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Posted:
2/20/2019
Job Category:
Social Service
Family Resource Center Program Manager
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State of Massachusetts | Boston, MA
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Job Description

The Department ofChildren and Families (DCF) is committed to upholding the fundamental missionof protecting children from abuse and neglect to ensure they are able to growand thrive in a safe and nurturing environment. DCF's vision is that allchildren have the right to grow up in a nurturing home, free from abuse andneglect, with access to food, shelter, clothing, health care and education. DCFworks toward establishing the safety, permanency and well-being of theCommonwealth's children by: stabilizing and preserving families; providingquality temporary alternative care when necessary, safely reunifying families;and when necessary and appropriate, creating new families through kinship,guardianship or adoption. Preferred applicants will possess a demonstratedcommitment to the core practice values: 1) child-driven, 2) family-centered, 3)community-focused, 4) strength-based, 5) committed to diversity/culturalcompetency, and, 6) committed to continuous learning.

We are seeking a dynamic individual for the role of Family ResourceCenter (FRC) Program Manager. Our ideal candidate will be responsiblefor enhancing strategic and solid partnerships between the agency and communityorganizations on behalf of families and children. The Manager will bethe primary liaison with contracted service providers as well as any servicesthat will be delivered by U Mass Medical Systems.

Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not allinclusive):

* Provide effective oversight and support in the development,implementation, coordination and evaluation of a network of Family ResourceCenters across the state.
* Provide technical assistance in complex and ambiguous contextswhere competing interests and approaches may exist.
* Create mechanisms for internal/external evaluation of allengagement initiatives
* Administer a system for routinely obtaining feedback fromfamilies served by FRC and its contracting agencies.
* Conduct ongoing assessment of FRC operating system and servicelevels, processes, and workflows identifying system or programmatic barriers asappropriate,
* Work with FRC's to initiate change as needed to ensure theyfunction in cost effective and efficient manner, consistent with DCFoverall goals and objectives.
* Supervise a staff consisting of a Lead Trainer.
* Monitor implementation of tracking tools for incomingfamily members and referrals
* Develop and distribute meeting schedule for program managermeetings
* Coordinate site visit to programs and monitor implementation ofprogram practices
* Provides contract management oversight
* Ensures requirements for the FRC's, trainings and data are incompliance with legislative requirements
* Establish regularcontact with FRC's
* Data analysis/reporting
* Other duties, asassigned

PreferredQualifications:

* Master's level training in Social Work,Community Development and/or Urban Planning, Psychology, Sociology, HumanServices or a related field.
* A demonstrated commitment to theagency's core practice values and the ability to revise core work processes and policies to align themwith practice values.
* Familiarity of principles and practices of human services, childand family welfare, legislature, and industry trends/developments.
* Strong analytical skills in order to quickly assess situations,identify trends, develop solutions and apply critical assessment to the largercontext
* Skilled facilitator, with the ability to inspire others, and engagelearning communities
* Expertise in community-based interventions to improve outcomesfor low income, culturally diverse families and communities.
* Competence in resolving problems and conflicts in a diplomaticand tactful manner.
* Record of developing and implementing program strategies withexternal constituents; ability to form and maintain collaboration amongpartners.
* Outstanding organizational, written and oral communicationsskills; attention to detail.
* Ability to work under pressure and manage projects with a highdegree of accuracy.
* Demonstrated program measurement, reporting and evaluationskills.
* Capacity to maintain accurate records and exercise discretion inhandling confidential information.
* Proven ability to supervise, including the planning and assigningof work according to the nature of the job to be accomplished; Leading and developinghigh-performing teams.
* Proficient usage of Microsoft Office products including Word,Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
* Bilingual preferred

The following skillsand abilities are essential to be successful in this position:

* Managing a team of direct reports; empowered management inengaging and developing teams.
* Forward looking, action-oriented team player with a proven trackrecord of working collaboratively with constituents across multiple levels ofthe agency and the Commonwealth.
* Ability to resolve problems/conflicts in a diplomatic andtactful manner.
* Please ensure that you attach a resume with your application submission to this requisition.

Pre-Hire Process:

A criminal and tax history background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit

http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori and click on "Information for Job Applicants."

As part of the hiring process, the Office of Human Resources will be verifying any college-level degrees conferred to the selected candidate. Additionally, any licensure required for the position will be verified. Information provided as part of the hiring process is subject to the Massachusetts Public Record Law and may be published on the Commonwealth's website.

* Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division's Hiring Guidelines.
* Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth's website.

For questions, please contact the CYF Office of Human Resources at 1-800-510-4122 and select option #2.

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least five years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, supervisory or managerial experience in business administration, business management, or public administration.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.