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.