Foster Care Redesign Adm PS VI

Dept of Family & Protectve Svc - New Braunfels, TX3.4

Under the direction of the CPS Regional Director this position is responsible for directing Community Based Care implementation and operations activities, and serves as the catchment area's liaison to the Single Source Continuum Contractor (SSCC). The position interacts routinely with DFPS staff, the SSCC, other agencies in the community, community boards, judges, schools, and the general public.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Directs, plans, implements and monitors Community Based Care catchment-level implementation and operations activities; • Serves as catchment area liaison to SSCC; • Builds effective relationship/partnership with SSCC; • Establishes and maintains engagement of and cooperative relationships among Community Based Care stakeholders, including representatives of community, consumer, staff and public interest groups; • Manages development of joint protocols and other SSCC/CPS procedures; • Confers with program staff, the judiciary, advocates and other community stakeholders to identify trends and identify and resolve Community Based Care concerns; • In coordination with the statewide Community Based Care Director, develops and manages catchment-specific implementation plan; • Coordinates Community Based Care cultural change activities at the catchment area level; • Plans, organizes, and conducts meetings and workgroups with internal and external stakeholders; • Develops and coordinates catchment area implementation support team; • Coordinates resolution of Community Based Care case-specific issues; • Gathers, tracks and reports data as requested; • Manages evaluation/Quality Improvement activities at catchment area level and attends State level Community Based Care meetings as requested; • Refers requests for Community Based Care information from the media and, in coordination with Public Information Officer, plans and directs informational programs to maintain favorable stakeholder perceptions of Community Based Care; • Prepares and makes presentations and conducts public meetings in support of Community Based Care; • Attends work regularly in accordance with agency leave policy • Discerns and directs appropriate contract issues to contract manager
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of the community and community stakeholders; knowledge of agency program and contract policy, procedures and regulations; skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships and in managing teams; skill in stakeholder engagement and developing consensus; skill in problem-solving and resolution of disputes; skill in effective oral and written communication; ability to develop and use project management processes, practices and tools; ability to gather, assemble, correlate and analyze facts; ability to travel locally within the catchment area (region) as well as outside the catchment area on an as needed basis; ability to work non-traditional hours as necessary.

Registration or Licensure Requirements:

Initial Selection Criteria:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university; four years full-time experience in working with children and youth in foster care; experience in working with teams; experience in working collaboratively with communities and in developing community resources within the designated catchment area. Must have a minimum of two year's experience as a DFPS manager.

Additional Information:
Position will report to the CPS Regional Director; works in close coordination with Community Based Care Project Director and others. This position will be filled contingent upon successful execution of an SSCC contract within designated catchment area. The location where the position is housed can be negotiated as this will cover 27 different counties.

MOS Code:
There are no direct military occupation(s) that relate to the responsibilities, and registration or licensure requirements for this position. All active duty, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if they meet the qualifications for this position.
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