Family Service Worker Supervisor

Description:

State of Arkansas
Department of Human Services
Announces Job Search for Candidates for

Family Service Worker Supervisor

Position No. 22101242

Fayetteville, AR

The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) is the state's largest agency with 7,000 employees working in 86 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 Supervisor in Fayetteville, AR.

Responsibilities:
Supervises a subordinate support staff by communicating prioritization of activities and project deadlines, reviewing and monitoring the work performed, interpreting policies, procedures, or precedents and providing supervisory or management staff with project updates on a regular and recurring basis to ensure adherence to project goals and timeframes. 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 multi-problem clients. 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. Develops budgets requests for program activities and submits for approval and reviews and approves expenditures. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:
Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of the principles and practices of counseling, social work and case management. Knowledge of state and federal laws, rules, guidelines, and agency policies and programs governing foster care and protective services. Knowledge of the principles, techniques, and methods of investigation. Knowledge of human service resources. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of others. Ability to provide technical assistance in specialized program area. Ability to perform case and situation analysis and develop plans for remedial action. Ability to interview and obtain information. Ability to prepare, present, and review oral and written technical and confidential information and reports.

Minimum Qualifications:
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in social work, sociology, psychology or a related field; plus four years of experience in a child welfare or human service program or a related field, including two years in a supervisory or leadership capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Special Work Condition/Preferred Qualifications:
Previous DCFS experience and supervisory experience.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Salary/Benefits:
This position provides a competitive starting salary from $45,010.00 - $65,265.00 depending on qualifications, and excellent benefits including group health and life insurance, state retirement plan, and a tax deferred compensation plan, holidays and annual leave time off.


To Apply: APPLY ONLINE AT ark.org/arstatejobs/index.php

Closing Date: 12/15/2018

“The Arkansas Department of Human Services is an equal opportunity employer providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or political affiliation.”

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