Overview

SUMMARY

Administrator to foster family agency acts as an authorized agent to correct deficiencies that threaten the general welfare and safety of the children in the foster family agency certified family homes.  The Administrator may also facilitate in a multitude of areas to ensure the continued delivery of quality services, daily supervision of overall operations and the overall functioning of the Agency. This position is responsible for ensuring that all Agency policies and procedures are implemented correctly, in compliance with Contract Agreements with the County and Community Care Licensing, Title 22 Regulations and in compliance with State and Federal Employment Labor Laws.

DUTIES

·      Designates a staff person, along with permission of the executive director, to perform the duties of the administrator in his/her absence from the facility who have the following qualifications: Knowledge of the foster family agency operations; Training in programs provided by the foster family agency; Designation as the authorized person to correct deficiencies that constitute immediate threats to the health and safety of children in the foster family agency certified family homes.

·      Administrator has an integral role in collaborating and partnering with the county, state and Tribes to ensure timely placement and foster care services for AI/AN foster children.

·      Administrator will be responsible for establishing internships with local colleges to attract native students in the social sciences fields of study,

·      Appointing and dismissing staff.

·      Ensuring attendance at each board meeting by the Board Chair.

·      Mailing copies of all alleged child abuse or neglect, substantiated complaint, licensing and incident reports to the Board of Directors.

·      Organizing and carrying out a program of staff development for all staff members.

·      Ensuring the maintenance of a file of all foster family agency incident investigation reports and Department complaint investigation reports, including the foster family agency action taken.

·      Ensuring that incident and complaint investigation reports are kept confidential as required.

·      Maintaining a caseload and training new social work staff.

·      Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

·      Knowledge of the requirements for providing the type of care and supervision needed by the child or nonminor dependent, including ability to communicate with the child or nonminor dependent.

·      Knowledge of and ability to comply with applicable law, regulation, and interim licensing standards.

·      Ability to maintain or supervise the maintenance of financial and other records.

·      Ability to direct the work of others, when applicable.

·      Ability to establish the foster family agency’s policy, program and budget.

·      Ability to recruit, employ, train, and evaluate qualified staff, and to terminate employment of staff, if applicable to the foster family agency.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

The Administrator shall meet one of the following requirements:

·      A master’s degree or higher from an accredited or state approved graduate school in social work or social welfare, marriage, family, and child counseling, counseling psychology, social or equivalent education and experience as determined by the licensing agency. In addition, the administrator shall have demonstrated ability and leadership through a minimum of three years of experience in the field of child or family services, two years of which have been in an administrative or managerial position.

·      A bachelor’s Degree in a behavioral science from an accredited college or university. In addition, the administrator shall have demonstrated ability and leadership through a minimum of five years of experience in the field of child or family services, two years if which have been in an administrative or managerial position.

REQUIREMENTS

·      Must be at least 18 years of age.

·      Must be physically and mentally fit and be willing to complete a health screening physical examination; and must have the unrestricted capacity to employ physical restraint techniques in a professionally safe manner.

·      Must obtain CPR/First Aid certification within the first 30 days of employment.

·      Must pass a pre-employment background clearance including Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and Child Abuse Reference Check (CAIC).

·      Must complete a pre-employment physical and pass a pre-employment drug test.

·      Commit to refrain from use of illegal drugs, abuse of prescription drugs, or the influence of alcohol during working hours.

·      Must clear a TB test/chest x-ray.

·      Must have a valid, unrestricted CA Driver’s license, maintain insurance, or ability to be insurable under the Group Home’s auto insurance, and have reliable transportation.

·      This position requires an awareness and appreciation of American Indian and Alaskan Native traditions, customs, and socioeconomic needs.  In addition, this position requires the ability, at all times, to meet and deal effectively in contacts with Indian tribes and organizations which requires tact, courtesy, discretion, resourcefulness, and good judgment in handling functions of a sensitive nature

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical abilities described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully preform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The ability to move up to 50 pounds as required by the task. Specific vision abilities required by this job to include close vision and ability to focus on a computer screen for hours at a time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee must possess the ability to drive a vehicle and meet all physical requirements to maintain a valid CA driver’s license.

INDIAN PREFERENCE

Preference is hiring is given to (l) a qualified American Indian/Alaska Native in accordance with Indian Preference Act (Title 25, U.S. Code, Sections 472 and 473), applicants claiming Indian verification, certified by the Tribe of affiliation or other acceptable documentation of Indian heritage.

About Ileihno Bopachemihn, Inc.

IB is a non-profit foster family agency serving Tribal children and families involved in the child welfare system.