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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.

Senior Dir - Field Office

Monterey Park, CA

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

Job Summary:
This position 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.

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.

Supervisor, Prevention & Permanency 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:
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.

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.

Administrative Assistant

Phoenix, AZ

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 Assistant – Field Office is responsible for supporting the day to day operations of the field office, including fiscal management, administrative support to clinical teams and employee supports. Works with Casey staff, youth and families, and collaborators to help provide high quality direct service programs. Serves as back-up in the absence of the Office Administrator.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Receives invoices and prepares invoices for reimbursement and/or payments to constituents and vendors while ensuring that approval process and financial guidelines are met. Prepares employee expense reports, credit card reconciliations, and other financial documents in line with Casey’s policies and procedures. Monitors state reimbursements in alignment with the jurisdiction agreement and engages with state/county partners for resolution of discrepancies. Monitors and reconciles recurring roster by tracking changes in client status on a monthly basis, at minimum. Ensures Field Office credit card and petty cash distribution and safe keeping procedures are followed. Maintains and implements Field Office Operating Manual protocols. 30%
  • Manages paper and electronic files in accordance with applicable guidelines, local regulatory requirements, Casey practice standards and Council on Accreditation COA accreditation. Enters information into various electronic tracking systems, monitors due dates and coordinates with direct service staff on interface with resource parents in obtaining required documentation. Prepares recurring and ad hoc reports upon request. Prepares documents and presentations for leadership to improve Field Office operations and outcomes. Archives client and administrative files in accordance with Casey records retention protocols. Uploads approved contract requests and request for services into Casey’s Agreement and Reporting Tool (ART), tracks current, expiring, and archived contracts. Tracks contract expenditures to ensure spending aligns with contract limits. 20%
  • Acts as the receptionist, and serves as the first point of contact for a wide range of internal and external inquiries, including emergency and crisis calls from youth, young adults, alumni, and families. Works under the direction of the Office Administrator to respond to requests or redirects caller/visitor to the appropriate staff member. 15%
  • Provides administrative support to foster care and prevention teams. Includes preparing vouchers and invoices for client services, preparing service package and resource family binders with necessary forms to be used by clinical staff with clients, coordinating criminal background checks, insurance and driving records, and tracking for foster care requirements. Requires basic understanding of service packages and navigation of the Casey’s Case Management System (EPIK) in order to ensure accurate enrollment status, Continuing Education and Job Training scholarship (CEJT) tracking, and reconciliation of client data. 15%
  • Provides general office support to Field Office staff, including calendaring, ordering supplies, travel arrangements and advances, usage and maintenance of technology, i.e. computers and phones, coordination of VTC, conference calls and meetings, office equipment and vehicles, mail distribution, and performing minor facilities maintenance. Coordinates internal and external events, to include parking, catering, contracts, hotel reservations, travel arrangements and other tasks as needed. 15%
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 5%

Qualifications:

  • A high school diploma and at least 3 years of administrative support experience are required. A college degree and/or training in general business administration is a plus.
  • Strong organizational skills and effective written and verbal communication skills are needed.
  • A broad knowledge of computer software is required. Advanced skills in the Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel are desired.
  • Strong youth and family engagement skills.
  • Ability to work independently, while also taking direction.
  • Proven success in working in a diverse, multi-cultural environment is required.
  • Physical requirements include the ability to lift and reach for light objects; close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data, text, and figures; ability to type utilizing a computer keyboard; ability to travel to outside locations; and the ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time as a primary job function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Social Worker - Los Angeles

Monterrey Park, CA

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

Job Summary:
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.

Time Limited Social Worker

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.

This position is a time-limited contract role offered through the end of 2018

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. Director, Systems Improvement

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:
The Sr. Director Systems Improvement provides senior management support for the integrated work of Systems Improvement. This position will coordinate and monitor efforts and initiatives that will strengthen families and communities in order to improve the safety, permanency and well-being of children.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate work units within Systems Improvement to collaborate on initiatives and projects. Without management or staff performance oversight, manage the projects including individual work assignments to ensure coordination, integration, and leveraging of resources among the teams. Monitor progress of projects and report findings to EVP of Systems Improvement and senior leadership as directed.
  • Develop, organize and convene meetings among leadership groups for the EVP Systems Improvement. For example, identify, invite and create agenda for Urban Child Welfare Leaders group, and follow up with information for attendees. Respond to requests for information. Manage and coordinate events at the direction of EVP.
  • Develop and increase effective methods of communication across Systems Improvement such as increased use of internal website / collaboration sites, memos from the EVP of SI to all of SI staff, and other ways to clearly and effectively communicate messages, information, and direction from the EVP’s office. Increase frequency and determine effectiveness of communication methods.
  • Work with Systems Improvement leaders and team members to identify and implement appropriate evaluation methods to analyze and assess the quality, sustainability and impact of proposed initiatives.
  • Apply continuous quality improvement principles to initiative work, convening of leaders, and communications efforts in Systems Improvement.
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive documentation of all the aspects of each initiative to include program design, development, implementation, results, outcomes, and recommendations.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Human Services, Business, or related degree preferred. Bachelor’s Degree plus a minimum of 10 years equivalent relative work experience required.
  • Demonstrated experience integrating initiatives across work units; project managing large and small scale cross-functional projects; and partnering with senior management in a variety of functional areas.
  • Demonstrated high level of organizational skills including the capacity to set priorities and work to deadlines in planning and reporting; organization and time management skills, with particular emphasis on attention to detail and meeting deadlines; the ability to work independently and handle multiple on-going tasks; and the ability to coordinate among multiple work units required.
  • Proven ability to communicate with diplomacy at all levels of an organization, using oral, written and presentational skills to clearly communicate messages to a variety of audiences and the ability to determine the effectiveness of the communications.
  • A balance of assertiveness and diplomacy is critical as well as the ability to analyze, consult and provide inquiry that impacts the planning and work of a team to effectively achieve goals.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlooks). MS Project is preferred.
  • 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.
  • Travel of up to 40% may be 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.

Research Specialist

Seattle, WA

Casey Family Programs, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is the nation’s largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families across America. Founded in 1966, we work in 50 states, the District of Columbia and 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 Research Specialist will manage a variety of research and analysis projects to advance policy, practice, and system change in various systems such as child welfare, education, criminal justice and other select. The role will require gathering and analyzing data, collecting information on national and local organizations and work efforts related to strengthening families and communities in support of advancing institutional knowledge about cross-sector collaboration.

This position is offered for 20 hours per week position and includes benefits.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Conduct multiple research and analysis projects related to the compilation of data and information related to a) philanthropic entities and investments nationally and in specific jurisdictions, b) specific issues or topics related to strategic initiatiatives being developed, i..e. school discipline, national community-based efforts, violence-reduction. Prepare written summaries of these analyses 65%
  • Create briefing documents, as needed, to support organizational leadership in preparation for engaging in new initiatives and jurisdictions. These briefings may be related to specific subject areas, related to specific jurisdictions, or existing organizations or collaborative work efforts, and require compiling, organizing and summarizing data from completed research or other published documents 20%
  • Support and maintain electronic records, files and documentation related to research efforts in SharePoint sites and other appropriate locations 5%
  • Provide occasionall administrative support for materials and conferences related to research efforts 5%
  • Perform other duties as assigned 5%
Qualifications:
  • Candidate for or has acquired an MPA, MBA, or MA/MS in applicable field preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, experience in designing and writing research products for multiple audiences, and demonstrated skill in communicating with a diverse audiences.
  • Ability to gather large amounts of information and synthesize into briefing reports within tight deadlines
  • Demonstrates strong analytical skills that show ability to clarify, understand, recommend, and interpret information
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Professionalism, diplomacy, and maturity are paramount
  • Ability to proactively problem-solve for teams that are often traveling
  • Strong ability to prioritize competing needs
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) and SPSS. Ability to learn other pertinent software programs as required
  • This is a regular half-time position
  • 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

Education Liaison

Boise, ID

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:
To provide youth in or recently transitioned from foster care, their caregivers, and public and private partners specialized knowledge and supports in the areas of education, career/vocational development and employment. This position works with the Director to engage in system improvement efforts that enhance the educational resources of youth in foster care and those youth exiting the foster care system. 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.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Provides direct service to children, youth, and young adults receiving services from Casey Family Programs through strategic assessments and the development of an individualized education/vocation plan when appropriate. Reviews youth intake information as part of an initial education assessment and makes education recommendations in the youth’s preliminary service plan. Teams with primary worker to create a historical academic profile to include education documentation for case records (grades, IEPs, 504 plan, etc.) and to provide coordinated and high quality education services. 30%
  • Teaches youth and caregivers, including resource families, kin and birth parents, to navigate systems that influence or govern their academic achievement and career development success. Provides technical assistance and training on education advocacy and system navigation for foster care staff, public child welfare staff (as requested by local jurisdiction), and families caring for youth in out of home care. When appropriate advocates for youth with schools and employers. 20%
  • Identifies local educational/vocational/career development programs and services and develops linkages between community programs and Casey Family Programs. Makes assessment of tutoring and other relevant services and in partnership with lead social worker coordinates with vendors the securing of services and as appropriate provides initial review and approval of invoices and reports against allocated budgets. 20%
  • Develops and maintains positive working relationships with community partners, including: schools, local colleges/universities, employers, federal and state/county vocational services, private businesses, and community agencies. Provides staff and community partner’s information on educational and career development/vocational resources and culturally appropriate curriculum and instructional strategies. 15%
  • May participate in local, state, and other system improvement forums to assist in the development and implementation of new programs and services based on emerging and proven best practice. 5%
  • Is available for consultation with education and career development/vocational counterparts throughout the organization. Stays updated on educational tools and best practices and works to implement them internally and, when appropriate, externally. 5%
  • Other duties as assigned. 5%
  • This position may require a lead case management for young adults in the college scholarship program.
    • Qualifications:
      • Master’s Degree in Education from an accredited institution, preferably with a Special Education Endorsement or certification and five years of full-time teaching experience in public or private education is required. Knowledge of educational best practices in assessment, basic skills, technology, special education, and multi-cultural education is required.
      • Experience working with and supporting the educational and career/vocational development of youth that are identified as having been drug exposed, survivors of emotional and/or physical trauma, or are developmentally delayed is highly desired. Knowledge of the Special Education Law and Accommodations under section 504 is essential.
      • The candidate must also have demonstrated skills in collaboratively working with youth and consultation and advocacy on behalf of youth with schools, families, and community agencies.
      • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills are critical for this position.
      • Experience in working with state, county and other government agencies is preferred.
      • 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.
      • Local travel required for home visits, meetings with families, and other regularly required meetings. 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.

Senior Paralegal

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 provides general paralegal support to the legal department’s attorneys. The Sr. Paralegal will oversee records and subpoena management; draft legal documents and correspondence, including the organization’s contract and grant transactions; provide technical expertise and support in the organization’s contracting process; conduct legal research and analysis for Counsel; and oversee and/or support other risk management functions of the department.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Manages record keeping practices for the organization. Oversees records management guidelines and retention schedule to comply with licensing, accreditation, child welfare, risk management, and legal and business requirements. In consultation with Counsel, trains, audits, and advises other work units in connection with records retention and destruction obligations.
  • Reviews, evaluates, and researches complex records requests, analyzes privacy and legal issues relating to the requests, and timely responds to requests. Exercises judgment regarding when to consult with counsel on complex records requests.
  • Internally tracks and documents all aspects of disputes, claims, investigations, and discovery requests. Under the direction of Counsel, responds to subpoenas, manages litigation holds, drafts legal documents and correspondence, and communicates with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Reviews, drafts, negotiates, and finalizes contractual agreements. This includes: (1) Vendor Agreements, (2) Grants, (3) Agreements with Governmental Entities, (4) Collaboration Agreements, and (5) other unique contractual arrangements.
  • Provides technical expertise regarding agreements and contracts to ensure efficient contracting. Understands and analyzes contractual issues relevant to nonprofits such as direct qualifying expenditures and other aspects of contracts such as independent contractor qualification, signature authority limitations, and risk management issues.
  • Conducts legal research, analyzes issues, drafts research memoranda, and makes recommendations to Counsel on relevant subject matters.
  • Assists with consultation and training on the following content areas: (1) Contracts, (2) the Contract Management System, (3) Purchasing and Engagement Guidelines, (4) Direct Qualifying Expenditures, and (5) Intellectual Property.
  • Assists with all aspects of the Legal Department work efforts including development and implementation of, and training on, guidelines and best practices regarding legal, compliance, licensing and accreditation requirements.
  • Oversees and/or supports risk management processes of the Legal Department, as requested.
  • Brings knowledge of innovations and technologies to the attention of Counsel and applies appropriate improvements and changes to enhance the outcomes of the group.
  • Participates on projects, committees, and teams, and performs other duties as assigned or required to facilitate timely and professional provision of services to internal and external customers.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Paralegal Certification or JD required, with a desired minimum of six years’ career experience as a paralegal or staff attorney in a law firm, in-house, or both. Certification or training in information governance, as a privacy professional, or as a contracts specialist highly desirable.
  • The essential professional qualifications include:
    • excellent project management, organizational ability, and attention to detail;
    • ability to work independently as well as effectively partner and collaborate as part of a team;
    • analytical and strategic thinking and business acumen;
    • ability to identify legal risks and assess complex matters;
    • sound judgement in deciding when to resolve issues independently and when to consult Counsel;
    • clear and concise oral and written communication skills, including the ability to present to groups;
    • ability to identify and resolve issues proactively, creatively, and expeditiously; and
    • ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and competing deadlines.
  • A balance of assertiveness and diplomacy is important, as well as the ability to be flexible and adapt to a diverse workload and in-house clientele.
  • Experience conducting legal research, including on Westlaw, and ability to clearly communicate results and analysis to Counsel is required.
  • Ability to protect the confidentiality of sensitive information, including by learning and following all relevant policies and protocols and using sound judgment in the handling and sharing of that information.
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, and working knowledge of SharePoint) and interest and ability to learn other technological systems is necessary.
  • Knowledge of and experience with collaborations and partnerships, the infrastructures of child and family serving systems, and legal and tax requirements related to nonprofits is desired.
  • The successful candidate must value diversity and have experience working in a diverse environment or community with regard to ethnicity, socio-economic backgrounds, and lifestyles.
  • This is a regular full-time position that may require travel up to 15% of the time.
  • Physical requirements include the ability to lift and reach for light objects; close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data, text, and figures; ability to type utilizing a computer keyboard; ability to travel to outside locations; and the ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time as a primary job function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Driving on Casey business may require use of personal vehicle; adherence to vehicle safety guidelines and qualification for insurance is required.

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, Strategic Consulting Team 1

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:
The Sr. Director - Strategic Consulting working with the Managing Director – Strategic Consulting – Systems Improvement at Casey Family Programs proactively seeks ways to assess and support child welfare systems improvement and sets direction for the work in specific states and jurisdictions. The purpose of this position and the efforts it directs is to create system change and to build capacity for systems to strengthen families and communities in order to improve the safety, permanency and well being of children and to influence the safe reduction of the number of children in foster care and reinvestment of resources consistent with the 2020 goals.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Works with Managing Director to coordinate efforts internally and with external collaborators (to included experts, vendors, groups or teams) to assist the child welfare systems to prevent child maltreatment and safely reduce the foster care population, while improving the lives for youth and families who are in or would have entered foster care.
  • Works with the Managing Director – Strategic Consulting in influencing child welfare practice, policies and laws on a local, state and national level to build strengths and achieve broad wide system impact.
  • Responsible for assigned projects, organizational sub objectives and outcomes in assigned jurisdictions. Acts proactively in planning and tracking work efforts, agreements and projects. Works with project management function in System Improvement Services to ensure consistent and effective practice. Works closely with Legal Services to ensure contract and regulatory compliance in agreements that reside in Systems Improvement. Works closely with Finance Services to ensure contract, financial and best practice compliance. Provides updates to Senior Management and ensures progress toward goals according to deadlines.
  • Provides expertise internally and externally regarding systems change, and facilitates the implementation of data driven, outcome focused, and evidence informed strategies to support child welfare agencies and community stakeholders in their efforts to improve child welfare outcomes.
  • Engages with state and local community partners to strengthen prevention efforts and leverage resources of the multi-systems affecting youth and families.
  • Develops and manages relationships resulting in regular invitations to work with specific and influential state, county child welfare agency, judicial and legislative leaders to help resolve issues of concern with the development of sound recommendations and implementation of plans in support of Casey’s 20/20 vision.
  • Develops and communicates effective methods which assist child welfare systems in reinvestment strategies which support and strengthen families.
  • Responsible for continuous quality improvement within Strategic Consulting – Systems Improvement. Knowledgeable of broad wide system impact strategies within child welfare systems.
  • Provides technical assistance, and facilitate peer shared learning opportunities among child welfare and other systems and community partners in order to facilitate and improve communication and coordination, as well as share best practices for youth in care.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Human Services, Business, Public Administration or related field is required with a minimum of 8 years of recent progressive responsible management experience in a public child welfare system, or BA Degree in Human Services, Business, Public Administration, or related field with 10 years of recent progressive management experience or senior human services leadership including at least five years in a strategic capacity working at the senior or system-wide level. Experience in personally consulting at cabinet-level public administration in child welfare may be substituted for experience in recent public administration senior management position. 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 required.
  • A balance of initiative and diplomacy is critical, as well as the ability to build relationships, provide assistance and resources, learn fast, conduct assessments/evaluate systems and provide assistance and resources. Must bring relationships and experience that allow for entry into the assigned jurisdictions and be received positively by child welfare administrators. • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills are required, along with excellent negotiating and listening skills. A commitment to building personal and organizational sensitivity towards diverse cultural, socio-economic and lifestyle backgrounds is essential.
  • 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.
  • Technical proficiency with Microsoft Office and experience with any specific software or technology as needed for the job.
  • This is a regular full-time position that requires travel on average of 60%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.

Case Assistant

Boise, ID

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 (FO) Case Assistant is responsible for performing a wide variety of support and administrative tasks for FO Social Workers, Family Developers and other FO staff as assigned. This position has basic knowledge of service delivery areas and permanency work within child welfare.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assists FO Social Workers and Family Developer with collecting and updating youth and family information for intake studies, case management services, training records, and other required case record documentation. Includes case mining and obtaining/tracking of medical, dental and vision records. 30%
  • Supports FO Social Workers by coordinating youth and family logistics around court appearances, team meetings, birth family visits, Family Group Conferences, connection to community programs and resources, etc. Assists with supervision and/or transportation of youth for scheduled sibling visitations. 25%
  • Assists with filing support to maintain case record files and data in an accurate and efficient manner that complies with field office, Casey, local regulatory and Council on Accreditation standards. Partners with FO staff to prepare records for review to ensure quick and timely corrective action of compliance and case record review findings and required changes. Assists with securing child-related records such as birth certificates, Social Security cards, report cards, etc. 20%
  • Assists FO Social Workers and Family Developer with coordination of youth and family groups and events, resource parent trainings, recruitment and retention activities, and preparing for/submitting licensure and re-licensure packets. 15%
  • Works on FO projects, provides back-up support to Administrative Assistants, and serves as a committee member as requested. 5%
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 5%

Qualifications:

  • A combination of 4 or more years of education and experience in child welfare or related field required.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or comparable human service field from an accredited college or university or related field is preferred.
  • Requires interpersonal, organizational, teaching, teamwork, and strong communication skills.
  • Requires strong family and youth engagement skills.
  • Requires working knowledge of Microsoft Office products.
  • 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 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.

Sr. Director, Strategic Consulting Team 4

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:
The Sr. Director - Strategic Consulting working with the Managing Director – Strategic Consulting – Systems Improvement at Casey Family Programs proactively seeks ways to assess and support child welfare systems improvement and sets direction for the work in specific states and jurisdictions. The purpose of this position and the efforts it directs is to create system change and to build capacity for systems to strengthen families and communities in order to improve the safety, permanency and well being of children and to influence the safe reduction of the number of children in foster care and reinvestment of resources consistent with the 2020 goals.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Works with Managing Director to coordinate efforts internally and with external collaborators (to included experts, vendors, groups or teams) to assist the child welfare systems to prevent child maltreatment and safely reduce the foster care population, while improving the lives for youth and families who are in or would have entered foster care.
  • Works with the Managing Director – Strategic Consulting in influencing child welfare practice, policies and laws on a local, state and national level to build strengths and achieve broad wide system impact.
  • Responsible for assigned projects, organizational sub objectives and outcomes in assigned jurisdictions. Acts proactively in planning and tracking work efforts, agreements and projects. Works with project management function in System Improvement Services to ensure consistent and effective practice. Works closely with Legal Services to ensure contract and regulatory compliance in agreements that reside in Systems Improvement. Works closely with Finance Services to ensure contract, financial and best practice compliance. Provides updates to Senior Management and ensures progress toward goals according to deadlines.
  • Provides expertise internally and externally regarding systems change, and facilitates the implementation of data driven, outcome focused, and evidence informed strategies to support child welfare agencies and community stakeholders in their efforts to improve child welfare outcomes.
  • Engages with state and local community partners to strengthen prevention efforts and leverage resources of the multi-systems affecting youth and families.
  • Develops and manages relationships resulting in regular invitations to work with specific and influential state, county child welfare agency, judicial and legislative leaders to help resolve issues of concern with the development of sound recommendations and implementation of plans in support of Casey’s 20/20 vision.
  • Develops and communicates effective methods which assist child welfare systems in reinvestment strategies which support and strengthen families.
  • Responsible for continuous quality improvement within Strategic Consulting – Systems Improvement. Knowledgeable of broad wide system impact strategies within child welfare systems.
  • Provides technical assistance, and facilitate peer shared learning opportunities among child welfare and other systems and community partners in order to facilitate and improve communication and coordination, as well as share best practices for youth in care.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in Human Services, Business, Public Administration or related field is required with a minimum of 8 years of recent progressive responsible management experience in a public child welfare system, or BA Degree in Human Services, Business, Public Administration, or related field with 10 years of recent progressive management experience or senior human services leadership including at least five years in a strategic capacity working at the senior or system-wide level. Experience in personally consulting at cabinet-level public administration in child welfare may be substituted for experience in recent public administration senior management position. 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 required.
  • A balance of initiative and diplomacy is critical, as well as the ability to build relationships, provide assistance and resources, learn fast, conduct assessments/evaluate systems and provide assistance and resources. Must bring relationships and experience that allow for entry into the assigned jurisdictions and be received positively by child welfare administrators.
  • • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills are required, along with excellent negotiating and listening skills. A commitment to building personal and organizational sensitivity towards diverse cultural, socio-economic and lifestyle backgrounds is essential.
  • 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.
  • Technical proficiency with Microsoft Office and experience with any specific software or technology as needed for the job.
  • This is a regular full-time position that requires travel on average of 60%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.

    Accountant II - Payroll

    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:
    Ensures accurate, cyclical payments to all employees based upon inputs of varying complexity from key departments and time collecting and reporting systems. Assists in filing payroll taxes and maintains compliance with taxing authorities and registrations and processes payments to external agencies in exchange for a variety of employee benefit services. Provides excellent customer service to all staff and assists in the testing, installation, and implementation of software applications and services.

    Essential Responsibilities:
    • Prepares and processes payments to all employees at the Foundation on a semi-monthly basis and ensures accuracy based upon inputs from key departments and time collecting and reporting systems. Provides payroll related information and reports to work unit managers and other internal customers and compiles statistical reports and or payments for external agencies as mandated by law. 60%
    • Supports financial, tax, workers comp, and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) pension plan audits by providing transaction based walkthroughs and/or documentation. Maintains an up-to-date practical knowledge of all types of compensation and various fringe benefits. Works with the HR/PR vendor to ensure appropriate treatment of tax withholdings, deductions, earnings, and requirements from local jurisdictions. 10%
    • Processes various billings from insurance carriers for employee benefits and reconciles payments to current employee eligibility. Submits journal entries to the general ledger for payroll transactions and employee leave accruals which all have a direct impact on the Foundation’s financial statements and performance against budget. 10%
    • Interfaces regularly with Human Resources to ensure accurate payment to employees on family medical leave, short and long term disability, bonuses, interim positions, fringe benefits, open enrollment for health and welfare plans. 10%
    • Performs project and system work especially to test, install, and implement HR/PR applications and time collecting systems. Assists in the development of business requirements for automated solutions.10%
    Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field, plus at least three years experience processing payroll for an organization comprised of 500 or more employees in an automated environment. Equivalent experience and coursework may be considered in lieu of bachelor’s degree. Experience with Ultipro is strongly preferred.
    • This position also requires extreme accuracy, a strong mathematical aptitude, the ability to pay close attention to detail, highly refined organizational and research skills, strong verbal and written communication skills, and excellent time management skills.
    • Internal and external teamwork, priority setting, and the demonstrated use of good judgment are all essential for this position, as is discretion when working with salaries, garnishments, and other confidential matters.
    • Proven experience in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and Outlook) is required.
    • Physical requirements include the ability to lift and reach for light objects; close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data, text, and figures; ability to type utilizing a computer keyboard; ability to travel to outside locations; and the ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time as a primary job function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • 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.
    • 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.

    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.
  • HR Generalist

    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 Human Resources Generalist is responsible for providing strategic, technical and tactical support for a wide range of human resource functions. The HR Generalist builds and maintains relationships throughout the organization while advising staff on all issues, policies, procedures, and programs in HR OD. The HR Generalist will play a key role in the success of the organization by offering support and guidance on employee relations, terminations, performance management, program management and HR best practices while facilitating a positive relationship. The HR Generalist will provide the level of customer support expected from the HR OD team.

    • Assists in the development, planning, and implementation of employee relations policies and procedures. Investigates employee complaints and disputes, and recommends necessary corrective actions. Works with staff and managers on performance management issues and improvement plans. 20%
    • Ensures implementation and application of policies, procedures, programs relating to the specific activities of performance management, recruiting, employee relations, compensation and benefits, employee development and training, HR information systems, etc. 20%
    • Proactively supports the delivery of HR processes and manages assigned HR projects and programs. 20%
    • Partners with Organizational Development to develop and conducts training programs for management and staff. Conducts workshops to facilitate development of management skills and communication of company policies and practices. 10%
    • Assists recruitment with sourcing, screening, and interviewing candidates. Works with managers, helping to identify job requirements and creating an effective interviewing process. 10%
    • Assists with the administration of compensation, benefits, and wellness programs. 10%
    • Creates and prepares monthly, quarterly and annual reports as well as special reports as requested. 5%
    • Other duties as assigned, including special projects, task forces, and committees. 5%
    Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree required. PHR, SPHR or other HR designation preferred.
    • Minimum of 3 years in a Human Resources Generalist role is required.
    • Experience must include designing and implementing human resource programs, facilitating groups and delivering training presentations.
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    • Experience must also include Employee Relations: performance management, investigations, reporting, manager and employee coaching, etc.
    • Other HR disciplines such as Recruiting, Benefits Administration, and Compensation are preferred but not required.
    • Excellent analytical, systems thinking, written and verbal communication skills; ability to work effectively in a team environment; customer service orientation; and cross-cultural competence are 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.
    • Up to 20% 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.

    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 .