Deputy Director
ADMIN FOR CHILDREN'S SVCS - New York, NY

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The Office of Special Investigations (OSI) investigates allegations of child abuse and maltreatment of New York City children in family foster care or in day care settings in order to safeguard these children and ensure their wellbeing. The OSI Deputy Director is responsible for providing guidance to the CPMs, Supervisors and CPS in their program. It is critical to backfill this vacancy so that investigations are properly guided and are completed with integrity and within mandated timeframes. The OSI Deputy is responsible for the following:

Provide operational oversight for investigative areas: Day Care; Foster Care; Sensitive cases.

Responsible for the day to day operations and supervision of the Boarding Home
Replacement Review Unit.

Coordinate and work with ACS divisions, Office of Court Administration, NYC Department of Health and Mental Health, New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

Direct Child Protective Services Managers and be accountable for the activities of Child Protective Specialists providing a broad range of protective, preventive and family services.

Ensure that units are sufficiently staffed, properly equipped, trained and capable of carrying out its responsibilities in accordance with applicable law, rules, regulations and policy.

Oversee the implementation of agency policy and operational systems within the borough to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of services.

Implement and monitor the necessary management controls, including but not limited to a variety of statistics, and accountable for the evaluation of subordinate.

Take the necessary steps to improve the quality of services and carry out other administrative assignment as needed.

Conduct high risk review on all high priority cases.

Responsible for resolving procedural and operational problems

Design and oversee the implementation of creative solutions to case related problems

Make decision under pressure without prior approval of superiors.

Provide operational oversight for investigative areas: Day Care; foster Care; Sensitive cases.

Responsible for the day to day operations and supervision of the Boarding Home Replacement Review Unit.

Coordinate and work with ACS divisions, Office of Court Administration, NYC Department of Health and Mental Health, New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

Exemplify leadership skills of effective communication, modeling, coaching, educating and support to foster quality supervision to subordinates on a regular basis.

Minimum Qual Requirements

1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four years of full-time, satisfactory professional social services or related experience in organizations dealing directly with children and/or adolescents; such as (but not limited to) child welfare agencies, Day-Care, educational institutions, mental health groups, pediatrics, juvenile justice. At least eighteen months of the required experience must be in a supervisor, administrative, managerial or executive capacity.

2. Education and/or experience equivalent to "1" above. However, all candidates must have at least eighteen months of experience in a supervisory, administrative, managerial, or executive capacity. A Master's degree in Social Work may be substituted for one year of the required general experience.

Preferred Skills

Preferred qualifications: selection for positions with ACS is highly competitive. A record of proven managerial or supervisory accomplishment in child protection or a closely related human service field is required as are excellent written and communications skills, ability to deal tactfully & effectively with diverse constituencies at all levels & an extensive understanding of child welfare issues. Familiarity with the NY State connections comprehensive case management system, or other automated child welfare systems. An MSW or Master’s in a related discipline is preferred. Familiarity with NYC’s diverse communities; or bilingual ability in Spanish or other languages is a plus!

Additional Information

Section 424-A of the New York Social Services Law requires an authorized agency to inquire whether a candidate for employment with child-caring responsibilities has been the subject of a child abuse and maltreatment report.

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Residency Requirement

New York City Residency is not required for this position

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03/19/2013
04/01/2013

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