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Homefinding Supervisor

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1946 Webster Avenue, Bronx, NY 10457 - Bronx, NY
Full Time
Graduate Degree
$65,000.00 Salary/year

Description

Homefinding Supervisor

Regular Full-time

Location: The Bronx, NY

 

About Graham Windham 

In full partnership with families & communities, Graham Windham strives to make a life-altering difference to children, youth and families affected by abuse, neglect and delinquency by providing each child we serve with a strong foundation for life: a safe, loving, permanent family and the opportunity and preparation to thrive in school and in the world. With over 500 full-time, part-time, and on-call employees serving children and families in multiple programs throughout Manhattan, the Bronx, and Brooklyn, Graham Windham provides an exciting & enriching work experience.

 

Graham Windham is one of the first organizations in the New York City to implement Solution – Based Casework. Solution – Based casework helps children and families to be the solution to the seemingly insurmountable problems in their lives, from generational cycles of poverty, abuse, and neglect to unemployment, domestic violence, and severe health problems. By recognizing and reinforcing their innate strengths and ability to cope, we at Graham Windham empower them to take the lead in making change in their lives.

About the Program

At Graham Windham our Family Foster Care programs help children to get back to their families, adopted into a new family or connected to someone who is willing to be an anchor for children, throughout their childhood and into adulthood. To help us do that, we have hundreds of loving & highly qualified foster parents primarily in Brooklyn, Manhattan, the Bronx and Westchester County- who serve as our foster children's substitute family.

About the Position

Graham Windham seeks a Homefinding Supervisor to lead and manage the organization’s work to, assess, onboard and develop a strong pool of foster and adoptive parents.  The Homefinding Supervisor will also support the Foster Parent recruitment team and the Recruitment, Develop and Support (RDS) Director as needed.

Duties & Responsibilities (but not limited to):

  • Ensure compliance with regulatory standards promulgated by the New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS)
  • Conduct thorough and timely certification and recertification – including background checks, home safety assessments and continuous trainings.
  • Ensure that foster and adoptive parents attend to the physical and emotional well-being of the children placed in their homes and that children are placed appropriately in safe, nurturing foster homes based on their development needs.
  • Partner with the Family Foster Care & Adoption Program’s Case Management team
  • Coordinating foster parent training, identify and schedule training specific to the needs of children in foster care, including child development, adolescent behavior, behavior management, navigation of DOE and OMH programs, parenting children/youth with mental/behavioral health disorders, etc.
  • Deliver MAPP, Deciding Together, and individual Foster Parent training as needed; track trainings with the assistance of case aide.
  • Oversee acceptance of children for placement in Graham’s Foster Care Program and identify new homes for children in need of replacement.
  • Support the RDS Director in ensuring that an Intake staff is available to answer OPA phone calls 24/7
  • Ensures that Intake staff make consistent decisions regarding acceptance of children, are honest and respectful in communication with foster parents.
  • Provides formal and informal supportive, programmatic & clinical supervision to each team member; holds individual supervision on a bi-weekly basis and team meetings on a monthly basis.
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