THIS IS A FULL-TIME POSITION TO BE HOUSED IN DICKINSON OR BISMARCK
SOCIAL WORKER SUPERVISOR
The social worker recruits, orients and supervises the work of PATH resource families while
providing intake services and comprehensive case management for children with special needs
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
(The following list is not comprehensive but highlights the major areas of responsibility for the position.)
1. Provide daily consultation, supervision and oversight of assigned staff.
a.Participate in individual and group supervision including clinical consultation to review cases and ensure best practices are provided to all children and families.
b.Provide timely and thorough information to supervisor regarding case incidence, service delivery struggles and difficult team processes.
c.Utilize supervision options and directives in service delivery.
d.Coordinate staff meetings and trainings.
2. Participate in the selection, training, ongoing development and performance evaluation of assigned staff.
a.Actively participate, with Human Resources, in the interview and selection process of staff to satisfy PATH and Nexus’ hiring requirements.
b.Supervise and participate in the formal process to orient, mentor, train, and develop staff within PATH/Nexus guidelines and ensure the process is consistently and effectively administered.
c.Provide performance management for staff on an ongoing basis and conduct formal performance evaluations that are timely and constructive, and that include a development component. Consult with the Human Resources Department on disciplinary issues.
d.Coordinate activities and schedules of supervisees, as needed.
3. Assist in the management, implementation, and maintenance of all components of the strengths-based, trauma-informed, family-engaged treatment program.
a.Assist in developing, implementing, and maintaining operational and clinical program procedures and systems that support efficient and effective delivery of treatment services to clients per Nexus treatment guidelines/protocols, using a strengths-based, trauma-informed, family-engaged approach.
b.Assist in monitoring the effectiveness of the treatment model and proactively implement improvements and enhancements as warranted.
c.Ensure and enforce sufficient staff/client ratios meet standards & expected productivity levels at all times to maximize the treatment process and ensure the physical and emotional safety of clients and compliance with licensing requirements. Ensure an effective process that provides coverage for absences and emergencies and for on-call staff usage.
d.Assist in ensuring that new staff are trained on the program expectations, family engagement practices, trauma-informed and strengths-based treatment interventions, and program schedules, including on-call staff, who work the program.
e.Responsible for referral coordination, and overseeing placement of children; managing, assigning and tracking foster parent inquiries and licensing.
4. Recruit, license, train and supervise, provide ongoing assessment to resource families to ensure quality care.
a.Monitor and evaluate foster and adoptive parents activities and adhere to state and federal licensing guidelines and laws pertaining to foster care as well as COA requirements.
b.Participate in the development and implementation of local, regional and state plans for recruiting and retaining resource families.
c.Follow state and PATH guidelines for conducting family/homestudy, physical environment inspection and criminal background checks and provide required documentation for initial and ongoing licensing.
d.Coordinate required orientation and ongoing education and skill development for resource families.
e.Supervise resource families’ interactions with foster child, child’s family, treatment team members and collateral contacts.
f.Meet productivity and caseload size standards.
g.Ensure that paperwork is thorough and timely as required by standard within the timelines established.
h.Submit critical incident reports and develop and implement corrective action plans as required.
i.Facilitate required team / unit meetings and participate in other resource families’ related activities.
j.Meet requirements for foster home visitation.
k.Provide crisis intervention as needed to maintain safety and provide for the best interest of the child and foster family.
5. Provide comprehensive coordination of all tasks required to meet the treatment needs and best interests of service recipients.
a.Comply with local office procedure for referral and service delivery.
b.Complete a systemic assessment of child’s and family needs.
c.Establish service parameters with legal custodian as child’s needs dictate.
d.Provide complete and required documentation, within established time lines relating to case management and treatment planning.
e.Provide crisis intervention as needed to maintain safety.
f.Provide direction to other team members when applicable and make recommendations for discharge, finalization & permanency.
g.Meet requirements for youth / family contacts.
h.Assist in planning and scheduling the clients’ daily treatment services, family contact and visits, special events, functions, and program trips, and ensure transportation and supervision needs are met.
6. Promote the needs of youth and families to ensure successful outcomes.
a.Ensure the youth and family have a voice in treatment and permanency planning processes.
b.Advocate legal rights for youth and families.
c.Advocate for resources to assist youth and families to successfully achieve treatment goals.
d.Educate the community about the needs of youth and families.
e.Advocate for the development and maintenance of funding and resources to meet youth and family needs at local, state and national levels.
7. Participate in staff and supervision meetings, and required PATH meetings. Understands and supports the PATH and Nexus philosophy and mission.
8. Ensure confidentiality of all treatment and services information pertaining to clients and their foster, adoptive and biological families.
9. Perform other job related responsibilities, tasks and projects as needed.
Education, Credentials and Experience
ND - Must be a licensed certified social worker and have a minimum of two years of experience in supervision of child placement workers or in child placement, or must have a Master’s degree in a human service-related field from an accredited school, and a minimum of two years of experience in supervision of child placement workers or in child placement.