Lutheran Services in Iowa
  • Foster Care and Adoption
  • Council Bluffs, IA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Total Compensation Package

LSI is seeking a Director of Foster Care and Adoption Services, a leadership-level position with overall responsibility for LSI's Foster Care and Adoption services in Western Iowa. Location may be flexible based upon the contract area.

The Director is overall responsible for all of the recruitment and retention services through LSI's Foster Care and Adoption services across the Western side of the state as well as assigned community programs. Provides supervision to department leadership and is responsible for program funding and compliance. Works in collaboration with other service lines and Directors. Travels is required to stay in touch with employees, program partners, and to ensure integrity of programs through advocacy and quality service delivery.

Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Oversees the effectiveness and quality of services and certifies they are provided in a responsible manner to meet performance-based outcomes.
  • Provides one-on-one supervision and support to direct reports.
  • Ensures service delivery is consistent with goals for individuals served and provides opportunities for meaningful activities.
  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships with all LSI programs and staff.
  • Effectively communicates programmatic needs or changes that impact others internally or externally.
  • Services as the agency representative to build and maintain relationships ensuring that collaborative public relations for the agency are maintained with funding sources, churches, communities and other service providers.
  • Ensures budget is developed, monitored and revised as needed; develops strategies for performance.


Required: Bachelor's degree in a human services related field with a minimum of ten years related experience in child welfare services, with five years of supervisory experience required.

Preferred: Master's degree in a human services related field with a minimum of ten years related experience in child welfare services, with five years of supervisory experience.

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