Social Work Supervisor (Northumberland)
Dept of Social Services - Local - Virginia

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This is an administrative position. This position supervises staff that provide direct services for fostering and sustaining the social, health, economic, behavioral, housing, and emotional functioning of individuals and families served by the Local Departments of Social Services. Employees supervise, train, lead, and develop staff and monitor case management services. The Social Work Supervisor reports to the Director.

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 experience in assigned program area/human services programs and completion of required training programs. Supervisory experience or work experience in a leadership role. Equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Considerable knowledge of: principles and practices of effective supervision; of policies, procedures and regulations relating to the various direct service programs; the literature in the field of human services programs including the Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV); casework supervision principles and practices; principles and processes for providing customer and personal services to include needs assessment and meeting quality standards for services; 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 to include Microsoft Office 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
Possession of a BSW or MSW degree and a Commonwealth of Virginia Social Worker license are desirable.

Special Requirements
This position requires continous support for workers and families that we serve including nights, weekends and holidays.

Employee must be willing to participate in an on-call schedule outside of normal working hours.

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

All applicants are subject to DMV/drivinig record check, CPS and Criminal History Search. The investigation may include: fingerprint checks (State Police, FBI); local agency checks; employment verification; verification of education (relevant to employment); and other checks requested by the hiring authority.