Director of Prevention and Permanency Services

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POST DATE 9/15/2016
END DATE 10/14/2016

Christian Family Care Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix, AZ
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Masters Degree


Job Description:

The Statewide Director of Prevention and Permanency Services is responsible for oversight of the Pregnancy and Adoption Programs (Infant, DES, and Kinship), the Specialized Youth Permanency (SYP) Program, Safe Families for Children initiative, and Wrap/Coach Family Support Services, including supervision of direct practice and support staff. Furthermore, this position will be responsible for the management of program budgets and program development. This position ensures that the Permanency programs meet accreditation and licensure standards. This position oversees the development and coordination of the orientations, education, and certification of CFC s prospective adoptive families, Safe Family host families, and Safe Family Coach Supervisor. This position is responsible for accurate maintenance of client files, program statistics, timely collection of fees, timely submission of court reports, Agency One-Page Plans, and Dashboard reports. Essential Functions: This position reports to the Chief Programs Officer and has the responsibility for activities associated with the services provided in the Adoption/Pregnancy, SYP, and Safe Families for Children initiative.Supervises the Adoption & Pregnancy Supervisors, Adoption/Pregnancy Administrative Assistant, Safe Family for Children Family Coach Supervisor, Safe Family for Children Program Coordinator, and SYP Coordinator.Responsible for professional development of program staff, including the following primary areas: Impact of trauma on children, bonding and attachment, parenting skills for challenging children, infertility and other grief-related issues, transitioning of children, transracial placements, and other issues specific to permanency and child abuse prevention for children.Conversant with Arizona state laws governing the needs of the client as they pertain to custody arrangements, extended guardianship, paternity issues, relinquishment, adoption, ICWA, and ICPC regulations.Develop yearly budget in conjunction with the management team and maintain oversight of program expenses and timely collection of fees. Work with supervisors to manage budgetary needs.Develop and present (with other staff, adoptive parents, birth parents, etc.) infant adoption classes in order to prepare families for healthy open adoption.In collaboration with other program staff, plan and present group and individual infant adoption information meetings and local church Safe Family for Children orientations and trainings.Act as program liaison to prospective clients or community partners with questions or concerns for Pregnancy, Adoption, and Safe Families for Children.Provide monthly program report to Chief Programs Officer and oversee the report to the national office of Safe Family for Children.Responsible for program public relations/marketing, including attending meetings, creating written materials (in collaboration with Marketing/Advancement staff), and building relationships with those involved in referral.Expand the referral base for the recruitment of adoptive families, at-risk families, and birth parents seeking decision-making counseling.Develop and maintain relationships with local and national human services agencies.Assumes lead responsibility for submission of program proposals for all government grants, including requests for proposals for state contracts.Other duties as assigned. Qualifications requested:Has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Must agree with CFC Statement of Faith.Master s degree required in one of the following areas: Social Work, Counseling, or other related field.Minimum of three (3) years experience in social work, counseling, or related fields; at least one (1) year of experience in pregnancy and adoption services; state licensure is preferred.This position requires a high degree of motivation to grow and develop programs state wide.Knowledge and experience with the impact of trauma on children, grief and loss counseling, family systems counseling, adoption issues, open adoption, child development, and the development of healthy Christian families.Knowledge of budget planning and administration, office and personnel management.Knowledge of the licensing, certification, and/or child welfare and social services agencies.Detail-oriented planning and supervision, maintaining a schedule and meeting deadlines, appointing quality team managers, encouraging cooperation, and delegating workloads successfully.Excellent verbal and written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills required.Computer skills: moderate proficiency in common applications, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. Note that this job post is a summary of expected job functions and qualifications. A full job description will be provided during the recruiting process. Come join the CFC family and make a difference in the life of Arizona s children! Christian Family Care offers competitive salary and an excellent benefits package, including medical/dental, life insurance, LTD, 403(b) retirement plan, and more. Christian Family Care has a multi-step interview process for all qualified applicants, including interviews and supplemental documentation. Please be aware that CFC receives many applications daily for our open positions. Unfortunately, we are not in a position to respond individually to each applicant. In the event that you do not receive a response to your application, it means that CFC does not intend to extend an opportunity to you to interview for the position. Please no phone calls and thank you in advance for your interest in CFC.

Company Description:

At Christian Family Care, we work together to fulfill our mission to strengthen families and serve at-risk children in the name of Jesus Christ. We envision a future in which every child is loved and nurtured in a Christ-centered family, and we are looking for team members who are passionate and dedicated to realizing this vision throughout Arizona.

God has given CFC the opportunity to make a huge impact in 2015! In one year, our staff has facilitated 160 adoptions. In addition, 897 children were placed into Christ-centered foster homes, with an additional 139 children permanently taken out of Arizona's foster care system. CFC is committed to strengthening families and has thus served over 233 children and 177 biological parents through our Visitation Program. Lastly, the care given by CFC families is evident in a low disruption rate of 2%, compared to the State disruption rate of 11%.

Christian Family Care not only provides fulfillment and a mission-driven ministry to its employees; we also strive to engage our team professionally and personally. This goal is evidenced by our certification as a Best Christian Workplace for four years!