Social Services Director I (Highland County)
Dept of Social Services - Local - Highland, VA

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This position is responsible for all social service and financial programs in a small office and directly supervise line staff and/or supervisors and are typically responsible for all human resource functions as prescribed by the local board of Social Services. Plans, organizes, and directs social service programs in a small office; develops department budget and monitors expenditures; performs human resource duties as prescribed by the local board of social services; plans and coordinates implementation of programs; ensures quality of services and maintenance of records/files; develops policies, procedures, rules and regulations to meet needs of clients and department; develops plans to meet changing regulations and program requirements; supervises staff, including performance planning and evaluation; collaborates with community partners, such as County or City Administrator, department directors and other social service agencies; prepares reports and makes presentations as needed; researches and develops agency resources, such as grants; conducts staff conferences; plans case studies, and plans and directs staff development projects; conducts program appeals hearings and renders written decisions; makes recommendations for changes in the interest of improving operations; interprets and explains programs, regulations, procedures and eligibility requirements.

Minimum Qualifications
Considerable knowledge of: the current social, economic, health issues and programs relating to clients in the jurisdiction; Social Security Act; laws and regulations on administration of welfare services; available resources and services for the needy; office management practices and principles of supervision; social work case load management; methods and techniques of counseling; basic principles of community organization and supervision; organization and structure of local, State and Federal government, and volunteer agencies, particularly regarding human services; strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources, leadership, and coordination of people and resources; human resource principles and procedures such as recruitment/selection, training, salary administration and benefits, and information systems; literature, human services trends (administration, planning, fiscal management, funding sources); and statistical analysis. Skill in operating office equipment including the personal computer and related equipment. Skill in operating office equipment including the personal computer and related equipment.

Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor's or Master's degree in a related field supplemented with professional experience in social work with some supervisory or other management experience OR any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

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.

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