Family Support Program Manager (CO)

  • Raise the Future
  • Denver, Colorado
  • May 04, 2022
Full time Manager

Job Description

What You Will Be Doing

Reporting to the Director of Family Support Services, the Family Support Program Manager manages assigned programs and staff that provide wrap around services and/or resources for pre and post permanency families, ensuring the delivery of program services within the designated geographic area. The Program manager will ensure service delivery and oversight of staff in the designated region served by family support.

In addition, this position is also responsible for carrying an assigned caseload working within a designated service region, delivering TBRI® classes and in-home coaching services for reunified biological, foster, adoptive and kinship families and facilitating monthly Implementation and Connection Groups to review elements of the TBRI® model, offering opportunities for participants to practice tools, discuss challenges, and build networks amongst post-permanency families.

Who We Are

At Raise the Future, we believe every young person goes through life knowing they have a caring adult by their side. So, every day, we show up for kids in foster care by listening to their needs and introducing them to adults they can rely on. We then surround those connections with support so that they grow into meaningful, lasting relationships that help our youth heal from the past. Because to truly raise the future, we must raise the bar for what it means to support vulnerable youth and families as they navigate life.

Since our founding in 1983, Raise the Future has designed and implemented evidence-based, wraparound services that reduce the amount of time youth in foster care live without a permanent family. Our programs increase the likelihood of forming and sustaining positive connections that help to transform their futures.

What You Will Learn

As a Family Support Services Manager, you will continue to learn and apply valuable tools and techniques of the Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®), which is an evidence-based caregiving model rooted in attachment theory and developmental neuroscience and provides trauma-informed intervention tools designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children.

Who We Are Seeking

Please note that this opportunity is currently open only to existing internal Family Support Practitioners in Colorado with experience providing prongs of service described above.

The successful candidate is someone who understands complex developmental trauma, trauma-associated behavioral and developmental delays, and challenges related to permanency achieved through reunification, guardianship or adoption. You must be an advocate for youth, families, and the professionals that serve them and have an ability to engage with people in all walks of life. This position is best suited for someone who is tenacious, hardworking, enjoys facilitating training, and loves helping others.

Qualifications include a bachelor's degree preferably in social work, psychology, human development, or human services related field, and at least 5 years of experience working with child welfare, mental health, or permanency services. Other qualifications include:

  • Accredited through TCU Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development as a TBRI Practitioner.
  • Demonstrated understanding of complex developmental trauma, trauma-associated behavioral and developmental delays, and challenges related to permanency achieved through guardianship or adoption.
  • Demonstrated experience in successful program development including thorough understanding of project/program management techniques and methods.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of community post-permanency and trauma resources.
  • Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Up to 50% travel, mostly driving within the state, is required. Successful candidates have dependable transportation and must be insurable as a driver. A full list of driver qualifications can be found here: Driver Qualifications.
  • Must have dependable car and be insurable as a driver on the auto liability policy of Raise the Future.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in social work or related human services field
  • Experience as a Program Manager or other supervisory position in the non-profit or child welfare field.
  • Experience caring for or working with children and families who have experienced trauma.
  • Bilingual in Spanish.

What We Offer

As a nonprofit organization, we are mission driven, and our employees are highly engaged in the work they do. The best reward is when our efforts payoff and our youth find lasting connections with an adult.

We offer a great culture and a full benefits package too. We value the need for work life balance offering four (4) weeks of PTO, one (1) week of paid personal time, 10+ paid holidays per year, plus much more--that's 35 paid days off per year! Our benefits include:

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental & vision insurance
  • 100% Paid life, long-term and short-term disability insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for healthcare and childcare
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • 401k with matching contributions & immediate vesting
  • Flexible work arrangements available on case-by-case basis
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Discount programs
  • Paid Parental Leave

The hiring range for this position is $55,000-$60,000 annually *.

* This is the expected pay range for someone hired in Colorado. Actual hiring range may vary based on qualifications.

What You Will Be Able To Accomplish

As a Family Support Services Manager, you'll be leading of team of Family Support Practitioners, who are building connections with youth, their families, and the professionals that serve them to provide support that allows them to make big changes--moving families from surviving to thriving and raising the future for youth. When this happens, our staff feel like superheroes!

You Get to Work With

You will join our diverse team of like-minded individuals in their passion for raising the future for families with youth that have been involved in the child welfare system -- working closely with reunified biological families, kinship families, and adoptive families as well as multidisciplinary professionals that serve them.

Serious candidates should submit a cover letter.

Raise the Future is more than an equal opportunity organization. We are committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. We are taking steps to meet that commitment. We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ+, and people who are differently abled. We know there are great candidates who won't fit everything we've described above, or who have important skills we haven't considered. If that's you, please don't hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.



$55,000-$60,000 - Salary