The San Mateo County's Human Services Agency is seeking well-qualified individuals for the position of Children's Services Social Work Supervisor. We currently have one position in Intake and another position in the Children and Family Services (CFS) Division Training Unit.
The Intake Social Work Supervisor plans, assigns, reviews and evaluates the work of a unit of Social Workers and provides direction to subordinate staff. The Social Work Supervisor holds conferences with staff to discuss policies, regulations and problems related to social welfare programs; reviews case service plans and court reports; coordinates work with other units providing related services; confers with and provides information to other public and private agencies; trains new workers in casework techniques; maintains a flexible schedule in order to provide back-up emergency response on nights, weekends and holidays; and provides services in the most difficult cases or when unit workload is heavy. This position may require an alternative work schedule.
The Children's Services Social Work Supervisor over the Training Unit will provide specialized induction and on-going training for new social worker staff. In addition, they will plan, assign, review and evaluate the work of a unit of Social Workers and provide direction to subordinate staff.
Both positions are responsible for:
Training staff, employee performance, counseling employees and effectively recommending initial corrective action and other personnel decisions
Organizing and facilitating conferences with staff to discuss policies, regulations and problems related to social welfare programs; and reviewing case service plans and court reports
Training new workers in casework techniques
Providing services in the most difficult cases or when unit workload is heavy
Attending and participating in policy teams and other Agency meetings
Other duties as assigned
The ideal candidates will have:
3 years of experience performing a full range of professional Social Worker duties as a Social Worker III
Strong leadership skills to direct the work of and motivate a team of social workers
Knowledge and experience with the mandates of a child protection services agency, including risk assessment, Emergency Response, Family Maintenance, Family Reunification, Permanent Placement, Adoption and Foster Home Licensing
Knowledge of Section 300 of the Welfare and Institutions Code and Juvenile Court Procedures; strong knowledge of CWS/CMS, Safe Measures and SDM
Ability to manage multiple, competing project demands
Minimum qualifications include completion of a Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university that included an internship, and two years of experience performing a full range of professional social worker duties, including responsibility for a long-term caseload, development of service/treatment plans, monitoring compliance through home/field calls and other personal contact, modification of treatment plans as needed/required, and authority to impose/recommend sanctions for non-compliance, impacting benefits or services.
Substitution: A Master's degree from an accredited college or university in a Counseling program emphasizing Marriage, Family and Child Counseling or Marriage and Family Therapy that included an internship or supervised field work, AND completion of one additional year of qualifying case management/work experience that included responsibility for a long-term caseload; development of service/treatment plans; monitoring compliance through home calls, field calls and other personal contact; modification of treatment plans as needed/required; and authority to impose/recommend sanctions for non-compliance, impacting benefits or services (i.e. case closures, terminating benefits and or program participation).
Final Filing Deadline: August 15, 2018
To learn more about the position and to apply online, please visit our website at http://jobs.smcgov.org. Applications are only accepted online. EOE
Internal Number: SR46201
About County of San Mateo
San Mateo County was formed in April 1856 out of the southern portion of then-San Francisco County with a population of fewer than 5,000 people and little in the way of commerce. Today, more than 758,000 people call San Mateo County home and it stretches the boundary of Silicon Valley northward. Innovation thrives here in industries including bioscience, computer software, green technology, hospitality, financial management, health care, education and transportation. The County prides itself on how that prosperity fosters its commitment to protecting and enhancing the health, safety, welfare and natural resources of the community.
Within its 455 square miles bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west and San Francisco Bay to the east, the County is known for its mild climate and scenic vistas. Nearly three quarters of the county is open space and agriculture remains a vital contributor to our economy and culture.
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