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Business: Boys Town
In a career as a Supervisor of In-Home Family Services, you join a team that is changing the lives of youth and families every day. Drug and alcohol addiction, domestic abuse, adolescent defiance, and behavioral challenges are some of the issues that our team works to overcome as they strive to keep struggling families together. Your work here will not only be life-changing but lifesaving. The Supervisor of In-Home Family Services provides in-home intervention to children and their families utilizing skill-based, solution-focused models to help families adopt positive solutions to problems through the teaching of skills and behavioral techniques accessing community resources and support.
Schedule: This position is on-call continuously or rotationally to provide support, must maintain a flexible schedule to include evenings and weekends.
- Supervises Consultants in developing, monitoring, and reviewing service plans developed by the specialists for children and families as well as developing subsequent plans throughout care.
- Supervises and provides assessment of staff problems and develops strategies to solve them.
- Acts as an advocate for children and families.
- Monitors and ensures that records and documentation, including service plans, forms, reports, case notes, narratives, outcome measures, and demographics, are completed appropriately and on time.
- Assists in accepting and screening referrals to the program.
- Supervises and participates in service planning reviews, progress reviews, staff meetings, and case reviews.
- Ensures appropriate level of direct contact with families per program requirements, and remains available to staff and families 24/7, for crisis intervention as needed.
- Promotes safety through ongoing training and supervision and promotes a culture of professionalism through role modeling, profession, and respect.
- Oversees implementation science of evidence-based interventions in accordance with contractual responsibilities.
- Achieves credentialing in evidence-based interventions.
- Trains Family Support Specialists and other employees in evidence-based interventions.
- Meets competencies of evidence-based interventions in accordance with all model certification and credentialing requirements.
- Provides and documents on-going and regular supervision to Family Support Specialists.
- Assists in screening, hiring, and directing program staff; provides training for staff; provides observation and direction to specialists while in the field.
- Develops and monitors career path trajectories for specialists with particular emphasis on educational and experiential requirements necessary to assume the next level of program responsibility.
- Builds and maintains relationships with community funding entities, governmental agencies, service providers, sources of support for families within the community and all program consumers.
- Develops and maintains effective data collection systems, providing required and appropriate data. Uses implementation science data to manage and develop direct reports. Establishes and implements systems to predict and prevent potential problems.
- Reviews individual staff data to ensure that program guidelines and evidence-based interventions are being followed, and uses data to improve efficiencies, outcomes, and staff development.
- Implements and ensures job duties are performed in compliance with all contractual, regulatory, program, and accrediting body standards; provides necessary documents, maintaining certifications and licensures as required.
- Performs job responsibilities at a level of competency and effectiveness yielding positive outcomes for children and families ensuring children remain at home with their guardians when safe to do so.
- Manages notifications of changes in professional status or standing that may affect job status or program compliance.
- Bachelor's degree or Master’s degree from an accredited four-year college recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA); or Associate of Arts degree in Human Services or related field from an accredited college or university plus the equivalent of two years of full-time experience in human services or related field. NOTE: Education and experience requirements may be higher based on Affiliate Site location, Local contracts, and Federal/State contract requirements.
- 2 to 3 years of experience including working with children and families; management and supervisory experience is preferred; experience working with children and families in community-based programs or Boys Town Programs preferred.
- Must possess a valid driver's license with a good driving record and pass an annual Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR) check. Must have the ability to provide own transportation (mileage reimbursed) to complete travel requirements of the job. Must meet auto insurance requirements established by Boys Town policy and/or State and Local laws.
- This position is on-call (continuously or rotationally) to provide support.
Required Qualifications :
- High school diploma or equivalent is required.
- Must be at least 21 years of age.
- Must possess a valid driver's license with a good driving record and pass an annual Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR) check.
- Must have the ability and desire to work and live with youth.
- Must have the willingness to work as a flexible team and work varied hours in order to assist the Family Teaching Couple with youth and home activities.
- Proven record of sound judgment and ability to work with children in a mature and responsible manner.
- Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care, based on physical, psychological, psycho/social, educational, safety, and related criteria, appropriate to the age of the youth being serviced in his/her assigned service area.
About Boys Town :
Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and families since 1917. Our employees have helped us grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, into one of the largest national child and family care organizations in the country. With the addition of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into the health care and research fields, offering even more career opportunities to those looking to make a real difference.
About Boys Town Louisiana:
"Boys Town Louisiana touches the lives of 7,600 children and families each year through a variety of child and family services. New Orleans is a city famous for letting the good times roll, but the good times aren’t always rollin’ for everyone. We see children and families every day that have been hit hard by social and economic problems. As a part of our organization, you can make all the difference to those in the greatest need.
The opportunity to shape the future of America’s youth is only one of the many perks here at Boys Town Louisiana. Our work culture thrives off celebrating our employees and our relationship with the New Orleans community whether it be coming together for a Bowl-A-Palooza Event or an all-staff crawfish boil. Working at Boys Town Louisiana is more than just a job, it is a way of life."
Date Posted: February 12, 2021
This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.
What would happen if you could ?improve circumstances for those who are suffering from abuse, addiction, abandonment or violence, so they could reach their potential?
That is the question Boys Town has spent a century answering. It is what inspired and drove our founder, Father Edward J. Flanagan, and it continues to motivate our mission to this day.
Boys Town believes today, as our founder did 100 years ago, that every child deserves a future, every family deserves to stay together and every community deserves to thrive. And we believe that all of these things should be achievable without regard to race, religion or background.
So, for the young man dodging gunfire on the streets just to get to school, the family torn apart by substance abuse, and the community crumbling from neglect and social disorder, Boys Town offers hope. But we offer hope as more than just an abstract concept; we substantiate it with programs and solutions grounded in our deep experience and supported by our decades of research.
Though we have grown to become a national organization that reaches communities from coast to coast, and our scope has expanded to include in-home family counseling, health care and programs to rebuild at-risk schools, Boys Town remains forever driven by our founder’s singular vision. And with your help, we will do so well into our second century and beyond.