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You can submit resumes for any of the following positions to info@espva.org


Director of Branch Operations (Roanoke/ Mt Crawford)

Job Description

Extra Special Parents (ESP) is seeking to fill a full time position for Director of Branch Operations, operating out of the Roanoke office or Mt Crawford office. The Mission of Extra Special Parents (ESP) is to provide a continuum of innovative community-based, foster care, and adoption services to promote the stability, well-being, and permanency of children and families across Virginia. Currently, the Virginia branch offices of ESP offer therapeutic foster care, adoption and community based services including mentoring, crisis stabilization, independent living services, and intensive care coordination. The candidate chosen to fill this position must be able to maintain the current programs offered and support the development of new programs that can address the needs of children and families in Virginia. 

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • -Oversee the daily operations of all satellite offices in the state of Virginia (currently, Roanoke and Mt. Crawford), including the implementation of all agency policies, procedures, and financial management. Director must provide face to face supervision of all satellite offices at least once a week in addition to regular phone and email support and supervision.

-Perform marketing and outreach activities into the community for the purpose of recruiting foster families and acquiring placements
-Train new foster parents and oversee licensing of new foster parents
-Take referrals and complete placement requirements for foster youth entering ESP foster homes
-Work with the Executive Director to grow current programs and develop services which will meet the needs of children and family in Virginia
-Conduct interviews and assist with the hiring of all staff in the satellite offices
-Supervise administrative, case management, family services, and community based services staff and arrange for orientation, on-going training and evaluation of staff performance
-Provide back up on-call services for all satellite offices; assist with crisis management and after hour/emergency referrals and placements
-Review case management and community based services paperwork
-Maintain family and client records in compliance with VDSS licensing and ESP policies and procedures
-Participate in monthly (at minimum) leadership meetings at the head office (Richmond) to share office challenges and successes, updates on services, and staffing needs.
-Coordinate with consultants for services required for office maintenance
-Act as a liaison with the VDSS/LDSS and community programs as needed
-Report any and all ethical and legal violations to the Executive Director

Education and Experience Required:

-A Masters Degree degree in social work from a college or university accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) or a field related to social work such as sociology, psychology, education or counseling with at least one year experience providing casework services to children and families OR
-A Baccalaureate degree in social work from a college or university accredited by the CSWE or a field related to social worker and significant experience in providing casework services to children and families
-Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to drive.
-Must possess strong organizational, communication and problem solving skills.
-Must have prior supervisory experience
-LCSW or LPC credentials preferred

Hours:

-Regular Business hours (9am-5pm) and as needed on evenings/weekends for crisis management support, marketing, outreach, and training purposes
-Backup on call 24/7/365 with support from leadership staff as arranged

Job Location:

-Roanoke, VA or Mt Crawford, VA

Job Type:  Full-Time


Clinical Specialist/ Case Manager (Mt. Crawford Office)

Extra Special Parents provides innovative, community based services with a focus on meeting the unique needs of children and families. ESP is a premier social services agency that utilizes a child centered family focused approach, which preserves and promotes health relationships.
ESP has an immediate full-time opening for its therapeutic foster care/clinical services division as a Case Manager/Mentor (Clinical Specialist). The ideal candidate will have prior therapeutic foster care experience, good communication skills, problem solving skills and has the ability to work in a team environment.
Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field and one year experience providing case management services to children and families. Master’s degree and/or bilingual candidates encouraged to apply! Come join Virginia’s premier treatment foster care provider. ESP offers a competitive salary and benefits package in a supportive work environment with advancement opportunities!
Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements.

Required Education and Experience:  Bachelor's Degree and 1 Year of Case Management Experience


Transportation Specialist (Richmond Office)

Extra Special Parents (ESP), a growing & innovative therapeutic foster care, adoption, and community-based services agency, is seeking candidates for a part-time Driver position. The primary focus of this position will be to provide transportation for children in foster care to and from a variety of places including their foster home, school, and visitations. Flexible hours would be great for someone who is retired! A company car will be provided.

Hours will be available on an as needed/scheduled basis but could range between 5 and 10 hours per week.

Skills required:

Knowledge of all car seat laws and child related vehicular safety regulations
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
Ability to work independently
Dependability
A good sense of responsibility
Ability to work well with children
Sense of urgency and punctuality
Ability to work a flexible schedule during the mornings and afternoons

Education and experience:

Must have a highschool diploma or GED
Must be able to pass a background check
Must be able to pass a drug screening
Must have a good driving record and posses a valid driver's license

Job Type: Part-time

Required education:  High school or equivalent

Required experience:  Driving: 1 year

Required license or certification:  Driver's License


 

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