Post Adoption Supervisor (Social Services Supervisor)
Provides direct clinical and administrative supervision to a unit of post adoption specialists within the Foster Care and Adoption (FC&A) - Resource and Support program. Directs staff in the negotiation of adoption agreements and the provision of post adoption funds and services. Instructs staff on policies, laws, and best practices related to post adoption services, placement issues, supporting adoptive families, child abuse and neglect, trauma, normalcy, separation and loss, and family dynamics. Works with public and private providers of services. 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 for paperwork and payments are met on a consistent basis. Monitors unit work activity and compliance with legal and contractual requirements using 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 Foster Care and Adoption - Resource and Support program. Serves as an expert related to post adoption policies and services. Represents Fairfax and serves in state and local workgroups. Carries a reduced caseload. Manages all audits related to post adoption services.
Note: Flexible schedule is required. Must carry a cellular phone after hours to respond to emergencies. Some travel out of the area is required for this position.
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).
- Experience in foster care and adoption.
The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check, Child Protective Services Registry check, and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.
Sufficient mobility to drive to locations outside of the office for client contacts, community events and court appearances. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Ability to use automated technology, including but not limited to computer and cellular phone. 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 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.