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SOCIAL SERVICE ADMINISTRATOR III

Recruitment #19-002052-0004

Introduction

THE CLOSING DATE FOR THIS RECRUITMENT HAS BEEN EXTENDED.  IF YOU APPLIED PREVIOUSLY, PLEASE DO NOT REAPPLY.

GRADE

18

LOCATION OF POSITION

Department of Human Services

Carroll County Department of Social Services

1232 Tech Court

Westminster, MD 21157 

Main Purpose of Job

This position provides guidance, instruction and supervision to supervisors and caseworkers, in Child Protective Services and In-Home Family Services, consistent with program regulations, policies and procedures. The position coordinates with DHS Program Managers, State, County, private agencies, boards and panels regarding clinical and administrative issues related to Child Welfare. Administrative functions are performed for Child Welfare Services including meetings, tracking and reporting, and fiscal management. Through active and effective participation in the formulation and implementation phases, the position is to focus on State and local regulation, policy, procedure and the relationship they have to the successful performance of clinical duties and overall operations of the Unit and/or Service Division. The position is to promote increased intra and interagency coordination, cooperation, and linkages, which ultimately result in more effective services for the Department's customers.

POSITION DUTIES

Provide supervision to unit supervisors and caseworkers in the use and implementation of clinical skills, regulations, policies and procedures. Perform, manage, and/or monitor case management documentation and supervisory case record reviews as required in and by MDCHESSIE and the Child and Family Services Review (CFSR). Make recommendations regarding fiscal and technical proficiency and compliance with regulations. Prepare and update MS-22's and performance evaluations (PEPs) for each assigned staff. Encourage the use of training activities by unit supervisors and caseworkers and promote maximum participation. Participate in hiring procedures, promotions and reclassifications of unit employees. Implement progressive discipline as appropriate. At all times, the incumbent will provide customer service to both internal and external customers that meet or exceed the standards set by the Department. Administrative/Fiscal Duties: Maintain contact and coordination with relevant DHS Program Managers regarding clinical and administrative issues related to the assigned Unit's activities. Request, monitor, and review relevant budget and funding for Child Welfare Services. Coordinate with State, County and private agencies that impact on the Department's activities. Perform and monitor the appeals process and related decision-making for In-Home Services by acting in the capacity of Appeals Coordinator. Participate in, coordinate and/or monitor initiative funding requests both through the DHS budget and procurement process and associated grant writing as appropriate. Participate in the local implementation of joint Federal/State Program Improvement Plan (PIP), the Child Welfare Accountability Act, and development of outcomes based on the CFSR.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must meet all minimum (and selective) qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire. Please read all requirements before applying.

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 years of professional experience in a social work capacity in a public or private agency or institution, four 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.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

1. Three years of experience supervising staff within a Child Protective Service Program.

2. Licensed as a Certified Social Worker-Clinical [LCSW-C] by the Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners.

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.   

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

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.