Social Work Program Administrator II

Work Type
Directors and Program Managers


Closing Date
Continuous Recruitment
Posted June 30, 2022

Agency Name
Vance County DSS

Work County

Job Location
500 N. Beckford Drive
North Carolina
Job Description

This is a supervisory and managerial work in directing Children Services and Adult Services. Work includes planning of program services within the Child Welfare and Adult Services departments. Work is performed independently under the agency director’s supervision. Work usually involves representing the social work programs in meetings with community agencies, local officials, State and Federal staff. Programs are characterized by innovative approaches to organizing and providing services, pilot projects and responding to various needs and priorities of a multitude of local groups, agencies and legal entities which are usually associated with a rural area. Employee reports to the agency director.
Planning – Employee will be required to meet with Program Supervisors to discuss work plans, organizational issues, community needs, social trends and legislation; establish priorities, present and justify annual and long-range (5-10 years) program goals to Agency Director and local officials;  Serve as member of the Agency Executive Leadership team in coordinating agency-wide services. This position will be required to serve on State and Local Planning Committees to forecast needs and develop strategies for improving Social Services. Organizing and Directing – Employee will confer with Program Supervisors to resolve workload, system and organizational problems; make changes in organizational structure, assignments, methods and work flow. Budgeting – Employee recommends budgetary needs to Agency Director for Services Programs based on input from Unit Supervisors and analysis of reports and information; justify budget to Agency Director and may assist in explaining to local boards; and monitor expenditures. Training – Employee will review proposals on staff training needs submitted by supervisors to assure consistency with long-range agency goals and community trends; participate in orientation of new agency employees; consult with supervisors to improve managerial skills and relationships; provide input to training staff on staff development needs. Setting Work Standards – Employee will confer with Director, local and State staff and professional groups to ensure compliance with county, State and Federal laws, regulations and policies as well as professional ethics, devise and implement procedures to accomplish policy changes; interpret changes and implications to supervisors; participate on local and State committees to review and suggest new policies and procedures. Reviewing Work – Employees review quality and quantity of work by analyzing information gathered in conferences with supervisor, monthly, quarterly and annual reports, and conferences with community agency representatives, Local and State Officials.
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