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SOCIAL SERVICE ADMINISTRATOR III

OUT-OF-HOME PLACEMENT SERVICES ADMINISTRATOR

Recruitment #18-002052-0006

Introduction

THIS IS THE AN INTERNAL RECRUITMENT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, HARFORD COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES.

GRADE

18

LOCATION OF POSITION

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES

HARFORD COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES

2 S. BOND STREET

SUIT 300

BEL AIR, MARYLAND 21014

Main Purpose of Job

This position provides administrative and clinical supervision for all out-of-home placement services; i.e. foster care intake and regular foster care, kinship care services, adoption services, post adoption services, the adoption subsidy program, the guardianship assistance program, foster/adoptive family services, and Voluntary Placement Services. This position provides direct administrative and clinical supervision to five out-of-home placement supervisors, Chessie Coordinator/Subsidized Adoption/Guardianship Administrator and the Unit Secretary.

POSITION DUTIES

Implements programming for new initiatives to enhance outcomes for children and families as directed and allowed by DHS/SSA/HCDSS.  Creates budgets and spending plans for out-of-home care funding allocations according to guidelines. Coordinates services between in-home services, adult services, and out-of-home services to assure continuity of service provision to children and families served by the Agency.  Provides clinical and programmatic supervision to the out-of-home placement services unit. Monitors areas of administrative policies regarding leave, travel, confidentiality, and progressive discipline, etc., so as to assure the professional and ethical conduct of out-of-home placement staff.  Monitors casework compliance through MD Chessie reviews, case record reviews and staff conferences.  Identify training needs of staff and provide training opportunities to address needs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Please read the job announcement in its entirety before applying for this recruitment. Applicants must meet all minimum (and selective) qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire.

Education:  Possession of a master's degree in social work from an accredited college or university approved by the Council on Social Work Education.

Experience: Seven (7) years of professional experience in a social work capacity in a public or private agency or institution, four (4) years of which must have been in an administrative, supervisory or consultative capacity.

Notes:

1.) These requirements are established by the Social Service Administration by authority provided in Human Services §4-204 of the Annotated Code of Maryland and the Department of Budget and Management, Office of Personnel Services and Benefits does not have authority to accept substitutions or equivalents.

2.) Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience at a rank of Corporal/Petty Officer or higher as a commissioned officer in Social Work classifications or Social Work specialty codes in the Social Science, Psychology, and Welfare field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

LIMITED TO CURRENT EMPLOYEES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, HARFORD COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES ONLY.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. Candidates filling positions in this classification must be licensed by the Board of Social Work Examiners.

2. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties are required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position. You may be asked to complete a supplemental questionnaire. The supplemental questionnaire may be used as part of the rating process. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service is required prior to hire.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to, Department of Human Services, Examination Services Unit, 311 W. Saratoga Street, Room 135, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.

All mailed documents must include the applicant's name and the job number and must be received by 5 P.M. on the closing date. Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the application.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload. If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-0882. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

If you have any questions concerning the recruitment process for this position, please call 410-767-7414.

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

People with disabilities and bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

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