Foster Care and Adoption Supervisor
As part of the Children, Youth and Families (CYF) division, provides direct clinical and administrative supervision to a unit of Foster Care social workers and serves in a leadership role within the Annandale regional office with regard to regional issues and regional work plan development. Provides direct clinical and administrative supervision to a unit of foster care specialists serving children, ages 0 -21, in foster care. Directs staff in conducting assessments, service planning, and clinical casework interventions to achieve permanency planning goals for children. Please note this position may be filled in any of the regional offices that include Fairfax, South County, Reston or Annandale. Instructs staff on policies, laws, and best practices related to permanency planning, child abuse and neglect, child, placements, separation and attachment, family dynamics, mental health, substance abuse, child development, and working with public and private providers of service. Assists staff in assessing children and families and in preparing written foster care service plans for review by the court. Occasionally is called upon to testify in court. Manages the unit resources, staff activity, and workload assignments for best results. Insures deadlines for paperwork, payments, and court processes are met on a consistent basis. Monitors case activity and compliance with legal and contractual requirements through the use of computer software applications and case records reviews. 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 service in the community. Serves in a leadership role in the CYF management group in the region. Participates in the creation and implementation of a regional work plan addressing regional concerns and service needs. Serves as a foster care expert in case consultation and in the development of procedures for efficient cross-program case management.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.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Valid driver's license.
MSW or master's degree in related field. Management experience in a child welfare agency. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check, Child Protective Services Registry, and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer. Ability to operate a motor vehicle. Ability and willingness to travel throughout Fairfax County and Northern Virginia.
Sufficiently mobile to attend meetings and community events outside the office. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Ability to use automated technology. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
Panel interview; may include a written 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 711. EEO/AA/TTY.