What You'll Be DoingThe Child Welfare Assistant Division Director for Prevention, Placement, and Permanency Services is responsible for leading, developing and managing Prevention, Placement, and Permanency services to include: Foster Care, Extended 18-21 Foster Care, LINKS, Guardianship and Adoption Services, Kinship Care, Voluntary Prevention/Family Support Services, and group programs to prevent child maltreatment and improve parenting skills. This is accomplished by providing direction and overall management of work teams consisting of program managers, supervisors and social workers. Position assures that all mandates, regulations and funding requirements are met and ensures improved performance on the Child and Family Services Review. This position reports directly to the Child Welfare Division Director and works on a team with the Assistant Division Director of Child Protective Services to ensure continuity of care and seamless transition when children enter out of home care. Position requires building support within the community for population served and ensuring delivered services are family centered and address the safety, permanence and well-being needs of children through the provision of evidence based services. Additional requirements include intervening and providing direction on complex cases and responding to complaints from the community. NOTE: Wake County Human Services employees are required to be in their current role for a minimum of one (1) year to be eligible to apply for another Human Services position. Upon acceptance of employment you acknowledge that (i) you will rescind your application for any other positions within Wake County Human Services, (ii) after accepting your position with Wake County Human Services you must remain in your role for one (1) year before you are eligible to apply for another position within Wake County Human Services, (iii) if you work in the Health Clinics and Public Health Division, influenza immunization is a condition of initial and continued employment, subject to compliance with federal law, (iv) actively supports and participates in department emergency preparedness and response activities, which may include temporary changes in responsibilities and working hours.
About Our Team
Wake County Human Services is the consolidation of programs and services that include social services, public health, behavioral health, job search assistance, child support, housing, and transportation. Our mission is, in partnership with the community, will facilitate full access to high quality and effective health and human services for Wake County residents. In addition to our numerous standard programs, Wake County Human Services (WCHS) is engaged in a number of Special Initiatives that are impacting services and programs throughout our entire agency. Whether legislated down from the changing regulations on the Federal or State level or bubbling up from the entrepreneurial spirit of our staff, you can always look forward to Wake County Human Services implementing new and exciting enhancements to our services and programs.
The Basics (Required Education and Experience)
- Bachelor's degree in Human Services, Health or related field and five years of experience Human Services, preferably within the employment area. An equivalent combination of education and experience is accepted.
- Class C Driver’s license
Beyond the Basics (Preferred Education and Experience)
Competitive candidates will have:
- Master's Degree in Social Work or other Human Services field
- Five or more years supervisory experience in prevention, placement, and permanency services
- Experience managing projects, operations, and budgets
- Current North Carolina Pre-Service for Child Welfare is highly desirable
How Will We Know You're 'The One'?
Successful candidates must possess
- Knowledge and experience in prevention services; permanency services; foster home recruitment, licensing, and retention; adoption and adoption assistance services; and other relevant evidence-based child welfare practices.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to lead and motivate staff, ability to build and maintain effective relationships internally and externally with community partners, and ability to present information in a clear and concise manner.
- Ability to quickly adapt in a fast-paced work setting
- Demonstrated success in analytical thinking, decision making and problem-solving, fiscal management, leadership of work teams, work and performance management, and the ability to lead change and manage conflict
- A comprehensive knowledge of local, state, and federal child welfare policy, statutes, and legislation is a requirement to be successful in this position
About This Position
Location: Human Services Center Swinburne Raleigh, NC 27610 USA
Employment Type: Regular
Work Schedule: Mon - Fri, 8:30 am - 5:15 pm
Hiring Range: $70,500 - $93,000
Posting Closing Date: 7:00 pm on 11/19/2019
What Makes Wake Great
Home to the State Capital, Wake County is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation and the second-most populous county in the state, with approximately 1,000,000 residents. The County has received national and international rankings and accolades from publications such as Money, Fortune, and Time magazines as being one of the best places to live, work and play. The central location of the County allows for a short drive to the spectacular mountains or coast. Wake County Government is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners, who are elected at-large to serve four-year terms. Wake County Government has a general operating budget of $1.3 billion, employs approximately 4,200 employees, experiences minimal turnover, and is an award-winning leader in wellness and technology initiatives; such as offering employees and covered spouses free access to the Employee Health Center. Wake County Government offers a wide range of training and development opportunities, a stable career in public service with a balance of work and family life, flexible work schedules and a competitive salary and benefits package.
Our company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
Position may require a background check that may include: criminal, credit, motor vehicle, education, and sexual offender registry or others based on job requirements. Unless required by state law, a record of conviction will not automatically exclude you from consideration for employment. Wake County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.