Pps Social Services Supervisor

Fairfax, Virginia
$69,407.31 - $115,678.37 Annually
Jul 24, 2021
Aug 07, 2021
Full Time
Job Announcement

This is an exciting time to join Fairfax County Government as we shape racial and social equity policies in the county through the One Fairfax Policy. Using this framework, we intentionally consider equity when making policies or delivering programs and services. To learn more, we highly encourage you to watch the Becoming One Fairfax—An Introduction to Key Concepts video by clicking here and visit the One Fairfax webpage here.

Please note, this job announcement may be used to fill other vacant PPS Social Services Supervisor positions within the Division of Children, Youth and Families (CYF).

The PPS Social Services Supervisor supports the Department of Family Services (DFS) Division of Children, Youth and Families (CYF) to provide child welfare services for Fairfax County. We invite you to learn more about DFS and its Mission, Vision, and Values, by clicking here . Under the general supervision of the Program Manager, this positions performs the following duties and responsibilities:
  • Supervises a unit of Social Service Specialists in the Protection and Preservation Services (PPS) Program
  • Overseas the daily operations of a team of Social Services Specialists who deliver clinical casework services for children who are at risk of abuse or neglect as well as children who have been abused or neglected
  • Provides direct clinical and administrative supervision, mentoring, and coaching of staff. Plans and monitors the distribution of case assignments
  • Guides and supports staff on the completion of comprehensive assessments and service plans, care coordination, crisis intervention, and client counseling
  • Hires staff, conducts performance evaluations, and provides regular performance feedback
  • Monitors service delivery to ensure consistency and compliance with state and local policies and procedures
  • Tracks, monitors, and evaluates both unit and program outcomes. Works collaboratively with staff from the other Children, Youth, and Families' programs
  • Represents the program, division, and agency on workgroups and committees
  • Position requires regular travel throughout Fairfax County
  • Be part of an on-call rotation that includes evening, overnight, weekend, and holiday hours which may require immediate response into the field
  • Performs other duties as assigned to ensure child safety and improve outcomes in families

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of child protection laws, rules, and regulations
  • Knowledge of foster care and adoption laws, rules, and regulations
  • Ability to interview, assess needs, counsel, and refer clients to other resource as needed
  • Working knowledge of human services programs and protocol
  • Working knowledge of CPS intake and ongoing processes, procedures, and protocol
  • Ability to provide guidance, supervise and train others; ability to objectively review and appraise the performance and work of others
  • Ability to understand, interpret and communicate policies and procedures to staff
  • Ability to apply conflict resolution and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with co-workers, clients, other agencies, and the public.
  • Ability to efficiently plan, schedule and organize
Note: All Fairfax County Government employees are expected to adhere to the Standards of Conduct. In maintaining a drug free workplace, employees are prohibited from manufacturing, distributing, possessing, using or being under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs while at work or on county premises.

Employment Standards

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.

  • Master's degree in social work (MSW) or a related human services degree
  • At least three (3) years of experience in child protective services
  • At least three (3) years of experience in child welfare. Child welfare is the continuum of services designed to ensure that children are safe and that families have the necessary support to care for their children successfully
  • At least three (3) year of experience in providing supervision
Valid driver's license.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background, a driving record check, a Child Protective Services check, and a credit check to the satisfaction of the employer.

This position is considered essential personnel and will be required to report to work during times designated countywide as approved for unscheduled leave regardless of the emergency situation (i.e., weather, transportation, other disaster).

Work requires performing tasks with risks of secondary traumatic stress (STS) Ability to navigate through and make decisions in stressful and crisis situations Sufficiently mobile to accompany staff to home visits and court appearances. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. Ability to use automated technology. Ability to lift up to 30 lbs. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include a practical exercise.

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 status as a veteran 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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