Child Placement Specialist Supervisor: Open Until Filled
- - ACFS
- Kincheloe, MI, USA
- Depending on Experience
- Year Round - Full Time
The Child Placement Services Supervisor, under the direction of the Child Placement Services Program Director, is responsible for directing the activities of professional and paraprofessional child welfare staff in one or more of a variety of service program areas.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
- Coordinates activities, allocates resources and directs the work of staff; scheduling work assignments, setting priorities, etc.
- Manages staff; coaches, orientates, interviews, conducts trainings.
- Evaluates and verifies employee performance through the review of completed work assignments and work techniques.
- Ensures compliance of Federal, State and Tribal program requirements and mandates.
- Processes and analyzes program data.
- Supervises staff to ensure child safety and provision of recommended services to families within established program guidelines.
- Performs administrative activities; filing, records maintenance and updating policy and procedure manuals.
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
- Attends meetings and trainings as required.
- Performs functions of Caseworker as needed; transporting clients, home visits and attending hearings etc.
- Maintains knowledge of current Child Welfare and Indian Child Welfare federal, tribal and state policies, laws, trends and developments.
- Consults with State and Tribal agencies and other Indian Tribes regarding Child Welfare services.
- All other job related duties as assigned.
Immediate peers, peers in other departments, immediate supervisor manager, managers in other departments, Board of Directors, customers, outside vendors/service providers and court and law enforcement personnel.
Position medium with lifting of 50 pounds maximum and frequent lifting/carrying up to 25 pounds. Physical factors include constant use of hearing, smell, near/midrange/far vision, depth perception, field of vision; frequent standing, walking, sitting, driving, typing, bending; pushing/pulling, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crawling, reaching, manual handling and use of color vision. Working conditions include frequent exposure to weather, extreme heat/cold, wet/humidity, and noise and air quality. Potential hazards include frequent client contact and computer use and occasional exposure to moving mechanical parts, electric shock, exposure to chemicals, insecticides/pesticides, infectious exposure; exposure to needles/syringes and equipment.
Education/Experience:Minimum of 4 years of experience working in a State licensed child placement agency and Bachelor's Degree in Human Services required or; Master's Degree in Human Services with a minimum of 3 years of experience working in a State licensed child placement agency required. Will accept a related field in social work, psychology, sociology, criminal justice, early childhood education, political science, law enforcement, guidance and counseling, consumer, business, or public administration, community services, family ecology, or education
Certification/License: Must be able to successfully complete the Bureau of Children and Adult Licensing - Foster Home Certification and Complaint training; training will be provided. Must be able to successfully complete the mandatory State of Michigan - Child Welfare Training Institute's program specific training; training will be provided. Must be able to meet mandatory State of Michigan's program specific annual training requirements; training will be provided. . Must have a valid driver's license and be insurable by the Sault Tribe Insurance Department. Must comply with annual driver's license review and insurability standards with the Sault Tribe Insurance Department. Will be required to undergo and successfully pass a background check. Must maintain a good moral character standing. Will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must be able to establish and maintain effective communication with subordinates, co-workers, supervisors and the general public. Must have organizational skills and be able to plan, prioritize and manage work load to meet goals in a timely manner. Stress management and conflict resolution skills required. Must have sound decision making abilities. Must be able to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, in a diverse range of audiences and settings. Must have working knowledge and be able to use word processing and spreadsheet and data base software. Must be able to prepare clear, concise, thorough, meaningful, and grammatically correct written reports, letters, memoranda, policy and procedure drafts and other written documents. Must be able to work in high stress environment and handle difficult situations. Must be able to travel. Must be able to establish appropriate relationships with clients. Must be able to work with minimal supervision. Must maintain confidentiality. Must be flexible and available to work various shifts, including nights, weekends and holidays. Position on call and must be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergencies. Native American preferred.