Intercept Youth Services Roanoke , VA 24001
Summary: The TFC Regional Supervisor designs and develops treatment foster care services for youth with serious emotional and behavioral disturbances and their families. The Regional Supervisor, Treatment Foster Care Programs is responsible for leading the effort to create and sustain a viable community service program within their supervised region.
Education: A master's degree in social work from a college or university accredited by the Council on Social Work Education plus three years of experience in providing casework services to children and families;
Or, a master's degree in a field related to social work such as, but not limited to, sociology, psychology, special education, or counseling with at least four years of experience in providing casework services to children and families in a child placing agency; OR
Or, a baccalaureate degree in any field plus five years of experience in providing casework services to children and families.
Experience: At least 3-5 years' experience providing casework services to children and families. Program administration or supervisory experience of casework services preferred. Experience providing casework services to children and families in a child placing agency highly preferred. Additional experience in working with behavioral programs, counseling, and/or skills training is preferred.
Essential duties include the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed.
Assist with establishing and implementing program and agency-wide policies and procedures.
Ensure daily execution of policies, including all requirements stipulated by licensure agencies and funding entities.
Support staff compliance with written policies and procedures (including client records maintenance and financial data).
Provide regular program evaluations and make program adjustments that satisfy the indications in those evaluations, as well as bringing ITFC into compliance with any recommendations generated by licensing or funding entity audits.
Supervise assigned child-placing employees.
Conduct staff supervision (including regular individual supervision and group supervision as needed).
Provide supervision directly or through others in child placing activities.
Facilitate hiring additional staff as needed to maintain work performance standards.
Monitor the development of initial, comprehensive and quarterly treatment plans (including reviews of historical records, attending planning sessions, providing clinical supervision, and providing ongoing support for positive/proactive treatment approaches that are consistent with the program's philosophy and policy).
Lead the implementation of TFC's on-call service (including sharing on-call duties for 24-hour on-call crisis intervention services in the home or by phone as needed)..
Establish positive working relationships with referring/supporting community agencies for TFC clients and families (may include serving on community boards or councils, informing other organizations of TFC services, finding areas of collaboration/mutual support, and strengthening the interagency process in the service area.
Interview clients and families.
Prepare and carry out social plans with clients and families.
Provide preparatory counseling with children and families for placement and/or discharge.
Supervise clients in resource, foster, and adoptive homes; and in independent living arrangements.
Prepare and maintain case records.
Facilitate and participate in weekly staff meetings.
Coordinate services to minimize care fragmentation, reduce barriers, and link children with appropriate services to ensure comprehensive, continuous access to needed medical, social, educational, and other services as appropriate.
Conduct periodic assessments to determine the child's needs for psychosocial, nutritional and educational services.
Lead the coordination of referrals by assisting the TFC Admissions Coordinator with arranging appropriate services and ensuring the continuity of care for client placements.
Link clients to services and supports specified in the individualized treatment and service plan.
Provide direct client assistance with locating and obtaining needed services/resources.
Coordinate services and service planning with other agencies and providers involved with client services provision (medical, remedial, dental, etc.).
Assess ongoing client progress for each case (including ensuring services delivery).
Evaluate and review each client's plan of care on an ongoing basis.
Collaborate with family assessment and planning teams on reviews, services coordination, and case plan preparation.
Develop supportive and educational client relationships that promote their service plans.
Lead initial and quarterly team meetings to develop new/revise current treatment plans and goals.
Visit Teaching Parent home bi-weekly; communicate with Teaching Parents by phone weekly to listen/advise as needed.
Arrange for respite care for Teaching Parents-planned and unplanned-as needed.
Connect clients and family with needed services (including ancillary services), and coordinate services delivery.
Provide naturalistic/informal counseling to clients and families as needed.
Provide situational counseling to clients and Teaching Parents for extreme behaviors (major aggression/anger problems, etc.).
Assist staff/Family Consultant/Teaching Parent with school registration/enrollment/advocacy/services planning through school meetings, regular contact with school teachers/administrators, and routine discussions with Teaching Parents.
Provide clear performance feedback to Teaching Parents in conformance with program policies.
Input weekly all case documentation and client/family/foster family information in database and maintain current data.
Establish policies and procedures for Teaching Parent training, tracking, evaluation and approval process.
Implement, measure and routinely evaluate marketing plans success.
Co-facilitate Parenting Skills Training curriculum as needed.
Assist with conducting ongoing Teaching Parent training and training development as determined by TFC Director.
Train foster parents, staff and families involved in clients' treatment on proactive assessment processes, goal-setting and ABC planning to address their emotional/behavioral problems/promote client's normal development.
Assist with conducting and completing Teaching Parent re-evaluations.
Develop schedules for staff and Teaching Parent orientations/interviews and Parenting Skills Training courses.
Support TFC staff with reaching full implementation compliance with Parenting Skills Training curriculum model.
Assess the success of Parenting Skills Training practice models across Intercept's LifeBridge continuum of services.
Evaluate programs regularly, and make program adjustments that satisfy evaluation feedback, and bring TFC into compliance with licensing/funding agency audit citations/recommendations.
Participate regularly in individual supervision (and group supervision as needed).
Supervise the development, implementation, evaluation, management and/or oversight of child placing activities, administrative and financial concerns.
Set and adhere to program budgets with the Executive Team.Help set service fees, and ensure that clients have financial needs met.
Collaborate with billing department to ensure accurate billing for services rendered.