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  • Family Preservation Supervisor – Project Connect/Project Family

    Posted: 02/22/2022

    Full time new employees who are hired between April 1, 2022, and August 31, 2022 are eligible for a $2,000 sign on bonus!
    Established in 1834, Children’s friend is Rhode Island’s oldest child welfare organization. We are an innovative leader in improving the well-being and healthy development of Rhode Island’s most vulnerable young children. Join the Children's Friend family, where we offer excellent benefits and work culture!
    Summary: Under the supervision of the Director of Programs, the Family Preservation Supervisor will work with Project Connect/Project Family staff. The Project Connect/Project Family programs work with substance affected families that are involved in the child welfare system with the ultimate goal of reunification and/or maintain placement in the home.
    Essential Functions:
    1. Provide effective individual supervision to assigned Project Connect staff on a weekly basis and as needed and during team meetings. 
    2. Maintain and monitor referrals within the program and assign caseloads to staff as appropriate. 
    3. Ensure culturally competent services to families including clinical assessment and intervention, case management, crisis intervention, information and referral to families referred to the program. 
    4. Oversee daily operations of program needs, including, but not limited to, contracts, federal data collection, and collaboration with partnering agencies.
    5. Ensure that all required documentation is accurately completed within established program time frames and quality assurance guidelines.
    6. Ensure advocacy for families to other service systems including; RIDOC, RI DCYF, legal, judicial, medical, educational, human services, etc.
    7. Contribute to the overall success and quality of the program by working constructively and collaboratively with other staff members to address programmatic and agency-wide issues and needs.
    8. Provide supervisory backup for staff as needed after regular working hours. 
    • Master’s degree in Social Work, Human Services, Criminal Justice, Mental Health or closely related field.  
    • Licensure preferred but not mandatory, in Rhode Island at the highest possible level, based on degree and experience.
    • Must have a good working knowledge of the child welfare system, working with at risk children and their families. 
    • Must have experience with at risk families, substance use disorders, mental health, individual and/or family counseling and crisis intervention. 
    • Previous supervisory experience required. 
    • Ability to work flexible hours per program needs required.  
    • Proven time management skills and relationship building skills.
    • Experience with computer programs including databases, Word and email systems preferred.
    • Proven ability to interact with members of the community representing diverse backgrounds and interests is required. 
    • Must have a valid driver’s license, automobile, and auto liability insurance. 
    • The successful candidate will be required to meet our pre-employment background screening requirements.
    • Under general supervision from the Director of Programs.
    Work Remotely:
    • Both remote and onsite work required.
    Children’s Friend is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.  If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at talent@cfsri.org

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