Group Home Regional Manager, Foster Care
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POSITION:SPLASH REGIONAL MANAGER (Exempt)
PAY RANGE:$26,500 to $57,000 per year (DOEE)
RESPONSIBLE TO:Program Director
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This position supervises SPLASH Houses within GAP Ministries and encourages staff in order to achieve the overall objective of providing quality care and services to children and families served by the program.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The primary duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
1.Provide leadership to SPLASH House Managers to promote quality services to children, youth and families.
2.Manage support staff assigned to your regional team to cover transportations as well as Night Out in the most cost effective manner. Staff schedules should be planned two months in advance.
3.Manage the appropriate number of children in each home with the proper support and report success or areas of need weekly.
4.Manage the attendance of Splash Regional Managers or Splash House Manager to Family Court, FCRB, Family Team meetings, and Staffings.
5.Identify staff needs relating to training and report to Program Director.
6.Manage the on-line calendar. Review and confirm schedules in advance with our on-line calendar at least one week out, identifying and resolving conflicts in advance.
7. Schedule doctor and dental appointments in line with state guidelines. Also schedule referrals for specialists. Schedule transportation for therapy and visits for children. Assign transporters to best utilize the resources of GAP.
8.Coordinate McKinney Vento, Mentor Kids, Youth Haven, Friends of Foster Care services to best serve the ministry as well as the child.
9.Answer SPLASH office phones, handle in-coming calls and take messages. Utilize call log on-line to document phone calls.
10.Maintain children’s files as needed for state requirements. Forward appropriate information to Case Managers when applicable.
11.When scheduling, take into account child to staff ratio. Facilitate house parent time off which benefits ministry financially (i.e. Combine houses during youth haven, etc.)
12.Complete tracking paperwork related to one on one or group training in order to update personnel files.
13.Complete documentations and report to Program Director relating to complaints, significant incidents and appropriate staff documentation.
14.In home visits to maintain sufficient direct contact with children to make own assessment of children’s progress, needs, problems and prepare monthly reports for GAP file and DES case manager. (Direct care in homes for respite care.)
15.Prepare updates, agenda items or training for the weekly staff meeting with House Parent Managers.
16.Coordinate process for intake and discharge of each child relating to paperwork and files; and develop a service plan with goals and progress (within 7 days), conference with case manager and House Parent Managers when needed. Prepare a discharge summary of each child within 15 days of discharge to be filed with the Case Manger and the GAP office.
17.Encourage staff and give guidance, counsel and training as needed related to working with difficult children and running a household.
18.In general, ensure that staff and facility are in compliance with policies and procedures established by the state and GAP.
19.Personally grow in leadership and spiritual life as outlined on current annual review.
20.Provide input to Program Director regarding improvements to policy and procedures.
21.Write annual reviews for all House Parent Managers, Assistant House Parent Managers and Support Staff and provide input for annual review of peers.
22.Other appropriate tasks as assigned by the Program Director.
- Job Requirements:
1.Bachelor in Social Work or a related field and/or a minimum 2 year working in the child welfare or child care services field with experience with CPS investigations, case management and working knowledge of Behavior Health Systems.
2.Must be at least 22 years of age.
4.Ability to multi-task and handle busy phones and office while demonstrating a positive attitude to the public.
5.Proven ability to effectively function in a multi-faceted agency in a teamwork manner.
6.Positive attitude reflecting an approach style of bringing solutions not problems to the team.
7.Must have the ability to maintain confidentiality and consistently exercise discretion and good judgment.
8.Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
9.Have a current drivers license and meet the insurability requirements of GAP Ministries. Also, have a vehicle, which is considered safe, insured at state mandated levels, and may be used to transport children in the event the agency vehicle is unavailable.
1.Successfully pass FBI fingerprint clearance, criminal history check through the Department of Economic Security, and independent background check.
2.Reference checks of those listed on application.
3.Have valid Driver License in effect for at least 3 years. Driving record (MVR) from Department of Motor Vehicles can have only a maximum of two moving violations or at fault accidents in any combination in the past three years and no major moving violations within the past 3 years.*
*Drivers age 22-25: MVR should reflect no moving violations, no accidents and no major violations.
4.Have a vehicle, which is considered safe, insured at state (DCS) mandated levels, and may be used to transport children in the event the agency van is unavailable. Auto insurance meeting state (DCS) minimum coverage requirements are: Injury per person: $100,000, Injury per accident: $300,000, and Property damage: $25,000. Mileage is reimbursed for use of personal vehicle.
5.Own a smart phone capable of accessing, including but not limited to: Internet, email, and online time and attendance system/application.
6.Proficient in the use of a personal computer and corresponding programs; preferably experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Gmail and Google Calendar or similar web-based and computer programs.
7.Must pass tuberculosis (TB) screen, mandatory drug screen and physical examination as required by appropriate licensing authority.
8.Completion of staff training courses, read operation manual and Article 74.
9.Must be First Aid and CPR certified with documentation.
10.Be able to perform various physical tasks outlined in House Parent Manager Job Description. Have manual dexterity; auditory and visual skills.
11.Human Resource package completed.
12.Obtain medical release/permission to fulfill all physical tasks should any health issue develop or emerge.
- Highly Desired:
Bachelor in Social Work or a related field and/or a minimum 2 year working in the child welfare or child care services field with experience with CPS investigations, case management and working knowledge of Behavior Health Systems.
- Reports To:
- Program Director