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Program Director - Foster/Adopt Placement Program

Company: Seneca Center
Location: Salinas
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

OverviewThe Program Director of Seneca's Central Coast Placement team oversees the foster care and adoption program and daily operations. The Director hires, trains, and supervises staff and resource parents, and oversees program adherence to quality, regulations and fiscal solvency. The Director may supervise any combination of supervisors, social workers, recruiters, administrative and support staff as needed. The Director is responsible for communication with county partners, and other Seneca programs in order to ensure successful youth placements and all needed supports are in place.Every child needs and deserves the meaningful, lifelong connections of a permanent, loving family - enduring connections referred to by child welfare professionals as permanency. Our Placement program prioritizes a child's sense of belonging, and aims for permanency through adoption, guardianship, or successful reunification with their birth or extended family. The Life Long Connections Program(LLC) serves child welfare and probation involved youth by connecting children to relationships that are safe, nurturing, and intended to last a lifetime.Seneca Family of Agencies is committed to providing traditionally marginalized communities a network of outstanding mental health, community based, and educational services. We are committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourages people of color to apply. Our programs are deeply engaged in conversations and trainings on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in order to bring equity and justice to the youth and families we serve.ResponsibilitiesSupervise any program or clinical supervisorsSupervise social workers, and administrative or support staff as neededFunction as team leader and uphold the ideals of the programHire and train supervisors, direct care and support staff as neededSupervise the recruitment, selection, and training of resource parents as needed.Ensure quality and continuity of program in accordance with Community Care Licensing, county contracts, Joint Commission and all regulatory bodiesSupervise intake, assessment, and development of treatment plans for clients referred to program as neededDevelop and maintain relationships with referring counties, ensure understanding of all county contracts and attend county meetings as neededParticipate in management meetings and assist in defining program goals and strategic initiativesSupervise team meetings and group supervisions as neededPromote practices for youth, families and staff that are anti-racistBe available for afterhours crisis supportQualificationsMasters degree in social work or related field (license preferred)At least 3 years experience in placement programs or related field and program development experience, in alignment with CCL requirements for "program administrator"Supervisory/managerial experienceStrong writing and communication skillsOwn vehicle, valid California driver's license and insurability through Seneca's automobile policyTB test, fingerprinting clearances, and any other State/Federal licensing or certification requirementsScheduleFull-timeBenefitsCompetitive salary10% salary increase upon passing Spanish language proficiency exam5 weeks of Paid Time off and 11 Paid HolidaysRelocation assistance may be availableAnnual performance evaluations provide the potential for a generous salary increase each yearComprehensive employee benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and chiropractic coverage and partially paid premiums for dependentsEmployer-paid Employee Assistance Plan403b Retirement PlanTraining stipend and professional development opportunitiesOpportunities to develop specialized skills, including clinical supervision and evidence-based practicesAbundant promotional opportunities across the agency in California and Washington

Keywords: Seneca Center, Salinas , Program Director - Foster/Adopt Placement Program, Other , Salinas, California

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