Job Opening: Residential Childcare Investigation Supervisor

Posted on
October 22, 2023

Job/Position DescriptionThe Residential Child Care Investigations (RCCI) Supervisor, under the direction of the Residential Program Administrator, performs advanced (senior level) supervisory and consultative work by managing a unit of investigators responsible for the investigation of allegations of abuse, neglect, and exploitation in residential child care facilities, child placing agencies, and foster and adoptive homes. The supervisor supports investigators who are responsible for enforcement of the Texas Family Code, Texas Human Resource Code, and Texas Administrative Code relating to allegations of child abuse, neglect, and exploitation, and adherence to the Child Care Investigations Handbook. The position must ensure that quality assurance standards are met and best practice standards are incorporated into all aspects of the unitand#146;s work. The position work with unit staff to encourage and support each unit membersand#146; professional development. The position interacts routinely with various Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) staff, other state agencies, operation staff, external stakeholders, legal personnel, and provider organizations. This position works under minimal supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Essential Job FunctionsOversees day-to-day unit operations to achieve agency and program objectives and service delivery by monitoring caseloads, consulting with staff on investigation issues, conducting unit meetings, and responding to personnel matters, such as managing time and leave. Evaluates unit performance and makes strategic plans to meet program objectives through use of system data reports, monthly management reports, correspondence, and related materials to identify areas of acceptable performance as well as challenges and opportunities for growth. Provides oversight and direction during abuse, neglect, and exploitation investigations to ensure investigators gather pertinent evidence to establish a finding and reviews and analyzes evidence to make casework decisions regarding investigation findings, evaluating risks to children in operations. (50%)Interprets and implements program policy, procedures, and practice, and provides technical assistance to unit staff, other agency staff, operation staff and caregivers, parents, attorneys, law enforcement, the courts, advocacy centers, external stakeholders, and the general public. Manages and develops unit staff through case readings, field audits, review of performance data, monthly conferences, creation and implementation of developmental plans, coaching and training, and performance appraisals and recommends appropriate actions in areas in need of improvement.(30%)Consults with the Health and Human Services Regulatory Division to ensure the safety of children by informing them of regulatory issues noted during abuse, neglect, and exploitation investigations, making recommendations about potential violations, and communicating investigation findings. (10%)Coordinates with Special Investigators and law enforcement to conduct joint investigations. (5%)Conducts presentations and participates in community engagement activities to inform the public about child care investigations. Participates in workgroups to develop policy and other program initiatives. May testify in court proceedings. Performs other duties as assigned and required to maintain unit operations. (5%)Registrations, Licensure Requirements or CertificationsApplicants must 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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