Regional Coordinator Job Description

30 Days to Family® Regional Coordinator
Organization: Kinnect
Program: 30 Days to Family® Ohio
Reports to: Project Director
Job Location: Cleveland, OH
Salary: $55,000
Benefits: Medical, Dental, Retirement

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Position Summary:
30 Days to Family® is a short term intervention aimed to place children with relatives/kin upon entry into the foster care system. The 30 Days to Family® Regional Coordinator will oversee regional implementation of the 30 Days to Family® Ohio program. Oversight includes primary responsibilities of assessing, engaging and overcoming system barriers that hinder program implementation and working to ensure program sustainability. Additionally, the Regional Coordinator will work collaboratively with the regional 30 Days to Family® Coach to ensure that all clinical practice expectations as well as program fidelity measures are being adhered to.

Essential Functions:

• Provide direct support and coaching to regional 30 Days to Family® Coach regarding program documentation, philosophy and system barrier navigation
• Work directly with Coaches, PCSA’s and The Coalitions to ensure model fidelity markers are being met in all areas of the program
• Assist the Coach with conducting family finding and community outreach as needed
• Assist the Coaches, PCSA staff and court personnel with meeting the Fostering Connections to Success Act, applicable Ohio statutes, and Ohio Child Welfare policy in regards to relative/kin notification and placement
• Work directly with Coaches and PCSAs to develop and execute a plan for program sustainability
• Facilitate communication with program staff, county partners, community stakeholders and funders to ensure effective service delivery
• Work closely with program leadership to identify, address, and monitor any implementation challenges
• Provide training and updated information to partner agencies on the program model as needed
• Work collaboratively with program leadership to hire and develop regional support personnel
• Work with Kinnect leadership to develop micro and macro supplemental supports to kinship families served by the model

Minimum Requirements:
Master’s Degree in a Social Service related field. Bachelor’s Degree in a Social Service related field will be considered depending on extent of professional experience.

Demonstrated experience working with interdisciplinary teams utilizing innovative strategies to overcome obstacles. Direct experience in child welfare field with a basic knowledge of foster care and adoption.

Strong candidates will possess:
• At least 5 years of direct child welfare experience
• 2 years of supervision and program oversight
• Experience in Case Management & Resource Parent Licensing
• Knowledge and familiarity with the policies and procedures of the Juvenile/Family Courts, area Children’s Division offices, and contracted Foster Care Case Management (FCCM) agencies in Ohio
• Ohio Child Welfare Assessor Training
• Experience with community organizing and advocacy work

Preferred Skills/Qualifications:
• Good written and verbal communication
• Working knowledge of the Fostering Connections to Success Act (2008), along with other Federal, State, and local child welfare statutes, guidelines, and policies
• Knowledge of general best practices, policies, laws, ethics and procedures
• Ability to collect and integrate relevant data and resources
• Capacity to critically assess family and relational functioning in a strengths based manner
• Aptitude to teach and foster ethical and strengths based approach
• Skill to provide training, supervision and professional feedback
• Strong organization
• Superior time management
• Team facilitation
• Conflict resolution and negotiation
• Adaptation and flexibility
• Competency in working with diverse populations in various environments
• Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
• Understanding of, or ability to learn, Genopro and SACWIS

Additional skills/competencies necessary to carry out services to the service population’s culture and socioeconomic characteristics:

• Obtain a cultural awareness that results in a clear understanding of the worldview that directs individual interactions with people of other backgrounds.
• Ability to identify needs unique to various diverse populations including those of different gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnic group, race, and physical or mental capacity and address those needs with community resource referrals.
• Locate appropriate resources to communicate with limited-English-proficient individuals or those with hearing impairment.
• Assist other professionals and team members in understanding the unique needs/characteristics of diverse populations.

Working Conditions:
• In-office and field work required including visits to neighborhoods of various socio-economic status
• Frequent travel throughout the region covered in the position scope
• Some infrequent travel outside the service area may be required to pursue permanency options

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

Minority and LGBTQ candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

All employment decisions at Kinnect are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, size, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.