Foster Care Master's Level Program Coordinator- Knox

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Do you want to make a difference in people's lives every day?
Or help people navigate the tough spots in their life?
And do it all while working where your hard work is appreciated?

You have a lot of choices in where you work…make the decision to work where you are valued!

Join the McNabb Center Team as the Foster Care Master's Level Program Coordinator today!

The Foster Care Master's Level Program Coordinator

1. Provide clinical supervision for foster care specialists/programming.

  • Responsible for supervision of up to 5 foster care specialists
  • Respond to disruptions within resource homes and facilitate rematches.
  • Review progress of each child toward treatment goals regularly with case workers to ensure timely exits to permanence to uphold performance-based contracting goals.
  • Ensure that each treatment plan is clinically appropriate, trauma-informed and client-centered.
  • Aid in maintaining each child's placement when appropriate by adding additional services and support.
  • Provide 24/5 backup emergency on-call for supervised cases.
  • Participate as backup weekend emergency on-call on a rotating basis with other supervisors.

2. Maintain program productivity.

  • Review all incoming referral packets and place appropriate clients in foster homes or residential facilities.
  • Manage admissions, discharges and level changes for residential and foster care.
  • Participate in a rotating placement on-call schedule with other program coordinators.

3. Ensure compliance with client documentation.

  • Conduct audits in TFACTS to ensure timely entry of contacts, monthly summaries, SIR's, etc.
  • Conduct audits of client charts to ensure all documentation is filed and completed.
  • Complete HRMC and DCS move forms for residential and foster care admission and foster care rematches.
  • Ensure all forms are completed in a timely manner in accordance with policy.

COMPENSATION: Starting salary for this position is approximately $52,769 /yr based on relevant experience and education.


  • The required schedule for this position is Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • Hours outside of normal business hours may be required periodically if job duties require it.
  • Flexibility with the schedule will be considered for special circumstances.
  • In-person daily attendance is essential for this position.


  • This position does require some travel between the Centers facilities, trainings, and conferences.
  • Most travel is a day trip and some overnight trips for training or conferences.
  • The employee will not use a center owned vehicle for travel.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and car insurance.


  • Basic computer skills are required for email, timekeeping, and documentation in the electronic medical record.

QUALIFICATIONS - Foster Care Master's Level Program Coordinator


  • Master's Degree in Social Work, or related field with course work or experience in the areas of cultural diversity, human development, etiology and treatment of mental illness, substance use, trauma, neglect and abuse, and intellectual disabilities.

Experience / Knowledge:

  • At a minimum, 3 years of experience working in foster care. 
  • Supervisory experience preferred. 


  • Minimal exposure to biological hazards.
  • Hearing of normal/soft tones and close eye work.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching.
  • CPR and First Aid certification required (training provided).
  • Lifting up to 50 lbs. Pushing/pulling up to 150 lbs.
  • Required to be certified in and adequately implement verbal de-escalation techniques.
  • Applicants should be able to exercise sound judgement under pressure.
  • Clinical staff may be required to get an F endorsement to transport clients as necessary.


  • Knox County, Tennessee

Apply today to work where we care about you as an employee and where your hard work makes a difference!

Helen Ross McNabb Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Center provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

Helen Ross McNabb Center conducts background checks, driver's license record, degree verification, and drug screens at hire. Employment is contingent upon clean drug screen, background check, and driving record. Additionally, certain programs are subject to TB Screening and/or testing.  Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.