Foster Care Programs Manager

Website EVOLVE Family Services

Growing Families, Enriching Lives

Job Title: Foster Care Programs Manager
Department: FCA- Foster Care
Supervisor: Program Director  
Revision: June 2024
Pay Band: $58,000 to $64,000 

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Position Summary 

This role provides oversight for our Foster Care programing with a specialized focus on Traditional Foster Care. This position has an emphasis on community relations, outreach and program development. This role is a good fit for someone who is excited about community connections, program growth and can provide oversight of state licensing standards. 

Our Agency 

At EVOLVE Family Services, we fight to build a world where everyone has nurturing, permanent, and supportive familial relationships. We accomplish this by connecting youth with adults, by giving adults the tools to succeed, and by giving youth a voice in a system that has been developed from a place of oppression. We serve youth and families across Minnesota and western Wisconsin, often within and alongside the child welfare system. We serve all, regardless of race, religion, age, economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or marital status. EVOLVE is an antiracist, anti-oppressive agency, and expects our workforce to hold one another accountable for continued growth. Please our standards of antiracism and anti-oppression HERE. BIPOC and diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. 

Core Competencies 

Emotional Maturity: Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills. Utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths, and limitations and how they impact relationships. 

Innovation: Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create better processes, experiences, or functionality. Involves clients, peers, and the community in the development of new ideas. Conceives, develops and delivers new and creative products, services, methods or models.  

Collaboration: Builds rapport and relates well with others. Nurtures relationships with others. Serves as an agency and community leader; uses influence to move projects and initiatives forward. Works cohesively with people from across diverse backgrounds and working styles. 

Leadership: Provides tools and resources for the development of others. Builds trust and credibility within department and agency-wide. Builds and nurtures relationships with others. Champions inclusive activities, strategies, and initiatives. Contributes to organizational decision-making.  

Essential Functions 

    1. Understand the overall concept, mission, and values of EVOLVE.
    2. Lead role in Traditional Foster Care, including developing and supervising programming provided to traditional / non-relative foster families and youth in the child protection system.
    3. Community outreach and engagement with potential foster families and other community organizations.
    4. Oversight of Foster Care department including staff supervision, agency education, hiring and onboarding of staff, managing licensing regulation, investigations, reviewing studies, and other program needs.
    5. Co-facilitate bi-weekly department meetings and case consultations.  
    6. Maintain small caseload of foster families, conducting home studies, home visits, updates, case management and placement support, 
    7. Work collaboratively with the Foster Care Program Director on quality assurance and program development 
    8. Manage escalated client situations and refer to Foster Care Program Director, as needed 
    9. Every 6 months, set 2 personal goals for growth in Diversity Equity Inclusion work, and share progress. 
    10. Participate in monthly discussions or learnings about Diversity Equity Inclusion topics at team meetings. 

These are intended to describe the general nature and level of work for this role. It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for this job. Additional functions within the same scope are expected. 

Desired Experience & Characteristics

This person must have at least 2 years’ experience in social services, foster care, or child-welfare. Prior leadership or management experience preferred. Social work degree and licensure OR equivalent professional experience desired. This person must be able to pass a background check and FBI clearance check, and must have a valid driver’s license in good standing.  

 

Work Environment 

This hybrid role is for a Minnesota or Wisconsin based employee who can reliably commute to Oak Park Heights, MN. The EVOLVE workspace is a shared office space in close proximity to other department peers. The EVOLVE office is a pet-friendly workplace. All employees are provided with a laptop to work from home, provided the employee maintains high-speed internet and cell phone service. Your home workspace must be conducive to performing your role. Whether at home, or at the office, this role requires sitting for extended periods of time at a desk, while utilizing a computer to complete work. This role requires a minimum of two days per week in the office. The hours of this role typically fall between 8:30am-5:30pm with some evening hours required to meet families, as well as some weekend availability for agency education and outreach events.  

 

The Next Step
Go to www.evolveservices.org/employment/ to learn more about our benefits, our cause, our culture, and to apply 

To apply for this job email your details to employment@evolveservices.org