Upbring is looking for an Area Director of Family Services who will manage the day-to-day operations of our Foster In Texas (FIT) branch location and provide direct supervision and support to a staff of Family Service Workers through Individual Support Plans (ISPs), assesing child progress and needs, and supporting foster care children and their families in accordance with Agency and regulatory standards and requirements.
Upbring, the new Lutheran Social Services of the South, is a 135 year-old nonprofit organization with a rich legacy of serving vulnerable people across Texas. Its mission is to break the cycle of child abuse by empowering children, families and communities. Upbring serves more than 30,000 people annually and provides innovative programs and services for children including foster care, adoption, education, residential treatment and community services. For more information, visit Upbring.org.
Why should you join Upbring?
It’s quite simple – when you go to work surrounded by people just as passionate as you, it doesn’t feel like work.
At Upbring, we’re changemakers determined to create a world where all children are loved, protected and cherished. Inspired by faith, we are both warriors and servants for children and families. We’ve been helping children thrive for more than 135 years, and we’re not stopping. Our mission is to break the cycle of child abuse by empowering children, families and communities. And as we accomplish this mission, we have an opportunity to shape not only the way we deliver our programs and services but the way Texas treats children.
The children we serve have dreams, talent and so much potential – but they need dedicated, skillful and compassionate individuals to help them succeed. Our employees are champions for Texas children who give their all to create brighter futures. When you work at Upbring, you’re not just collecting a paycheck; you’re playing a key role in breaking the cycle of child abuse.
Upbring offers an environment of growth from within, collaboration, innovation and ongoing training to bring you to the next level. We’re looking for someone who is creative and analytical, willingly goes the extra mile, has an easy-going nature and isn’t easily intimidated by juggling multiple projects.
If all of the above excites you and you also possess a collaborative work ethic, take constructive criticism with ease, and desire the entire team to shine, then this could be your dream job.
Staff Development and Management