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Assistant Director FFA/Adoption Agency
Title:Assistant Director FFA/Adoption Agency
Department:Childhelp Foster Family Agency of California
Location:Redlands, CA

Childhelp USA, a premier residential group home in Beaumont, CA for children between the ages of 6 and 14 with severe emotional and behavioral challenges, has an immediate opening for an Assistant Director for the Foster Family and Adoption Agency in Redlands, CA.
In this role and reporting to the Agency Director, you will be responsible for case management and therapy provided to the clients assigned to FFA Clinical Coordinators.  The Assistant Director participates as a member of the Foster Family Treatment Team and exchanges information regarding clients, families and other pertinent data.
The qualified candidate will be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of California for at least three years, and have at least one-year of experience working in an FFA and adoptions agency. Experience working in a large residential group home setting with children or an inpatient setting desirable. In addition, all candidates must have a valid and unrestricted California driver’s license and be fingerprinted to obtain clearance through the DOJ, FBI and Child Abuse Index.

Principals Only. No phone calls, please.

   Essential Functions Include:  
  1. In conjunction with the treatment team develops timely, individualized, comprehensive Master Treatment Plans for all cases in accordance with policies and procedures.  Completes reviews of Master Treatment Plans on a regular basis and makes comments or suggestions as appropriate. 
  2. Develops and maintains professional working relationships with all necessary community agencies and services in order to fully implement the Treatment Plan.  Acts as representative of Childhelp on behalf of the Clinical Coordinators, foster families and clients. 
  3. Access and coordinate all clinical services available in order to fully implement the Treatment Plan. 
  4. Reviews all documentation and prepares evaluation of the information in both written and oral forms to the individual Clinical Coordinator, treatment team and FFA Director. Ensures that all reports are prepared on schedule 
  5. Assists Clinical Coordinator and provides advocacy and clinical insight on assigned cases in all staffing or meetings pertaining to each case; such as Treatment Planning meetings, IEP meetings, Administrative Case Reviews and Team Meetings. 
  6. Completes timely documentation in updating the Clinical Record of all services rendered in accordance with policies and procedures 
  7. Provides individual, family, group therapy and Parent Outreach services in accordance with each individualized treatment plan and as assigned by the management. 
  8. Conducts all assigned duties in a professional, ethical manner which protects the rights and dignity of all individuals assigned to their caseload. 
  9. Responds to all community requests for information (Release of Information, court appearances, etc. in a timely, professional and confidential manner. 
  10. Provides consultation to the Intake Coordinator for evaluation of new placements and communicates discharges in a timely fashion. 
  11. Actively creates and maintains discharge plans (commencing at the time of admission), that are reviewed and revised as needed to insure that the client is served in the least restrictive environment possible. 
  12. Provides training and in-service education to foster parents and in-house staff depending on expertise. 
  13. Provides on-going supervision of student interns under the direction of the Agency Director in accordance with policies and procedures. 
  14. Completes or makes arrangements in conjunction with Foster Parents for the completion of assessment tools to assist in the diagnostic formulation of each client assigned to caseload. 
  15. Conducts all duties and responsibilities in a professional and timely manner.
  16. And other duties as assigned.
About Childhelp

CEO and Co-Founder SaraO’Meara and President and Co-Founder Yvonne Fedderson started Childhelp in 1959, establishing it as a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect and at-risk children. Childhelp focuses on advocacy, prevention, treatment and community outreach.

The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD®, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Childhelp’s programs and services also include residential treatment services (villages); children’s advocacy centers; therapeutic foster care; group homes and child abuse prevention, education and training. Childhelp also created the National Day of Hope® that mobilizes people across America to join the fight against child abuse.  For more information about Childhelp, please visit the website at

About Childhelp Merv Griffin Village

The Childhelp Merv Griffin Village is located in Beaumont, California.  Beaumont is 90-miles east of Los Angeles and 30-miles west of Palm Springs off Highway 10.  the Village has been providing a helaing home environment for severely abused, negelected, and at-risk children since 1978.  Producting a true community atmosphere, the Village hoses as many as 84 children ranging in age froom 6 to 14 years old.  The residents live in cottages and are grouped by age and treatment needs.  The children arrive at the Village experiencing severe behavioral and emotional provlems as a result of their previous abusive or neglectful situations.

Childhelp is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

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