Child welfare supervisor

Company Name:
Louisiana Department of State Civil Service
Job Title: CHILD WELFARE SUPERVISOR
Agency: DCFS-Department of Children and Family Services
Opening Date: Wed. 04/09/14
Closing Date/Time: Mon. 04/14/14 11:59 PM Central Time
State Salary Range: $18.66 - $39.27 hourly
$3,234.00 - $6,807.00 monthly
Agency Hiring Range: Min: Max:
Job Type: Promotion
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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QualificationsBenefitsSupplemental Questions
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any of the following will qualify:
1. A baccalaureate degree in social work; psychology; psychiatric nursing; psychiatry; mental health counseling; rehabilitation counseling; psychological counseling; criminal justice; sociology; applied sociology; human services counseling; education with a concentration in special education; family and consumer sciences with a concentration in child, family and social services; guidance and counseling; human development counseling; social services counseling; vocational rehabilitation; or human services plus four years of professional social services experience, three years of which must have been in child welfare.
2. A baccalaureate degree in a non-related field plus five years of professional social services experience, three years of which must have been in child welfare.
3. A master''s degree in social work; psychology; psychiatric nursing; psychiatry; mental health counseling; rehabilitation counseling; psychological counseling; criminal justice; sociology; applied sociology; human services counseling; education with a concentration in special education; family and consumer sciences with a concentration in child, family and social services; guidance and counseling; human development counseling; social services counseling; vocational rehabilitation; or human services plus three years of professional child welfare social services experience.
4. A master''s degree in a non-related field plus four years of professional social services experience, three years of which must have been in child welfare.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:
A valid driver''s license and access to a personal vehicle.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:
Individuals occupying this job who are subject to state licensing or registration laws administered by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners must possess and keep current the license or registration.
NOTE:
Preference will be given to qualified candidates with a master''s degree in social work.
NOTE:
The incumbent of this position must not have been convicted or pled nolo contendere to a crime listed in R.S. 15.587.1 (c).
NOTE:
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies:the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Supplemental Information:
This position is located inLafayette Parish.
This vacancy may be filled by as a detailandpromoting within 12 months.
This vacancy is open to current permanent Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) employees ONLY.
Applicants who possess a Bachelor''s and/or Master''s degree and who are using this degree to qualify for this job must either attach the transcript when applying for this position or be prepared to submit an official transcript before any final job offer will be made.
Selected candidates that have a Baccalaureate degree or Master''s degree in Social Work are required to possess a Social Work License. The selected candidate must have a valid license at the time of hire.
In accordance with La. R.S. 46:51.2 the department shall conduct a State Central Registry (SCR) check for a potential employee of the department to determine whether or not said individual''s name appears on a SCR subsequent to December 31, 2009, and whose duties include: investigations of child abuse or neglect, supervisory or disciplinary authority over children, direct care to a child, or performance of licensing surveys.
No Civil Service test scoreis required in order to be considered for this vacancy.
To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities.
Applicants can check the status of their application at any time by selecting the 'Application Status' link after logging into their account.Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.
Application Status Message
What it Means
Application received
Your application has been submitted successfully.
Checking for required test score
We are making sure you have an active, passing score for the required written test.
Evaluating experience
Your application is being reviewed by Human Resources to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Eligible for consideration
You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.
Referred to hiring manager for review
Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager.You may or may not be called for an interview.
Position filled
Someone has been selected for the position.
Position cancelled
The agency has decided not to fill the position.
Paper applications may be mailed to:
Lafayette Region DCFS
825 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Bldg 3, Suite 212
Lafayette, LA 70508
Attention: Barbara Beaubien
For additional information, emailbarbara.
Job Concepts:
FUNCTION OF WORK:
Provides services in child welfare program areas administered by the Department of Children and Family Services by supervising a unit of professional child welfare staff.
LEVEL OF WORK:
Supervisor.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
Broad from a Child Welfare Manager 1 or other equivalent level personnel.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
Direct over lower level professional Child Welfare positions. May exercise supervision over clerical personnel as needed.
LOCATION OF WORK:
Department of Children and Family Services.
JOB DISTINCTIONS:
Differs from Child Welfare Support Specialist and Child Welfare Specialist 3 by the presence of supervisory responsibility.
Differs from Child Welfare Manager 1 by the absence of managerial duties exercised over subordinate Child Welfare Consultants and/or Child Welfare Supervisors.
See allocation criteria memo.
Examples of Work:
EXAMPLES LISTED BELOW INCLUDE BRIEF SAMPLES OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE.PLEASE NOTE THAT NOT ALL TASKS ARE INCLUDED.
Guides employees in the assessment of services or placement needs of clients, the development of psychosocial assessment of case goals/objectives and/or case plans for clients and their families, and the implementation of the case plan.
Reviews child protection complaints and assigns investigations.
May serve as a consultant to other supervisors or employees.
May design and deliver training curricula or on-the-job training.
Approves the plan to request removal of children from the care and custody of their parents or caretakers to place them in agency custody, relative custody, or other alternative placement plans for the child.
Reviews recommendations of employees relative to the determination of the validity of abuse and/or neglect reports.
May lead family team conferences and multi-disciplinary team staffings for case plans/objectives which are formalized in a written contract form; case plans are reviewed with clients, their family, and community resource partners.
May act as a parish manager in assuming responsibility for administrative functions.
Gathers and analyzes data in order to design and implement recruitment campaigns to recruit potential adoptive and foster family resources to meet the placement needs of children in agency custody.
Reviews and approves foster and adoptive home certifications and adoptive placements.
May supervise quality assurance staff engaged in conducting case reviews and providing Quality Assurance consultations.

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