Responsible for preventive outreach and delivery of social services to children and families “at risk” of separation and entry into the foster care system. The incumbent has overall responsibility for the administration of all casework, including the coordination of services and monitoring of agency staff and clinical consultants, both internal and community-based as it relates to a plan of service for each child and family in care, Work involves services to families who need assistance resolving special problems and includes intake casework, group work, discharge planning, informational and referral services. Other duties include the planning, coordination and evaluation of the United Families Program as it relates to quality, level of services and compliance mandates. The incumbent is also expected to provide leadership in developing support networks within the community and ensuring that needs of families are addressed in an accountable manner. Work is performed under the supervision of the Division Director for Programs.
Master’s degree in social work from an accredited college or university required.
Minimum of three years child welfare experience with supervisory experience in administration and programs. Must be knowledgeable in City and State family service mandates. Preferred: five years of experience in a child welfare environment.
General Skills & Competencies:
Demonstrated leadership capacity. Excellent problem-solving and organizational skills. Excellent interpersonal and relationship skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to delegate effectively, ensure accountability, set and meet time frames/deadlines and develop checks and balances to ensure that services are provided in a timely and professional manner. Working knowledge of quality assurance standards. Ability to manage people and financial resources responsibly.