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FFA Administrator

Department: Ffa San Dimas Dir & Admin Supp
Location: San Dimas, CA

McKinley: Youth, Family, and Community are what we are all about!  We offer a great working environment and benefits package! McKinley encourages growth so that you can Be your Best H.U.M.A.N. 

At McKinley employees share a set of guiding principles: We embrace a culture that is Hopeful, Understanding, Moral, Awesome, Nurturing. - H.U.M.A.N.  

The Company: McKinley is a highly respected welfare organization with a comprehensive array of programs and services – which touch nearly 1,800 lives annually – include short term residential treatment program (STRTP), Foster Care, Adoptions, Mental Health Services, and Special Education. McKinley has 5 locations throughout southern California with our main campus located in San Dimas. We embrace a culture that is  H.U.M.A.N.Hopeful, Understanding, Moral, Awesome, Nurturing. McKinley has created a Hopeful environment, in which we choose optimism in finding the motivation to achieve our greatest dreams. We are a team dedicated to Understanding individual needs and do so by listening and embracing each individual’s stories. We strongly embrace our agency’s Morals by treating everyone with kindness and respect. At McKinley, we acknowledge our team member’s and clients’ Awesome qualities by celebrating what makes each individual unique. We are dedicated to Nurturing a Trauma-Informed Integrated Care approach that has created a unique culture within the organization.  We celebrate diversity by our commitment to cultivating an inclusive and affirming environment for all. 



The Regional Administrator shall report to the Chief Programs Officer (CPO) for Foster Care and Adoptions and shall be designated as the Administrator for their Licensed, Regional Office.  The Administrator shall work in collaboration with the CPO to develop and implement strategies to hire, develop and performance manage staff, promote services in their Region, recruit and train new families, meet census goals, ensure that the Organization in in compliance with all policies and legal requirements, best practices are being implemented with regards to casework, and that Performance and Quality Improvement Initiatives are being met.  


Compensation and Benefits:

Our people are the heart of our organization, which is why we offer robust benefits to support your health and wellness as well as your personal and financial well-being. 

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance- we offer a company defined contribution of $500/month
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Paid Time Off
  • Sick Time
  • Paid Holidays
  • 403(b) retirement plan with company match up to 3%
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Credit Union Membership
  • Training Opportunities to Further Personal and Professional Growth



  • Master’s Degree in social work, social welfare, marriage family and child counseling, counseling psychology or social psychology and three years’ experience in the field of child welfare with two or more in an administrative or managerial position, OR 
  • Bachelor’s Degree and five years’ experience in the field of child welfare with three or more in an administrative or managerial position as stated in Title 22
  • Word Processing
  • Email
  • Internet
  • Ability to learn clinical software
  • Basic office skills (i.e. typing, telephone, copier)
  • Must pass pre-employment physical exam, TB and drug screening
  • Ability to commute to various sites on and off campus
  • Ability to work extended hours as needed
  • Ability to physically restrain children (if needed)


Key Responsibilities:


  1. Become actively involved in various community organizations in their Region to promote foster care and adoption services.
  2. Develop and implement a strategy for new foster parent recruitment to meet establish organizational goals.
  3. Identify community resources which will benefit foster children and families.
  4. Personnel Management
  5. In collaboration with CPO and Human Resources, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate social workers and other staff assigned to the Region.
  6. Regularly meet with social workers and review casework to ensure compliance with organization’s policies, legal requirements and accreditation standards.
  7. Conduct regular Regional meetings for the purposes of staff development, problem-solving, and regional growth 
  8. Regularly monitor staff caseloads numbers.
  9. Social Work
  10. Regularly communicate with county social workers and foster parents to ensure that high standards of care are being met.
  11. Coordinate the completion of adoption home studies for all foster parents.  
  12. Actively collaborate with the Mental Health department to refer qualified children for services and monitor for effectiveness   
  13. Conduct home studies as needed.
  14. Collaborate with the CPO to conduct safety assessments involving allegations, complaints, and matters pertaining to deficiencies and non-compliance by foster parents.
  15. Carry a caseload, if assigned.



  1. Ensure operations are in compliance with all regulations, organization policies, and accreditation standards.
  2. Ensure that all serious, reportable incidents, including suspected child abuse reports, are filed timely and are complete.
  3. Attend Board and/or committee meetings for the purposes of communicating serious, reportable incidents.
  4. Maintain all required documents on site including, but not limited to, CCL reports and Program Statements.



  1. Work in collaboration with Quality Assurance staff to monitor and improve service delivery 
  2. Actively participate in the agency’s Performance and Quality Improvement (PQI) plan as assigned.




  1. All other related duties as assigned.


Why Should You Apply?

  • Our Mission- work for an organization that makes a real difference in people’s lives 
  • Competitive pay
  • Several benefit options
  • Employee tuition reimbursement
  • Great training for staff

Join McKinley to Be Your Best H.U.M.A.N.


McKinley’s response to COVID-19: The safety of the families, children, clients we serve as well as our valued team members is our priority. We want to make sure everyone at McKinley feels safe and welcomed. We are taking all the necessary precautions and safety measures to maintain a safe environment throughout our different locations. We are providing PPE to our team members and visitors along with practicing social distancing measures.

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