RFA Program Manager


Job Summary

The RFA Program Manager monitor contract compliance, directly supervises RFA Social Workers, oversees and supervises the approval process of families, the matching and placing process of youth, and supports and manages the overall operation of the RFA program-Foster Care and Adoptions. The RFA Program Manager supports the director in maintaining all contract and state requirements. This position will collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, including the community collaborative ™ members to be a leader in the field of recruitment, retention and support for children and families within the foster care community.

Agency Overview

Allies for Every Child (Allies) exists to give at-risk children and children living in poverty the foundation they need to increase their life choices and lead fulfilling lives. For over 25 years, Allies has been providing thousands of at-risk children and their families with critical, high-quality early education programs, family strengthening interventions, foster care and adoption services, and a range of vital, integrated services, including disabilities screenings, nutrition, dental and vision screenings, and pediatric health consultations.


Categories / Dept

RFA – Foster Care and Adoption


Director of Resource Family Approval





To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Provides supervisees (RFA SWs, Recruiter, Support Staff, and interns as needed), through regular supervision and training, the knowledge, skills and tools they need to be successful in their job, including cofacilitating open forum group to support learning and be available to supervisees
  • Cofacilitates internal trainings including onboarding, roll-out of Corrective Action Plans (CAPs), booster and other programmatic trainings as needed.
  • Primarily facilitates the RFA team meetings to ensure team is informed of county and state requirements, while utilizing consistent practices.
  • Attends external meetings with primary contractor DCFS, CCL, and any other state or county trainings and meetings and provide summary reports of meetings as needed.
  • Actively partners with the community collaborative™ agencies by maintaining ongoing communication with RaiseAChild and UCLA Ties for Families to support current and prospective foster parents, as well as children in program.
  • Oversees staff and all facets of recruitment in the approval process prior to presenting recommendations to the Director for final approval, ensuring all contractual and state requirements are met.
  • Supports and oversees external recruitment efforts, including identifying potential foster families, speaking engagements in the community, online activities, mailings, and other recruitment events, in alignment with Allies marketing/branding/social media guidelines.
  • Oversees and/or facilitates resource parent orientations, pre-approval training, and support groups to prospective and active resource parents.
  • Oversees and facilitates all aspects of the adoption matching process.
  • Supports the development, implementation, and monitoring of policies and procedures to align with contractual county and state requirements, COA, agency requirements, and best practices.
  • Ensures and oversees Quality Assurance and PQI practices aligning with county contract and state submission requirements, and oversee internal audit and monthly review of resource parent and child files.
  • Reviews and approves program documentation (e.g., NSPs, notes, termination summaries) to ensure it is complete, accurate, and meets compliance standards
  • Responsible for training, review, and approval of all Initial, Biannual, and SAFE Home Study Updates, and facilitates Home Study supervision as needed to support supervisees and/or contractors.
  • Oversees systems for recruitment and approval (AAJC and WebApp systems, County FCSS, Guardian, and others)
  • Support the program as RFA Designee, which includes but not limited to signing approval certificates, adoption documents, letters, etc.
  • Available for evening and weekend hours as needed, for trainings and any crisis incidents or after-hours team support, including reviewing and approving Special Incident Reports.
  • In accordance with our “team” philosophy, the person filling this position may occasionally be required to carry out or assist with other tasks in addition to the duties listed on this job
  • Masters’ Degree in Social Work or a related field preferred
  • 5 years working with children and families, or equivalent experience
  • 3 or more years of foster care and adoption experience preferred
  • Experience in training and supporting parents, PS-MAPP or PRIDE training models preferred
  • Passion and drive to recruit and train prospective resource parents for the underserved and over represented children, youth and teens within the foster care community
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred
  • Experience conducting psychosocial assessments of children and families (SAFE model a plus)
  • Experience supervising staff at multiple levels within a county-contracted DCFS program
  • Inspiring, self-starter, with a commitment to innovation and teamwork
  • Strong organizational and time management skills and an ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Basic computer skills required – Word, Excel, and Software application
  • Experience working with diverse groups and populations
  • Knowledge of community resources and experience with interagency collaboration preferred
  • Passionate about leadership and learning, with a commitment to improving services for children and families
  • All employees, regardless of position, serve as role models for children and families who are served by our agency.
  • Fingerprint background clearance (DOJ, FBI & Child Abuse Clearance Index), or approved exemption
  • Successful completion of pre-employment physical, PPD test/ risk assessment, proof of immunizations for Covid-19 + booster, pertussis, measles and influenza (can decline)
  • Class “C” driver’s license, proof of insurance, a safety record acceptable to CAA, and reliable transportation required


Salary range: $68,000 – $75,000

FOR CONSIDERATION: Email cover letter and resume to humanresources@alliesforeverychild.org

Full Benefits Package offered including:

  • Competitive pay
  • 100% employer contribution to: Health – Kaiser or Anthem, Dental, Vision
  • 401k retirement plan with employer match
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Professional Development
  • 12 paid holidays,
  • 10 days paid sick leave
  • 10 days paid vacation leave (increases with tenure)
  • 2 personal days for birthday and anniversary of employment
  • Opportunities for growth and advancement


Allies for Every Child actively seeks candidates who reflect the rich diversity of the communities that we serve. We are committed to a work environment that embraces and promotes individuality and inclusion. We believe that diversity and inclusion of varied perspectives, backgrounds, and life experiences are essential to our organization’s effectiveness, and allows us to serve our clients in the respectful, responsive, and understanding way that they deserve. We define diversity in broad terms to include race, ethnicity, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, geography, socio-economic status and other unique attributes that make us who we are.

council on accreditation

Allies for Every Child has achieved accreditation through the Council on Accreditation (COA). This means our programs, services, administration, and management have been rigorously evaluated and meet best practice standards. Visit www.COAnet.org to learn more about COA Accreditation.

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