Social Work Program Manager – Child Welfare/Foster Care

Work Type
Directors and Program Managers

Closing Date
January 2, 2022
Posted December 29, 2021

Agency Name
Alamance County Social Services

Work County

Job Location
319 N. Graham-Hopedale Road
North Carolina
Job Description

Job Purpose Alamance County Department of Social Services is in search of a Program Manager for Child Welfare and Foster Care units. Staff under this umbrella consist of all levels of Social Workers who deliver services to clients and their families who have social, economic, mental or emotional issues. The Program Manager is responsible for setting unit goals and ensuring work plans are congruent with the annual plan. Other responsibilities include budget planning, monitoring of work through reports and counseling, implementation and translation of state policy, and other supervisory functions. Program Manager reports directly to the Assistant Director of Services. Responsibilities
  • Establishes goals and suggests priorities for subordinate employees to ensure that work plans are consistent with the annual plan.
  • Provides input into agency planning through periodic reports and meetings.
  • Consults with subordinate supervisors on issues that impact on program goals, objectives, policies and the delivery of services.
  • Ensures that policies and standards are followed and explains and implements changes when necessary or to meet client needs.
  • Supports collaboration with service providers, foster parents and other placing agencies to ensure the highest quality of services is provided to the children who are served.
  • Responsible for modifying or changing work assignments to maintain a balanced workload among employees.
  • Compiles data in order to evaluate and monitor an administrative budget.
  • Monitors the work of subordinate employees through the review of reports, cases, conferences and informal discussions.
  • Responsible for performance evaluations, approving leave requests, making promotion recommendations, interpreting and applying state employment policies along with other supervisory duties.
Skills & Abilities Education & Experience:  Master's Degree from an accredited school of social work and four years of social work or counseling experience, two of which were supervisory; or bachelor's degree in social work or counseling experience, two of which were supervisory; two of which were in a supervisory capacity; or a four-year degree in a human services field or related curriculum including at least 15 semester hours in courses related to social work or counseling and six years of social work or counseling experience, two of which were supervisory; or graduation from a four-year college or university and six years of experience in rehabilitation counseling, pastoral counseling, or related human services field providing experience in techniques of casework, group work, or community organization, two of which were in a supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. All DSS positions are subject to reallocation contingent upon funding, agency needs and client population and are subject to perform work during emergency or disaster situations as required and may be required to staff shelter overnight. Computer Skills:  Prior computer skills experience with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel and PowerPoint). License/Credentials: Possession of a valid NC driver's license.    
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