Kaleidoscope Inc., a non-profit, child welfare organization located in Chicago, Illinois is looking to fill the position of Foster Care Team Supervisor to manage a team of 3-4 case managers and 30-40 specialized cases.
Founded in 1973, our mission today is to empower children, youth and families impacted by abuse and neglect to build resourcefulness, resiliency and supportive relationships. Our vision is that all children and youth have the opportunity to enjoy safe and healthy lives nurtured by responsive adults.
At Kaleidoscope, we stake our reputation on providing the highest quality child welfare services to children, youth and families involved with the Department of Children and Family Services. The work we do is both challenging and rewarding. To accomplish this high level of success, we place the utmost value on our employees and seek to provide them with opportunities for professional growth through supportive supervision, ongoing attachment and trauma-informed clinical training, small caseload ratios, flexible work schedules, competitive pay and excellent benefits.
The Foster Care (FC) Team Supervisor is responsible for supervising a team of Foster Care Specialists. This includes overseeing the case management needs of children and youth referred and those of their foster and biological families with the goal of timely movement to permanency.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Collaborates with Licensing/Intake team to facilitate placement activities of newly assigned children/youth.
Supervises the delivery of an array of case management and clinical services designed to promote safety, wellbeing and permanency for each assigned child/youth.
Reviews and approves clinical documentation produced by team, including, but not limited to, assessments, service and treatment plans, contact notes, court reports, etc.
Leads comprehensive Child and Family Team Meetings as required.
Ensures compliance with performance-based contracting requirements.
Works collaboratively with Manager of Clinical Services, other Team Supervisors, and Clinical Consultant to evaluate and implement core foster parent training that includes pre-licensure and ongoing components.
Maintains an awareness of community resources to meet the needs of foster and biological families.
Makes and documents critical decisions in the best interest of the children with regard to safety, wellbeing and permanency.
Participates and coordinates tasks related to the completion of the Foster Parent Law Implementation Plan.
Demonstrates a working knowledge of Foster Parent Licensing Standards, COA accreditation standards and related DCFS policy and procedures..
Provides on-call crisis response as scheduled.
Completes other duties as assigned by the Director of Foster Care and Adoption Services.
Utilizes agency clinical philosophy to inform all aspects of program activities.
Participates in the recruitment, screening, hiring, training and evaluation of Foster Care Specialists.
Provides and documents consistent supervision to direct reports.
Gives ongoing feedback to coach and develop supervisees and ensure department goals are met.
Reviews and approves supervisee’s case and personnel-related documentation.
Implements and monitors applicable program plan(s).
Provides required data and information to complete department performance reports.
Uses data to analyze and respond to trends, including developing and implementing corrective action plans when outcomes fall below standards.
Prepares for agency licensing/contract monitoring/grant compliance visits in accordance with funder requirements.
Works collaboratively with other agency leaders to develop and implement agency policies and procedures.
Shares information with other agency leaders to promote an environment of consistency, support and accountability.
Represents the agency at meetings, committees, and workgroups, as directed.
Minimum Degree Required: Master's degree in Social Work or related Field
Minimum Years of Experience: 2 years of child welfare experience; supervisory experience preferred.
Licensure: LCSW or LCPS preferred
Other Requirements: Must possess or pass CWEL, CANS, CERAP, Licensing and other state of Illinois certifications, as required. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication and time management skills. Full time use of minimally insured, operating
Additional salary information: Kaleidoscope Inc. provides competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, free vision, life and short term disability insurances to all full time staff, 403b retirement plan, and generous paid time off. Kaleidoscope Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
About Kaleidoscope Inc.
Kaleidoscope is a nonprofit, charitable organization that helps Chicago youth cope with the consequences of abuse and neglect within their family system.