Recruitment, Training and Home Studies Unit Supervisor (Social Services Supervisor)
Provides direct clinical and administrative supervision to a unit of Trainers and Home Study Specialists within the Foster Care and Adoption - Resource and Support Program. Directs staff in the assessment of foster parent applicants, providing in-service and pre-service training, and the completion of different types of home studies. Instructs staff on policies, laws and best practices related to recruiting, training and supporting foster parents. Assists staff in assessing children and families and occasionally is called upon to testify in court. Manages the unit resources, staff activity, and workload assignments for best results. Insures deadlines of all administrative, financial, legal and contractual requirements are met on a consistent basis. Works with peer supervisors and program manager in defining programmatic goals, priorities, and objectives. Interprets and assesses the implications and long-term consequences of new policies, laws, and procedures on client services, establishes and maintains working relationships with public and private providers of services in the community. Serves as a leader and expert in the areas of training and home study matters.
Note: Evening and weekend work occasionally required.
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.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Valid driver's license.
Master's degree in social work (MSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check, Child Protective Services Registry check, and driving record check. Note: some travel out of the area is required for this position.
Sufficiently mobile to attend meetings and community events outside the office. Ability to lift and carry small children. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
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 711. EEO/AA/TTY.