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SOCIAL WORK SUPERVISOR, FAMILY SERVICES

Recruitment #19-004514-0002

Introduction

THIS IS A SPECIFIC POSITION RECRUITMENT FOR DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, SOMERSET COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES.

GRADE

17

LOCATION OF POSITION

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES

SOMERSET COUNTY  DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

30397 MT. VERNON ROAD

PRINCESS ANNE, MD  21853

Main Purpose of Job

This position supervises a unit of five or more staff providing clinical consultation, training, evaluation, and support in the delivery of child welfare/adult services. This position develops and executes plans which ensure the implementation of the goals and objectives set for the assigned program and the overall mission of the agency. The position's core responsibility is to ensure the safety, permanency, and well being of every vunerable adult and child in each caseload.

POSITION DUTIES

Supervise, guide, and direct line staff to ensure compliance with Federal, State, and local policies, unit goals, and objectives; Provide clinical support for staff, assuring that the decisions made reflect the usage of best practices; Provides staff with the strategies needed to handle issues of a clinical nature.  Reviews case records and other case materials to evaluate the quality of casework services rendered.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:   Determined by the Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners under the licensing requirements for Social Workers.

Experience: Three years of experience providing child welfare or adult services to vulnerable children, individuals or families.

Notes:

1. These requirements are established by the Social Services Administration by authority provided in the Health Occupations Article, Section 19-302 of the Annotated Code of Maryland. The Department of Budget and Management, Office of Personnel Services and Benefits does not have the 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.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

One year of experience in crisis intervention.

One year of experience working in public child welfare and/or adult welfare.

Six months of experience using MD CHESSIE database or equivalent software.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. Employees are required to be licensed as a Certified Social Worker or Certified Social Worker-Clinical by the Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners for a period of time specified by the Board prior to appointment to Social Work Supervisor positions in State service per Code of Maryland Regulations 10.42.08.04(2) (b), effective July 1, 2004.

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

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Employees who have not already done so must complete an approved training program and pass a competency test before being granted permanent employment status.

2. Employees are required to meet mandatory standards for continuing education as determined by the Department of Human Resources. Employees who fail to obtain the required continuing education credits shall be subject to disciplinary action including demotion, suspension and dismissal.

3. Employees in this classification may be required to provide the employer with a telephone number where they can be reached.

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.  



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