The Healthy Families Supervisor provides Leadership to the Healthy Families Team, ensuring that children and families receive quality services and the program meets expectations for the agency, funders, and the national Healthy Families America standards.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
STAFF SUPERVISION AND PROGRAM MANAGEMENT 75%
- Provide 1.5 to 2 hour weekly supervision with Family Support Specialists to discuss families served, review documentation, provide reflective supervision and offer support.
- Participate in monthly reflective supervision group with team when it is available.
- Provide timely annual evaluations outlining both strengths and areas of growth; resolve personnel issues; hire, promote and discharge staff as applicable.
- Develop training plans with staff and ensure that all training requirements for KCSL, HFA, and individual grants are met.
- Ensure that program service goals and outcomes are met according to HFA standards and individual grant requirements by establishing and monitoring clear expectations for staff.
- Serve in a back-up capacity to provide home visits or complete initial Parent Surveys when Family Support Specialists are on leave or positions are open, or work with team to ensure other team members can cover open cases.
Provides team leadership, conducting team building activities and monthly team meetings to ensure a supportive work environment in which a high quality of service delivery is a priority.
Market the program to potential referral sources, working with the team to visit community partners, giving program presentations, and brainstorm creative methods to recruit and retain families.
Oversee program use of the Healthy Families database and other data entry systems as required by grants. Ensure staff receive training and support in how to enter data. Perform regular checks of data to ensure accurate and timely documentation.
- Utilize supervisory tracking tools to monitor performance (ie: home visitation completion, family goal plans, screens and assessments, etc.) and identify training needs of staff.
- Ensure quality assurance procedures are followed including regular file reviews, quarterly outcomes reviews, shadowing of staff, and corrective action plans.
Use a continuous performance improvement philosophy in recommending needed changes to programs and services to ensure accreditation, contracts, and grants remain viable.
Work with Assistant Director in developing budgets and writing grants, managing expenses, and providing funding and other grant reports in a timely manner.
COMMUNITY RELATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT 25%
- Participate in the local KCSL Community Leadership Development Council (CLDC) as requested by Assistant Director, and provide opportunities for CLDC members to volunteer with the program.
- Support and assist with KCSL fundraisers, including helping to market events, share invitations, solicit sponsors, and working at the actual events.
- Serves as liaison with Early Childhood Councils, United Way, health care agencies, and other community professionals. Develop MOUs with community partners as needed.
- Participate in community councils, task forces and other collaborative work groups to advocate for prevention and community services to families which support the community needs.
- Seek out and establish positive relationships with traditional and non-traditional partners who share in the agency mission, vision and values.
- Collaborate with other KCSL programs, including helping to promote these programs in the community, referring families to these programs as applicable, and supporting the work of other programs through shared resources and knowledge.
NONESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Perform other related duties as assigned.
PHYSICAL AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Work Environment Office and clients homes
Working Hours Generally 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday with some evenings and Saturdays possible
Lifting Requirement 25 Pounds
Travel Requirements Travel as required
Other Valid drivers license, current auto insurance, able to pass all required background checks.
The physical requirements described here are a representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Total non-exempt Staff 2 to 6
Direct Budget $100,000 to $400,000 annually
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
- Masters degree in human services or fields related to working with children and families
OR Bachelors degree with 3 years of relevant experience.
- A solid understanding of and/or experience in supervising and motivating staff, as well as providing support to staff in stressful work environments
- Knowledge of infant and child development and parent-child attachment
- Experience with family services that embrace the concepts of family-centered and strength-based service provision
- Knowledge of maternal-infant health and dynamics of child abuse and neglect
- Experience in providing services to culturally diverse communities/families
- Experience in home visiting with a strong background in prevention services to the 0-3 age population
- Solid written and oral communication skills.
- Self-motivated, highly organized
- Ability to verbally, and through professional work, articulate KCSLs mission and values.
- Infant mental health endorsement level III or IV
- Experience with reflective practice
- Development experience including grant writing and fundraising
Our competitive salary and benefit package is set to attract and retain competent employees who take pride in their work.
Kansas Children's Service League