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Supervisory Social Worker

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Salary Range: $81,685.00 - $114,359.00

Grade: 13

Job Summary
CFSA seeks an energetic and dedicated individual to serve as a Supervisory Social Worker in the Child Protective Services -Investigations Administration, Office of the Deputy Director for Entry Services (DDES), Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA).

  • 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 workplan 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.

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. 

This position is not covered under collective bargaining.

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 a drug test prior to appointment, and appointment to the position will be contingent upon a negative drug test result.  Once hired you will 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.
Requires a thorough knowledge of related psychiatric, psychological and medical practices used in the evaluation and treatment of children and families. Incumbent must also have 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 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) to practice social work in the District of Columbia.  Requires a valid driver’s license.

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

Work Experience
At least one year of related experience equivalent to the next lower grade level.

Work Environment
Office setting.

Click here to apply to this job or contact CFSA Human Resources Specialist Chantel Harris at [email protected] or 202-724-7407.