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Requisition Number 17-0336
Post Date 12/18/2017
Title Asst Dir Foster Care
City Albany
State NY
Description Assistant Director of Foster Care

**Are you passionate about changing the lives of children and families?**

Come join a team that certifies foster families across the state who open their homes and hearts to children every day. The focus is on re-unification of children with their biological families, preparing youth for independent living and matching children with a forever family.

The Assistant Director of Foster Care assists in managing the statewide Foster Care program and those individuals directly responsible for program implementation, participates in program development efforts; and represents the Agency in the Community. The Assistant Director of Foster Care will assist the Director in assuring we implement best practices in our statewide program and that all regions are performing in a manner commensurate with the needs of our population and partners.
Requirements

Required Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Minimum of an MSW or Master’s Degree in related field required; Minimum of four years of experience in working with children and families; Minimum of two years of supervisory experience Demonstrated decision making, organizational and communication skills including attention to detail, oral and written communication skills, and listening and training skills Able to work in culturally and economically diverse population; ability to form therapeutic relationships with children and families Demonstrated ability to build and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external departments and/or stakeholders Demonstrated ability to manage and implement change and continuous improvement initiatives Demonstrated time management and strategic thinking skills Demonstrated knowledge of relevant federal and state regulations pertaining to operation of programs offered. Must keep current and up-to-date on required paperwork and documentation Demonstrated computer literacy including but not limited to MS Office suite and other database systems Demonstrated ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with extreme discretion, demonstrated knowledge of HIPAA regulations Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record. Statewide travel is required

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