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Senior Director Permanency

ACH child and family services

This is a Full-time position in Fort Worth, TX posted April 24, 2021.

Our client’s vision is to be a leading agency in the communities they serve, so families thrive and children experience safety, hope and love. ACH brings needed resources and skills to children and families struggling with life’s challenges. Their diverse programs aim to keep children and families together, while others provide a healing home for children who can’t live with their families.

Our Community Our Kids‘ (OCOK), a division of ACH, leverages the strengths of community providers to best meet the needs of children, youth, and families in our catchment area, through a Community Based Care (CBC) contract with the State of Texas.

CBC is a new way of providing foster care services that gives local communities the flexibility and authority to improve the system. OCOK provides child protective services case management to children removed from their homes for abuse/neglect and to their families. OCOK works closely with the court system to determine if children can safely return home to their families or if permanency will be reached through identifying a loving adoptive home.

Position Summary

The Senior Director of Permanency will be a critical and contributing member of the leadership team, providing strategic leadership for a team with Permanency Directors reporting to the Senior Director. Our client is seeking a Senior Director, a leader, collaborator and colleague, who sincerely cares about their staff, the organization and families ACH serves. We are seeking an individual with the capacity to influence through relationship building, manage effectively through change, and build and inspire a strong team. The Senior Director Permanency will assume responsibility for the development, management, and evaluation of program services, guidelines, procedures, policies, activities, and budget information. This position works closely with internal colleagues as well as external partners at the state and in the community.

Job Requirements:

  • Interact regularly with Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) staff, including State Office CPS Division, regional management team, regional and local child protective services boards, and other stakeholders.
  • Participate in meetings with leadership, collaborating partners and agencies. Providing leadership throughout the quality improvement process and planning meetings as needed.
  • Review and provide consultation on complex, sensitive, high profile cases and staff issues. Utilizing leadership skills and resources to meet program and agency goals and deliver quality services.
  • Develop plans to implement the agency’s mission, laws, rules and regulations. Developing goals for the program and implementation strategies.
  • Strong leadership with the ability to lead a large team, empower others and provide ongoing development opportunities.
  • Consults, advises, and collaborates with other governmental agencies, community organizations, the general public, and other agency staff.
  • Attend continuing education to expand knowledge and maintain certifications and licenses.
  • Provides leadership through modeling and mentoring a collaborative, strengths and solutions focused problem solving approach.
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