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Permanency Supervisor

Company: TFI Family Services
Location: Wichita Falls
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:


Job Description Summary:

Supervises the Permanency staff assigned to the area.  Promotes the well-being of children in the Permanency Services Program, participates in staff meetings and trainings and coordinates with staff from other agencies involved in providing Permanency services. Performs the following duties directly or through subordinates. The position interacts routinely with clients, judges, attorneys, children, school personnel and all other aspects of the community.

In This Opportunity You Will Get To:

  • Supervises Permanency staff assigned to the area. 
  • Provides administrative expertise as required. 
  • Ensures the accuracy, content and completeness of child/family case files.
  • Participates in the planning, programming and budgeting of the Permanency Program.
  • Participates in the development of short, intermediate and long-range plans and goals for the Permanency Program.
  • Participates in the development of Permanency Policies and Procedures.
  • Maintains a close working relationship with public and private agencies and stakeholders involved in providing Permanency services/support.
  • Assists in organizing program meetings.  Conducts program orientation and on-the-job training of staff assigned to the unit.
  • Provides information to the DFPS on all matters related to the child/family.
  • Coordinates Permanency services and requirements with public and private agencies as well as all stakeholders.
  • Coordinates community resources for the benefit of children/families served by the Permanency Program.
  • Facilitates family preparation for Permanency through training, family to family mentoring, family assessment, consultations, home visits, etc.
  • Ensures court reports are completed accurately and filed with the court in a timely manner.   Ensures staff are prepared for testimony required.   Ensures court orders are followed in service delivery.
  • Provides follow-on support services when permanency is achieved. 
  • Provides crisis intervention, when required.
  • Maintains the accuracy and content of case records.
  • Compiles any required statistical data, completes reports and forwards to appropriate agencies.
  • Coordinates with Provider placement agencies and contractors on the delivery of services to children and families.
  • Develops and implements procedures and controls to promote accurate and timely information flow.
  • Refrains from assuming any duty that is unrelated to and/or interferes with the responsibilities of the position.
  • Provides regular supervision and professional development of Agency employees.
  • Advocates, promotes and practices cultural sensitivity and responsiveness in all day-to-day interactions.
  • Develops, promotes and practices teamwork in all activities.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. 
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


Youll Bring These Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Minimum Qualification: Bachelors Degree in Social Work or related field from an accredited four-year college or university.  Four (4) years full time child placing experience as a worker or above in a private or state agency.                      

Valid Texas Drivers License and proof of insurance.

Preferred:   Master's degree in human service or related.  Two (2) years of progressively responsible supervisory experience in the administration of a Permanency Services program or the equivalent

Licensed Master Social Worker preferred



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, stand, sit and walk.  The employee frequently is required to use hands and fingers; climb or balance; and stoop or kneel.  The employee is required to be able to safely operate a motor vehicle and be able to obtain a license, therefore. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



TFI Family Services, Inc. is a leading child welfare agency providing experience, compassion, quality services and care. Our strength as an organization lies in the fact that we do what is best for children and families. TFI continues to create new resources and develop innovative solutions as we work to meet the needs of families and children.

We provide various types of services to the community including foster and kinship care, domestic and international adoption, counseling support and education, TIPS-MAPP training and visitation and exchange centers.

TFI Family Services is the parent company providing services in Kansas and Nebraska. We expanded our service area through our affiliates: TFI Family Connections in Oklahoma and Texas Family Initiative in Texas. Pathway Family Services is an affiliate in Kansas offering additional services to youth and families.

TFI Family Services, Inc and affiliates are an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

We are committed to diversity in its leadership and staff and actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates. We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQI individuals, and people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.

All inquiries and applications will be kept confidential. Applications will be reviewed and eligible candidates will be contacted about interviews. Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis; we expect to receive resumes from many qualified applicants and therefore highly recommend submission as soon as possible.

Based on the hiring criteria involved with this position, background checks will be conducted if selected for employment. This includes, but not limited to: Fingerprinting, MVR, KBI, CANIS and drug screening.

For more information about our company and what we do, please visit us at:

TFI Family Services, Inc.

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