Children's Home Society of Florida

  • Dependency Program Director

    Job Locations US-FL-Tallahassee
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

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    Do you have what it takes to reshape the future for children?

    Do you believe in empowering children and families to realize their full potential?

    Are you ready for a meaningful career that impact lives for generations?


    Then Children's Home Society of Florida is for you!


    As the leading, most reputable organization in Florida serving children and families, Children's Home Society of Florida delivers innovative solutions that transform the lives and futures of children and families.


    As a Program Director for our Dependency programs you will support our foster care case management programs. You’ll lead an integrated, direct care team charged with empowering children and families to find and build upon their strengths, to rise above the challenges and circumstances they face, and to open doors to new opportunities. This is an excellent opportunity for a focused and dedicated social services professional that has a passion for leadership and thrives in a collaborative, fast-paced, never-the-same work environment.



    • Implement, coordinate and supervise a group of direct service programs.  
    • Oversee that the programs meet all CHS licensing, contractual and quality assurance standards and requirements.
    • Direct contract and grant renewal process for programs.
    • Establish and maintain positive collaborative relationships with relevant community agencies.
    • Develop and implement new direct service programs and identify grants and other funding sources; participate in fund-raising and grant writing activities as needed.
    • Develop and regularly monitor annual program budget.
    • Provide clinical consultation to program staff; oversee that program costs do not exceed budgetary constraints.
    • Oversee staff receives adequate orientation and professional training.
    • Coordinate and participate in the quality improvement process.
    • Serve as member of the Division's Management Team.
    • Perform supervisory responsibilities specified in COA Standard TS 3:
      • Delegate and oversee work assignments so that service delivery is performed according to the organization's mission, policies and procedures and service philosophy
      • Provide case consultation and in-service training, as appropriate
      • Identify unmet training needs
      • Conduct performance evaluations
      • Support and enhance staff's ability to perform their jobs by teaching and modeling technical knowledge and skills, work management and communication skills and conflict management skills.



    • Working knowledge of the Human Services field
    • Strong organizational skills and a tireless focus on quality results
    • Exceptional leadership, interpersonal and communication skills that allow you to work well with diverse teams, clients and families
    • Resiliency, with a propensity to persevere in spite of constant change
    • A sincere passion for helping others in need


    • Master's Degree in Social Work, Human Services or related field
    • Minimum of five years of supervisory experience in a social welfare or health care agency
    • Must be able to work flexible hours
    • Minimum of one year of program management experience
    • Florida Driver’s License within 30 days from hire

    When children and families face complex challenges, Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS) is there - we been delivering the right solutions at the right time since 1902. With our innovative practices and commitment to excellence, we are the only organization with the size, scope and depth of services that can reshape the future for children. With more than 1,800 team members, CHS is the #1 provider of of services and solutions to children and families in Florida. 


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