Director of Foster Care

Gainesville, FL

The primary responsibilities of the Director of Foster Care are to coordinate and supervise the local Foster Care Program and also to supervise/provide oversight to the Region’s Foster Care staff and foster parents/homes in order to fulfill the agency’s mission.

Some key duties of this job include:

  • Achieve and maintain Foster Care Program capacity
  • Recruit, hire, train, evaluate and supervise employees in the Foster Care
  • Ensure compliance with all FBCH|OMC, COA, DCF, CBC and Licensing standards.
  • Conduct periodic inspections of foster homes, client records and ensure compliance with the Foster Care Program policies and procedures.
  • Implement recruitment and retention strategies, licensing and re-licensing processes and supervise foster home
  • Ensure compliance with all provisions/requirements of all contracts with DCF/CBC and work with the Executive Director to explore/pursue contracts/funding for the region’s foster care services.
  • To ensure that every child placed in an OMC foster home for 30 days or more has a documented exposure to the Gospel.
  • Oversee the collection of all available third party payments and client fees.
  • Maintain a cooperative working relationship with community agencies and other referral and funding
  • Plan, monitor and evaluate the annual budget and monthly expenditures of the Foster Care Program, ensuring that program expenditures remain within the budgeted allocations and that budgeted income is billed/received.
  • To ensure the program provides general support for all OMC Foster Families, including 24-hour on-call support, and that the program has 24-hour availability to receive/process placement calls/inquiries.
  • Develop and  implement  an  in-service  training  program  for  all  staff  within  the  department,  in conjunction with the Executive Director and other agency training programs.
  • To participate in continuing education opportunities, including agency in-service training, professional seminars, workshops, and conferences and to ensure that all training requirements for certification as well as those required by OMC, statutes/administrative codes, and/or the local CBC/DCF are fulfilled annually.
  • To represent OMC at booths/speaking events as well as internal meetings as requested by the Executive Director/other programs.
  • To perform all other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work or a comparable human service field and two years of experience, preferably in family foster care or kinship care.
  • Experience in hiring, supervising and budgeting is strongly
  • CWLC (Child Welfare Licensing Counselor) certification through the Florida Certification Board, preferred.  (CWCM or CWCPI certifications are also acceptable.)
  • CWLC (Child Welfare Licensing Counselor), CWCM, or CWCPI full certification through the Florida Certification Board is required within 1 year of the successful completion of Pre-Service Training. (Successful completion includes passing the Post-Test within 2 weeks of the class completion and can include up to two test attempts, the second of which will occur at the Director’s expense).
  • Successful completion of required background screenings
  • Florida Driver’s License within 30 days of hire
  • Has and will maintain a current driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record (6 points or less)

Employee Benefits:

  • $1000 sign-on bonus ($250 upon completion of new hire Relias Trainings, $250 upon successful completion of probation period, $500 at 1 year anniversary)
  • 403b
  • Insurance (Dental, Medical and Vision)
  • Paid Days Off
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