Foster Care Licensing Supervisor | Agency-wide

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

Develop, implement, and coordinate licensing and training standards for the Foster Care Program for Methodist Home for Children.  Responsible for the supervision and consultation of assigned Foster Care Licensing Specialist.

MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Oversee the tasks and administration of the licensing team with regard to day-to-day operations, and direct supervision of assigned Specialists.
  2. Supervise Foster Care Licensing Specialist and oversee duties including but not limited to: recruitment, training and licensing of all new foster homes, maintaining all current foster homes, maintaining all current licenses for all foster homes, overseeing in-service training and oversight of foster parent development.
  3. Responsible for the budget fiscal management including, but not limited to: budget development, budget planning and oversight, and maintaining expenses associated with training and licensing.
  4. Perform direct services including pre-service training, in-service training, recruitment, licensing and managing foster home caseload.
  5. Complete home studies for pre-adoptive families.
  6. Demonstrate familiarity and competence in licensing laws and policies of North Carolina.
  7. Assure that all licensure and accreditation standards are met or exceeded.
  8. Conduct appropriate support, supervision, and consultation of assigned staff with appropriate frequency, regularity, and documentation associated with such activities.
  9. Provide supervisory availability to assigned staff, back up consultation to foster and therapeutic foster homes and youths being served, as well as emergency assistance 24 hours per day.
  10. Serve as a liaison to DSS, DMH and other community agencies regarding any treatment planning issues and needs of and services to youth being served in Foster Care, Therapeutic Foster Care, and Adoption Services.
  11. Perform other duties as requested by Director of Foster Care and Adoptions & Adoption Supervisor.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in a human service field from an accredited College or University and three (3) years of experience working in the child welfare, adoption, and/or mental health fields.

Skills/Working Conditions
  • Must maintain a valid Driver’s License and an acceptable driving record.
  • Must be insurable by Methodist Home for Children’s insurance carrier.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends, and holidays.
  • Must successfully complete all phases of pre-service and on-going training, including, but not limited to, physical restraint training, First Aid, CPR, Universal Precautions, and medication administration.
  • Must be able to work in occasionally high pressure, high stress environment.
  • Must be able to provide 24 hour on-call supervision.
  • Computer literacy, advanced writing and editing skills, and organizational skills are essential.
  • High level of accuracy and detail orientation required.
  • Possible exposure to infectious diseases.
Physical Requirements
  • Must provide a negative drug screen result prior to employment.
  • Must pass a post-employment physical and TB test and on-going physical assessments as required.
  • Have the ability to perform physical demands associated with daily operational functions and client interactions, such as walking, standing, bending, and lifting.
  • Have the ability to comprehend and produce accurate program documentation, including, but not limited to, foster parent documentation, client documentation, and community correspondence.
  • Have the ability to communicate professionally in both verbal and written formats with consumers, including, but not limited to, parents, colleagues, and community service providers.
  • Have the ability to provide on-going visual and physical proximity observation of clients and adoptive families.
  • Have the ability to participate in extensive travel.
  • Have the ability to drive for agency related events during the day or night.
  • Regular attendance at primary worksite and agency related events.

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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