Resource Home Support Supervisor (RHSS)

Job purpose 

The RHSS is responsible for the oversight and success of the Resource Home Program.  The RHSS acts as a liaison between the Agency and an array of contractors providing services to children and youth in care.  

Goals of Management 

  • Provide children youth with protection, care and a nurturing environment with certified Resource Parents (RP) while a permanent plan is established 
  • Timely reunification or permanency 
  • Increase permanency for children and youth. 
  • Decrease the use of higher level child welfare and behavioral health placement settings, such as group home, residential treatment and psychiatric residential treatment  

Duties and responsibilities 

  • RHSS will supervise five Resource Home Support Workers (RHSW), a maximum of 150 resource homes 
  • RHSS must complete 40 hours of training in the first year and 20 annually thereafter 
  • RHSS will manage RHSW caseloads, performance and corrective action 
  • RPSS will provide and properly document supervision at least bi-weekly with each RHSW 
  • RHSS will maintain ongoing communication and meetings with RHSWs to ensure all are properly notified of updates on child welfare regulations, child law amendments, etc. 
  • RHSS must ensure that case files are in accordance with the responsibilities and qualifications of the Resource Home program as per the agency, city and state regulations 
  • RHSS will approve or disapprove new or existing resource parents who want to transition from Kinship to General 
  • RHSS will oversee the RHSW file review, cases and casework to ensure that quality services are delivered in compliance with program’s timelines and guidelines 
  • RHSS will participate and be a contributing member of a multidisciplinary team, working in conjunction with other team members of the program to ensure the success 
  • RHSS will review regular interactions between RHSW and RP to ensure adequate support and placement stability 
  • RHSS will ensure RHSW compliance with sharing information with the Department of Human Services (DHS) and Community Umbrella Agencies (CUA) and incorporation into Single Case Plan (SCCP) and Individual Case Plan (ICP) 
  • RHSS will coordinate with CUA and RP to ensure all transportation and services are scheduled appropriately 
  • RHSS will serve as escalation for issues between RHSW, CUA and RP 
  • RHSS will ensure that RPs receive initial and quarterly home inspections and remain in compliance with PA Chapter 3700 
  • RHSS will be on-call to handle emergencies that may arise 
  • RHSS will serve as proxy for RHSW, in their absence 
  • RHSS will participate in recruitment efforts and presentations in the community on behalf of the program, during business, after hours, and weekends and answer individual’s inquiries about how to become a Resource parent, without discrimination 
  • RHSS will participate in supervisory meetings with Program Director and maintain ongoing communication to ensure, emergencies, critical incidents, concerns, etc., are addressed, in a timely manner and immediately 
  • Other duties as assigned to support the mission of Asociacion Puertorriquenos en Marcha 
  • Minimum of three years of experience providing services to children, youth and families in a behavioral health setting 
  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology or related field 
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearances, Pennsylvania Criminal Record Clearance, Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI), Medical Examination 
  • Preferably knowledge of Pa Chapter 3700 
  • Computer savvy, familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite 

Working conditions 

  • Office 
  • Field/ Community 
  • Court, visitation, teamings, if invited 
  • On-call as required (rotating) 


  • Medical Insurance or $100/month medical insurance waiver reimbursement
  • 403b retirement plan:   4% APM contribution PLUS 3% APM matching contribution
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • 20 PTO Days
  • Holiday Pay
  • Life Insurance
  • Long and Short-term Disability