Job Description – HS/PRS Regional Supervisor - Reformed Church of Highland Park Affordable Housing Corporation
The Regional Supervisor is responsible for all aspects of supervising a team of Family Support Specialists (FSS) / Family Support Coordinators (FSC) providing culturally and linguistically appropriate Home Study and Post Release Services (HS/PRS) to unaccompanied children (UC) as part of the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) HS/PRS program.
This position reports to the Program Director.
Positions are open from the Highland Park and Vineland, NJ offices.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Lead and supervise staff providing home study and post release services (HS/PRS);
- Direct and coordinate HS/PRS to unaccompanied children;
- Review, edit and approve home study and home visits reports;
- Ensure compliance with USCRI and ORR requirements and policies governing the provision of HS/PRS;
- Coordinate and conduct training and onboarding of new staff;
- Provide ongoing leadership, direction, development, coaching, counseling, oversight and support to staff to ensure child welfare principles and social work best practices are central components of HS/PRS;
- Lead and supervise the case aide responsibilities and tasks;
- Conduct time-sensitive and thorough home study assessments for potential placements for UC, including background interviews, home assessment, and case analysis.
- Provide culturally and linguistically appropriate post placement services and comprehensive case management for UC;
- Conduct brief interventions to help families address crises and manage conflict, as needed;
- Complete individualized needs assessments with UC and sponsor, and develop case plans with particular attention to culture, language, and special circumstances;
- Identify partnership opportunities and conduct strategic outreach to local service providers to raise awareness and enhance existing support networks to children and families;
- Coordinate and communicate effectively with key stakeholders; and
- Other duties as assigned.
All of the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. All job duties indicated is not to be an exhaustive statement and other job-related duties may be assigned as required by the supervisor(s).
- Masters of Social Work or an equivalent advanced degree in a behavioral science (e.g., education, psychology, sociology) or social services field with 3 years of progressive experience in the fields listed above; an outstanding candidate who holds a bachelor’s degree in social work, a behavioral science, or a social services field and who also has at least 5 years of progressive experience that demonstrates both supervisory and case management experience may be considered;
- Experience conducting home studies and writing professional, through assessment reports;
- Demonstrated understanding and experience with case management, home placements, and child welfare;
- Excellent judgment and leadership ability; must be able to make independent decisions which ensure that outstanding services are being provided within necessary timeframes, and that the team and team members are complying with all required policies and procedures;
- Extensive knowledge of community resources, particularly for individuals without legal status;
- Must have a valid driver’s license, insurance, a clean driving record, and personal transportation;
- Ability to prioritize duties independently, think strategically, and multi-task in a fast-paced environment;
- Ability to work well independently and to lead a team;
- Supervisory experience is highly preferred;
- Fluency in Spanish;
- Candidate must demonstrate a commitment to comply with mandatory state reporting requirement for child abuse and neglect;
- Candidate must have dedication to the human rights of refugees, immigrants, asylum seekers and displaced people;
- Candidate must pass a criminal background check that includes past history of conviction of child and sexual abuse;
- Possess or be able to obtain CPR and basic first aid certification;
USCRI has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy. All employees must be fully vaccinated to work.
- Satisfactory completion of USCRI’s Orientation and Training;
- Satisfactory completion of ORR required trainings prior to serving clients and on an annual basis; and
- Complete additional training as identified by supervisor or Human Resources.
- Use of manual dexterity, tactile, visual, and audio acuity;
- Use of repetitive motion, prolonged periods of sitting and standing, and sustained visual and mental applications and demands;
- Occasional lifting (up to 25 pounds), bending, pulling, and carrying; and
- Quantitative/mathematical ability (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, standard measurements).
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Reformed Church of Highland Park Affordable Housing Corporation (RCHP-AHC)
RCHP-AHC is an equal opportunity employer. Diversity is a core value at RCHP-AHC and in its program, Interfaith-RISE. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and service environment for all clients, staff, and volunteers. We believe every member on our team and in our community enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or other protected or unprotected categories. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.