Director Foster Family Services – Boys Town

Job Title: Director Foster Family Services Program
Location: Tallahassee, FL
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Job Summary:
The Director Foster Family Services Program manages services for children placed in foster care and supervises Foster Family Services staff. This position also analyzes and reports on program data and ensures compliance with all regulatory and program standards.


Oversees Foster Family Program.
Recruits, trains, and supervises program staff and volunteers; provides supervision and oversight to foster home licensure and home-study process.
Develops and maintains relationships with outside agencies and organizations for referral of Foster Parents.
Administers financial planning, and the allocation and disbursement of program budget.
Develops positive supervision relationships which includes coaching and mentoring; monitors performance of assigned personnel and reviews performance with Foster Services staff; develops and monitors career path trajectories for Foster Services staff.
Implements and ensures compliance with all contractual, regulatory, program, and accrediting body standards.
Develops and implements services for the program; directs and coordinates program activities.
Coordinates child referrals, intakes, and placement; coordinates Foster Parent selection assumes responsibility for final approval of Foster Parents.
Ensures training, supervision, consultation, and evaluation of Foster Parents.
Supervises, approves, monitors, and evaluates child service plans.
Provides clinical oversight, crisis intervention, and conflict resolution direction to Foster Family Services staff.
Provides and reviews necessary communication and documentation for families, agencies, courts, and interested parties to discuss child and family progress in meeting goals; provides direction for and reviews all situations of discharge of youth from the program.
May be trained to become a certified Common Sense Parenting Instructor and as a certified instructor may be asked to conduct Common Sense Parenting (CSP) Courses at designated locations as assigned.
Compiles, analyzes, and reports program data.
Coordinates effective collection and analysis of program data from a variety of sources.
Solicits written feedback from key stakeholders on a regular basis.
Prepares and submits reports and recommendations to leadership.
Offers input and knowledge regarding budgetary management and Foster Parent reimbursement.


Master’s degree in Human Services or a related field.
3 to 5 years of experience working with children and families including management and supervisory experience; experience working with children and families in community-based programs or Boys Town Programs preferred.
Must possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record, plus the ability to provide own transportation (mileage reimbursed) to complete travel requirements of the job. Must meet auto insurance requirements established by Boys Town policy and/or State and Local laws.
This position is on-call and continuously available to provide support and consultation, and may require flexible hours including evenings and weekends.
Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of regulatory requirements pertaining to youth care and the child welfare system; thorough understanding of Federal, State, Local, and Council on Accreditation (COA) standards.
High level of professionalism and interpersonal skills.
Computer skills in Microsoft Office.
Ability to communicate with individuals at all levels in the organization and with external contacts in an articulate, professional manner while maintaining necessary degree of confidentiality.
Ability to build and sustain trust to facilitate successful, professional relationships.
Ability to successfully lead a team of associates.
Ability to adapt responses to situations while maintaining procedural and regulatory integrity.
Strong knowledge of Boys Town model and fidelity of care.
Ability to work with confrontational clients and their families.
Ability to function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with children and families, staff, and support agencies.
Advanced critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, including ability to make assessments and use sound judgment.
About Boys Town North Florida:
Make a difference here at Boys Town North Florida, where our programs and services touch the lives of more than 5,000 people each year. Since our arms opened in 1983, we have been providing hope and healing as a good neighbor in the Tallahassee community by serving our children and families.

The opportunity to shape the future of America’s youth is only one of the many perks here in Tallahassee. The city has the wonderful weather Florida is famous for with the additional charm of a nice southern hospitality atmosphere, and there is nothing we believe in more than community. Boys Town North Florida has faith that our employees are our greatest asset, and we work to build a strong team culture at the site through team building activities such as quarterly potlucks, campus celebration, movie screenings and more. Outside of fostering relationships, our leadership initiative called “Next Gen” gives staff an opportunity to engage in training and development to prepare for their next career move within the organization.

About Boys Town:
Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town’s mission, which is why we offer an array of competitive and attractive benefit options. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town Physicians, free prescriptions, tuition assistance, access to the campus Field House, parenting resources from our experts and advancement opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life. Boys Town touches the lives of more than 2 million children and families nationwide each year. As one of the country’s largest nonprofit funded child-care organizations, Boys Town is nationally recognized for its research-proven child, health and family care programs. From our start in 1917, we’re poised to make even greater strides forward as we lead the way in changing how America cares for children, families and communities for the next 100 years.

Schedule: Full-Time
Date Posted: January 29,2020

Job ID: 15041

This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.

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