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Social Work Supervisor – Youth Justice Services
River Block Building - WR
Full-time 40 hrs/week - WRS Eligible
Deadline to apply:
$62,857 to $71,864/annually
Purpose of Classification
The purpose of positions in this classification is to supervise assigned social services program or programs and related personnel to ensure compliance with program objectives and applicable standards, mandates, rules and regulations.
This position is responsible for the oversight of Family Services unit that includes Juvenile Court Intake, on-going Youth Justice and oversees the After Hours On Call program. The work is performed under the direction of the Family Services Division Administrator.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties are normal for this classification. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Supervises Bachelor and Master’s degree certified Social Workers. Conducts supervisory conferences and provides social work consultation to supervisees. Supervises unit personnel and approves subordinate actions. Assigns cases, tasks and projects based on client needs and worker knowledge and capabilities. Reviews cases, client records, and reports for progress and compliance with applicable laws, standards, rules and regulations.
Assists the Family Services Division Administrator in human services operations, budgeting and general administration. Assists the Family Services Division Administrator in planning for change in procedures and new programs. Develops and monitors budget activity and department contracts with vendors. Assists Family Services Division Administrator in determining staffing levels and other budget expenditures and priorities.
Participates in interview panels and in making recommendations for hiring. Disciplines, and recommends the discharge of employees. Completes annual performance reviews on each employee within the Youth Justice unit and provides support for professional development.
Assess and determine which intake and ongoing referrals are assigned to the appropriate staff. In consultation with staff, makes determination on decision to open and close cases
Assures that the Youth Justice Unit complies with all state and Federal rules, laws and standards as relates to the work in Child Welfare and Youth Justice.
Directs and plans appropriate social service actions for Juvenile Court and alternate care, in consultation with Corporation Counsel, District Attorney, courts, medical care providers, law enforcement, attorneys, Circuit Court, other counties, Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services staff, and many other community service providers, etc.
Oversees Wood County Youth Justice programs. Prepares annual plans and regular reports, develops policies and procedures, interprets state and county mandated program changes, updates program manuals, and represents the program/programs to department management and county officials.
Represents the Human Services Department on the Wood County Criminal Justice Task Force.
Coordinates and oversees the department’s 24-hour on-call system. Provides backup consultation to staff in emergency/crisis situations.
Prepares presentations for, or conducts, department staff, county government, civic group, and other meetings as needed.
Initiates and oversees unit data collections to support the department’s effort to promote evidence-based practice.
Performs duties of other division Supervisors in their absence. Supervises unit personnel and approves subordinate actions.
Investigates and responds to client and community complaints and inquiries.
Maintains knowledge of juvenile research and current social worker theories, practices and standards; program goals and requirements; personnel supervision principles and policies. Participates in continuing professional training. Develops and maintains department standards and ensures practice standards in compliance with state and federal laws, rules and regulations, and professional ethics.
Supports the Mission, Vision and Value Statements of the Department and works toward stated goals.
Additional Tasks and Responsibilities
While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the unit, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this classification and may also be performed by other unit members.
Assists in developing and maintaining additional funding sources, including collaborative efforts with system partners.
Represents the department and programs on local, regional and statewide committees.
Prepares and gives public presentations regarding assigned program services.
Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions
Master’s Degree in a Human Services field required, Master’s Degree in Social Work, preferred, minimum two years’ experience in Child Welfare or Youth Justice Programming preferred. Certification as a Social Worker by the State of Wisconsin required. This position may require travel to and from off-campus sites. Individual may use personal vehicle or other means of reliable transportation.
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