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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 masters 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 of staff, disciplines, and recommends the discharge of employees. Completes annual performance reviews on each employee. Identifies training needs. Plans, coordinates, conducts and evaluates staff training.
Assess and determines which intake and ongoing referrals are to be assigned to appropriate staff. Directs decision to close on intake. Directs decision to close open cases.
Assures that the Youth Justice Unit is in compliance 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 Juvenile 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 24 hour on-call system. Responds to emergency situations for crisis interventions with children and families as needed (24 hours/day 7 days/week). Participates in on-call for emergencies as advised by Emergency Management Department.
Prepares presentations for, or conducts, department staff, county government, civic group, and other meetings as needed to develop education/advocacy policies/procedures.
Initiates and oversees unit data collections. Interprets data and coordinates with Fiscal Services Division Manager and Systems Department in the development of computer programs for service program analysis and on-going policy decisions.
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 and targeted case management.
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 supervisory experience, two years in program area, certification as a Social Worker by the State of Wisconsin. 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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