McKinley Children’s Center is a highly respected child welfare organization, conveniently located near Los Angeles and Orange County in the city of San Dimas, with 4 other locations throughout Southern California. McKinley Children’s Center’s comprehensive array of programs and services - which touch nearly 1,500 lives annually - include Residential Treatment, Foster Care, Adoptions, Mental Health Services and Special Education. McKinley is nationally accredited, licensed by the California Department of Social Services and is certified by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. Our environment is highly therapeutic with many opportunities for activities with the children. Our beautiful 30 acre campus has a large covered outdoor basketball court, Olympic size pool, football/baseball field, play grounds, huge cafeteria, and a sports complex across the street which has baseball fields, tennis courts, and a running track.
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:
The Regional Administrator shall report to the Chief Programs Officer (CPO) for Foster Care and Adoptions and shall be designated as the Administrator for their Licensed, Regional Office. The Administrator shall work in collaboration with the CPO to develop and implement strategies to hire, develop and performance manage staff, promote services in their Region, recruit and train new families, meet census goals, ensure that the Organization in in compliance with all policies and legal requirements, best practices are being implemented with regards to casework, and that Performance and Quality Improvement Initiatives are being met.
SPECIFIC DUTIES TO INCLUDE:
Become actively involved in various community organizations in their Region to promote foster care and adoption services.
Develop and implement a strategy for new foster parent recruitment to meet establish organizational goals.
Identify community resources which will benefit foster children and families.
In collaboration with CPO and Human Resources, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate social workers and other staff assigned to the Region.
Regularly meet with social workers and review casework to ensure compliance with organization’s policies, legal requirements and accreditation standards.
Conduct regular Regional meetings for the purposes of staff development, problem-solving, and regional growth
Regularly monitor staff caseloads numbers.
Regularly communicate with county social workers and foster parents to ensure that high standards of care are being met.
Coordinate the completion of adoption home studies for all foster parents.
Actively collaborate with the Mental Health department to refer qualified children for services and monitor for effectiveness
Conduct home studies as needed.
Collaborate with the CPO to conduct safety assessments involving allegations, complaints, and matters pertaining to deficiencies and non-compliance by foster parents.
Carry a caseload, if assigned.
Ensure operations are in compliance with all regulations, organization policies, and accreditation standards.
Ensure that all serious, reportable incidents, including suspected child abuse reports, are filed timely and are complete.
Attend Board and/or committee meetings for the purposes of communicating serious, reportable incidents.
Maintain all required documents on site including, but not limited to, CCL reports and Program Statements.
Work in collaboration with Quality Assurance staff to monitor and improve service delivery
Actively participate in the agency’s Performance and Quality Improvement (PQI) plan as assigned.
All other related duties as assigned.
Required Experience:EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Master’s Degree in social work, social welfare, marriage family and child counseling, counseling psychology or social psychology and three years’ experience in the field of child welfare with two or more in an administrative or managerial position, OR
Bachelor’s Degree and five years’ experience in the field of child welfare with three or more in an administrative or managerial position as stated in Title 22
COMPUTER/OFFICE SKILLS REQUIRED:
Word Processing; Ability to Learn Electronic Record keeping System
General Office Skills; Excellent Reading and Writing Skills
PHYSICAL SKILLS REQUIRED:
Must pass pre-employment physical exam, TB and drug screening
Ability to commute to various sites
Ability to lift 10 pounds for filing
DOJ, FBI, Child Abuse Index
Insurability Under Corporate Automobile Insurance
From: McKinley Children's Center