Social Work Supervisor III – Child Placement
Family and Children’s Services
June 19, 2020
Posted June 15, 2020
Johnston County Department of Social Services
714 North Street
Description The Johnston County Department of Social Services has an immediate opening for a Child Placement Social Work Supervisor III position in Child Welfare, located at 714 North Street, Smithfield. Internal applicants must apply on-line to be considered for this position. Duties and Responsibilities The Social Work Supervisor III will supervise a sub-unit or team, which is composed of Social Workers who provide direct services to clients. The position requires considerable guidance to Social work staff in case consultation, coordination of work flow operations and case review by staffing, direct consultation and record monitoring. The Supervisor will oversee staff that provide foster care and/or adoption services for children ages 0-18 years of age as well as Foster Care services for young adults ages 18-21. When a parent or caretaker can no longer provide basic needs for their children, it is the responsibility of the State to become involved with the family and provide necessary services to prevent removal of the children from the home. If these intervention strategies are not successful, placement outside of the parental family unit may be necessary and a more permanent plan of care is established for the child. This employee will ensure foster care services are provided by social workers in working toward reunification while at the same time establishing an alternative permanency plan which includes, but not exclusive to, relative or non-relative placement, guardianship and/or adoption. This may include court action to terminate parental rights of biological parents in order to place the child in a permanent adoptive home. This position will be responsible for any and all court reviews, agency foster care reviews, risk assessment and family and/or individual case plans which occur while the worker is the case manager of said cases. Supervisor III will conduct sub-unit team staffing and participate in unit staffing at discretion of Program Manager. This position will be available for supervision and guidance during non-agency hours when warranted and needed. Supervisor III will supervise vertically within their team and consult horizontally within the Children Services unit to ensure all caretaker and juveniles are provided appropriate services in the most expedient and judicious manner possible. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Thorough knowledge of social work principles, techniques, and practices, and their application to complex casework, group work and community problems. Thorough knowledge of a wide range of behavioral and psychosocial problems and their treatment. Thorough knowledge of family and group dynamics and a wide range of intervention techniques. Considerable knowledge of governmental and private organizations and resources in the community. Considerable knowledge of the methods and principles of casework supervision and training. General knowledge of the laws, regulations, and policies which govern the program. Considerable knowledge of disease pathophysiologies in order to explain/present treatment alternatives to patients and families is required in teaching hospitals. Skill in establishing rapport with a client and applying theories, principles, and techniques of assessing psychological, behavioral, and psychological aspects of client problems. Ability to supervise, train, or instruct lower-level social workers, students, or interns in the program. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with members of caseload and their families as well as civic, legal, medical, social, and religious organizations. Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely and to plan and execute work effectively. Desired Education and Experience Master's degree in social work from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of directly related experience; or a bachelor's degree in social work from an appropriately accredited institution and three years of directly related experience; or a master's degree in a human services field from an appropriately accredited institution and three years of directly related experience; or a bachelor's degree in a human services field from an appropriately accredited institution and four years of directly related experience; or a bachelor's degree from an appropriately accredited institution and five years of directly related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Applicants may be required to submit documents to show that they have achieved either a high school diploma or a college degree.