CPS Investigative Supervisr I
Texas Health and Human Services Commission - Belton, TX

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CPS Investigative Supervisr I

Job Description:
The position supervises a unit of caseworkers and clerical staff responsible for providing child protective services. The position oversees the unit in accordance with Child Protective Services Handbook, Title III of the Texas Family Code and Minimum Standards of child placing agencies. The position interacts routinely with clients, judges, attorneys, children, school personnel and all other aspects of the community. *****Open to DFPS Only******

Essential Job Functions:
Essential Job Functions: Plans and manages unit operations to achieve project goals and objectives for services delivery by monitoring budgets and caseloads, consulting with staff on case issues, approving leave, and holding unit meetings. Selects, manages, and develops staff through review of performance data, conferences, training, and performance appraisal. Interprets program policy and procedures to unit staff, other agency staff, and the general public. Evaluates unit performance through casereadings, computer reports, and observation of unit operations to ensure unit compliance with policy, procedure, and service control requirements. Develops and maintains effective working relationships between Child Protective Services staff, Child Welfare boards, the general public, legal, medical, educational, and other community resources. Makes casework decisions regarding the removal and placement of children, and works with county and district attorneys on legal measures to initiate on Child Protective Services cases. Performs other duties as assigned and required to maintain unit operations. Promotes, monitors, and ensures that respect is demonstrated for cultural diversity. Attends work regularly in accordance with agency leave policy.

Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of agency policies and procedures. Skill in effective verbal and written communication. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective communication. Ability to operate a personal computer and use various software packages.

Registration or Licensure Requirements:

Initial Selection Criteria:
Minimum qualifications section will include education and experience. Minimum Qualifications: Child Protective Services Supervisor I: Eighteen months of full-time experience in Child Protective Services* in Family and Protective Services and completion of Phase I Child Protective Services Specialist Certification OR A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, plus eighteen months of full-time experience in Child Protective Services* or child placement services** in a public social services agency and completion of Phase I Child Protective Services Specialist Certification OR Currently employed as a Child Protective Services Supervisor I in Family and Protective Services. OR previously employed as a Child Protective Services Supervisor I in Family and Protective Services Child Protective Services Supervisor II: Completion of Phase I Child Protective Services Specialist Certification and completion of the Child Protective Services Supervisor Certification OR Currently employed as a Child Protective Services Supervisor II in Family and Protective Services OR Currently employed in a Family and Protective Services management position in the Child Protective Services program at a level above Child Protective Services Supervisor AND prior experience as Child Protective Services Supervisor in Protective and Regulatory Services OR previously employed as a Child Protective Services Supervisor II. Acceptable Substitutions: Any current or former employee of the Department of Family and Protective Services who meets the current Minimum Qualifications (with the exception of certification requirements) and who, as of September 1, 2000, had eighteen months experience as a Child Protective Services worker. Any applicant who meets the current Minimum Qualifications (with the exception of certification requirements) and who has two years experience as a Child Protective Services worker or supervisor in another state.

Additional Information:
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview. This position may be filled as a CPS Investigative Supervisor I or II based on qualifications with salary being assigned accordingly.

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