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Position Title:  

Sr. Director Community / Child Welfare Programs

Agency:  
The Village Family Services
Job Location:  
Date Posted:  

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA
1/3/2013

Job Level:  
Senior Manager
Job Category:  
Social Work - Child Welfare
Job Status:  
Fulltime Salaried
Salary Range:  

Varies by Experience

Job Description:  

AGENCY OVERVIEW:
The Village Family Services is Southern California’s leading bilingual family wellness agency providing safety and permanency to children and youth. Our mission is ambitious yet critical: protect children from abuse, preserve families, and build a stronger, safer community for all. In carrying out our mission, we are distinguished by:
•An overriding philosophy that children and families come first – all the time, in all ways
•A compassionate, bilingual professional staff dedicated to creating positive outcomes for children, doing whatever it takes
•A comprehensive collection of programs that work together to break the cycle of abuse and promote healing
•An approach to care that unites compassion with professionalism and expertise

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Director of Child Welfare/Community Programs oversees and is ultimately responsible for the agencies Foster Family Program (FFA), Intensive Treatment Foster Care (ITFC) Program, Adoption, and Transitional Age Youth Services.

The Director must be a strong leader who is an energetic self-starter who has both the ability to be a strategic thinker and the skills necessary to manage the hands-on, day-to-day issues as well as organization planning and supervision of all child welfare and community based programs a manner that maximizes youth involvement.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong organizational and management skills, effective interpersonal skills, knowledge of financial management, and competency in running events and managing staff. The candidate must also have a strong interest to work with 10-18 year olds and experience working with this age group.

REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS:
Education:
Master’s Degree in Social Work
LCSW and 5+ years of management/leadership experience is required.

1.Knowledge of the principles and practices of child welfare and community outreach
2.Knowledge of WRAP Around services
3.Community engagement and development experience preferred
4.Knowledge and experience with Transitional Age Youth, Shelters and shelter populations, homeless population, and LGBTQ youth and adults.
5.Knowledge of business principles
6.Knowledge of relevant legislation and regulations
7.Title 22 Experience a Must
8.DMH contract Experience a Must
9.Experience with multiple child, welfare and community programs
10.Dedicated professional in the child welfare field
11.Bilingual English/Spanish

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
All of the responsibilities listed below are considered essential functions of this position. Additionally, this position is expected to ensure that the core operating values and the strategic direction of the agency are adhered to.

•Must have ability to oversee multiple site locations
•Engage the community in support of children and families and further develop community based resources
•Assures the safety and well-being of the children entrusted to the programs and maintains a nurturing and supportive environment.
•Provide ongoing management of a program of excellence for children and families
•Responsible for managing the resources of FFA, Adoption and ITFC Program so as to maximize the quality of client services and promote the growth and development of program staff
•Lead team, by establishing open communication, support and accountability
•Plan and implement training and professional development for staff
•Ensure staff is trained to engage children and families effectively in order to achieve desired goals for families and agency.
•Facilitate & attend child and family team conferences as needed.
•Work with QA team to ensure an accountability system for continuous quality improvement and compliance with all requirements.
•Responsible for ensuring that reports and casework contacts are completed within expected timeframes
•Develop and maintain relationships with referral sources and partner agencies and will participate in external training and public education activities as time permits.
•Work closely with all other agency programs

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
Due to the nature of the workflow and level of responsibility this individual maintains a flexible schedule, which may go beyond a forty-hour workweek.
COMPETENCY:

To perform the job successfully, an individual must demonstrate the following competencies


Analytical Ability
Cost Consciousness
Problem solving
Project Management, Planning & Organizing
Business Acumen
Interpersonal Skills
Excellent oral & written communication
Teamwork
Change Management
Delegation
Excellent Leadership and Management skillsQuality Management
Must be adaptable
Motivational skills
Strong Ethics & Judgment Organizational Support
Strategic Planning & Management Excellent Attendance & PunctualityProfessional Demeanor
Takes initiative



Resumé Required:  
Yes
Cover Letter Required:  
Yes
Application Required:  

Yes

Contact Name/Address:  

The Village Family Services
Attn:Krista Brown
Sr. Dir. of Human Resources
6736 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
Ste. # 200
North Hollywood, CA 91606

Contact (Phone):  
818-755-8786 ext. 1054
Contact (Fax):  
818-824-9996
Contact (E-mail):  

hr@thevillagefs.org

Additional Info:  

www.thevillagefs.org

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