Licensing Supervisor – Foster Care (Master's required)
Volunteers of America
April 5, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Under the direction of the Vice President of Program Operations, the Licensing Supervisor is responsible for providing leading and oversight strengths-based, client-centered, relationship-driven services and interventions to foster families who are caring for children in the Foster Care Program with Volunteers of America of Illinois. This position is exempt.
Responsible for programmatic coaching and day to day guidance to Licensing/Foster Parent Support Coordinator. Conducts regular conferences with assigned worker(s) to guide and evaluate licensing activities
Reviews and approves all licensing activities including issuing licenses, license renewals, licensing investigations, etc.
Coordinates and oversees all licensing recruitment activities and ensures that the foster care program is actively recruiting and retaining foster homes to meet the needs of the department
Provides high quality training is available to foster parents on a monthly basis; will host both group and individual training opportunities for foster parents.
Suggests policies and changes in current program that will increase the effectiveness of the program
Coordinating Intake and Placement of all new foster care clients in conjunction with the foster care supervisor. May assist with facilitating the processing of initial clothing and equipment vouchers, etc.
Responsible for ensuring the Licensing Programmatic metrics are being achieved; including the DCFS dashboard target of 70% of relative homes being licensed within 90 days of placement.
Serves as a part of the Foster Care Leadership team; assists with general program development activities, which may include research, communicating with collaterals, attending internally and in the community, etc.
Delivers services with sensitivity to clients’ cultural and socioeconomic characteristics
Upholds the mission and values of VOA of IL at all times
Position requires a master’s degree and at least 3 years of direct social service experience. Direct social service experience must include foster care and licensing work; child welfare license is required. Position also requires strong writing skills, excellent communication skills, a proven ability to work well independently, excellent time and project management skills and very strong computer skills.