules and Regulations for Child Placing Agencies; • Works in partnership with community partners to implement Family Intervention Services and reporting needs; • In partnership with COO and Vice President of Development, explores funding opportunities to sustain, expand and diversify programming and financial resources; • Embraces a data driven organization and uses dashboards and the PQI process to monitor and strengthen progress and compliance; • As needed, participates in state level Critical Incident Review Team meetings to provide expertise; • Attends statewide and regional meetings on behalf of Inspiritus. Serves as a primary point of contact for statewide coalition groups related to the assigned program areas; • Collaborates with Director of Quality and Performance Enhancement to review program dashboards to ensure the Children and Family Services programs meet or exceed PQI and other critical data targets (Strategic Plan goals, Performance and Quality Improvement goals, and Critical Data Entry); • Audits program documentation to ensure that program staff documentation meets requirements and serves the interest of the clients served; • Reviews Extended Reach and identifies any trends in the region that impact compliance with RBWO minimum standards, CPA Rules, and Accreditation standards. Provides training and follow up to correct any areas of need; • Conducts regular Children and Family Services staff meetings; • Identifies, initiates and develops business relationships with potential partners, e.g., state, federal, county, private, for-profit and non-profit in partnership with the team; • Supports quality assurance, quality improvement and corrective actions; • Works with the Director of Quality and Performance Enhancement to ensure Children and Family Services policies are current and in compliance with the manual; • Participates on Inspiritus committees when applicable; • Participates in leadership meetings as required Non-Essential Responsibilities: • Performs other duties as assigned to meet program needs. Supervisory Responsibilities: • Hires and supervises all Children and Family Services program leadership staff; • Assists hiring staff in interviewing and selecting new staff; • Conducts performance reviews. Recommends or initiates personnel actions such as salary increases, promotions, disciplinary actions including performance improvement plans and terminations; • Ensures training requirements and needs are met; Financial Responsibilities: • Work in partnership with the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer to develop and oversee program budgets, monthly monitoring, and assurance of timely payment receipt for services rendered. Minimum Qualifications: • Master’s Degree in related field of study from an accredited university; • Licensure as an LCSW preferred • Must have a minimum of five (5) years supervisory experience; • At least ten (10) years of experience in social services programming; • At least eight (8) years of experience in Foster Care; • At least five (5) years of experience as a Program Manager; • Experience developing and managing budgets; • Ability to use data to analyze work performance and take actions to improve outcomes; • Ability to implement and monitor systems designed to improve work flow; • Ability and desire to work within a team and to work independently; • Ability to make difficult decisions after reviewing available information; • Experience dealing with issues with consumers and the community; • Strong verbal and written communication skills; • Strong team building and leadership skills. Ability to take initiative; • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications; • Must have the ability to communicate with all persons in a culturally competent manner; • Must be sensitive to the service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics; • Must hold a valid Georgia Driver’s license and have personal auto insurance and a good driving record Desired Qualifications: • Extensive knowledge of Extended Reach (EMR), data analysis, COA, and Families First Preventions Services Act • Excellent knowledge of State of Georgia, DHS, ORCC Rules and Regulations for Child Placing Agencies; Success Factors: • Ability to work in a team environment with a diverse group of people; • Ability to embrace change and support the mission of Inspiritus Physical Demands: Regularly required to talk and hear. Required to stand, walk, sit, use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls: and reach with hands and arms. Required to operate personal vehicle. Employee frequently lifts and or moves up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Working Conditions: While performing the responsibilities of this job, the employee travels by automobile and is exposed to changing weather conditions. Travel up to 35% of work time. Inspiritus is a mobile work force so employees must have the ability to work from home, in the field and from Inspiritus offices, as necessary.


Contact Information

Sindy Howery

Location

Inspiritus
230 Peachtree Street NW Suite 1100
1100
Atlanta, GA 30303