Graham Windham Director-Foster Care in New York, New York

Director Brooklyn, NY, US Worker Category: Regular Full Time About Graham Windham In full partnership with families and communities, Graham Windham strives to make a life altering difference to children, youth and families affected by abuse, neglect and delinquency by providing each child we serve with a strong foundation for life, a safe, loving, permanent family and the opportunity and preparation to thrive in school and in the world. With over 600 full-time employees serving children and families in multiple programs throughout Westchester County, Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Harlem, Graham Windham provides an exciting and enriching work experience. Graham Windham is one of the first organizations in the New York City to implement Solution Based Casework. Solution Based casework helps children and families to be the solution to the seemingly insurmountable problems in their lives, from generational cycles of poverty, abuse, and neglect to unemployment, domestic violence, and severe health problems. By recognizing and reinforcing their innate strengths and ability to cope, we at Graham Windham empower them to take the lead in making change in their lives. About the Program At Graham Windham our Family Foster Care programs help children to get back to their families, adopted into a new family or connected to someone who is willing to be an anchor for children, throughout their childhood and into adulthood. To help us do that, we have hundreds of loving and highly qualified foster parents primarily in Brooklyn, Manhattan, the Bronx and Westchester County - who serve as our foster childrens substitute family. About the Position The Regional Director of Foster Care will provide excellent care for children who are placed in foster care, and will ensure that families are provided with the help they need to reunify with their children or, when that is not possible, to ensure that an alternate permanency plan is created and implemented swiftly. Duties and Responsibilities. Oversee the design and implementation of service plans for families and children that are inclusive of stakeholders input. Build on client strengths that are realistic, effective, provide meaningful assistance, and are in accordance with City, State and Federal Regulations and mandates. Provides coaching and support to staff to reinforce quality case practice using Solution-Based Casework. Ensure that staff interacts respectfully with families, foster parents, and children, adolescents and young adults. Build staffs capacity to foresee and prevent casework crises through sound assessments, planning and engagement and decision-making. Oversee the function of the Bronx office including visit schedules, crisis intervention, use of agency vehicles and other resources, and coverage. Recruit, hire, train and evaluate staff with assistance from agency administration. Participate in Divisions strategic planning, policy making and training curriculum development Provide direct supervision to supervisors, others as needed. -Be on-call for case or staff emergencies Prepare monthly report of Regions progress, activities for Division. Assist in preparation for audits and accreditation.