Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services is seeking a well-organized, experienced and dynamic supervisor to oversee its domestic (private infant) and international adoption services as well as our foster care programs (FFA). This position has administrative and supervisory responsibilities for the social work staff of the department and others as assigned. The Director of Adoption and Foster Care must have working knowledge of foster care and adoption related issues and a level of experience commensurate with supervisory responsibilities. This position oversees five distinct programs: Private Infant, International, Foster Care (which includes regular foster care, ITFC, Caregiver), Birth Parent Work (advisement, counseling, and relinquishment process), and Post Adoption Services.
Candidate will be responsible for the clinical supervision and management oversight for social worker staff, contract social workers and clerical staff. Administrative responsibilities include clinical supervision, monitoring caseloads & documentation, writing performance evaluations, evaluation of practice, program development, review and approval of home studies and court reports, strategic planning, budget development and monitoring, marketing our program, keeping abreast of opportunities for growth through networking activities and responding to proposals or opportunities as necessary, actively participate in community workgroups and committees to represent Vista, preparation for site visits from accrediting or governing entities. Direct service activities include conducting orientations, addressing client concerns, reviewing client feedback, responding to DCFS, and CCL inquires, working with adoption attorneys, conducting review of revocation of relinquishment processes initiated by birth mothers and being responsive.
LCSW required with at least 5 years of related experience in adoption and foster care services; knowledge of adoption and foster care regulations and a minimum of 3 years of experience in an upper level administrative position which included personnel management, fiscal management, clinical supervision, program development and oversight. Strong clinical, supervisory and communication skills are required. Continuum of Care Reform knowledge preferred. Some evening and weekend responsibilities.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is based on amount of experience with Calif adoption laws/regulations, degree and LCSW
The history of Vista Del Mar is a story of evolution: from the first cottage-style orphanage in Southern California to an innovative leader in educational, mental health, autism, adoptions and early intervention services. As the needs of our community have changed, Vista Del Mar has always met those challenges with compassion and cutting edge treatment programs.
Since 1908 we’ve watched Los Ang...eles grow up around us and the needs of the children and families we serve grow more complex. But one thing hasn’t changed: we’re still here to help.