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Family Development Supervisor

The Central Missouri Foster Care & Adoption Association is seeking applications for an immediate opening for a Family Development Supervisor. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter via email to DeAnna Alonso at info@mofosteradopt.com.

Summary of Position:

Serve as the Family Development Licensing Supervisor with primary responsibility in supervision/coordination of the licensing program, foster/adoptive/relative/kinship/respite provider training and staff.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Supervise foster/adoptive/kinship programs resulting in development of quality foster/adoptive/kinship/relative/respite providers.
  • Coordinate annually, in collaboration with the training department, training requirements and opportunities for foster/adoptive/kinship/relative/respite providers.
  • Assign new licensing referrals to Family Development staff within 2 business days of receipt.
  • Ensure that all requirements of the initial homestudy/licensing process is followed by Family Development staff.
  • Assist staff supervised with in-home consultations and follow up meetings with applicants/providers as needed.
  • Coordinate licensure of prospective families through Family Development program process by maintaining and strengthening relationships with local partner agencies.
  • Respond quickly to inquiry calls of prospective applicants to ensure fit with foster care or adoption systems.
  • Drive throughout the state on an occasional basis during the day and evenings to attend in-service training, to conduct foster/adoptive/kinship training and to complete assessments on applicant foster/adoptive/kinship providers as needed or assigned.
  • Review and sign approval for completion of all home studies, renewals, adoption updates, and progress notes.
  • Conduct individual supervisory conferences at least bi-monthly with the goal of on-going evaluation of the Family Development Trainers’ work product.
  • Responsible for identifying the training needs and professional development needs of staff supervised.
  • Responsible for employee satisfaction within the Family Development department. Build a strong sense of team with co-leader of department.
  • Supervise contract work ensuring that all work is professionally completed in a timely manner.
  • Maintain regular contact with the contractors to ensure they are completing quality work in a timely manner.
  • Complete agency reports and statistics as needed or assigned.
  • Responsible for recruiting Foster/Adoptive Parents including but not limited to helping staff booths at exhibits, helping conduct information meetings, contacting radio stations, newspapers, etc., to advertise our services, speaking in churches and other organizations.
  • Maintain regular and professional contact with community agencies including Children’s Division and/or related agencies. Attend trainings/meetings as required.
  • Remain flexible in work hours in order to attend to family crisis situations as they arise.
  • Schedule work hours to meet the needs of your job requirements.
  • Maintain and oversee database management for Family Development Program to complete required reporting requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

To be successful in executing the responsibilities and duties assigned in this job, a person must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. This person must be self-motivated and able to make quality, ethical decisions independent of supervision when necessary. This person must also be a team player, willing to assist in the overall delivery of services to the population of families served by Central Missouri Foster Care and Adoption Association (CMFCAA) as required.

Professionalism:

  • Responsible for contributing to a positive work culture within departments directly supervise and within the agency overall.
  • Consistently treat families and co-workers with the utmost respect.
  • Work as a necessary part of a team effort.
  • Model ethical and professional behavior at all times.
  • Participate in ongoing meetings and trainings as required by the leadership of CMFCAA.
  • Be creative and assist leadership with ideas for improving the overall quality of the services and supports provided to foster and adoptive children and families in Missouri.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required; 5+ years of licensing supervisory experience. Must have strong leadership. Be able to work well independently as well as a member of a team. Must have excellent time management and organizational skills and be proficient in Word and Excel. Must have the capability of communicating ideas clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing, as well as the aptitude to problem-solve and implement solutions in response to complex issues.

 

Marketing & Communications VISTA

CMFCAA supports, educates and advocates for at risk abused and neglected children in central Missouri area and is seeking an immediate Marketing & Communications VISTA.

Purpose:

The Communications & Marketing VISTA will strengthen organizational capacity of Central Missouri Foster Care and Adoption Association (CMFCAA) through creating and implementing a marketing strategy of CMFCAA services and communications. As a result of the VISTA member’s service, CMFCAA will have sustainable foster, adoptive, kinship parent, donor, and volunteer programs. These results will allow CMFCAA to impact poverty by reducing the Adverse Childhood Effects (ACE) score that clients experience by preventing recurrent trauma associated with patterns of abuse for foster and adoptive children.

Goals & Objectives:

Communications and Marketing ViSTA will assess the current state of Central Missouri Foster Care and Adoption Association’s mission, programs, clients, and volunteers served as well as complete VISTA member training and CMFCAA onboarding training. Develop a marketing strategy to communicate CMFCAA programs and services to potential donors and volunteers through written media, social media, web based media, and other potential avenues. Vista will also set up recruitment systems and build partnerships with community organizations in order to spread the word about client, volunteer, and donor needs within CMFCAA as well as leverage new partnerships in and among the underserved rural counties within the target population.

You will be the difference in making that possible for children from hard places. CMFCAA is centrally located and headquarters is situated at the heart of beautiful downtown Jefferson City, Missouri. The state capitol of Missouri is steps from our headquarters and the amazing Lake of the Ozarks is thirty minutes away. Called the playground of the mid-west; the lake area has all you need to relax after assisting in the efforts of bringing safety and security to Missouri’s at-risk children. Sustainable programming is the goal and strong volunteers in every corner of the 13-county region Central Missouri Foster Care & Adoption Association serves. The urban areas of Missouri are only a drive away in either direction or you can take a train. Peaceful and friendly the mid-west offers enjoyable opportunities and CMFCAA provides many networking, training and valuable skills to take to the next level of your career.

Benefits:

Communications & Marketing VISTA VAD will explain the exact project description, qualifications, timeline for year of project and necessary skills. Join our team and make a difference in the life of a child.

*CMFCAA will allow for after hour employment and continuation of higher education.

Monthly Stipend. Health Coverage. Child Care. Education End of Year Award. Affordable Housing Option w/ meals. Mileage reimbursement. Travel Allowance. Professional Development. Leadership Opportunity. Travel. Federal Non-Compete Employment for 1 Year.

Must be 18 years or older. Must have reliable transportation. Must pass a typing test and understand WORD Programming and able to use Excel. Good customer service and must be a team player. Commitment for service position is one year from start date.

Apply here:

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Grant Development VISTA

CMFCAA supports, educates and advocates for at risk abused and neglected children in central Missouri area and is seeking an immediate Grant Development VISTA

Purpose:

The Grant Development VISTA member will build organizational capacity of Central Missouri Foster Care and Adoption Association (CMFCAA) through researching and cultivating funding for at risk children in the CMFCAA service area. As a result of the VISTA member’s service, CMFCAA will have the funding to develop sustainable foster, adoptive, kinship parent, donor, and volunteer programs. These results will allow CMFCAA to impact poverty by reducing the Adverse Childhood Effects (ACE) score that clients experience by preventing reoccurring trauma associated with patterns of abuse for foster and adoptive children.

Objectives/Goals:

The goal of the Development Specialist VISTA is to build financial capacity and match funding supporting family programs to deter disruptions, mitigate ACE and further expand counties served through our programming. VISTA Development Specialist will work with a team to secure $300,000 as part of a current grant development plan. The VISTA Development Specialist will also work with the marketing team to create a sustainable Campaign for our 12×12 Giving Program. Grant writing, fundraising events, networking and building ongoing supports are also an important piece of the Development VISTA Specialist role.

You will be the difference in making that possible for children from hard places. CMFCAA is centrally located and headquarters is situated at the heart of beautiful downtown Jefferson City, Missouri. The state capitol of Missouri is steps from our headquarters and the amazing Lake of the Ozarks is thirty minutes away. Called the playground of the mid-west; the lake area has all you need to relax after assisting in the efforts of bringing safety and security to Missouri’s at-risk children. Sustainable programming is the goal and strong volunteers in every corner of the 13-county region Central Missouri Foster Care & Adoption Association serves. The urban areas of Missouri are only a drive away in either direction or you can take a train. Peaceful and friendly the mid-west offers enjoyable opportunities and CMFCAA provides many networking, training and valuable skills to take to the next level of your career.

Benefits:

Grant Development VISTA VAD will explain the exact project description, qualifications, timeline for year of project and necessary skills. Join our team and make a difference in the life of a child.

*CMFCAA will allow for after hour employment and continuation of higher education.

Monthly Stipend. Health Coverage. Child Care. Education End of Year Award. Affordable Housing Option w/meals. Mileage reimbursement. Travel allowance. Professional Development. Leadership opportunity. Travel. Federal Non-Compete Employment for 1 Year.

Must be 18 years or older. Must have reliable transportation. Must pass a typing test and understand Word programming and able to use Excel. Good customer service and must be a team player. Commitment for service position is one year from start date.

Apply here:

https://my.americorps.gov/mp/login.do