Social Work Program Manager
Directors and Program Managers
$76,057.00 - $102,677.00 Annually
November 3, 2023
Posted October 3, 2023
30 Government Center Drive
- About Us Brunswick County is a vibrant coastal community located in southeastern North Carolina with approximately 47 miles of idyllic beaches and an abundance of quaint countryside. While consistently ranked one of the fastest-growing counties in North Carolina, Brunswick County is steeped in history and hospitality, and both residents and visitors enjoy a laidback atmosphere, close-knit community, and plenty of coastal charm. Careers At Brunswick County we are committed to preserving our resources and enhancing the lives of our community through exceptional service. Join our team of talented staff and embark on a career where you will make a difference in the lives of those we serve. Our employees are our biggest asset, and we offer competitive wages, a comprehensive benefits package, and opportunities for advancement.
- About this Opportunity
- The primary responsibility of the Social Work Program Manager is to provide programmatic and administrative leadership to the Foster Care/Permanency Planning section of Child Welfare. This position is responsible for the supervision of the social work supervisors, social work trainer, and a paralegal who supports the foster care/permanency planning section. Additional tasks include, but are not limited to policy development, program planning and budget preparation. The Social Work Program Manager serves as an agency liaison for designated committees and interagency groups.
Job responsibilities include:
- Provides direct supervision to supervisory staff to ensure all agency and state policies and procedures are followed.
- Assists in identifying individual and agency training needs through observations, case reviews, and feedback from supervisory and management staff.
- Remains current on all state and agency policies and updates by reviewing policy and attending training.
- Actively participates in recruitment, training and retention of agency staff.
- Knowledge of child welfare policies and legal mandates
- Knowledge of social work and practices and principles (particularly strengths-based)
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
- Assessments Skills
- Communication skills (oral and written)
- Organizational skills
- Critical thinking skills
- Ability to create and revise job and topic-specific training materials in a variety of formats.
- Master’s degree in social work from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of directly related supervisory experience; or
- Bachelor’s degree in social work from an appropriately accredited institution and five years of directly related experience and two years of related supervisory experience; or
- Master’s degree in a human services field from an appropriately accredited institution and three years of directly related supervisory experience; or
- Bachelor’s degree in a human services field from an appropriately accredited institution and five years of directly related experience and two years of related supervisory experience; or
- Bachelor’s degree from an appropriately accredited institution and five years of directly related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; or
- An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
- Must be physically able to operate a variety of office equipment. Must be able to exert a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Additional Information Brunswick County provides equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Brunswick County is required by law to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired. Brunswick County participates in E-Verify to determine employment eligibility to work in the United States. All positions with Brunswick County require a valid Driver's License and candidate must be current on Brunswick County taxes. A background check and drug screening will be conducted with a contingent offer of any position.