The New York Foundling (the "Foundling") is one of the oldest, largest and most well-respected human services agencies in New York. Established as a home for abandoned children, the Foundling has been saving children, preserving families, and building communities since 1869. The Foundling's focus is on child welfare and the developmentally disabled and creating a community where each child, youth and adult enjoys the safe, stable and support relationships needed to reach his or her full physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual potential. We have over 1300 employees located in every borough of New York City, Westchester and Rockland Counties and in Puerto Rico.
We are currently looking to for a Director of our Treatment Family Foster Care (TFFC) Departments, servicing all 5 boroughs.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Provide support for the implementation of trauma systems therapy (TST) including attending all TFFC treatment team meetings in all regions and subsequent follow up of necessary interventions as documented in treatment team plan.
- Participate and take an active role in leadership and clinical consultation calls, training, and contribute to research endeavors.
- Provide support and guidance as needed during psychiatric emergencies and crises.
- Ensure compliance and model fidelity with regard to timely completion of various TST assessment tools.
- Provide oversight on the wellbeing, permanency and safety factors of all the kids in the TFFC program. Work in collaboration with program leadership on analyzing QPA and PAMs data to identify trends, challenges and best practice trends for the program.
- Utilizing QPC, PQA for SFFC and Specialized Services daily/weekly/monthly tracking systems, monitor and provide feedback and support to ensure compliance resulting in timely and quality submissions of required documents for all specialized services placement programs for TFFC.
- Required documents include FASPs, PHRs, PYA/Discharge checklists, MHU psychiatric hospitalizations forms, ASFA checklists, Special Exceptional Rates, and Supervisory Reviews.
- Assist program supervisors in adhering to Specialized Services systems protocols in monitoring casework contact requirements and documentation of events in CNNX.
- Ensure compliance for new intakes including review/completion of birth parent/discharge resource and youth packages required forms ie medical/mental health screenings, family planning/sexual health protocols, and bill of rights.
- Assist leadership in researching and providing timely responses to all ACS generated safety/risk alerts.
- Responsible for developing systems for tracking outcomes against benchmarks and past performance, evaluating progress in meeting goals, and identifying areas for improvement.
- Assist leadership in developing birth parent/discharge resource TST parenting groups/trainings
- Participate in TST leadership meetings and support research efforts
- Provide special clinical support/training/supervision to staff as needed
- Provide clinical support during crisis situations and participate in treatment team meetings across all regions with focus attention to permanency, safety and well-being.
- Assist in review of referrals as needed
- Attend FTCs as needed
- Attend meetings outside of the agency as directed by AVP and VP of specialized services
- Provide coverage in the absence of TFFC supervisors when needed
- In collaboration with AVP of Specialized Services, support in monitoring weekly/monthly casework contact sheets to ensure case work activity and progress note entry into CNNX; pull CNNX data to ensure correspondence of casework activities to internal tracking systems; provide feedback to specialized service staff as needed to support compliance, continuous quality improvement and best practice efforts; ensure timely submission of supervisory reviews, review B2h and special/exceptional rate packages as needed
- Monitor TST assessment tracking system and provide feedback to specialized services staff to ensure timely completion
- Regular and punctual time and attendance, and adherence to The Foundling’s and your department’s specific time and attendance policies and protocol.
- Consistent demonstrated commitment to The Foundling’s BHAG, mission, vision and values (Compassion, Dignity, Family and Community, Diversity, Excellence).
- Adherence to The Foundling’s employee policies, Code of Conduct and applicable rules, laws, regulations or bargaining agreements.
- Appropriate engagement with support departments to ensure appropriate and timely hiring, performance management, investigation, discipline, suspension, and restructuring decisions concerning direct reports. Regular supervision and performance evaluation of direct reports.
- Any other duties and/or tasks that may be assigned.
- MA/MS/MSW required.
- LMSW/LCSW highly preferred.
- 3 years of supervisory experience.
- Clinical expertise, knowledge of child welfare case management and compliance policy and procedures, exceptional analytic,
- Writing and management skills.Able to collaborate and function independently, multi-task in a fast passed work environment.
- Competence in Excel, Word and CNNX.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
The Foundling offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package, including PTO, tuition reimbursement, in-service training, flexible work schedules and competitive salaries. We invite you to join our dedicated & diverse workforce by applying on our website at www.nyfoundling.org/about/jobs/. The position is listed as Director, req # 18-0204.