Child Protective Services Supervisor (Social Services Supervisor)

$65,825.55 - $109,708.77 yr
Apr 16, 2018
Apr 30, 2018
Full Time
Provides direct clinical and administrative supervision to social services specialists in the Child Protective Services (CPS) Program to ensure work is in compliance with federal, state and local laws, policies and procedures. The department promotes a strengths-based, family-driven approach to working with families. Responsibilities include:
  • Provides direct supervision and directs social services specialists in conducting CPS investigations and family assessments; and co-supervises administrative support staff.
  • Works with other supervisors in Child Protective Services, the Children, Youth & Families Division, and the department to ensure a holistic response to the child welfare and human service needs of children and families.
  • Adheres to family engagement best practices.
  • Assigns and monitors caseloads through the use of various computer applications; monitors case activity, files and outcomes; assures compliance with mandates related to timeliness and completion.
  • In collaboration with social services specialists, works to assure the safety and well-being of children, and to reduce risk of child abuse and neglect; guides social services specialists in the filing of court petitions and through the court process; reviews/approves requests for expenditures from various funding sources; develops and maintains working relationships with community resources for collaboration and the efficient and effective coordination of services.
  • Works with a diverse and multi-ethnic population and workforce.
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Note: This job announcement will be used to fill several currently vacant and future full-time Child Protective Services Supervisor (Social Services Supervisor) positions located in Alexandria, Annandale, Fairfax and Reston, Virginia.

Schedule: Flexible schedule including some night and weekend work, as well as on-call work, is required. The positions require regular travel throughout Fairfax County and Northern Virginia. Employment Standards MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree; plus four 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 required experience.

Valid driver's license.

Master's degree in social work (MSW) or a related human services degree. Experience in child protection. Experience providing formal supervision. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check, Child Protective Services Registry check, and driving record check.

Sufficiently mobile to travel independently within Fairfax County and Northern Virginia to attend meetings, training, accompany staff to home visits, and court appearances. Ability to use automated technology. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; may include a typing and role play exercise.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability 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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