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Foster Care Case Planner Supervisor

Forestdale Inc.

Established in 1854, Forestdale is an innovative, Queens-based child welfare organization located in Forest Hills. Our mission is to ensure that all children have the fundamental assets they need to thrive: a safe and stable home life; meaningful life and career goals; communication and life skills; and health and sexuality education.

Forestdale currently seeks a Case Planner Supervisor who is trained or would like to be trained in ChildSuccessNYC (CSNYC). CSNYC incorporates evidenced-based and evidenced- informed models with case planning activities into one model of family foster care to achieve desired permanency goals in a timely manner. The Case Planner Supervisor will be responsible for the supervision of staff and Case Planners in a CSNYC family foster care program. S/he will play an integral role with assisting Case Planners with the integration of CSNYC principles into case planning activities. Supervisors must instruct Case Planners on how to apply the CSNYC models into the daily casework activities conducted with the child, parent/caregivers and foster parents. Additionally, supervisors must utilize the CSNYC communication strategy during their interactions with case planners, youth, birth parents, and foster parents.

Primary responsibilities include:
•Oversee a unit of 4 Case Planners. The unit will be responsible for approximately 40 active and 8 suspended payment children.
•Facilitate the attainment of CSNYC goals by supporting and advising appropriate case planning activities
•Coordinate the child welfare and administrative work of Case Planners, stressing the importance of each case adhering to permanency policy and AFSA timelines
•Work closely with CSNYC consultants and agency Program Champions to implement and oversee CSNYC within the agency
•Provide group and individual supervision to Case Planners to address case-related issues/themes and review case progress and compliance with CSNYC expectations
•Complete necessary case-related and supervisory documentation
•Review and approve all FASPs, progress notes, Court Reports, correspondence and other documentation for quality and timely submission
•Participate in program development and quality improvement activities
•Complete other duties as assigned

Ideal candidates possess the following:
•Masters of Social Work or equivalent human services graduate degree
•At least 2 years of documented supervisory and relevant experience
•An understanding and respect for community needs and cultures
•Organizational, verbal and written communication skills
•Ability to accommodate a flexible work schedule, including evenings and weekends
•Ability to travel in and around the metropolitan New York City region
•Ability to maintain composure and function well under stress
•Fluency in Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese or Russian a plus

Forestdale provides a competitive salary and outstanding benefits - including 4 weeks Vacation, Health/Dental/Life/Disability insurance, Pension Plan and Tax-Deferred Medical/Dependent/Commuter Plans

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