Family Services Supervisor (Hopewell)
Dept of Social Services - Local - Hopewell, VA

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This position supervises staff that provide direct services for fostering and sustaining the social, health, economic, behavioral, and emotional functioning of individuals and families serviced by the Local Departments of Social Services. Employee supervises, trains, leads, and develops staff and monitors case management services. Supervises social workers, assistants and others. Sets and enforces objectives for quality and quantity of work performed by unit;
Evaluates social service programs and program budgets;
Applies appropriate human resource practices in the supervision of staff; Establishes and maintains good working relationships with others; Recommends policy changes based on evaluation of program effectiveness; Deals with difficult or dangerous cases; and, Interprets the program to other agencies and to the public.

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in a Human Services field or minimum of a Bachelor's degree in any field and a minimum of two years of appropriate and related experience in a Human Services area (Section 22VAC40-670-20 of the Administrative Code of Virginia). Considerable knowledge of: principles and practices of effective supervision; policies, procedures, and regulations relating to the various direct service programs; literature in the field of human services programs; casework supervision principles and practices; principles and processes for providing customer and personal services, including needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of satisfaction; employment and/or social work principles, practices, and treatment modalities; and social, economic, health, and employment problems that face individuals, groups and communities. Skill in operating a personal computer and the associated software and the operation of a motor vehicle. Demonstrated ability to: plan and manage work activities and assist others in their planning and management; develop programs and procedures; make decisions in difficult situations; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; apply treatment and intervention approaches; interpret laws, policies, and regulations regarding human services, ensure compliance, and recommend needed changes; supervise others working with clients; analyze situations to make sound judgments within the framework of existing laws, policies, and regulations; and train, evaluate, lead, and develop subordinate staff.

Preferred Qualifications
Considerable experience in Adult Protective Services/Child Protective Services/Foster Care/Adoption programs and completion of required training programs. Considerable years of supervisory experience or work experience in a leadership role. Equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Possession of a BSW or MSW degree and a Commonwealth of Virginia Social Worker license are desirable. Experience with OASIS, SPIDER, SafeMeasures, and/or Accurint computer systems is preferred.

Special Requirements
All applicants are subject to a DMV/driving record check, pre-employment drug screen, Central Registry (CPS) check and/or criminal history search.

The investigation may include: fingerprint checks (State Police, FBI), local agency checks, employment verification and references, verification of education (relevant to employment), credit checks (relevant to employment) and other checks requested by the hiring authority.

Employee must be willing to work in the community emergency shelter in the event of a natural disaster or emergency.