Children’s Home & Aid believes all children deserve a good home, a place that grounds them in a secure and loving present, and gives them the confidence to make their own future. Whatever their age, whatever their circumstances, they need someone they can count on to be there, day after day, to care for them, teach them, guide them and protect them from harm until they are grown.
Program Managers at Children’s Home & Aid have an opportunity to work in an environment that values the contribution of program leadership and recognizes child welfare programs as an important part of our organization’s mission. We provide child welfare services grounded in the belief that the best place for children to grow up is in a family and the most effective way to ensure children’s safety, permanency and well-being is to provide services that engage, involve, strengthen and support families. The Foster Care Program Manager directly supervises assigned Foster Care Program Supervisors and oversees Foster Care services to ensure that they are effective.
Our standards are high and the work is challenging, but in return, you will have the full support of administration and the backing of an entire organization. This position requires a strong team leader who is up for a challenge and passionate about changing the lives of the children and families we serve.
Program Manager responsibilities include:
Oversee Foster Care Services; directly supervise assigned Foster Care Program Supervisors, including providing opportunities for growth and development, as well as formal evaluation and reflective supervision.
Assist in covering teams in the absence of assigned supervisors.
Work closely with the other Foster Care/Intact Family Services Program Managers as well as the Program Director to monitor program budgets and deliverables.
Participate in program evaluation processes to ensure best practices and outcomes for children and families.
Participate in a supervisory on-call rotation.
Cover cases in the absence of staff as needed, including completing home visits and attending court hearings.
Master’s Degree in Social Work or other human service field required.
Five years of relevant experience required.
Three years of supervisory experience required.
Child Welfare Employee Licensure (CWEL) required.
Valid driver’s license, auto insurance, and reliable transportation required.
Compensation includes paid time off, as well as medical, dental, vision and life insurance and a 401(k) Employee savings plan. Children’s Home & Aid is an equal opportunity employer: minority/female/disability/veteran.
About Children's Home & Aid
Children’s Home & Aid is a leading child and family service agency in Illinois. Each year, it protects, educates and counsels over 40,000 children, youth and families to improve their lives. For over 130 years, Children’s Home & Aid has been a compassionate advocate helping to shape public policy in child welfare, early childhood and juvenile justice. Children’s Home & Aid is recognized for establishing best practices and achieving outstanding results through its programs and services that focus on child abuse prevention, healthy child development and strengthening families. Children’s Home & Aid is an equal opportunity employer: minority/female/disability/veteran.
Compensation includes paid time off, as well as medical, dental, vision and life insurance and a 401(k) Employee savings plan.