Director of Family-based Care
in St. John's, NL

St. John's, NL
Full-time - Permanent
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Competition Number: DFC-1611CB

Key Assets Newfoundland and Labrador (KANL) is a growing, leading organization in the provision of family-based and alternate care in Newfoundland and Labrador. KANL provides trauma-informed, specialized care and support services to children, youth, and families with complex needs, with a continuum of wrap-around specialized services delivered by our in-house team including clinical therapists and clinical psychologist; and our child and youth care, certified trauma assessment, autism services and SNAP (Stop Now and Plan) teams. Working in partnership with statutory bodies and the community, KANL strives to develop and offer a range of specialized services for children, youth and families, tailored to meet their specific needs and deliver positive outcomes. As an organization, KANL endeavors to respond to the needs of the community in a manner that is innovative, sustainable, proactive, focused on growth, development, and improved outcomes. KANL is currently hiring in St.John's, NL and would like to consider you for our team in the for the position of:

Director of Family-based Care
Permanent Full-Time Position

Reporting to the Provincial Director, KANL, the Director of Family-based Care works as part of the senior management and leadership team to:

  • Support the recruitment, hiring, staffing and orientation of program supervisors and managers for the recruitment, assessment and family-based care teams.
  • Provide supervision, support, and mentorship to the managers, and complete regular supervisory sessions and performance reviews.
  • Provide orientation for staff to Key Assets Policies and Procedures, Purpose, Pledges and Values and organizational culture.
  • Engender a culture of continuous improvement and excellence among the teams.
  • Serve as the point of contact for agencies, stakeholders, and other services providers, responding with sensitivity and professionalism, and working collaboratively in the best interest of children, youth, and families.
  • Lead the ongoing development and monitoring of service agreements with agencies and work collaboratively with referring agencies.
  • Oversee the intake and discharge of young people within Key Assets programs as outlined in agency policies.
  • Support the initial comprehensive review of referrals for family-based care to determine the presenting clinical and behavioral needs, including approval of additional staffing supports as needed.
  • Ensure that programs and services are delivering the agreed upon services and meeting established target.
  • Support the development of responsive, trauma-informed intervention plans and programs and work collaboratively with managers to support the identification of individual needs, goals and objectives for young people and families.
  • Monitor the occurrence of critical incidents, ensure timely completion of required reports, and lead the completion of quarterly and annual reviews, and analysis of trends.
  • Analyze and prioritize learning areas for staff related to placement needs and/or trends.
  • Collaborate with program supervisors and managers on program development, quality improvement and marketing efforts and activities.
  • Participate in the development and evaluation of Key Assets programming, policies and procedures and regularly review implementation and effectiveness.
  • Develop annual budget projections for programs in collaboration with the provincial director, managers, and the department of finance for Key Assets NL.
  • Monitor and approve ongoing expenditures.
  • Implement provisions for strong financial management for reporting staff.
  • Ensure that financial expenditures follow budget guidelines and are accounted for with Key Assets financial management and accountability processes.
  • Provide service delivery in a culturally competent and anti-oppressive manner.
  • Provide strong clinical leadership, and an anti-racism/anti-oppressive approach in providing direction, coaching, and mentoring.
  • Represent Key Assets in community events and interagency activities.
  • Ensure Health Safety Policy and Procedures are observed.
  • Ensure compliance with all Risk Management Policies and Procedures.
  • Perform other duties as needed to support young persons and families involved in programs and services delivered by Key Assets.

Education Experience:
To be successful in this role, the candidate is required to have:

  • A Masters' Degree in Social Work (preferred) or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years supervisory and management experience, preferably in In Care Placement and Programming.
  • Registered and in good standing with a professional regulatory body in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Additional Requirements:

  • Clear Certificate of Conduct
  • Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Child Protection Clearance Check granting clearance.
  • Valid Driver's License,
  • Clear Drivers Abstract,
  • Standard First Aid/CPR certification
  • Valid Proof of Residency
  • Proof of Covid-19 Vaccinations (2 doses)

Key Assets Newfoundland and Labrador offers:

  • Competitive salary commensurate with education and experience with remuneration on Key Assets management pay scale
  • Group Health Benefits enrollment (medical, dental, etc.) and competitive RRSP contribution matching up to 5% of employee contribution
  • Annual leave entitlement of 20 days per year (4 weeks)
  • Sick leave entitlement of 7 days per year
  • Learning and development, training, and certification opportunities


If you want to help us provide invaluable support to children, youth, and families please send your cover letter and resume by email to Courtney Howlett, Human Resources Coordinator at [email protected]

For inquires regarding this position, please contact Cathy Morris, Provincial Director,

at[email protected].

We thank all those who apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Application Deadline: November 30, 2022

At Key Assets, we pledge our commitment to valuing diversity and inclusion and strive to act with cultural sensitivity and respect. We are strongly committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of the populations that we serve and will continuously strive to build and sustain an equitable work environment. We will always challenge the norm, ask questions, and keep our promises.
We strongly encourage applications from all qualified individuals, which includes applicants from all cultures, diverse gender identity and expression, race, and others who contribute to our diverse population. 
We ask applicants who may require an accommodation to contact our Human Resources Department who will work to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation(s) for the interview and selection process.

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