Child and Family Services Director, A Second Chance

Posted by on September 19, 2011

Child and Family Services Director, A Second Chance, Inc

Posted on: August 31, 2011

Director of Child and Family Services



A Master’s Degree in Social Work, or other human services discipline as per DHS contract requirement; or a Bachelor’s Degree and enrollment in a Master’s Degree program in a human service related field may be considered.


Three years of experience in working directly with children in a child related field
Must have experience in a child welfare/foster care environment
Most recent Performance Evaluation must be satisfactory
Must possess a proficient knowledge of DPW regulations
Candidate must complete a regulations quiz that will test their knowledge of DPW regulation.
Candidate must demonstrate through their actions a team player philosophy.


Must have at least four years of direct supervisory experience with children and families in either job related or volunteer experience.


Full-time Permanent




Advanced professional and administrative position responsible for providing leadership, oversight and direction for administrative and financial functions. Must possess excellent written and communication skills; must have excellent interpersonal skills; must have the ability to work effectively and cooperatively with the Philadelphia Department of Human Services and community service providers


Provides leadership, oversight and direction for Family Group Decision Making, General Foster Care and SWAN in Philadelphia Regional Office.
Develops and implements program policies, procedures and controls necessary to ensure best practices in child/family assessments, case management and permanency planning, etc.;
Develops and maintains effective family foster care service programs that address diverse service needs, outcomes attainment, quality service standards, and the use of technology to enhance service delivery to children and youth; birth parents; and foster parents;
Provides direct oversight and leadership in the development and implementation of agency strategies, policies, procedures, and quality and productivity performance measures;
Leads campaigns for foster parent recruitment, training, and critical case consultation/staffing.
Performs strategic planning for staff programming needs, staff recruitment, selection, and performance management activities;
Ensures compliance with mandates for foster care services of the Philadelphia Department of Human Services and Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare;
Leads quality assurance efforts including case file review and tracking performance and productivity outcomes for successful results;
Responsible for approximately 20-30 staff
Provide leadership coverage to KER staff as a backup for the Director of KER.
Serves as the senior administrative leader in the absence of the VP of Philadelphia Regional Office;
Knowledge of PBC (performance-based contracting) is required.
Other duties as assigned.


Registered and insured vehicle
Certificate of Insurance of vehicle
Valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License
Current Act 33 and 34 Clearances
Available to work flexible schedule
Work on-call hours

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