Foster Care Supervisor - Placement Services - Allegheny

17-Jun-2019, Project STAR - Other
Job Status: Full-Time   Location: Wilkinsburg, PA (Near Regent Square)

Job Summary

Assumes primary responsibility for casework supervision and delivery of services for the foster care program under the Placement Services Program.

Job Relationships

Responsible To: Manager of Placement Services

Workers Supervised: Foster Care Staff


Education: Bachelors Degree in Social Work or related Human Service Field required. Masters preferred.

Licensure: N/A

Certification: N/A

Clearances: Act 73 FBI, Act 34 Criminal Clearance, Act 33 Child Clearance For this position clearances must be obtained period to start date.

**Clearances must be obtained within 30 days of hire in order to continue active employment.

Training and Experience: Minimum of three years experience in Human Services required. Experience working
with diverse populations and/or people with disabilities preferred. Supervisory experience preferred. Valid, current
driver's license and personal automobile liability insurance with a minimum of $300,000 combined single limit
coverage. Approval to verify driving history at the time of authorization and annually; approval to verify insurance
coverage at the time of authorization and semi-annually; approval to verify vehicle registration and inspection at
the time of authorization and annually; Reliable automobile with current inspection. Ability to meet physical and
mental requirements of the job

Job Responsibilities

• Assigns cases and develops schedules and calendars, in cooperation with Manager of Placement Services
• Provides casework supervision for designated foster care staff.
• Assists staff with crisis management as needed
• Participates in “on call” rotation
• Retains all responsibility of a Permanency Specialist III with a limited caseload specifically related to working with families
• Monitors assigned staff to insure appropriate documentation and billing procedures are maintained.
• Tracks weekly staff productivity to assure caseloads are balanced.
• Collaborates with Executive Director, HR Department and program Manager on all aspects of the hiring process including but not limited to, screening resumes, interviewing candidates and completing the tasks outlined in the CI hiring procedure to ensure that all steps are completed.
• Maintain/Track all staff case loads, including case openings and case closure dates.
• Reviews logs, Billing Alerts , Expenses, and Affinity Registrations
• Assists with training new staff in the foster care program.
• Completes six month and/or annual performance evaluations for foster care staff supervised.
• Maintains professional competence and skills through continuing education and supervision
• Attends and contributes to relevant Project STAR staff and team meetings.
• Assist in responsibility for all phases of Resource Family education, certification and re-certification process.
• Assists with monitoring and reporting foster care program outcomes
• Identifies opportunities for staff development and continuing education in conjunction with the Manager.
• Assists with identifying and investigating opportunities for growth and program development
• Assist with pre-service education curriculum development and implementation
• Train pre-service and in-service trainings for families
• Assist with developing and revising all forms and/or policies specific to foster care program
• Participation in CI committees as deemed appropriate

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Linda Allen
[email protected]
The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh
1405 Shady Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Fax: 412-420-2299
Please email resumes and cover letters in PDF format, or you may fax them to the number above. The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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