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Eliot Community Human Services Statewide Director of Adoption & Foster Care Services in Lexington, Massachusetts

Description

MSPCC, a division of Eliot, is seeking a seasoned, Master's Level, senior manager who is passionate about ensuring children in foster care join loving, nurturing, and stable foster and adoptive families. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years in a supervisory capacity, extensive knowledge of the Department of Children and Families' services, a commitment to supporting foster and pre-adoptive families and success in navigating complex systems of care.

MSPCC's Kid's Net provides a range of services to connect foster and kinship families to information, resources, respite and support networks they need to address the unique challenges that come with raising foster children. Kid's Net engages foster families through trainings, support groups, as well as recreational experiences that families enjoy together. Kid's Net supports the Massachusetts Alliance For Families (MAFF), an organization of foster parents who advocate for the rights of foster children and families.

MSPCC's KINnections provides support and respite for grandparents, aunts, uncles and other kin raising children.

MSPCC's Adoption Services facilitate the adoption process for foster children who cannot be returned to their biological parents by screening and providing training for prospective adoptive parents, conducting home visits, and helping to match children and families. Post-adoption, MSPCC's Adoptive Families Together offers continued training, education and support for adoptive parents.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage all aspects of program service delivery which provides wraparound services for DCF foster parents and adoption home-studies and support services.

  • Work with Director of Prevention Services to develop and monitor budgets for assigned programs and make the necessary adjustments on an ongoing basis.

  • Provide and document regular supervision with assigned program directors

  • Facilitate regular Kid's Net Regional Director meetings to discuss issues, trends and solutions to carrying out the delivery of contracted services to foster families.

  • Meet quarterly with the DCF Contract Manager to review data, events, activities and overall functioning of the Kid's Net program

  • Work with MAFF and Agency's Public Relations staff to produce quarterly newsletters for DCF foster families and DCF staff

  • Manage all aspects of Kid's Net on-call including scheduling, documentation and communications with DCF

  • Work with Kid's Net Regional Directors and DCF to coordinate regional and statewide trainings for foster families

    Schedule: Full time, Monday- Friday

Location: Statewide. Offices in various locations.

*Eliot mandates COVID-19 vaccinations for employees, please discuss the requirements with the hiring manager during the interview process.

Qualifications

Skills

Preferred

  • Computer Software Skills: Intermediate

  • Experience with population: Advanced

  • Communication Skills: Advanced

  • Clinical Skills: Advanced

  • Administrative Tasks: Advanced

Education

Preferred

  • MA or better in Social Work

Licenses & Certifications

Preferred

  • MA DRIVER'S LICENSE

Experience

Preferred

  • Extensive experience in Human Services management.

  • Experience in Department of Children and Families foster care/adoption services

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