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LCPA Manager

Date Posted:  Jan 25, 2023
Requisition ID:  418522
Location: 

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46203

 

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.

 

At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.

 

Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.

 

About the Department of Child Services:
Join a team that engages with families and children to improve lives in meaningful and significant ways. DCS engages authentically with children who are victims of abuse or neglect and strengthens families through services that focus on family support and preservation. The Department also administers family preservation and prevention services, foster care, and child support throughout the State of Indiana. You will relentlessly pursue permanency for children and families through reunification, guardianship, adoption or support youth in making a successful transition to adulthood. While this job is difficult and may have long and sometimes unconventional hours, this is more than a job—it is a calling to improve your community and neighbors. Will you join us in supporting our Mission, Vision, and Values?

 

Mission: The Indiana Department of Child Services leads the state’s response to allegations of child abuse and neglect and facilitates child support payments. We consider the needs and values of all we serve in our efforts to protect children while keeping families together whenever possible.
Vision: Children will live in safe, healthy and supportive families and communities.
Values: We at the Indiana Department of Child Services empower our team, in collaboration with state and local partners, to make decisions in the best interest of every child in our care by embracing:
•    Respect for all
•    Racial justice
•    Diversity and inclusion
•    A culture of safety
•    A commitment to continuous improvement

 

Salary:
This position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $67,314. Salary for this position may be commensurate with education and job experience.
 
Role Overview:

The LCPA Manager is responsible for driving efforts to ensure that our youth and their families who enter Placement or receive services from a Licensed Child Placing Agency (LCPA) are treated with love, that their safety is maintained at all times, and that their well-being is always the top priority.  The Manager will navigate the current state and develop a strategy to intentionally integrate Co-Care into the foundation of our foster care system. The Manager will collaborate across DCS Divisions with teams to streamline, simplify, and do better for our kids and families who enter our foster care system in Indiana.  The Manager will be innovative, flexible, and open to learning new technologies in order to develop visualization and tools for the Team and DCS Agency to be able to identify and understand needs, current state, and forecast future state for services and intervention planning.

A Day in the Life:

​The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Establish, monitor, and implement long-range objectives and specifying the strategies, KPIs, and actions to achieve them. 
  • Analyze operations to evaluate performance of the specific program or its staff in meeting objectives or to determine areas of potential cost reduction, program improvement, or policy change. 
  • Interpret and explain in-depth and complex policies, rules, regulations, or laws to organizations, government or corporate officials, or individuals 
  • Develop and implement corrective action plans to solve organizational or departmental problems. 
  • Prepare and present reports for approval, including those for funding or implementation of services to executive leadership. 
  • Develop and oversee program financial or budget activities to fund operations, maximize investments, or increase efficiency. 
  • Develop and monitor program requirements to ensure it meets federal and state policies and grants compliance. 
  • Develop and supervise training of employees and consultants on program requirements and usage. 
  • Develop, coordinator, and deliver communication plans and communications. 
  • Preside over, or serve on, boards of directors, management committees, or other governing boards. 
  • Preside over, or serve on boards of directors, management committees, or other governing boards. 
  • Recruit, select, onboard, and train employees to ensure role responsibilities and expectations are clearly understood while providing opportunities to continue professional development. 
  • Set expectations, measure progress, provide ongoing feedback, and evaluate the performance of employees.  Ensure work adheres to quality standards, deadlines, and proper procedures.  

 

​The job profile is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. 

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • Mastery knowledge in program subject matter obtained through experience and/or education.  
  • Broad knowledge of provider agencies and their programs and services. 
  • Broad knowledge of all source materials and references including federal and state laws governing the programs. 
  • Ability to adapt new statues and guidelines to create and implement new principles and policies and discern any far-reaching implications 
  • Ability to present and represent the agency to both internal and external customers, the public, government officials, and other stakeholders. 
  • Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems. 
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders. 
  • Ability to analyze and prepare monthly finance and accounting reports to maintain program budget and grants. 
  • Ability to delegate work, set clear direction, and manage workflow. 
  • Ability to effectively give feedback, provide guidance or corrective action, coach, and develop employee skillsets. 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role may serve as a team lead for an assigned work group.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness Rewards Program: Complete wellness activities to earn gift card rewards
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access

     

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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