Prevention and Placement Services Supervisor

Work Type
Family and Children’s Services

Position Number

$57,623.00 - $77,794.00 commensurate with experience

Closing Date
August 29, 2022
Posted August 25, 2022

Agency Name
Wake County Health and Human Services

Work County

Job Location
Human Services Center Swinburne
North Carolina
Job Description

What You'll Be Doing

Play an integral role in ensuring children in Wake County remain safe from harm, and have a safe place to sleep at night.  This is your chance to make a huge impact as Prevention and Placement Services Supervisor in our Child Welfare Division; a position that may be just what you have been looking for! This position is for a compassionate and caring individual who will serve as Child Welfare Neighborhood Network Supervisor. Being able to work well with others, is a must. This is a multifaceted role that collaborates with the Public School & Charter School systems to implement techniques designed to increase child & family well-being and prevent child abuse, by ensuring access to resources for underserved families.  Some of what you will be doing:
  • Providing direct supervision and coaching to for a team of Neighborhood Network (Prevention) Social Workers who provide placement, case management & parent education services to families involved with child welfare, and in the community to prevent involvement with child welfare
  • Having an integral role in the county's Child Abuse Prevention Plan by working closely with internal and external partners in the ongoing development of services for families
  • Serving as a member of the Neighborhood Network Leadership Team and representing the agency in various settings
  • Preparing program and department reports and other required documentation
  • Building and expanding upon existing program models, infrastructures, systems, processes and procedure
  • Working closely with leadership on a strong program model to have clear data and metrics, fidelity measures and the ability to conduct program evaluation
  • Working closely with external partners (Wake County Public School System, Charter School Systems, SAFEChild, Triple P, Project Enlightenment, National Alliance of Children’s Trust, Stewards of Children)
NOTE: Wake County Health and 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 Wake County Health and Human Services position. Upon acceptance of employment you acknowledge that (i) you will rescind your application for any other positions within Wake County Health and Human Services, (ii) 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.

About Our Team

Wake County Health and Human Services (WCHHS) is the consolidation of programs and services that include social services, public health, job search assistance, child support, and transportation. Our mission is, in partnership with the community, to facilitate full access to high quality and effective health and human services for Wake County residents. In addition to our numerous standard programs, WCHHS 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 WCHHS implementing new and exciting enhancements to our services and programs.

The Basics (Required Education and Experience)

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Three years of job-related experience
  • Equivalent education and experience are accepted

Beyond the Basics (Preferred Education and Experience)

  • Experience in program development, sustainability and partnership development
  • Experience working with the Public School System
  • Knowledge and experience in facilitating multi-disciplinary team meetings

How Will We Know You're 'The One'?

  • You must be able to build and maintain positive, productive relationships and interface effectively with colleagues, managers, providers, the community and other professionals
  • Have strong organizational and decision-making skills
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills (demonstrated in written works), and the ability to clearly convey information to staff at all levels within and outside the agency
  • Critical thinking skills, demonstrated initiative, creativity and innovation with solutions
  • Knowledge of child development and the effects of trauma on children and family systems
  • Demonstrated skill in group facilitation and in-home coaching
  • Knowledge of reunification strategies, and passion for working with children and their families
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