Job Title: Post Adoption and Guardianship Program Coordinator
Job Classification (Exempt or Non-exempt): Exempt
Reports To: Pregnancy, Parenting and Adoption Program Director
Job Summary: Oversight of the service and administrative functions related to the delivery of Post Adoption and Guardianship services to include: direct supervision of Post Adoption and Guardianship Supervisors to ensure services meet contractual and model fidelity requirements are in compliance with COA accreditation standards and NCHS policies and procedures; research, analysis and integration of innovative strategies and models to enhance service delivery and outcomes and expand the population of participants served; oversight of staff training curriculum development and implementation, maintenance of program budget, direct service as required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Coordination of Post Adoption and Guardianship services statewide
a. Provide administrative support in the development of policy and procedures, collection of data and reporting of outcomes.
b. Direct supervision of Post Adoption and Guardianship Supervisors, Training and Education Coordinator, and Mentoring Coordinator.
c. Oversight of service delivery to ensure services meet contractual and model fidelity requirements.
d. Ensure compliance with contractual and/or funding requirements, DHHS Licensing Regulations and COA accreditation standards.
e. Ensure compliance with NCHS policies and procedures.
f. Research, analyze and integrate innovative strategies to enhance service delivery and program outcomes.
g. Oversight of staff training curriculum to include development and implementation.
h. On call to respond to the ProtoCall access line.
i. Monitors subcontractors.
2. Maintenance and oversight of statewide program budget:
a. Coordination of orientation and training of new employees;
b. Ensure supervisees submit necessary documentation and required reports in accordance with contractual obligations.
c. Participates in Continuous Quality Improvement efforts.
d. Tracks and reports on program outcomes as determined by NCHS and contractual requirements;
e. Adheres to confidentiality requirements and ensures maintenance of confidentiality of program records and communications;
f. Maintain relationships with key stakeholders in the community and participate in community groups, committees, task forces, etc.
g. Represents NCHS at local, statewide and national meetings and events as requested.
Supplemental Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Demonstrate respect, appreciation, and sensitivity for diversity.
2. Participation in management activities as required;
3. Commitment to NCHS mission, vision and values and strategic goals;
4. Commitment to NCHS CQI initiatives;
5. Maintain a positive and cooperative relationship with all internal and external professionals;
6. Participation in agency committees as assigned;
7. Completion of at least 20 hours of ongoing education each year specifically related to the position;
8. Positive representation of NCHS in all community settings;
9. Adherence to confidentiality policies;
10. Demonstration of respect, appreciation, and sensitivity for diversity;
11. Other duties as assigned by the Pregnancy, Parenting and Adoption Program Director.
Qualifications and Requirements:
1. Minimum experience and education: Master’s degree in social work or related field required; 3 years of experience working with families formed through adoption and/or guardianship required, 3 years of supervision experience, 5 years of experience working with children and families; Licensed Mental Health Practitioner preferred.
2. Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
a. Knowledge of needs and services related to prevention services and families formed by adoption and guardianship;
b. Experience with high risk families, poverty, trauma-informed services, and home-based services preferred;
c. Knowledge and skills related to: needs of high risk families and children, family functioning, child development, child welfare issues, processes of advocating for families and children;
d. Commitment to empowering others to solve their own problems;
e. Belief in a nurturing family as the ideal environment for a child and that people have the capacity to grow and change;
f. Ability to develop respectful relationships with persons served to help them gain skills and confidence;
g. Ability to work collaboratively with coworkers and other professionals;
h. Ability to maintain a helping role, intervene appropriately to meet service goals, and set appropriate limits;
i. Ability to work with families who may be resistant to services;
j. Ability to analyze and make recommendations regarding individual cases and individual staff issues, and (frequently simultaneously) to analyze and apply larger, systemic issues;
k. Ability to make independent decisions and act accordingly;
l. Ability to work autonomously and make appropriate decisions in crisis situations;
m. Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills;
n. Possess transportation and vehicle insurance that meets contract requirements;
o. Possesses driver’s license and personal vehicle insurance.
p. Successfully complete a defensive driving course sanctioned by the National Safety Council;
q. Ability to interact with clients and staff with sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural and socioeconomic characteristics in the service population;
r. Ability to read, analyze and interpret forms, documents, evaluations and procedure manuals;
s. Ability to respond to inquiries and possible complaints from clients and other providers;
t. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions;
u. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instruction;
3. Physical demands:
a. Regularly required to speak and hear, walk, climb, sit, use hands and fingers to operate, handle or feel objects and equipment;
b. Ability to lift at least 20 pounds;
c. Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
4. Schedule demands (travel, adjustments to accommodate clients, weekends/evenings, etc.):
a. Ability to adjust normal work schedule to accommodate the needs of clients, including evening and weekend work;
5. Site factors (work location, environment, travel, etc.):
a. Location of this position is in Omaha or Lincoln, NE.
b. Office environment and/or virtually
c. Local, statewide, and national travel could be required.
Note: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described above are representative of those that will be encountered by a person performing the essential duties and responsibilities of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Salary Range: $55,000 - 58,000 / year
How to Apply
Interested candidates should visit https://www.nchs.org/careers, locate this position, and click on "Apply Now" beneath the job description to complete the online application form. The application must be completed in full and submitted by the specified closing date for consideration.
Please contact Christina Nemec at 402-451-0787 or at 4939 South 118th Street, Omaha, NE 68137
Nebraska Children's Home Society