Job Opening: CPS CVS Supervisor I

Posted on
October 22, 2023

Job/Position Description The position supervises a unit of caseworkers and clerical staff responsible for providing child protective services. The position oversees the unit in accordance with Child Protective Services Handbook, Title III of the Texas Family Code and Minimum Standards of child placing agencies. The position interacts routinely with clients, judges, attorneys, children, school personnel and all other aspects of the community. The role of a Conservatorship supervisor is a fast-paced, high energy position requiring daily assessment and decision-making of child safety issues, and permanency. One must possess the initiative to independently organize and manage numerous tasks associated with the position. Conservatorship supervisors will interact routinely with Texas Department of Family and Protective Services staff, parents, children, youth, caregivers, contract providers, civil and criminal court personnel along with community representatives, and other partner agencies. CVS supervisors manage and develop staff to ensure that services to children, youth and families are set up timely, that services are directed towards child safety, permanency, and well-being. They ensure that each child, youth and parent has a current plan of service, and that children visit with family members per agency policy. Essential Job Functions Plans and manages unit operations to achieve project goals and objectives for services delivery by monitoring caseloads, consulting with staff on case issues, approving leave, and holding unit meetings Selects, manages, and develops staff through field visits with staff, review of performance data, conferences, training, and performance appraisal. Interprets program policy and procedures to unit staff, other agency staff, parents, children, youth, caregivers, the courts, CASA, other stakeholders, and the general public. Evaluates unit performance through case readings, computer reports, and observation of unit operations to ensure unit compliance with policy, procedure, and service control requirements. Develops and maintains effective working relationships between Child Protective Services staff, Child Welfare boards, the general public, legal, medical, educational, and other community resources. Makes casework decisions regarding the removal and placement of children, and works with county and district attorneys on legal measures to initiate on Child Protective Services cases. Performs other duties as assigned and required to maintain unit operations Promotes, monitors, and ensures that respect is demonstrated for cultural diversity. Attends work regularly in accordance with agency leave policy. Registrations, Licensure Requirements or Certifications None Knowledge Skills Abilities Conservatorship knowledge and experience required. Knowledge of child development. Knowledge of family dynamics. Skill in effective verbal and written communication. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships. Skill in problem solving techniques. Ability to operate a personal computer. Ability to travel and attend child and family visits as well as other work related appointments and meetings after 5pm. Ability to be on call on a rotating basis and work irregular hours. Ability to work in an emotion-filled environment. Initial Screening Criteria Child Protective Services Supervisor I: A bachelors degree from an accredited college or university, plus 3 years of full-time experience in Child Protective S Copy the URL in the preceding sentence to an Internet Explorer browser to apply to the job directly through the Texas Health and Human Services Career Portal.

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