Wellspring Lutheran Services seeks the talents of a Chief Operating Officer to be responsible for leadership of our Children and Family Service Division. The person selected will be a leader with demonstrated success overseeing and delivering a diverse array of child welfare and human services, will possess strong, principled leadership attributes consistent with Wellspring’s mission/vision, and will both strengthen and benefit from our collaborative, team environment. The Child and Family Division of Wellspring serves in over half of Michigan’s counties to thousands of persons each year with a budget of approximately $18M and nearly 340 staff. Wellspring also offers senior services to older people and their loved ones through its Senior Services Division which has its own COO, requiring dynamic collaboration between the Divisions.
Provide leadership, strategic direction, and oversight to Wellspring Lutheran Services offerings in the area of child and family welfare. This includes foster care, family preservation, residential programming, and various community based support initiatives across the state of Michigan. Responsible for strategic positioning of the child and family service portfolio in alignment with the overall strategic plan of the organization. Work closely with the CEO and other senior executive staff in a highly collaborative, interactive team environment. Ultimately responsible for nearly 350 staff, budget oversight of nearly $20M with a focus on customer service, quality outcomes, and financial performance.
Provide intensive home-based family intervention, life skills education, and supportive services in order to preserve families, reduce the need for out of home placement, expedite the return of children to their families, and prevent the recurrence of abuse and neglect. Carry a caseload of two (2) families. Responsible for: regular visits with the family in their home or community for a period of 28 days, and not more than 42 days; performing required assessments; writing and submitting service plans, safety plans and progress reports; providing concrete assistance and referrals based on the individual needs of each family. Work a flexible schedule (including non-traditional hours) based on families’ needs.