Site Supervisor - Transitional Foster Care - Bilingual (English/Spanish)
Requisition #: req4469
Location: Reading, PA
Hours: Full-time (40 hours/week)
Bethany is changing the world through family. We began our work by serving one child more than 75 years ago. Today, Bethany is an international Christian nonprofit partnering with communities in more than 30 states and in several countries around the world. We strengthen and preserve families, support displaced people fleeing danger, and find safe, loving families for children who need them. Bethany is at the forefront of creating and implementing solutions to meet the growing needs of vulnerable children and families in the U.S. and around the world.
The Unaccompanied Children (UC), TFC Site Supervisor is primarily responsible for overseeing the non-clinical UC program staff to include teachers, teachers' aides, case support, administrative, and medical coordinators. This individual will also be responsible for overseeing the services provided to clients in Unaccompanied Children programs. While serving as a Site Supervisor, this individual is responsible for providing weekly, unannounced rounds in the classrooms and/or all areas where children congregate to ensure safety, wellbeing, and best practice of care in these areas.
This position is expected to function effectively with little supervision while following the guidelines given on procedures, along with agency, federal, and state regulatory requirements.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Attend staff meetings to ensure effective and efficient service coordination;
- Meet and partner regularly with the Branch Director and other relevant leaders to ensure consistency of programming and ensure the site is successfully in its service deliverables for UC;
- Direct, train, and develop all direct reports;
- Cultivate a trauma-focused environment where program staff model positive adult behaviors, while also nurturing youth and providing structure, support, respect, and active involvement to UC;
- Work collaboratively with the Branch Director and Clinical Supervisor to ensure program operations and services are consistent with the established agency, state, federal, and licensing standards and requirements;
- Work collaboratively with the Clinical Supervisor to oversee the Transitional Foster Care (TFC) work locations and ensure effective operations that meet client needs and quality standards;
- Ensure agency policies and procedures are enforced through completion of staff evaluations, conference request, time sheets and reimbursement vouchers;
- Maintain, enhance, and develop positive relationships with referral sources, community agencies, and community progressions;
- Ensure all non-clinical case recording expectations satisfy state and agency requirements;
- Collaborate with intake and referral teams to ensure appropriate capacity and placement of youth in programs;
- Stay up-to-date on current trends and theories related to the program, while proactively recommending changes to agency policy and practice, as necessary;
- Participate in speaking engagements, courses and learning experiences, when necessary;
- Implement and enhance the use of the trauma-responsive Sanctuary model of care;
- Stay abreast of all agency, federal, and state regulatory requirements related to social services;
- Complete other duties as assigned.
- BSW or Bachelor's level degree in Human Services, or equivalent field of study with at least five (5) years of experience working in a child caring institution in program administration;
- MSW or Master's level degree in Social Services, or equivalent field of study with at least two (2) years of experience working in a child caring institution;
- Active Child Welfare Certification in the state of the work location, preferred;
- Demonstrated experience with trauma and working with refugee or immigrant youth;
- Ability to pass required medical exam and have the physical ability to fulfill essential functions, to include but not limited to physical restraints of a resident;
- Demonstrated clinical, therapeutic and crisis intervention skills;
- Mature and stable judgment, sensitivity to various cultures and the unique history of refugees;
- Bilingual Spanish/English fluency or other common languages spoken by refugee and immigrant populations;
- Successfully pass a TB test annually and document preference to receive or decline Hepatitis immunization;
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively on a multi-disciplinary team;
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
- Computer and typing skills sufficient to perform essential job functions;
- Active motor vehicle license and a reliable automobile with adequate insurance coverage;
- Pass a criminal history screen, including state and local child protection agency registries;
- Subscription to and integration of the agency Statement of Faith, Mission Statement, and Cultural Diversity Commitment.
We value and embrace the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion; our culture is strengthened and our workplace is more dynamic. We are a global organization with multicultural staff, clients and stakeholders, so we strive to create a workplace that reflects the communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. More work remains, but we are deeply committed to honestly acknowledging and addressing the impacts of race and racism throughout the organization. This work can be uncomfortable and even painful, but we believe that the greatest challenges bear the greatest rewards.