Assistant Program Manager For Prevention (senior Social Services Supervisor)

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Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$75,669.98 - $126,116.85 Annually
Posted
Aug 06, 2022
Closes
Aug 19, 2022
Ref
22-02193
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

This position is in the Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Services Program and works out of the Pennino Building in Fairfax, Virginia. Rnsible for a wide range of program management, quality assurance, supervisory, and administrative duties. Leads priority projects and initiatives and provides management and administrative oversight of functions impacting the Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Services Program. Manages operations for the Healthy Families Fairfax program, a partnership with community nonprofit agencies and the Health Department. Participates in strategic planning and the development and integration of program area goals, policies, and procedures. Participates in budget development, resource allocation, and the development of new funding sources. Assures consistent quality and program fidelity among the service delivery sites for Prevention programs. Maintains working knowledge of latest evidence-based practices for child welfare, child abuse & neglect prevention, and child development. Oversees or participates in work groups to enhance service delivery in the department, division, and/or program and participates in cross-agency and community-based work groups. Establishes and maintains relationships with community organizations and other human services agencies to develop and maintain knowledge of community needs; and assists with strategies to meet identified needs.

Illustrative Duties

Provides management and administrative oversight of non-direct or direct service functions impacting multiple programs within a program area or division. Provides direction and guidance for a specialized social work function. Provides administrative and clinical supervision to social work project teams. Ensures acceptable levels of quality and quantity in the delivery of services. Communicates performance expectations and monitors performance and outcomes of staff against the goals and objectives of the program. Participates in strategic planning and the development and integration of programs goals, policies and procedures. Participates in budget development and resource allocation and development of new funding sources.
Oversees information technology functions within a large program area to ensure priorities are addressed and to eliminate duplication of efforts. Oversees quality assurance, program monitoring, and evaluation of direct service functions. Serves as program or division point of contact and liaison with internal administrative staff to coordinate and prioritize work among multiple direct service programs. Develops, coordinates and oversees strategies, communication tools and networks to support integration of services. Oversees or participates in the evaluation of changes in demographic data, political and economic conditions, and trends in order to identify service gaps and oversees or participates in work groups to modify service delivery, develop new programs, and to set priorities. Establishes and maintains relationships with community organizations and other human services agencies to develop and maintain knowledge of community needs and assists with the development and delivery of services to meet identified needs. Participates in the development of performance measures for the programs and evaluates program effectiveness. Reviews legislation and regulatory requirements to assess impact on programs. Directly supervises program or division analysts and/or other non-direct service staff.
Directly supervises direct service staff. Leads or participates on work groups relevant to the program area. Works with training team and staff representatives to implement training programs to assist staff to meet professional standards in their job performance. Participates in intra and interagency and community based work groups and task forces. Prepares or oversees preparation of narrative and statistical reports documenting the work or the program area or division.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Extensive knowledge of the principles, methods and problems of organization and management.
Extensive knowledge of current social service problems and methods/approaches to address them.
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of social work and casework supervision;
Knowledge of business process re-design methodologies.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Ability to use automated technology.
Ability to maintain professional ethics and confidentiality of client information.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals.
Ability to plan and direct the work of professional staff.

Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree, plus five years of increasingly responsible, directly-related professional experience in the social services or human services field. A Master’s degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Valid driver's license.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check, a driving record check, a credit check, and a Child Protective Services check.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master’s degree in Social Work or a related field.
  • Experience in social services or human services.
  • Knowledge of the principles and methods of program development, program management, implementation, and change management.
  • Knowledge of issues, trends, and best practices in child welfare, child abuse & neglect prevention, and child development.
  • Supervisory experience in child welfare.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Work requires performing tasks with risks of secondary traumatic stress (STS). Ability to navigate through and make decisions in stressful and crisis situations. Ability to stand, stoop, bend, stretch, walk, climb, sit and type on a keyboard. Ability to lift up to 10 pounds. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview; may include a practical exercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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