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Time Limited Social Worker

Monterey Park, CA

Casey Family Programs, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is a national operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families across America. We believe in the intrinsic dignity and value of every person. We strive for fairness and justice in the way people are treated and the opportunities they have to succeed by addressing racism, unequal treatment and other barriers to inclusion.

Job Summary:
This position is a time limited contract of up to six months to start
The Social Worker is primarily responsible for the coordination and delivery of services to youth, young adults and families who are in the child welfare system, have been involved with the child welfare system or are at risk of entering the child welfare system. The service interventions designed by the Social Worker result in safety and improved outcomes in permanency and well being which impact reduction of entry into foster care, reduction of length of stay in foster care and increased exits foster care. In collaboration with field office staff, this position assists in assuring that the CFS workforce is focused on achieving organizational goals through their direct practice and consultation roles. The Social Worker provides clinical case management and works closely with public child welfare system staff, supervisors and court personnel to identify and mitigate barriers to timely permanency. The Social Worker is on call 24 hours per day, subject to each field office’s mode of ensuring coverage.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provides case management services for youth, young adults and families on assigned caseload, in accordance Casey practice standards, local regulatory requirements and accreditation standards. This includes clinical assessment of individual and family safety/functioning/needs; assessing and identifying pathways and barriers to legal and relational permanency; arranging for supportive/ameliorative services that address permanency and well being needs; and working effectively with the local child welfare jurisdiction to achieve the identified outcomes. Makes assessment of need for relevant services and coordinates with vendors the securing of services and as appropriate provides initial review and approval of invoices and reports against allocated budgets. Complies with all documentation requirements for internal and external audits of case records and documents work to inform best practice in expediting permanency in foster care. 35%

  • Responsible for guiding the process towards permanency and improved well being by engaging all stakeholders in the development and implementation of case goals and service strategies to meet those goals. This is achieved through development of effective, intensive relationships with clients, collaterals, public system workers and supervisors, members of the judiciary and community service providers that are goal directed and informed by the mutually developed case goals and includes arrangement and facilitation of regular extended team meetings. Implementation of service strategies requires application of clinical knowledge related to mental health, Family Group Decision Making, family finding and birth family engagement as well as specialized knowledge in promotion of positive outcomes in permanency, education, employment and an ability to maximize community supports and resources. Permanency focused work includes engagement of birth parents for reunification, relative and non-related caregivers for adoption/guardianship and identification of needed post permanency support to ensure stability and longevity of legal and relational permanence. In collaboration with Family Engagement Liaison, coordinates, determines appropriate plan and implements the selected Family Group Conferencing (FGC) plans. Adds to FGC capacity in Field Office by conducting FGCs as part of overall work assignment. 30%

  • Collaborates with field office leadership and staff to coordinate teaming activities to expedite improved outcomes for all clients served and to support a continuous learning environment. This includes participation in clinical staffing processes as both recipient and contributor to case review, partnering with field office staff to ensure that clients are effectively served through the life of the case and actively engaging in ongoing learning activities. Participates in staff meetings to assess referrals/resource families, analyze data to inform practice/program improvements and identify process improvement to ensure field office goals are met. 20%

  • May consult, teach, facilitate groups, and otherwise assist in the advancement of learning of targeted youth, professionals, and families. Provides expertise to external partners through Systems Improvement efforts such as Permanency Roundtables in jurisdictions around the country to promote improved permanency outcomes. Serves, by appointment, on various Casey work committees or task forces. 10%

  • Other duties as assigned 5%

Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Social Work or Master’s Degree in an area of study focusing on direct practice in child welfare that includes a clinical internship or practicum.
  • Five years of professional child welfare social service experience, two years of which must have been at the advanced level, is also required.
  • Broad knowledge of social work practice and clinical theory, including diagnostic and treatment skills in family systems approach, is essential.
  • Expertise in the areas of permanency, improved well-being outcomes for youth in care, and family engagement, community supports and evidenced based and promising practices aimed at strengthening families and ensuring child safety required. Clinical expertise in the area of family systems and knowledge in the areas of substance abuse, mental health and domestic violence necessary.
  • Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, SharePoint, Outlook) as well as electronic case management systems required.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills are critical for this position.
  • Workplace practices at Casey Family Programs encourage respect for diversity and individual differences.
  • Physical requirements include the ability to lift and reach for light objects; close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data, text, and figures; ability to type utilizing a computer keyboard; ability to travel to outside locations; and the ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time as a primary job function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Local travel required for home visits, meetings with families, and other regularly meetings as well as occasional out of town travel are required. Driving on Casey business may require use of personal vehicle; adherence to vehicle safety guidelines and qualification for insurance is required.

Director - Field Office

Monterey Park, CA

Casey Family Programs, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is the nation’s largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families across America. Founded in 1966, we work in 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to influence long-lasting improvements to the safety and success of children, families and the communities where they live. We value diversity and respect for individuals in the workplace.

Job Summary:
This position manages the day to day operations within the Field Office, responsible for ensuring that high quality direct services are demonstrating outcomes that ensure no child ages out of care without legal and relational permanence. The position assumes a pivotal manager role assuring that the CFS workforce is focused on achieving organizational goals through their direct practice and consultation roles. This position leads work efforts and provides technical assistance to child welfare jurisdictions and other stakeholders to promote CFP best practice and operations as a demonstration.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Manages the day to day operations in the Field Office, including management of personnel actions, resource allocations, budget development and monitoring, and crisis and risk management. Assumes direct responsibility and oversight of all Field Office direct services and functions, ensuring that Casey and applicable State/County practice standards and policies are adhered to. Ensures that all Field Office direct practice work is demonstrating outcomes that improve permanency and well-being for all children, youth, young adults and families served. Assumes leadership role in practice and policy development by being a member of the Field Office Leadership Team and other ongoing and ad hoc practice groups. 30%
  • Directly supervises Field Office Supervisors and other designated staff ensuring that quality services are provided with clinical and critical thinking. Ensures that CFP Practice Model and strategies are employed to demonstrate consistency in field office service delivery. Manages the utilization of the field office workforce in their consultation roles. in both local work and when deployed to assist with Strategic Consulting work efforts in other jurisdictions. Ensures that program services staff receive effective training, supervision, and peer consultation. 20%
  • Cultivates and maintains positive working relationship with local public child welfare agency to strategically design and implement effective direct service agreements. Positively engage other child welfare stakeholders (courts, CASA, attorneys, etc.) to ensure positive outcomes in CFS direct service work and local systems improvement work. Engages community and providers to be resources to assist CFP in serving children, youth, young adults and families involved with or at risk of entering the child welfare system. 20%
  • Effectively employs and manages budget, finance and contract procedures to support and implement program services in collaboration with Office Administrator; ensures that program services staff are trained to properly use business and administrative procedures and that HR procedures and protocols are adhered to. 15%
  • Assumes direct responsibility for effectively managing the Quality Improvement/Quality Assurance, Council on Accredidation and Critical Incident Report requirements of all CFS program services. This includes the development and implementation of effective tracking mechanisms, accountability measures relative to documentation, and corrective action plans. 10%
  • Other duties as assigned. 5%
Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work or an advanced degree from an accredited institution in a field related to the organization’s services and a minimum of eight years of progressively responsible combined experience in management/administration/clinical supervision in a public or private child welfare agency is required. Demonstrated experience serving in a strategic role and/or as a strategic consultant required.
  • Demonstrated understanding of working in a collaborative community environment, building relationships and managing expectations within those relationships is required.
  • Knowledge of foster care, kinship care, transition services and clinical social work within the child welfare system is required, along with experience in strategic planning, systems integration, systems change and an in-depth understanding of State/County jurisdictions and Tribes.
  • Experience in foster care and permanency planning practice is strongly preferred. Knowledge of the legal system as it applies to child welfare is highly desirable. Experience in working with State, County and other government agencies is preferred.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills are critical for this position.
  • Experience with MS Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) is essential.
  • Physical requirements include the ability to lift and reach for light objects; close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data, text, and figures; ability to type utilizing a computer keyboard; ability to travel to outside locations; and the ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time as a primary job function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Travel of up to 40% required.
  • Driving on Casey business may require use of personal vehicle; adherence to vehicle safety guidelines and qualification for insurance is required.

Sr. Counsel, Risk and Compliance

Seattle, WA

Casey Family Programs, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is the nation’s largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families across America. Founded in 1966, we work in 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to influence long-lasting improvements to the safety and success of children, families and the communities where they live. We value diversity and respect for individuals in the workplace.

Job Summary:
Assists the Chief Program Counsel in providing legal guidance and oversight to foundation leaders, management and staff to achieve compliance with legal, tax, licensing, accreditation, child welfare, risk management, and best business practice requirements.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Provide general legal advice and support for all program and operational departments, including advising CFP leaders, management and staff regarding business and operational issues, child, youth and family matters, employment issues and risk management. Coordinate with peers in developing resolutions to issues.
  • Responsible for lead in General Risk Management and Compliance – including risk management, liability insurance, international travel insurance, workers compensation, workplace ergonomics, records management, and accreditation of the organization; advice on critical incidents with youth and families who are served by Casey; intellectual property; privacy
  • Manage and handle any claims and/or disputes, litigation, subpoenas, etc.
  • Oversee the organization’s Insurance portfolio, including annual renewals; reporting and claims monitoring; manage certificates of insurance and respond to other insurance-related issues.
  • Oversee and manage the foundation’s re-accreditation by the Council on Accreditations (COA) and ensure compliance with COA standards and requirements.
  • Assess legal risks and provide counsel with respect to the foundation’s direct services to youth and families, critical incident reports, specific youth and family issues, foster care licensing issues and other child welfare risk and compliance matters.
  • In collaboration with other foundation units, assist with emergency response planning and required (OSHA) safety compliance reporting.
  • Provide legal counsel on privacy and security issues; in collaboration with other foundation units, bolster foundation policies and practices to mitigate risks and comply with applicable privacy and security laws; act as foundation’s Privacy Officer.
  • Oversee the foundation’s records management program, including retention, destruction and data map; manage record requests and litigation holds.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable local, state and federal laws as well as internal policies and procedures, including but not limited to best governance practices, required registrations, as well as state and federal licensing and accreditation requirements and state participation agreements.
  • Review, evaluate and respond to legal claims and disputes, which may include employment and litigation matters, and manage outside counsel representing CFP on such claims.
  • Evaluate records requests, including subpoenas and other third-party requests, and provide counsel to Records custodian to oversee request responses and document production.
  • Supervise the legal department’s staff as assigned. Provides leadership opportunities for employees that enable growth and encourage leadership development with the position. Ensures that employees receive the appropriate training, feedback, performance evaluations, planning documents and compensation as provided under the Human Resource Systems.
  • Assist Chief Program Counsel with team management, work assignments and special projects.
  • Perform legislative, risk, and other legal analyses, resolves issues and reviews, revises, and develops policies and guidelines related to CFP programs as requested by the Chief Program Counsel.
  • Develop and provide training and educational programs on legal requirements to CFP leaders, management and staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
  • Law Degree with a minimum of fifteen years, broad-based experience in the private, public, or non-profit sector is required. At least five years supervisory experience is required. Knowledge of and responsible experience with child welfare, employment, litigation, commercial, and real estate law is critical. A working knowledge of pertinent legislation related to children, youth, and families is expected. Knowledge about, competence in and familiarity with the infrastructures of child welfare systems, the legal and legislative aspects of child protection, long and short term foster care, adoption and guardianship, and legal requirements related to grants are highly desired.
  • The essential professional qualifications include: excellent organizational ability, analytical, strategic thinking, and significant business acumen; clear and concise oral and written communication skills; avid attention to detail, as well as the ability to identify and resolve issues proactively, creatively and expeditiously.
  • A balance of assertiveness and diplomacy is important, as well as leadership skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with a team of professionals, internal and external to CFP. Must be able to work well both independently and as part of a team, to manage multiple priorities efficiently, and to maintain self-control while under pressure or while in stressful circumstances. Proven effectiveness and ease in a multi-cultural environment is highly desired.
  • Ability to exercise extremely prudent judgment in crisis situations is essential;
  • We are seeking a visionary to bolster our existing programs, keep abreast of applicable laws and proactively provide training and advice, and prepare relevant and effective tools and trainings for foundation staff;
  • Knowledge of child welfare laws is preferred;
  • Knowledge of privacy and security laws is vital and an information privacy certification would be a plus.
  • This is a regular full-time position that may require travel up to 20% of the time.
  • Physical requirements include the ability to lift and reach for light objects; close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data, text, and figures; ability to type utilizing a computer keyboard; ability to travel to outside locations; and the ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time as a primary job function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Driving on Casey business may require use of personal vehicle; adherence to vehicle safety guidelines and qualification for insurance is required.

Time Limited Social Worker

Yakima, WA

Casey Family Programs, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is the nation’s largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families across America. Founded in 1966, we work in 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to influence long-lasting improvements to the safety and success of children, families and the communities where they live. We value diversity and respect for individuals in the workplace.

Job Summary:
The Social Worker is primarily responsible for the coordination and delivery of services to youth, young adults and families who are in the child welfare system, have been involved with the child welfare system or are at risk of entering the child welfare system. The service interventions designed by the Social Worker result in safety and improved outcomes in permanency and well being which impact reduction of entry into foster care, reduction of length of stay in foster care and increased exits foster care. In collaboration with field office staff, this position assists in assuring that the CFS workforce is focused on achieving organizational goals through their direct practice and consultation roles. The Social Worker provides clinical case management and works closely with public child welfare system staff, supervisors and court personnel to identify and mitigate barriers to timely permanency. The Social Worker is on call 24 hours per day, subject to each field office’s mode of ensuring coverage.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provides case management services for youth, young adults and families on assigned caseload, in accordance Casey practice standards, local regulatory requirements and accreditation standards. This includes clinical assessment of individual and family safety/functioning/needs; assessing and identifying pathways and barriers to legal and relational permanency; arranging for supportive/ameliorative services that address permanency and well being needs; and working effectively with the local child welfare jurisdiction to achieve the identified outcomes. Makes assessment of need for relevant services and coordinates with vendors the securing of services and as appropriate provides initial review and approval of invoices and reports against allocated budgets. Complies with all documentation requirements for internal and external audits of case records and documents work to inform best practice in expediting permanency in foster care. 35%

  • Responsible for guiding the process towards permanency and improved well being by engaging all stakeholders in the development and implementation of case goals and service strategies to meet those goals. This is achieved through development of effective, intensive relationships with clients, collaterals, public system workers and supervisors, members of the judiciary and community service providers that are goal directed and informed by the mutually developed case goals and includes arrangement and facilitation of regular extended team meetings. Implementation of service strategies requires application of clinical knowledge related to mental health, Family Group Decision Making, family finding and birth family engagement as well as specialized knowledge in promotion of positive outcomes in permanency, education, employment and an ability to maximize community supports and resources. Permanency focused work includes engagement of birth parents for reunification, relative and non-related caregivers for adoption/guardianship and identification of needed post permanency support to ensure stability and longevity of legal and relational permanence. In collaboration with Family Engagement Liaison, coordinates, determines appropriate plan and implements the selected Family Group Conferencing (FGC) plans. Adds to FGC capacity in Field Office by conducting FGCs as part of overall work assignment. 30%

  • Collaborates with field office leadership and staff to coordinate teaming activities to expedite improved outcomes for all clients served and to support a continuous learning environment. This includes participation in clinical staffing processes as both recipient and contributor to case review, partnering with field office staff to ensure that clients are effectively served through the life of the case and actively engaging in ongoing learning activities. Participates in staff meetings to assess referrals/resource families, analyze data to inform practice/program improvements and identify process improvement to ensure field office goals are met. 20%

  • May consult, teach, facilitate groups, and otherwise assist in the advancement of learning of targeted youth, professionals, and families. Provides expertise to external partners through Systems Improvement efforts such as Permanency Roundtables in jurisdictions around the country to promote improved permanency outcomes. Serves, by appointment, on various Casey work committees or task forces. 10%

  • Other duties as assigned 5%

Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Social Work or Master’s Degree in an area of study focusing on direct practice in child welfare that includes a clinical internship or practicum.
  • Five years of professional child welfare social service experience, two years of which must have been at the advanced level, is also required.
  • Broad knowledge of social work practice and clinical theory, including diagnostic and treatment skills in family systems approach, is essential.
  • Expertise in the areas of permanency, improved well-being outcomes for youth in care, and family engagement, community supports and evidenced based and promising practices aimed at strengthening families and ensuring child safety required. Clinical expertise in the area of family systems and knowledge in the areas of substance abuse, mental health and domestic violence necessary.
  • Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, SharePoint, Outlook) as well as electronic case management systems required.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills are critical for this position.
  • Workplace practices at Casey Family Programs encourage respect for diversity and individual differences.
  • Physical requirements include the ability to lift and reach for light objects; close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data, text, and figures; ability to type utilizing a computer keyboard; ability to travel to outside locations; and the ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time as a primary job function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Local travel required for home visits, meetings with families, and other regularly meetings as well as occasional out of town travel are required. Driving on Casey business may require use of personal vehicle; adherence to vehicle safety guidelines and qualification for insurance is required.

Office Administrator

Washington, DC

Casey Family Programs, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is the nation’s largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families across America. Founded in 1966, we work in 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to influence long-lasting improvements to the safety and success of children, families and the communities where they live. We value diversity and respect for individuals in the workplace.

Job Summary:
The Office Administrator is responsible for management of the day to day administrative functions of the System Improvement field office. Designs, implements and oversees effective and efficient administrative processes and partners with the management team and with other Casey work units to ensure compliance with applicable laws, local regulatory requirements, Casey policies/procedures and standards. This position provides support to the Managing Director and management team to accomplish Systems Improvement objectives. Responsible for the management of the field office physical plant to both protect Casey’s investment and to ensure it is a safe and welcoming environment.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Oversees and manages the full range of administrative business functions including developing and maintaining processes and procedures for financial management (employee expenses, payment authorizations, credit cards, etc.), contract administration, facility management to include equipment monitoring, facility maintenance, building management liaison, security, and other office operations as needed. Responds to incoming inquiries on a wide variety of issues and works extensively with other support units to complete work processes and ensure resolution and timely completion of projects. 30%
  • Manages projects and events in conjunction with the MD, Senior Director(s) and work unit leadership team. Researches venues, negotiates contracts, organizes food and transportation, sends invitations and prepares meeting materials. Coordinates with work unit staff, other Casey work units, external partners, and vendors to ensure successful project/event completion. 30%
  • Maintains the MD and/or Senior Director’s calendar and travel schedule. Works closely with the MD, Senior Director(s), the work unit leadership team, and other internal and external parties to ensure a well-coordinated schedule. Provides support coordinating meetings, preparing documentation, and scribing meeting notes. Administers the SharePoint site. 20%
  • Supports the MD or Senior Director and the work unit leadership team in the development of the budget. Provides ongoing budget monitoring and variance analysis; prepares budget adjustments as needed. Works with work unit staff to ensure accurate processing of invoices, expense reports, and other financial items. 15%
  • Supervises the administrative assistants and other administrative staff as assigned. Establishes performance expectations, assigns, manages and balances tasks and projects, and manages outcomes. Reviews/approves work, providing feedback and coaching, and ensures opportunities for professional development and growth of supervisees. Provides leadership to administrative staff to promote quality interactions and support to youth and families receiving services and to clinical staff providing services. Utilizes effective conflict resolution and de-escalation skills as needed. May not have supervision depending on location.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 5%
Qualifications:
  • A college degree and 5 years of relevant office management experience, including 2 years of supervision responsibilities, is required. Working experience in a similar role may be substituted for a degree.
  • Experience in office management, budgeting, project management, and personnel management is necessary.
  • The ability to lead and collaborate with a team of professionals at all levels within Casey and external partners is required.
  • Strong skills in organization, critical thinking, effective written and verbal communications, listening and ability to balance assertiveness and diplomacy are needed.
  • A broad knowledge of computer software is required. Advanced skills in the Microsoft Office suite are desired.
  • Proven success in working in a diverse, multi-cultural environment is required.
  • Physical requirements include the ability to lift and reach for light objects; close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data, text, and figures; ability to type utilizing a computer keyboard; ability to travel to outside locations; and the ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time as a primary job function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Local travel as well as occasional out of town travel may be required. Driving on Casey business may require use of personal vehicle; adherence to vehicle safety guidelines and qualification for insurance is required.
  • Administrative Assistant, Sr

    New York, NY

    Casey Family Programs, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is the nation’s largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families across America. Founded in 1966, we work in 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to influence long-lasting improvements to the safety and success of children, families and the communities where they live. We value diversity and respect for individuals in the workplace.

    Job Summary:
    The Administrative Assistant, Sr is responsible for providing administrative support to a Casey work unit. Works with Casey staff, collaborators, and partners in support of the work unit goals.

    Essential Responsibilities:
    • Manages reception: meet and greet visitors, answer incoming calls, mail distribution, organize conference room bookings, visitor’s security access and hotel and ground transportation bookings. Host on-site meetings including organizing catering, food set-up and clean up.
    • Provides a wide range of project and event support to work unit staff. Plans and collects information on event logistics including participant scheduling, location, and agenda. Assists in the creation of project plans and timelines, and tracks the completion of deliverables, project expenditures, and contract compliance.
    • Assists work unit staff with financial processes including invoices, employee expense reports, and credit card reconciliations. Ensures compliance with Casey’s financial policies and procedures. May assist with work unit budgeting, tracking, and Monthly Spending Analysis (MSA).
    • Provides general office support to work unit staff, including: ordering supplies, equipment, and serving as a liaison with other Casey work units. Responds to incoming inquiries on a wide variety of issues and works through to resolution. May provide travel and calendar support to Managing Director or other employees. Works with team to ensure well-coordinated schedules.
    • Manages paper and electronic files in accordance with appropriate guidelines and regulations. Inputs information into various electronic systems, prepares regular and ad hoc reports, and prepares other information when requested by work unit leadership team.
    • Assists work unit staff in establishing and monitoring contracts.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
    Qualifications:
    • An associate’s degree and at least 3 years of administrative support experience are required. Working experience in a similar role may be substituted for a degree.
    • Strong organizational skills and effective written and verbal communication skills are needed.
    • A broad knowledge of computer software is required. Advanced skills in the Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel are desired.
    • Proven success in working in a diverse, multi-cultural environment is required.
    • Physical requirements include the ability to lift and reach for light objects; close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data, text, and figures; ability to type utilizing a computer keyboard; ability to travel to outside locations; and the ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time as a primary job function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • Local travel as well as occasional out of town travel may be required. Driving on Casey business may require use of personal vehicle; adherence to vehicle safety guidelines and qualification for insurance is required.

    Director - Field Office

    Austin, TX

    Casey Family Programs, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is the nation’s largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families across America. Founded in 1966, we work in 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to influence long-lasting improvements to the safety and success of children, families and the communities where they live. We value diversity and respect for individuals in the workplace.

    Job Summary:
    This position manages the day to day operations within the Field Office, responsible for ensuring that high quality direct services are demonstrating outcomes that ensure no child ages out of care without legal and relational permanence. The position assumes a pivotal manager role assuring that the CFS workforce is focused on achieving organizational goals through their direct practice and consultation roles. This position leads work efforts and provides technical assistance to child welfare jurisdictions and other stakeholders to promote CFP best practice and operations as a demonstration.

    Essential Responsibilities:
    • Manages the day to day operations in the Field Office, including management of personnel actions, resource allocations, budget development and monitoring, and crisis and risk management. Assumes direct responsibility and oversight of all Field Office direct services and functions, ensuring that Casey and applicable State/County practice standards and policies are adhered to. Ensures that all Field Office direct practice work is demonstrating outcomes that improve permanency and well-being for all children, youth, young adults and families served. Assumes leadership role in practice and policy development by being a member of the Field Office Leadership Team and other ongoing and ad hoc practice groups. 30%
    • Directly supervises Field Office Supervisors and other designated staff ensuring that quality services are provided with clinical and critical thinking. Ensures that CFP Practice Model and strategies are employed to demonstrate consistency in field office service delivery. Manages the utilization of the field office workforce in their consultation roles. in both local work and when deployed to assist with Strategic Consulting work efforts in other jurisdictions. Ensures that program services staff receive effective training, supervision, and peer consultation. 20%
    • Cultivates and maintains positive working relationship with local public child welfare agency to strategically design and implement effective direct service agreements. Positively engage other child welfare stakeholders (courts, CASA, attorneys, etc.) to ensure positive outcomes in CFS direct service work and local systems improvement work. Engages community and providers to be resources to assist CFP in serving children, youth, young adults and families involved with or at risk of entering the child welfare system. 20%
    • Effectively employs and manages budget, finance and contract procedures to support and implement program services in collaboration with Office Administrator; ensures that program services staff are trained to properly use business and administrative procedures and that HR procedures and protocols are adhered to. 15%
    • Assumes direct responsibility for effectively managing the Quality Improvement/Quality Assurance, Council on Accredidation and Critical Incident Report requirements of all CFS program services. This includes the development and implementation of effective tracking mechanisms, accountability measures relative to documentation, and corrective action plans. 10%
    • Other duties as assigned. 5%
    Qualifications:
    • Master’s Degree in Social Work or an advanced degree from an accredited institution in a field related to the organization’s services and a minimum of eight years of progressively responsible combined experience in management/administration/clinical supervision in a public or private child welfare agency is required. Demonstrated experience serving in a strategic role and/or as a strategic consultant required.
    • Demonstrated understanding of working in a collaborative community environment, building relationships and managing expectations within those relationships is required.
    • Knowledge of foster care, kinship care, transition services and clinical social work within the child welfare system is required, along with experience in strategic planning, systems integration, systems change and an in-depth understanding of State/County jurisdictions and Tribes.
    • Experience in foster care and permanency planning practice is strongly preferred. Knowledge of the legal system as it applies to child welfare is highly desirable. Experience in working with State, County and other government agencies is preferred.
    • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills are critical for this position.
    • Experience with MS Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) is essential.
    • Physical requirements include the ability to lift and reach for light objects; close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data, text, and figures; ability to type utilizing a computer keyboard; ability to travel to outside locations; and the ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time as a primary job function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • Travel of up to 40% required.
    • Driving on Casey business may require use of personal vehicle; adherence to vehicle safety guidelines and qualification for insurance is required.

    Administrative Specialist

    Seattle, WA

    Casey Family Programs, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is a national operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families across America. We believe in the intrinsic dignity and value of every person. We strive for fairness and justice in the way people are treated and the opportunities they have to succeed by addressing racism, unequal treatment and other barriers to inclusion.


    Job Summary: The Administrative Specialist is responsible for providing administrative and project support to a work unit Managing Director (MD) or Senior Director and their team.

    Essential Responsibilities:
    • Maintains the Managing Director (MD) or Senior Director’s calendar and travel schedule. Works closely with the MD or Senior Director, the work unit leadership team, and other internal and external parties to ensure a well coordinated schedule. 30%
    • Manages projects and events in conjunction with the MD or Senior Director and work unit leadership team. Coordinates with work unit staff, other Casey work units, external partners, and vendors to ensure successful project/event completion. 25%
    • Responds to incoming requests to the MD or Senior Director on a wide variety of issues and works through to resolution. Drafts and edits memoranda, reports, presentations, and other documents as requested by the MD or Senior Director. 15%
    • Develops and maintains work unit administrative processes, ensuring alignment with Casey policies and work unit goals. Serves as the subject matter expert on administrative issues, provides coaching and guidance to work unit administrative staff as needed. 15%
    • Supports the MD or Senior Director and the work unit leadership team in the development of the budget. Provides ongoing budget monitoring and variance analysis; prepares budget adjustments as needed. Works with work unit staff to ensure accurate processing of invoices, expense reports, and other financial items. 10%
    • Performs other duties as assigned. 5%
    Qualifications:
    • A Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 5 years of administrative support experience, at least 3 of which have been at the executive level. Relevant experience may be substituted for education.
    • Strong organizational skills, critical thinking, and effective written and verbal communication skills are needed. The ability to work autonomously and exercise independent judgment is required.
    • A broad knowledge of computer software is required. Advanced skills in the Microsoft Office suite are needed.
    • Proven success in working in a diverse, multi-cultural environment is required.
    • Physical requirements include the ability to lift and reach for light objects; close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data, text, and figures; ability to type utilizing a computer keyboard; ability to travel to outside locations; and the ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time as a primary job function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • Local travel as well as occasional out of town travel may be required. Driving on Casey business may require use of personal vehicle; adherence to vehicle safety guidelines and qualification for insurance is required.

    Research Specialist

    Seattle, WA

    Casey Family Programs, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is the nation’s largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families across America. Founded in 1966, we work in 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to influence long-lasting improvements to the safety and success of children, families and the communities where they live. We value diversity and respect for individuals in the workplace.

    Job Summary:
    This is a part-time, 20 hour a week position
    The Research Specialist will manage a variety of research and analysis projects to advance policy, practice, and system change in various systems such as child welfare, education, criminal justice and other select. The role will require gathering and analyzing data, collecting information on national and local organizations and work efforts related to strengthening families and communities in support of advancing institutional knowledge about cross-sector collaboration.

    Essential Responsibilities:
    • Conduct multiple research and analysis projects related to the compilation of data and information related to a) philanthropic entities and investments nationally and in specific jurisdictions, b) specific issues or topics related to strategic initiatiatives being developed, i..e. school discipline, national community-based efforts, violence-reduction. Prepare written summaries of these analyses. 65%
    • Create briefing documents, as needed, to support organizational leadership in preparation for engaging in new initiatives and jurisdictions. These briefings may be related to specific subject areas, related to specific jurisdictions, or existing organizations or collaborative work efforts, and require compiling, organizing and summarizing data from completed research or other published documents. 20%
    • Support and maintain electronic records, files and documentation related to research efforts in SharePoint sites and other appropriate locations. 5%
    • Provide occasionall administrative support for materials and conferences related to research efforts. 5%
    • Perform other duties as assigned. 5%
    Qualifications:
    • Candidate for or has acquired an MPA, MBA, or MA/MS in applicable field preferred.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, experience in designing and writing research products for multiple audiences, and demonstrated skill in communicating with a diverse audiences.
    • Ability to gather large amounts of information and synthesize into briefing reports within tight deadlines.
    • Demonstrates strong analytical skills that show ability to clarify, understand, recommend, and interpret information.
    • Strong administrative and organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • Professionalism, diplomacy, and maturity are paramount.
    • Ability to proactively problem-solve for teams that are often traveling.
    • Strong ability to prioritize competing needs.
    • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) and SPSS. Ability to learn other pertinent software programs as required.
    • This is a regular half-time position.
    • Physical requirements include the ability to lift and reach for light objects; close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data, text, and figures; ability to type utilizing a computer keyboard; ability to travel to outside locations; and the ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time as a primary job function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • Driving on Casey business may require use of personal vehicle; adherence to vehicle safety guidelines and qualification for insurance is required.

    Sr. Dir. - Knowledge Management

    Seattle, WA

    Casey Family Programs, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is the nation’s largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families across America. Founded in 1966, we work in 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to influence long-lasting improvements to the safety and success of children, families and the communities where they live. We value diversity and respect for individuals in the workplace.

    Job Summary:
    This position will lead members of the Knowledge Management team in identifying, developing and disseminating real time information, providing content expertise and creating and leveraging systems integration and federal policy alignment to realize Casey Family Program’s 2020 mission. This position is a member of the Senior Leadership Team for Systems Improvement.

    Essential Responsibilities:
    • Responsible for delivering effective analysis and technical assistance in Casey’s collaborations. Work ultimately reduces the number of children in foster care and reinvests in prevention and family support efforts. 20%
    • Works as the Operational Manager of the work unit, overseeing and taking responsibility for deliverables that further Casey’s 2020 vision. 15%
    • Accountable to customers and to the Managing Director in providing relevant, effective analysis and assistance that results in achievement of short term and long term organizational objectives. Ensures all work in unit is aligned with and furthers the 2020 vision. 15%
    • Delivers expertise to Casey and collaborators on a national basis regarding leading edge practice, policy and technologies that impact child welfare and provide assistance in the efforts of reduction and improved well-being outcomes for children and youth in foster care. 15%
    • Ensures staff delivers effective analysis of the needs of the jurisdictions we are collaborating with or wish to enter (‘customer’) using best practices. Uses knowledge and research about jurisdiction needs, policies, and concerns to determine best ways Casey can assist. 10%
    • Directs work priorities and changes focus as needed to achieve outcomes and respond to customer needs. Anticipates and adapts to changing priorities. 10%
    • Develops and maintains budget in collaboration with the Managing Director and reports on assessment of monthly variances and spending projections. 5%
    • Supervise staff as resources in the most effective way with a customer-focused priority. Provides leadership opportunities for employees that enable growth and encourage leadership development with the position. 5%
    • Other duties as assigned. 5%
    Qualifications:
    • Master’s degree in Human Services, Business, Public Administration or a related field is required.
    • A minimum of ten years recent progressive management experience in a public child welfare system, including at least two years at a senior level, preferably in a strategic capacity achieving results through staff and resources.
    • Expert knowledge of public child welfare administration, practice and issues required. Expert knowledge of fields related to child welfare, how the fields intersect and the implications is essential.
    • Experience in strategic planning, systems integration, operational achievement of goals and an in-depth understanding of multi-state child welfare systems required. Knowledge and experience of current state and jurisdiction administration, needs, and influential contacts required.
    • Demonstrated listening, evaluation and assessment skills. Strong management skills in overseeing a group of over 20 staff required. A commitment to building personal and organizational sensitivity towards diverse cultural, socio-economic and lifestyle backgrounds is essential.
    • Experience in Internet research and solid working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, PageMaker, Sharepoint etc.) required. Ability to learn other pertinent software programs as required.
    • This is a regular full-time position that may require travel 35% or more of the time.
    • Physical requirements include the ability to lift and reach for light objects; close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data, text, and figures; ability to type utilizing a computer keyboard; ability to travel to outside locations; and the ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time as a primary job function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • Driving on Casey business may require use of personal vehicle; adherence to vehicle safety guidelines and qualification for insurance is required.

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    Engaging in any act that discriminates against another employee because of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, creed, marital status, veteran’s status, age, disability, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by local, state or federal laws will not be tolerated and will be grounds for disciplinary action up to and including discharge.

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    Persons believing that they have been treated in a manner inconsistent with this provision should immediately notify his/her director, and/or Human Resources.

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