Program Development Manager – Resource Parent Growth and Retention – National Youth Advocate Program – Fairmont, WV

Who We Are:

We have been serving communities and clients since 1978. We continue to expand and develop new and innovative programs for our communities and families. We offer unique and personalized services for families and individuals in four different areas: Prevention/Intervention, Positive Youth Development, Out-of-Home-Placement and Reunification/Permanency.

If YOU can envision it; WE can DO it! The possibilities are endless!

We know you are compassionate and dedicated to serving your clients and communities and we are dedicated, as your employer to provide you with support to do just that. We look for individuals that are ready to make a direct impact and are excited to be an instrument in supporting the needs of our children, youth and families.


Working At NYAP

  • NYAP’s commitment to doing what is best for children, youth and their families is a core value and one that we look for in our newest team members.
  • Excellent training and continuing education and development opportunities offered on topics such as: PCIT, NMT, TF-CBT, BFST, CSAYC, TBRI, FFT and many, many more!

  • Student Loan Repayment assistance
    , up to $1,200 per year!
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision

  • 22 Days Off
    Each Year! Plus 10 Paid Holidays Per Year!
  • Competitive salaries and benefits including a 401(k), Summer Hours Off (reduced work schedule), Tuition Assistance, and Work Anniversary Trips!


Position Overview

Summary

Under the general supervision of the Executive Director or designee, this position works to make a meaningful difference in the lives of the children, youth and families served. This position is responsible for leading state wide recruitment and the development and retention of quality foster homes, ensuring licensed homes meet or exceed community and organizational needs. Provides mentoring and support to supervisory, management and licensing employees within the regions.

Responsibilities

  • Actively supports, represents, and extends the mission, vision, and values of the organization.
  • Assess growth orientated, catchment area specific needs to support regions in achieving/exceeding established census targets.
  • Develops, implements and leads recruitment strategies and campaigns that generate the quantity and quality of licensed foster homes in alignment with annual census targets.
  • Lead regional teams in the development of potential and existing foster parents in understanding the needs of the youth entering foster care, the expectation of mentoring primary families and the goal of reunification of youth with the primary family.
  • Work with current, former, and prospective foster parents to recruit new foster families.
  • Responsible for the knowledge and implementation of all rules, regulations, and policies related to foster care.
  • As requested, meet with foster parents experiencing difficulty in the fostering process to remove barriers.
  • Support foster parents including providing information, education, meetings, support groups, and one on one discussions.
  • Collaborates with regional and national employees.
  • Prepares monthly and annual reports detailing progress on licensing goals to targets.
  • Actively participates in the regular supervision process as scheduled.
  • Report incidents to state and supervisory agencies when appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelors’ degree in Social Work or comparable Human Services field from an accredited institution, Master’s preferred.
  • 5 years of work experience working in direct service with youth and families required.
  • A valid professional license as required and acceptable by state or contract regulations.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, automotive insurance, and a good driving record.
  • A willingness to work flexible and non-traditional hours in the service of foster caregivers, families of origin, and persons served.
  • Proficient use of desktop and laptop computers, smart phones and tablets, printers, fax machines and photocopiers as well as software including word processing, spreadsheet and database programs.

Other Skills

  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Capacity to be flexible and responsive to youth served, foster caregivers, system partners, and internal customers.
  • Exhibits capacity to remain objective yet connected, manages reactivity and self-regulates in response to challenges.
  • Utilizes critical thinking skills resulting in effective time and task management.
  • Demonstrates agility and responsiveness to organizational needs.
  • Consistently exercises independent judgement and identifies collaborative opportunities to meet organizational goals.
  • Demonstrates tolerance and respect for the ideas and actions of others.
  • Capacity to effectively work with and be respectful and sensitive to persons from various cultures, socioeconomic, ethnic, religious, and racial backgrounds.
  • Must be comfortable with public speaking.
  • Consistently exercises discretion and independent judgement. Readily confers with supervisor in complex or unique situations.
  • Demonstrates strategic and critical thinking resulting in effective time and task management.
  • Demonstrated ability to coach others, transferring knowledge and information in easily understandable terms.
  • Capacity to interpret and apply organizational policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated capacity to remain objective yet connected, manages reactivity and self-regulates in response to challenges.
  • Ability to interpret and apply organizational policies and procedures.

If this describes YOU, please apply today!

www.nyap.org/employment

COVID-19 Considerations:

We are safely and successfully working out in the community and in-home settings.

The person in this position needs to follow a team concept and support both agency goals and co-workers. Employees must be able to effectively work with and be respectful and sensitive to persons from various cultures, socioeconomic, ethnic, religious, and racial backgrounds.


Benefits listed are for eligible employees as outlined by our benefit policy.

Our organization was established in Ohio and is now in 10 states. We continue to expand and develop new and innovative programs for our communities and families. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes major medical, dental, vision, 401K, student loan assistance and generous paid time off. If YOU can envision it; WE can DO it! The possibilities are endless!

The person in this position needs to follow a team concept and support both agency goals and co-workers. Employees must be able to effectively work with and be respectful and sensitive to persons from various cultures, socioeconomic, ethnic, religious, and racial backgrounds.

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