Director of Foster Care Services Knoxville TN

The Foster Care Director is responsible for direction of all Foster Care service delivery within the Family Service District including, but not limited to, Foster Care, Services to Birth Parents, and Outpatient or Referral Counseling. These responsibilities include program development and coordination; training, supervising, and scheduling of personnel; operation of the program consistent with agency policies and procedures; budgetary oversight; the physical operation of the area offices; assurance of client safety and client rights; and direction of treatment planning and casework services to clients. The Foster Care Director also assists the Administrator with special projects and provides administrative support in the absence of the Administrator.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS

The Foster Care Director must hold a minimum of a Master's Degree in social work or related field with a minimum of three years of experience in foster care and/or adoption services.
The Foster Care Director must also have a minimum of two years of experience in supervision or administration of social services.
Desired qualification would include post-graduate continuing education in social services and licensure in social work or counseling.
The candidate must hold a valid driver's license.
The director must possess good written, oral and telephone skills, and the ability to lead group meetings.
The director must subscribe to the agency’s Mission Statement and Organizational Values.
The director must demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to the various cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of the clients and staff members.
OTHER JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Direct casework toward the timely attainment of a permanent placement for the youth.
Assure proper casework services and case documentation as required by agency and licensing standards;
Assure appropriate intake procedures, admission, discharge and follow-up services to clients;
Assure coordinated intake with other agency services and monitor utilization goals within area
Holston United Methodist Home for Children, Inc. is a regional child and family services agency that is nationally accredited. Competitive salaries and benefits.

Equal Opportunity Employer.