Family Service Worker County Supervisor


The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) is the state's largest agency with 8,200 employees working in 181 county offices serving more than one million people. Employees work in 10 major divisions and five support offices to provide services to Arkansas citizens. DHS is currently seeking to fill the position of Family Service Worker County Supervisor in Paragould, AR.

The Family Service Worker County Supervisor is responsible for supervising and providing protective foster care and supportive services for abused or neglected children. This Position:

Supervises the work of subordinate employees by establishing work schedules, assigning specific duties, providing clear, explicit and detailed instructions and monitoring and reviewing work to ensure adherence to instructions, deadlines, proper procedures or protocols and the delivery of services to clients.
Reviews and monitors case records and reports to ensure quality service delivery and compliance with state and federal laws and agency policy.
Reviews and discusses information obtained by workers investigating suspected child abuse and neglect complaints to determine if allegations can be substantiated.
Coordinates services with other agencies when assisting clients with multi-problems.
Presents informational programs on agency activities and services to local civic organizations and schools.
Provides direct casework services for protective, foster care, and supportive services cases and conducts home studies and investigations of suspected child abuse and neglect.
Recruits, trains, and provides support to foster parents.
Prepares court reports for custody hearings and presents testimony when necessary.
Attends or conducts staff meetings to develop and monitor case plans.
Performs other duties as assigned.

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in social work, sociology, psychology or a related field; plus five years of experience in child welfare or human services, including one year in a supervisory or leadership capacity.

Position number: 22103025

Closing date: June 17, 2014


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