Manager of Family Based Care

Published: July 22, 2022

Key Assets Newfoundland and Labrador (KANL) provides family-based and residential care along with a wide…

Key Assets Newfoundland and Labrador (KANL) provides family-based and residential care along with a wide variety of programming and other services to support children, youth, and families. Working in partnership with statutory bodies, KANL strives to develop creative and innovative programs for the provision of unique and supportive services, tailored to meet the needs of children, youth, and families, and designed to work towards improving outcomes.  KANL is currently recruiting in St. John’s, NL for the position of:

Manager of Family Based Care
Full Time Position (12 month contract)


At Key Assets, the Manager of Family Based Care has primary responsibility for planning, organizing, and implementing family-based care. This includes direct support to and oversight of family-based care placements, programming, and implementation of wrap around supports for foster Carers and children in placement. The Manager of Family Based Care includes the provision of comprehensive and flexible support and supervision to social workers as required. This position functions as a part of the senior management team across the organization to:

  • Lead the development of responsive trauma-informed intervention plans with children and youth and collaborate with program supervisor, children, and youth care staff regarding young people’s individual needs, goals, and objectives.
  • Support recruitment, hiring, orientation and performance management for both family based and residential care- in consultation with the Key Assets Director and Human Resources team.
  • Represent Key Assets in community events and/or interagency activities (i.e., case conferences).
  • Engage collaborative working relationships with other professionals and community partners, including CSSD, therapists, and other child service organizations.
  • Be responsible for recognizing the unique cultural needs and backgrounds of children in care and promote connection with culture where possible.
  • Provide direct supervision, orientation, and mentorship of a team of family-based care program supervisors, including responsibility for monthly supervision, weekly team meetings, probationary and annual performance reviews, and support and consultation for family-based supervisors outside of metro region.
  • Assist Program Supervisors, Carers and Child and Youth Care Staff to operationalize treatment goals using daily life events and the Neurotransactional assessment framework.
  • Ensure Program Supervisors, Carers and Child and Youth Care Staff are adhering to Key Assets reporting and documentation processes including timely completion of quarterly reporting (Carer Supervisions, Support Plans, Child focused Intervention Plans and ongoing reporting (Weekly Logs, Family interaction and Critical Incident Reports, etc.).
  • Ensure individual care reflects young people’s needs and service desires.
  • Ensure that financial expenditures follow budget guidelines and are accounted for via Key Assets financial management and accountability processes.
  • Support the development & facilitation of training and clinical groups for children, foster carers and staff across the organization and within larger community.
  • This role will require participating in the shared on-call rotation after regular work hours to respond to crisis as necessary. This is shared with supervisors, managers, and directors.

Education & Experience:
To be successful in this role, the candidate is required to have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work (BSW), or related field. Strong preference will be given to candidates who hold a master’s degree.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of post-graduate experience working with children and youth with complex emotional, behavioral, and mental health issues is required.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of supervisory and/or management experience. Strong preference will be given to candidates who have supervisory experience in a foster care or residential setting.
  • Hold a valid Crisis Prevention and Intervention certification (CPI, TCI or UMAB)

Additional Requirements:


  • Clear Certificate of Conduct and Vulnerable Sector Check from RNC/RCMP
  • Child Protection Clearance Check granting clearance
  • Valid Newfoundland and Labrador Driver’s License
  • Current and valid Standard First Aid/CPR certification
  • Drivers Abstract
  • Valid Proof of Canadian Residency
  • Access to a personal vehicle and $2 Million Business Liability


Key Assets Newfoundland and Labrador offers:

  • Competitive salary commensurate with education and experience ($75,153 to $93,654)
  • Group Health Benefits enrollment (medical, dental, vision etc.) and competitive RRSP contribution matching up to 5% of employee contribution
  • Annual leave entitlement of 20 days per year (4 weeks)
  • Sick leave entitlement of 7 days per year
  • Learning and development, training, and certification opportunities
  • Flexible work environment



If you want to help us provide invaluable support to children, youth, adults, and their families please send your resume by email in confidence to Courtney Howlett, Human Resources Coordinator at We thank all those who apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.


Application Deadline: Friday July 29, 2022

At Key Assets, we pledge our commitment to valuing diversity and inclusion and strive to act with cultural sensitivity and respect. We are strongly committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of the populations that we serve and will continuously strive to build and sustain an equitable work environment. We will always challenge the norm, ask questions, and keep our promises.

We strongly encourage applications from all qualified individuals, which includes applicants from all cultures, diverse gender identity and expression, race, and others who contribute to our diverse population.
We ask applicants who may require an accommodation to contact our Human Resources Department who will work to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation(s) for the interview and selection process.