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Assistant Director of Home Finding

Company: Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth
Location: Albany
Posted on: October 12, 2019

Job Description:

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The Assistant Director of Home Finding is responsible for supervising Home Finding Program and the home staff. The Assistant Director of Home Finding monitors the productivity for meeting the outcomes of neighborhood based recruitment and certification of foster homes. The Assistant Director ensures that licensed foster homes remain active, including homes with existing vacancies.

Job Responsibilities

* Assists in managing the statewide Home Finding component of our Therapeutic Foster Care program.

* Responsible for supervising individuals directly responsible for program implementation and ensuring this is accomplished and consistent with the Agency's mission, policies, goals, and objectives.

* Participates in program development efforts, assists with implementing the best practices and ensures all regions are performing in a manner consistent with the needs of the population and partners served.

* Responsible for implementing the statewide recruitment and retention of foster homes to assure our foster parents receive the appropriate support and training needed for our program to deliver the best outcomes for youth and families.

* Ensure adherence to the regulations of the New York State Office of Children and Families, the standards of excellence endorsed by the Child Welfare League of America and the Council of Accreditation for Children and Family Services, Inc.

* Responsible for creating a safe and risk-reduced environment which is essential for effective treatment, good planning, efficient operations and the long-term preservation of the organization. To the extent, that risk is recognized and identified, and formally managed, persons served, employees, foster families and Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth will be safer, and treatment and services will be of higher quality.

Job Requirements

*Master's degree in social work or a related field preferred. 1 to 3 years' experience in Foster Care Home Finding required.

* Minimum 4 years of experience working with children and families or related childcare or human services environment.

* Minimum 2 years of supervisory/management experience

* Travel is statewide and approximately 90% for the position. Overnight travel will be required.

* Must have a flexible schedule to include night and weekend hours

* Must have a valid driver's license and clean driving record.

* Ability to work with economically and culturally diverse population.

* Skills: strong organizational and time management skills, and an ability to work effectively within a multi-service agency

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor s legal duty to furnish information.

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