The San Mateo County's Human Services Agency is seeking a well-qualified individual for the position of Children's Services Social Work Supervisor in the Children and Family Services Branch. The Children's Services Social Work Supervisor plans, assigns, reviews, evaluates the work of a unit of Social Workers and provides direction to subordinate staff. There are currently two vacancies for unit assignment. Children and Family Services unit assignments may include After Hours, Weekend, Intake/Screening, Emergency Response, Court Investigations, Family Maintenance & Reunification, Permanent Placement, AB12, Resource Family Approval, Adoptions and Training.
Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
Review case service plans and court reports
Coordinate the workload of the unit with other departmental units providing related services
Training staff employee performance, counseling employees and effectively recommend initial corrective action and other personnel decisions
Organizing and facilitating conferences with staff to discuss policies, regulations and problems related to social welfare programs
Consulting with and providing information to other public and private agencies
Training new workers in casework techniques
Providing services for the most difficult cases or when unit workload is heavy
Attending and participating in policy teams and other Agency meetings
Other duties as assigned
Children and Family Services operates on a 24/7 schedule. Some assignments are required to work nights, weekends and holidays. Additionally, this position is subject to on-call shifts. Some shifts may include an 8% differential rate according to the AFSME MOU (link).
The ideal candidate 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 safety and risk assessment, Emergency Response, Court Investigations, Family Maintenance, Family Reunification, Permanent Placement, Adoption, Resource Family Approval and Extended Foster Care
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
Licensure/Certification: California class C driver license or equivalent.
Education: Completion of a Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university that includes an internship.
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 (1) 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, terminate benefits and or program participation).
Experience: Two years of experience performing a full range of professional social worker duties that included 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.
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.
The County of San Mateo provides for the health and welfare of all