Foster Care Supervisor

Job Type

Full Time




475 Riverside Drive
Suite 1244
New York
United States


POSITION: Supervisor of Foster Care

REPORTS TO: Director of Family Foster Care

LOCATION: Brooklyn or Manhattan

CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time (Management Team)



The Supervisor of Foster Care is responsible for the supervision of LSSNY Children Services case workers. Supervisors support their staff by attending all conferences, covering visits and/or court appearances, monitoring permanency, reviewing reports, etc. This position is based out of the agency's Queens office but travel is required in all boroughs


  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and Federal rules and regulations, including but not limited to HIPAA
  • Oversee tracking systems of programmatic performance targets and other reporting measures
  • Attend all Interdisciplinary Team Meetings for Children’s Services
  • Assume on site administrative responsibility for designated units as required
  • Participate with Director of Family Foster Care in hiring process
  • Alert Director of Family Foster Care to programmatic needs
  • Evaluate staff performance during selection period and annually
  • Develop and monitor appropriate service plan for all cases
  • Participate in service plan reviews and Family Team Conferences (FTC)
  • Monitor case records documentation and timeliness
  • Review progress notes, court reports, FASPs, permanency reports and Service Plans of assigned Case Workers
  • Monitor compliance (timely submission) with Connections expectations
  • Coordinate team meetings, supervision, and ensure opportunities for staff professional development
  • Attend consortium meetings as appropriate to discuss city, state, and federal child welfare issues and policies.
  • Communicate the Agency’s vision, policies, and procedures to the staff and report program concerns to the Director of Family Foster Care.
  • Work in collaboration with other departments, agencies, systems and institutions to maximize scarce resource
  • Regularly assess the safety and well-being of all clients being served
  • Ensure quality assurance and excellence in service provision
  • Other duties as required by direct supervisor or needs of the program/agency
  • On Call-24 hours


  • Case Workers
  • Volunteers when needed


  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with consumers and co-workers
  • Knowledgeable in working with foster care youth and children and families at-risk
  • Superior organizational skills and an ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience and facility working with Microsoft Office Applications and OCFS Connections
  • Understanding of social services theories and systems
  • Knowledge of city and state regulations
  • Ability to use problem-solving and analytical thinking skills


  • Master’s degree in social work or equivalent in human services or related field


  • Minimum of two years working experience in foster care or related field
  • Minimum one year supervisory/management experience


  • Ability to manage time effectively, multi-task and determine priorities
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed
  • Ability to effectively express ideas using speech, listening and writing skills to influence others and convey Program purpose and goals
  • Ability to establish a systematic course of action to accomplish specific objectives, determine priorities and allocate time and resources effectively
  • Ability to make appropriate decisions to ensure the safety and well being of families
  • Ability to represent the Agency with respect to program development and implementation
  • Ability to effectively meet and communicate face-to-face with agency stakeholders
  • Ability to perform duties with minimal supervision
  • Ability to be able to ensure staff receive ongoing supervision & training
  • Ability to take disciplinary action promptly, impartially and consistently when necessary
  • Must demonstrate ability to work with a diverse population, and behaviors
  • Must be able to manage and direct staff effectively
  • Ability to navigate throughout New York City using public transportation and/or have a valid New York State drivers license and access to a motor vehicle
  • Ability to work collaboratively toward solutions that generally benefit all involved parties to accomplish overall organization objectives
  • Ability to improve the skills of others by identifying areas of performance strengths and develop opportunities, through mentoring and coaching, to develop staff for longevity at LSSNY
  • Bilingual (Spanish)a plus

This positions description contains the major responsibilities required to perform this job. These responsibilities may change at any time to meet the needs of our clients, residents or agency.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

All cover letters and resumes can be submitted to:

Lisa Marie Vargas

[with "Foster Care Supervisor" in the subject line]

----LSSNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer----