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Social Worker - Bay Area Field Office

Oakland, 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:
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.
  • Ability to protect the confidentiality of sensitive information by learning and following all relevant policies and protocols and using sound judgment in the handling and sharing of that information.
  • 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.

Casey Family Programs is an equal opportunity employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resources at 206-378-4699 or hrod@casey.org.

Supervisor, Prevention & Permanency Services

Oakland, 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 assists the Director and Senior Director – Field Office in the management of Field Office prevention and permanency services both administratively and clinically. The Supervisor, Prevention and Permanency Services, supervises prevention specialist and permanency expeditors who are working with youth in or at risk of entering the foster care system with the objectives of ensuring that no child ages out of foster care without legal and relational permanence and improving overall well-being outcomes for children, youth, young adults and families. In collaboration with the Director, the Supervisor assists in assuring that the CFS workforce is focused on achieving organizational goals through their direct practice and consultation roles. This position works with the Director to build and improve access to community resources so that families are better able to meet the needs of their children.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with the Director Field Office to develop, maintain, and evaluate services that are focused on prevention, increased permanency and improved well-being outcomes for youth. Encourages innovative approaches that promote positive outcomes and have the potential to spread to other jurisdictions. Collaborates with internal and external partners to gather and evaluate data to determine efficacy of services and strategies and to promote data driven decision making.
  • Serves as a change agent with internal/external partners in the deepening of permanency planning services for youth that are in or at risk of entering care. This includes identifying, assessing and implementing programs and strategies that have demonstrated results in achieving outcomes, specifically in the area of accelerating and increasing the identification of permanent lifelong connections for children and youth.
  • Responds to after-hours requests and crisis situations involving youth and families enrolled in full case management.
  • Keeps apprised of current clinical practices and develops proposals, standards, and methods to improve the quality of services to youth and families.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
  • A 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.
  • A minimum of six years of combined clinical practice and supervisory experience is required. A minimum of two years of public child welfare experience is preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of social work practice and theory, specifically in the areas of human development, group and individual therapy, systems family therapy, community development, conflict resolution, cross-cultural intervention, substance abuse, domestic violence and mental health systems issues and basic casework methods is required.
  • 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.
  • Experience in clinical supervision, administration, budgeting, office management, project management, and personnel management is required, along with a commitment to lifelong learning.
  • A balance of assertiveness and diplomacy is critical, as well as effective listening skills and excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • The ability to lead or collaborate with a team of professionals at all levels within Casey and externally is imperative to this position as well as valuing a diversity of work styles, people, directions, and functions.
  • Workplace practices at Casey Family Programs encourage respect for diversity and individual differences.
  • Ability to manage projects to organization outcomes, including work plan development and consultation and coaching skills.
  • Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, SharePoint, and Outlook) as well as electronic case management systems required.
  • Travel of up to 30% 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.
  • Driving on Casey business may require use of personal vehicle; adherence to vehicle safety guidelines and qualification for insurance is required.

Casey Family Programs is an equal opportunity employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resources at 206-378-4699 or hrod@casey.org.

Family Engagement Liaison

San Antonio, 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 two territories and with more than a dozen tribal nations 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 Field Office Family Engagement Liaison position is primarily responsible for the office’s effective implementation of services, supports and tools to promote and expedite permanency and enhance overall well-being. Family Group Conferencing is among the tools to be employed by the Family Engagement Liaison. Family Group Conferencing is a model which focuses on meetings that encourage child-centered and family-focused agendas that harness the strengths of the families. The Family Engagement Liaison meets with family members to engage around legal and relational permanency. They conduct family finding, engagement and support activities to promote permanent connections. Application of this and other models assist in better permanency and transition planning for youth and families receiving services from Casey Family Programs with the ultimate goal of achieving legal and relational permanency.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Contacts relatives, conducts initial screening, provides an orientation to the process, and arranges for their participation in Family Group Decision Making (FGDM) or other team decision making meetings. Determines the family’s cultural and language needs. Discusses meeting location, transportation, confidentiality, and safety issues. Helps family establish a purpose of the conference and counsels families about local resources and their basic needs, if applicable. 30%
  • Via use of the FGDM and other conferencing models, develops positive relationships with each youth and family; may assist in the management of placement disruptions and coordinates the search for appropriate placement resources to ensure best outcomes for youth, new caretakers, and former care providers. Acts as a family engagement liaison in team meetings and serves as the content expert supporting staff with successful implementation of engagement strategies. 20%
  • Related to FGDM and other team meetings, maintains written case records and prepares necessary reports: court reports; program development proposals; special reports containing caseload data for annual budget; and on-going correspondence. Follows all FGDM procedures and ensures that the program remains consistent with values, beliefs, and philosophy of the model (i.e., ensures fidelity). Attends all relevant trainings and participates in the delivery of training in accordance with the level of field office need. 20%
  • Represents Casey Family Programs and the Field Office in the community. In the service of systems improvement endeavors, builds positive community relationships, develops working relationships with other social welfare professionals, learns and transfers best clinical practices, addresses barriers in the interest of improving, and promoting awareness and advocacy on behalf of child welfare issues. May develop and coordinate resources pertinent to the emotional, interpersonal, physical, educational, self-sufficiency, cultural, and legal needs of youth and families. 15%
  • Works closely with State/County child welfare workers and supervisors to review cases and process referrals. Obtains detailed referral information, assesses referrals against FG Decision Making eligibility criteria and confers with referral source regarding prospective participants, including the youth. 10%
  • Other duties as assigned. 5%
Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited institution and a minimum of five years clinical experience in foster care or other child welfare and family service related practice is required.
  • Broad knowledge of social work practice and clinical theory, including diagnostic and treatment skills in family systems approach is essential. Already possessing the FG Decision Making practice competency or a passionate willingness to learn and exercise the model with families is required.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of local and national laws, and policies and procedures governing foster and kinship care is helpful. This position requires an exceptional ability to relate well to children and families of varied cultural, socioeconomic and life-style backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills are critical for this position.
  • Basic computer knowledge and experience with MS Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) is necessary. An appreciation of the importance of retrieving and analyzing data is essential.
  • Ability to protect the confidentiality of sensitive information by learning and following all relevant policies and protocols and using sound judgment in the handling and sharing of that information.
  • 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.
  • Bilingual strongly preferred

Casey Family Programs is an equal opportunity employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resources at 206-378-4699 or hrod@casey.org.

Social Worker - Yakima

Yakima, 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 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.
  • Ability to protect the confidentiality of sensitive information by learning and following all relevant policies and protocols and using sound judgment in the handling and sharing of that information.
  • 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.

Casey Family Programs is an equal opportunity employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resources at 206-282-3330 or hrod@casey.org.

Director - Research

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 two territories and with more than a dozen tribal nations 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 Director - Research Services has responsibility for leading evaluation studies for the team within Research Services at Casey Family Programs. This individual will work with Casey staff and other agencies to evaluate the effectiveness of child welfare and related prevention, education, employment and mental health programs, products or tools.

The Director – Research Services will develop and lead a team whose purpose is to plan and coordinate research or evaluation projects, including research design, data collection, data coding, data analyses and report writing. This role requires familiarity with state and county child and family welfare agency research capabilities and resources, as well as the ability to develop and evaluate standardized measures for evaluating the effectiveness of child welfare programs, products and tools.

Essential Responsibilities:

 

  • Develop, lead and monitor a team of Research Services staff as they conduct literature reviews, plan research, collect and analyze data, edit documents, write articles, book chapters, and reports for publication. 

 

  • Coach and mentor team members by fostering collaborative arrangements among team members and with academic or other professional organizations.

 

  • Create an organizational environment that fosters collaborative arrangements among team members and with academic or other professional organizations.

 

  • Focus on one or more of the following areas:
    • Economic analyses – with experience in conducting cost savings, benefit-cost, fund mapping, and other forms of financial analyses (including possibly producing benefit-cost analyses similar to what WSIPP can do but in real time as Casey needs them)
    • Advanced knowledge of qualitative and quantitative approaches to policy research methods and statistical analysis
    • Ability to access and analyze, on demand, a variety of cross-sector publicly-available data in a timely and competent fashion

 

  • Perform data analysis and report writing with appropriate level of statistical detail for given audiences, including policy makers, state child and family welfare agency personnel, practitioners and Casey Family Program staff.

 

  • Design, write and edit documents, articles, chapters and reports which summarize the findings of assessment measure analyses and other evaluation research. 

 

  • Co-author articles for conferences and professional journals.  This may include locating and synthesizing relevant literature, preparing literature reviews, and presenting at local, regional, or national conferences.

 

  • Supervise external consultants/contractors regarding study design, analysis, summarization and dissemination.

 

  • Other duties as assigned.

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Requires a Doctoral degree in Social Work, Psychology, or other closely related field and a minimum of 4 years’ experience in a research setting of which two years are in a supervisory/management capacity. 
  • Advanced knowledge of research methods and statistical analysis, including correlational techniques, significance testing, multivariate regression, and ANOVA, is required. Additional knowledge of statistical methods (e.g., latent class analysis, structural equation modeling, network analysis) is preferred.  
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, experience in designing and writing technical reports and making presentations to professional audiences required.  Knowledge of APA style highly desired.  Knowledge of child and family social services and/or child development is required.  
  • Requires proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, PageMaker, SharePoint etc.). Ability to learn other pertinent software programs as required.
  • This is a regular full-time position that may require travel 20% or more of the time.
  • Ability to protect the confidentiality of sensitive information by learning and following all relevant policies and protocols and using sound judgment in the handling and sharing of that information.
  • 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. 

Casey Family Programs is an equal opportunity employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resources at 206-378-4699 or hrod@casey.org.

Social Worker - Boise

Boise, ID

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 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.
  • Ability to protect the confidentiality of sensitive information by learning and following all relevant policies and protocols and using sound judgment in the handling and sharing of that information.
  • 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.

Casey Family Programs is an equal opportunity employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resources at 206-282-3330 or hrod@casey.org.

Sr. Research Associate

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 two territories and with more than a dozen tribal nations 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 Sr. Research Associate will independently manage and oversee a variety of research projects and dissemination activities and collaborate with others in the field to support a broad research agenda to advance policy, practice, and systems change in child welfare.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Work directly and in close collaboration with Casey staff and jurisdiction leaders, national experts, and constituents to design, plan and coordinate all aspects of research studies including managing multiple projects independently from start to finish. This includes overseeing research contractors and budgets, developing project goals and project design, creating timelines, conducting statistical analyses, and satisfying Institutional Review Board (IRB) requirements.
  • Lead dissemination efforts of research products and findings, including but not limited to working directly with external and internal public policy staff, communications directors, other researchers, and child welfare leaders. Package research results for different audiences, including peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, reports, newsletters/listserves, webinars, conference presentations, policy briefs, and other research documents. Make presentations to and lead research briefings with internal and external audiences.
  • Serve as an expert resource to internal groups as well as external constituents, providing varying levels of support and leadership. This may include collaboration on projects, providing training, ongoing oversight, technical assistance and project management.
  • Interface with external and internal Public Policy staff to identify and conduct policy-relevant research, policy analysis, and evaluations. Highlight and summarize the public policy implications of research findings for dissemination.
  • Assist the Research Directors and Managing Director in collaborating and coordinating with other funders and researchers in the field to develop a national research agenda for child welfare. Identify opportunities for leveraging funding and developing partnerships for moving the research agenda forward.
  • Focus on one or more of the following areas:
    • Community indicators, such as risk factors for child maltreatment and community health such as employment, household income, housing
    • Geographic analyses – including geo-mapping.
    • Evaluation of community-based family support intiatives.
  • Represents Research Services at key national meetings to contribute and stay current about developments in the field of policy, practice and research.
  • Supervise one or more Casey Research Services student interns, contractors, and temporary employees. May help supervise one or more Research Analysts on specific projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
  • PhD in Social Work, Psychology, or other related field preferred, plus 4 years managing or directing research projects in human services. Master’s Degree with 7 years and significant leadership experience may be substituted.
  • Advanced knowledge of research methods (both qualitative and quantitative) and statistical analysis, with a solid grounding in program evaluation. Experience with geographic information systems is preferred.
  • Knowledge of child and family social services, excellent oral and written communication skills and a proven record of writing for different audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead multiple evaluative research project(s) in a deadline-driven environment with minimal supervision.
  • Solid working knowledge of various software applications, including Microsoft Office suite and statistical software.
  • This is a regular full-time position that may require travel 20% or more of the time.
  • Ability to protect the confidentiality of sensitive information by learning and following all relevant policies and protocols and using sound judgment in the handling and sharing of that information.
  • 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

    Location Negotiable,

    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 two territories and with more than a dozen tribal nations 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, generating and spreading real time, evidence-informed information, providing and overseeing the development of content expertise and targeted technical assistance, and creating a range of user-friendly products leveraging systems integration and federal policy alignment in order to realize Casey Family Program’s 2020 mission. This position is a member of the Senior Leadership Team for Systems Improvement.

    Essential Responsibilities:

    • Communicates and convenes events designed to build agency capacity to achieve impact and spread the work of researchers, leaders and other experts outside the child welfare field. Delivers this expertise using a variety of methods to Casey and its partners on a national basis, with a particular emphasis on emerging research, innovative practice, effective policy and cutting edge technologies that impact child welfare and assist jurisdictional efforts towards the safe reduction for children and youth in foster care. Advances targeted technical assistance, including teaming, Senior Fellows and other special projects. 25%
    • Responsible for the development and delivery of effective analysis, diverse products, and multi-channel engagement methods, to support Casey’s internal and external collaborations to support jurisdictional efforts to reduce d the number of children in foster care and reinvest in prevention and family strengthening efforts. 30%
    • Shares in the operational management of the work unit, overseeing and taking responsibility for special projects, including jurisdictional teaming and Senior Fellows, as well as both responsive and proactive deliverables that further Casey’s 2020 vision. 15%
    • Ensures staff delivers effective analysis and range of products using the latest research, best practice information and other jurisdictional examples of implementation. Uses knowledge and research about jurisdiction needs, policies, and concerns to determine the best ways Casey can assist and respond. 10%
    • Directs work priorities and changes focus as needed to achieve outcomes and respond to customer needs. Anticipates and adapts to changing priorities. 5%
    • Develops and maintains budget in collaboration with the Managing Director and reports on assessment of monthly variances and spending projections. 5%
    • Supervise staff, Senior Fellows and consultants 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, preferably in a public child welfare system or organization focused on public child welfare. At least two years at a senior leadership level, preferably in a strategic capacity achieving results through staff and resources, is desired. A PhD may be substituted for two years of senior leadership experience
    • 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 writing, research, 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 diverse group 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 25% or more of the time.
    • Ability to protect the confidentiality of sensitive information by learning and following all relevant policies and protocols and using sound judgment in the handling and sharing of that information.
    • 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.

    Casey Family Programs is an equal opportunity employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resources at 206-378-4699 or hrod@casey.org.

    Sr. Director, Seattle Field Office

    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 two territories and with more than a dozen tribal nations 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 is primarily responsible for all aspects of the field office operations. This includes a focus on permanency services to ensure that no child ages out of foster care without legal and relational permanence as well as an emphasis on implementing, monitoring, and continuing the ongoing development of the local strategy for CFS direct practice and systems improvement work with the public child welfare system as the primary partner. The Senior Director - Field Office is a matrix position assigned to a Strategic Consulting Team with additional jurisdictional assignments to advance practices and policies that promote safe reduction of children and youth in foster care.

    Essential Responsibilities:
    • Provides vision, leadership and strategic direction to Field Office Management Team, staff, partners and stakeholders. Responsible for all field office operations including personnel actions, resource allocations, budget development and monitoring, and crisis and risk management. Directly supervises Field Office Director and Office Administrator to effectively deploy work force and other resources to achieve CFS direct practice and organizational deliverables, along with ensuring that Field Office adheres to all policies and procedures. Assumes leadership role in practice and policy development through membership on the Field Office Leadership Team (FOLT) and other ongoing and ad hoc practice groups. 20%
    • Provides vision, leadership and strategic direction and cultivates key relationships in working with local jurisdiction leadership in Child Welfare and with private providers of child welfare services and other pertinent stakeholders under the direction of the Managing Director - Field Offices, to advance practices and policies that advance Casey Family Programs’ goals. Provides sound analysis and recommendations internally and externally regarding system improvement efforts, and cultivates and facilitates approval for actionable strategies to support child welfare agencies in the reduction of youth in foster care. Ensures that local field office system improvement work efforts are aligned with state Strategic Consulting plans. 20%
    • Develops and manages relationships and provides Strategic Consulting services under the direction of the Managing Director of Strategic Consulting for assigned jurisdictions to advance 2020 goals. Provides sound analysis and recommendations internally and externally regarding system improvement efforts, and cultivates and facilitates approval for actionable strategies to support child welfare agencies in the reduction of youth in foster care. Participates as a member of assigned Strategic Consulting Team and as a member of the Systems Improvement team; attends necessary meetings and participates and/or leads special work groups as needed. Acts as liaison between Systems Improvement and Casey Family Services. 30%
    • Develops business plans and budgets to effectively resource all direct service work and monitors service delivery and spending through organizational procedures. For assigned jurisdictions, develops work plans and budgets that are strategic in advancing work efforts that impact safe reduction. 10%
    • Engages and works closely with internal and external leaders, stakeholders and partners (courts, private providers, CASA, schools, advocacy groups, etc.) to identify public policy issues, develop initiatives and strategies, and manage information received from state policy makers and/or their staff to positively impact youth in foster care. Provides leadership in influencing child welfare practices, policies, and procedures on a local and state level, including memberships on Boards, Court Improvement Committees and state Indian Child Welfare Committees. Maintains familiarity with pending state legislation or county actions that may impact the organizational goals. 10%
    • Coordinates work with Casey Family Program’s Indian Child Welfare Programs Office to ensure that work with Tribes and with American Indian/Alaska Native youth and families is integrated and supported, within the Field Office and strategic consulting work. 5%
    • 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 ten years of progressively responsible 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. Ability to build relationships, provide assistance, be a resource, make presentations, work independently, take initiative, provide assessments and system evaluation. Excellent leadership skills including training, group facilitation, and supervision are 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/Tribal jurisdictions. Experience in foster care services and practice is strongly preferred.
    • Experience in strategic planning, systems integration, systems change 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 is strongly preferred.
    • Experience in successfully developing and managing complex budgets, experience with contracting procedures and general resource management is required.
    • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills are critical for this position.
    • Experience with MS Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) is essential.
    • Ability to protect the confidentiality of sensitive information by learning and following all relevant policies and protocols and using sound judgment in the handling and sharing of that information.
    • 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 50% required.
    • Driving on Casey business may require use of personal vehicle; adherence to vehicle safety guidelines and qualification for insurance is required.

    Casey Family Programs is an equal opportunity employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resources at 206-378-4699 or hrod@casey.org.

    Social Worker - Seattle

    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 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.
    • Ability to protect the confidentiality of sensitive information by learning and following all relevant policies and protocols and using sound judgment in the handling and sharing of that information.
    • 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.

    Casey Family Programs is an equal opportunity employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resources at 206-282-3330 or hrod@casey.org.

    Administrative 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 two territories and with more than a dozen tribal nations 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 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.
    • Ability to protect the confidentiality of sensitive information by learning and following all relevant policies and protocols and using sound judgment in the handling and sharing of that information.
    • 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.

    Casey Family Programs is an equal opportunity employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resources at 206-378-4699 or hrod@casey.org.

    Operations Manager, Legal Services

    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 two territories and with more than a dozen tribal nations 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 Legal Operations Manager provides technical support and expertise for managing all projects on the Legal Team, as well as executing operational functions of the Legal Services team.

    Essential Responsibilities:
    • Assists with defining and implementing a Legal operations strategic plan and annual operating plan while respecting budgetary requirements.
    • Serves as primary point of contact for fielding general questions to the legal department and directs inquires to the appropriate staff member as necessary. Inquiries include general legal questions regarding contracts, private foundation matters, risk, records and compliance and general legal processes.
    • Centrally track all incoming work and provide project management for appropriate team members to respond and monitor. Centrally provide workflow management to the legal department. Provide technical support and project management support to all areas of the legal department. Will lead the development and maintenance of a matter tracking and management tool.
    • Manage legal department files and resources. Will lead the development and maintenance of a central filing system and a central location for all legal services resources. Responsible for maintaining records of contracts in Casey’s contract management system. Responsible for operational tasks related to records management.
    • In collaboration with legal department team members, help develop and implement metrics, as needed. Prepare regular weekly, monthly and quarterly reports, or ad hoc reports as requested by counsel.
    • Assists with updating legal department policies and procedures and any other documents needed for internal and external use.
    • Monitors and manages intellectual property including: copyright and trademark registrations and renewals, licensing of Casey materials to 3rd parties, publicity releases, requests for permission to use 3rd party materials, and standardizing copyright notices & acknowledgements.
    • Responsible for operational tasks associated with risk management such as running motor vehicle records checks and processing documentation relating to insurance coverage.
    • Assists with preparing presentation and training materials, tools and materials for Casey staff and other documents.
    • Build strong internal relationships with internal process owners.
    Qualifications:
    • A successful candidate will bring expertise of new trends and technologies to the attention of counsel and applies appropriate improvements and changes to enhance the operations and outcomes of the group. Must be able to work efficiently and independently in a fast-paced environment, communicate clearly and effectively, manage high volumes of tasks and projects with little guidance, react with appropriate urgency to situations and events that require a quick response or turnaround, take effective action without knowing the whole picture, think creatively, exercise strong judgment, and be proactive in solving problems that affect customers. The candidate will also be customer-service oriented and have great attention to detail while still meeting tight deadlines, strong organizational skills, and the ability to easily switch gears. A high level of professionalism, integrity, and discretion in handling confidential information, as well as the ability to work well with people at all levels inside and outside the foundation, are essential.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Solid knowledge of software applications.
    • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to work independently and as a member of the team.
    • Bachelor’s Degree required, with some legal coursework or experience preferred. A minimum of four years of experience in program management, project management, complex operations management or complex administrative role. Familiarity with legal operations highly desirable.
    • Strong data analysis and process improvement skills, along with strong time management and organizational skills.
    • A strong sense of responsibility, initiative, a professional customer service attitude and approach, diplomacy and effective listening skills are crucial. Ability to exercise judgment to make sound decisions is a must.
    • Also required are experience in and a solid working knowledge of various software applications to create text documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and graphics (i.e. MS Office – Word, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint, PowerPoint, Tableau, etc.).
    • This is a regular full-time position that may require travel up to 15% of the time.
    • Ability to protect the confidentiality of sensitive information by learning and following all relevant policies and protocols and using sound judgment in the handling and sharing of that information.
    • 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.

    Casey Family Programs is an equal opportunity employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resources at 206-282-3330 or hrod@casey.org.

    Director, Child and Family Services Systems, Data and Reporting

    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 two territories and with more than a dozen tribal nations 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 focuses on the development, implementation and improvement of Child and Family Services (CFS) continuous quality improvement, practice technologies and related data, reporting, infrastructure and operations. . A key function of this position is providing leadership to CFS quality improvement initiatives as they relate to the overall work of CFS, as well as, supporting the implementation of CFS-wide strategic improvement initiatives.

    Essential Responsibilities

     

    Development, implementation and improvement of CFS Practice Technology, Data and Reporting and related infrastructure

    • Provides leadership in the development, implementation, and management of CFS continuous quality improvement, data and reporting technology and infrastructure needed to support and improve direct services (e.g. – Electronic Case Management System and its related data and reporting and Practice Help System). Integrates related practice, process and technology initiatives and support activities to create efficiencies and organizational improvements and improve CFS outcomes. Note: This work is often conducted in partnership with other Casey teams, such as Technology Services, Research Services and/or Data Advocacy. 
    • Develops and implements different continuous quality improvements initiatives to increase CFS outcomes. Uses both quantitative and qualitative methodologies to engage stakeholder and staff in the analysis, dissemination and application of findings.
    • Utilizes a variety of current staff engagement and project management methodologies (including but not limited to, AGILE, Business Process Integration, User Centered Design) for developing and managing quality improvement and practice technologies, and other infrastructure and practice improvement initiatives.  
    • Provides leadership and support for the maintenance and improvement CFS’s practice-related technology infrastructure and knowledge management systems.
    • Provides expert coaching, consultation and support to internal and external audiences; building internal capacity, and supporting the demonstration and spread of the work of CFS to external audiences.
    • Lead or co-leads (depending on project) the development of analysis and reporting tools, guidelines, and other resources to ensure demonstration of direct service delivery models.
    • Develops curriculum and leads presentations and/or trainings for CFS staff on practice and process improvement topics, with a specific focus towards ongoing quality improvement and related CFS Practice Technologies and infrastructure.

    Strategic CFS improvement initiatives and overall CFS work efforts, including their related quality management and improvement.

    • Acts as a senior-level manager of the overall CFS-wide quality improvement plans and related work-efforts necessary for improving outcomes through successfully completing CFS projects and ongoing initiatives. This includes:
      • Working in collaboration with CFS leadership and other stakeholder to describe, document and manage CFS work efforts and ongoing initiatives.
      • Maintaining and improving processes used to develop, review, approve, execute, monitor and provide feedback on implementation.
      • Developing and implementing initiatives detailed operational plans needed to support project completion. Develops related goals, objectives, approaches, resources and communication plans. 
      • Leads efforts related to CFS data analysis and reporting strategies for various internal and external audiences.
      • Developing and implementing Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) processes and protocols for how data are utilized, maintained and improved to support CFS direct services, such as, CQI performance metrics, related reports and dashboards, and the overall process for their analysis and application.
      • Ensures integrity of CFS data that are fundamental for accurate reporting and overall data-informed decision making
    • Develops and facilitates regular meetings, such as the CFS Executive Steering Committee, and related project team-leads workgroup, and CFS CQI Steering Committee to communicate project(s) status, avoid risks, identify issues and develop improvement strategies.
    • Works in collaboration with internal and external audiences for problem solving/managing issues as they arise, creates and monitors strategies for the resolution of these issues and effective communications about these work efforts.   

     

     

         

    Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Public Policy or other human services field with a minimum of 8 years of experience is required. Ten years of experience accepted in lieu of degree.  Experience with organization-wide data and reporting systems preferred.
    • Demonstrated competence in current and emerging social work practices, cross cultural expertise, sharp critical thinking and analytical capabilities, and experience of developing and implementing Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) strategies and related data and reporting necessary for its completion.
    • Demonstrated skills in a variety of small and large group staff engagement and project management methodologies and related facilitation of integrated work efforts. 
    • Excellent training and coaching skills needed to develop staff competencies. Must be able to apply these skills in 1:1, small group and/or large group settings.  
    • Demonstrated highly developed written and verbal communication skills.
    • Must be proficient in use of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).  Prefer experience with Exponent Case Management (ECM), SQL, SharePoint, Visio, Crystal Reports, Doc-to-Help, and MS Project. Demonstrated ability to learn new software quickly. 
    • Must have experience with data analysis, reporting and visualization tools, such as Tableau, as well as experiences with statistical analysis software/tools, such as, SPSS, SAS, Knime, R.
    • Travel required for meetings, conferences, and events. Up to 40% travel required at times.
    • Ability to protect the confidentiality of sensitive information by learning and following all relevant policies and protocols and using sound judgment in the handling and sharing of that information.
    • 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.

    Systems Improvement Project Manager

    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 two territories and with more than a dozen tribal nations 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 serves as an Operational Advisor to Casey staff to optimize and streamline System Improvement’s (SI) jurisdiction and national work. The role acts as a hub for integration, coordination and dissemination of procedures and practices. The role is responsible for the alignment of the work with the goals at both a strategy and tactical level. The role also ensures that operational activities are consistent with the standards of practice, policy, and administration established by the SI leadership, Casey leadership and its Operations team.

    Essential Responsibilities:

    • Leads the preparation and management of contracts from the negotiation stages through the completion of work, monitoring progress, expenditures, and payments. 25%
    • Helps to develop reports about deadlines, milestones, project coordination tools, and resource allocation for assigned work unit(s) projects in SI. Analyzes and makes recommendations for improvement based on data. 20%
    • Provides strategic planning advice with jurisdiction and national partners, especially focusing on developing measurable outcomes and detailed work plans to achieve outcomes. Advises on best practices of other jurisdictions or partners, as needed. 20%
    • Responsible for the Project Management function for the assigned work units to coordinate efficient and effective use of resources (time, labor, money) and keeps the work unit aligned and on track to achieve the work unit’s and/or the broader Casey organizational objectives. 20%
    • Provides leadership in completing and maintaining reports that track progress toward goals including deadlines, milestones, and resource allocation. Communicates and ensures broad awareness of project progress and makes recommendations for improvement based on data. 10%
    • Other duties as assigned. 5%

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree along with five - eight years of relevant project management experience required, ten years of experience in project management may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree.
    • Proven ability to establish professional, positive relationships with all levels of the organization, especially in SI MD leadership and Senior Director consulting team, Legal Services, and Finance Services. This position requires an open and supportive communication style.
    • Qualifications in project management, oversight of initiatives, and administration of programs required.
    • Proven ability to be highly organized, detail-orientated so as to oversee operations internal and external to the organization. Individual must be assertive in setting and maintaining deadlines and assuring quality in managing projects.
    • Ability to be flexible / adaptable in bringing critical thinking, and priority setting skills.
    • Basic familiarity with child and family service systems is required.
    • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office products is critical; familiarity with MS SharePoint® is important.
    • Ability to protect the confidentiality of sensitive information by learning and following all relevant policies and protocols and using sound judgment in the handling and sharing of that information.
    • 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.
    • 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.

    Casey Family Programs is an equal opportunity employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resources at 206-282-3330 or hrod@casey.org.

    Time Limited Social Worker

    San Diego, 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:
    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.
    • Ability to protect the confidentiality of sensitive information by learning and following all relevant policies and protocols and using sound judgment in the handling and sharing of that information.
    • 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.

    Casey Family Programs is an equal opportunity employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resources at 206-282-3330 or hrod@casey.org.

    Office Administrator

    Oakland, 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:
    The Office Administrator is responsible for management of the day to day administrative functions of a Field Office. Designs, implements and oversees effective and efficient administrative processes and partners with the Field Office Management team and with other Casey work units to ensure compliance with applicable laws, local regulatory requirements, Casey policies/procedures and Council on Accreditation standards. This position provides support to the Senior and Directors to accomplish Field Office and Systems Improvement objectives, directly supervises Field Office administrative staff. 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 for youth, families and community partners.

    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, vouchers, credit cards, etc), contract administration, payroll, records retention, and other office operations. Ensures the Field Office is in compliance with applicable guidelines, regulations, Child Placing Agency (CPA) licensure, and deadlines. Responds to incoming inquiries on a wide variety of issues and works extensively with HQ support units to complete work processes and ensure resolution and timely completion of projects. 35%
    • Supervises the Field Office 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. 20%
    • Works closely with Senior Director in development of the Field Office business plan and leads the preparation, forecasting and ongoing monitoring of the field office budget. Analyzes monthly budget reports, completes the Monthly Spending Analysis (MSA) and spending reports to ensure accuracy and accountability and submits to Senior Director for review and approval. 20%
    • Responsible for maintenance of Field Office personnel records to ensure compliance with state/county, Casey and Council on Accreditation requirements. Tracks and oversees staff compliance with Casey and state requirements, including training. Responsible for management and documentation of all hiring and personnel changes. 10%
    • Manages projects and coordinates events in conjunction with Casey staff and external partners and collaborators. Provides leadership and oversight of organization and delegation of duties for community and collaborative events. Provides organizational and administrative support to Senior and Directors in Systems Improvement jurisdictional work. Performs SI activities as assigned, such as teaching, scribing for meetings to others. 10%
    • 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 within the local community 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.
    • Ability to protect the confidentiality of sensitive information by learning and following all relevant policies and protocols and using sound judgment in the handling and sharing of that information.
    • 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.

    Casey Family Programs is an equal opportunity employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resources at 206-378-4699 or hrod@casey.org.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    Casey Family Programs recognizes the value of a culturally diverse work force and is committed to equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees.

    Casey Family Programs will recruit, hire, train and promote individuals in all job titles without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military status, national origin, physical or mental disabilities, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or other basis protected by applicable law. In addition, all personnel actions such as compensation, promotion, demotion, benefits, transfers, staff reductions, terminations, reinstatement and rehire, training and tuition assistance will be administered in accordance with the principles of equal employment opportunity.

    Casey Family Programs is an equal opportunity employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resources at 206.378.4699 or .