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Supervisory Social Worker

Monday, March 14, 2016

Grade: 13

Salary Range: $84,136.00 - $117,789.00

Job Summary 
Works as a Supervisory Social Worker in the Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA), Office of the Principal Deputy Director for Program Operations (OPDDPO), Permanency Administration, responsible for supervising social workers.

  • Plans, organizes, supervises and administers the work.
  • Assigns cases to social workers and monitors service delivery for staff compliance with statutory guidelines, regulations and CFSA policies and procedures, to effect remediation of child abuse and neglect problems. Coordinates and monitors the allocation of services, incentives and resources.
  • Develops and implements an overall case management work plan consistent with Program objectives to plan and evaluate daily operations.
  • Develops regular and special statistical, qualitative and quantitative reports, which assess casework and other child and family related data.
  • Maintains the court-mandated Social Worker caseload ration utilization and quality of services.
  • Performs the full range of supervisory responsibilities, to include evaluation of employee performance, making recommendation to the Program Manager regarding the selection of new employees and disciplinary action. Administers leave and attendance, investigates complaints, provides for training and guidance to staff and conducts supervisory conferences to develop specialized resources for children and families.
  • Monitors and supports the Social Worker’s court activities; attends court hearings, administrative reviews and other meetings to provide information.
  • Attends professional meetings and seminars to keep abreast of most recent social work advances.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

This is a Management Supervisory Service (MSS) appointment.  Persons appointed to MSS positions do not acquire permanent status, but serve at the pleasure of the appointing personnel authority and may be terminated at any time. 

Other Information:   Pursuant to the provisions of Title I of the Child and Youth Safety and Health Omnibus Amendment Act of 2004 (Act), effective April 13, 2005 (D.C. Law 15-353, D.C. Official Code Sub Section 1-620.31 et seq.) Title II of the Child and Youth, Safety and Health Omnibus Amendment Act of 2004 (Act), effective April 13, 2005 (D.C. Law 15-353; D.C. Official Code Sub Section 4-1501.01 et seq.), this position has been identified and designated as a safety-sensitive position subject to mandatory drug and alcohol testing. If tentatively selected for the safety-sensitive position, you will be required to submit to drug testing prior to appointment, and appointment to the position will be contingent upon a negative drug test result. Once hired into a safety-sensitive position, you shall be subject to mandatory random testing.   

The incumbent in this position is required to undergo and successfully pass a criminal background investigation and drug test as mandated by Title II of the Child and Youth Health and Safety Omnibus Act of 2004. The incumbent will be required to take random drug test.

This position is not covered under collective bargaining.


  • Requires a comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of social work.
  • Requires a thorough knowledge of related psychiatric, psychological and medical practices used in the evaluation and treatment of children and families.  
  • Requires a thorough knowledge of human behavior dynamics; sensitivity to cultural diversity, age, and religious differences affecting child rearing, family and kinship patterns, attitudes about illness, medical care and communication patterns to supervise social workers developing case plans, providing counseling and conducting home visits and investigations.  
  • Must have knowledge of pertinent resources, legal status and related policies and procedures as affect children and families; knowledge of the structure, function and mission of the Child and Family Services Agency, to supervise social work consistent with established goals and objectives.  
  • Must have the ability to use Microsoft Office for electronic case management requirements. 

Licensures, Certifications and other requirements 
Must be a current DC Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). Requires a valid driver’s license.

A Masters of Social Work (MSW) from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Work Experience 
At least three (3) to five (5) years of relevant professional experience, or a combination of education and experience.
Work Environment 
Work is performed in a typical office setting.

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