• Foster Care Director - Fargo PATH

    Posted Date 2 days ago(5/21/2018 9:38 AM)
    Job ID
    Location Name
    PATH - Fargo
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Foster Care/Adoption/Social Work
  • Overview

    Statewide Foster Care Director – PATH ND  Will Close 7/9/2018


    PATH is a growing foster care and behavioral health agency, and we need you to help us continue in our mission of serving children and families through provision of high quality, outcome-focused services. If you are an experienced social worker seeking a great opportunity to work in a positive and challenging professional environment, this newly developed position is for you.

    The individual selected for this position will have responsibility for the oversight of foster care services across North Dakota, reporting to an experienced Operations Director and supervising 4 strong Regional Directors. Our foster care services include treatment foster care, a current regular foster care pilot project, and the Chaffee Independent Living program. We are always looking to develop further services as well, so creativity in program development is encouraged.

    We are seeking someone who wants to be able to influence practice and enhance systems of care by working with our staff and other community partners in interagency efforts. If you are a “big picture thinker”, and want to help us continue to improve and grow our services, we want to talk with you.

    PATH provides excellent opportunities for continuing education and participation with national organizations. We offer a strong salary and benefit package commensurate with experience, and a supportive professional environment. As a statewide management position, the position will be located in the Fargo office, with frequent travel required to work with regional staff and programs on a regular basis.




    Provide oversight of PATH’s foster care programs in North Dakota that includes treatment foster care, regular foster care and the Chaffee Independent Living program. Assist in the development and growth of the foster care services. Provide leadership and ensure operational efficiency and effectiveness of foster care services within all applicable rules and standards of the organization, as well as external regulating agencies.


    • Participate in PATH Management/Operations Team meetings.
    • Provides state-wide program management of PATH’s Foster Care systems
      • Provide oversight to ensure regions comply with all standards, policies and protocols related to systems and service delivery for foster care.
      • Maintain knowledge of current child welfare laws, rules regulations and expectations of accreditation and other oversight entities to assist with policy changes and to address current and ongoing population needs regarding foster care.
      • Support internal systems to ensure an ethical, humanistic and safe work environment.
      • Supervise regional participation in Evolv for accuracy, timeliness and support of PATH’s research projects.
      • Lead and monitor statewide staffing patterns to ensure coverage of service needs.
      • Monitor statewide productivity and census targets.
      • Participate in the budget development process in the foster care program.
    • Provide leadership within the foster care regions of PATH in the Performance Quality Improvement (PQI) process.
      • Assist in monitoring PQI practices and standards for regional foster care.
      • Assist in monitoring PATH records and documentation to ensure compliance with HIPPA, COA, best practices.
    • Participate in and support the ongoing selection, evaluation and development of staff.
      • Participate in the recruitment, interviewing and selection of regional directors, consistent with corporate policies and guidelines.
      • Supervise assigned staff, establish performance standards and ensure that all performance evaluations are completed in accordance with Nexus standards; provide consultation and assistance as needed to ensure appropriate coaching and development of staff.
      • Encourage a climate of growth through planned development activities such as direct performance feedback and coaching, job rotation or shadowing, and continuing education.
    • Assist in the development and implementation of new programing for children and families.
    • Assist in the development and implementation of agency-wide training plans for both staff and foster parents.
    • Assist with PATH research activities relating to foster care.
    • Serve as a representative of PATH in public relations situations to include relationships with the Department of Human Services, county social service agencies, DJS and other community partners.
      • Assist Regional Director(s) in identifying key issues affecting relationships with community partners.
    • Attend management, operations and clinical team meetings clinical supervision sessions, and other meetings as required. Understand and support the Nexus philosophy and treatment modalities.
    • Ensure confidentiality regarding clients’ medical backgrounds and treatment issues per HIPAA guidelines.
    • Perform other job and work-related responsibilities, tasks and projects as needed.


    • Minimum LSW level of licensure required.
    • Master’s degree in social work or related human services field with 5 years’ experience in child welfare  required; 5 years supervisory experience required, preferably in a foster care setting.
    • Frequent statewide and overnight travel is required to support ongoing supervisory and program needs.
    • Valid driver’s license. Must meet state driving criteria and pass corporate eligibility standards.


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