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Senior Director, Foster Care Operations

Position Purpose: Oversee all functions for the Foster Care program for the assigned business unit. Develop, implement and operate programs and initiatives for the foster care populations. Ensure processes are consistent with accreditation guidelines and contractual responsibilities.
Oversee foster care operations and initiatives including the development of key performance metrics, policies, procedures, and pilot programs
Ensure effective management of care to all foster children under contract
Collaborate with system stakeholders such as Child Welfare Agencies, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for children, Child Placing Agencies (CPA), State Medicaid Departments, Foster Parents, Judges and others to represent behavioral health needs and issues and identify ways to collaborate for better member outcomes
Act as liaison and representative between the company and governmental or regulatory agencies including response to agency requests, attendance and participation in meetings and committees
Ensure initiatives and processes are compliant with NCQA, contractual requirements and best practice guidelines
Promote innovation in the development of care models to improve health outcomes or permanency for foster children
Compile and review reports to identify utilization trends, solutions to demonstrate positive outcomes and value to the systemLCSW or LCPC highly preferred
Prior Director level experience highly preferred
Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree in Behavioral Health, Psychology, Public Health/Administration or related field. Master's degree preferred. 7 years of experience working in or with organizations affiliated with child welfare systems or systems that address the needs of the Foster Care population.
License/Certification: Valid driver's license. Behavioral Health related license highly preferred.
Centene is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, and values the ways in which we are different. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by applicable law.



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