CPS FBSS Supervisor I / II

Texas Health & Human Services Commission Dallas, TX
CPS FBSS Supervisor I / IIJob Description:The position supervises a unit of caseworkers and clerical staff responsible for providing child protective services. The position oversees the unit in accordance with Child Protective Services Handbook, Title III of the Texas Family Code and Minimum Standards of child placing agencies. The position interacts routinely with clients, judges, attorneys, children, school personnel and all other aspects of the community.Travel = Choose an item. Percent of time.Position Number 00036534 will be a direct report to Program Director, Kenneth D. Pete, MA.Position Number 00036545 will be a direct report to Program Director, Tieasha McKellum. Both positions will be housed at 8700 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, Texas. Essential Job Functions:

Essential Job Functions:•Plans and manages unit operations to achieve project goals and objectives for services delivery by monitoring caseloads, consulting with staff on case issues, approving leave, and holding unit meetings•Selects, manages, and develops staff through field visits with staff, review of performance data, conferences, training, and performance appraisal.•Interprets program policy and procedures to unit staff, other agency staff, parents, children, youth, caregivers, the courts, CASA, other stakeholders, and the general public.•Evaluates unit performance through case readings, computer reports, and observation of unit operations to ensure unit compliance with policy, procedure, and service control requirements.•Develops and maintains effective working relationships between Child Protective Services staff, Child Welfare boards, the general public, legal, medical, educational, and other community resources.•Makes casework decisions regarding the removal and placement of children, and works with county and district attorneys on legal measures to initiate on Child Protective Services cases.•Performs other duties as assigned and required to maintain unit operations•Promotes, monitors, and ensures that respect is demonstrated for cultural diversity.•Attends work regularly in accordance with agency leave policy.Knowledge Skills Abilities:

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:•Knowledge of agency policies and procedures.•Skill in effective verbal and written communication.•Skill in establishing and maintaining effective communication. •Ability to operate a personal computer and use various software packages•Ability to prepare clear and concise reports.•Ability to gather, assemble, correlate and analyze factsRegistration or Licensure Requirements:

None Required.Initial Selection Criteria:

Initial Screening Criteria:•Successful completion of any associated assessment•Child Protective Services Supervisor I: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, plus eighteen months of full-time experience in Child Protective Services* or child placement services in a public social services agency OR Currently employed as a Child Protective Services Supervisor I in Family and Protective Services.OR previously employed as a Child Protective Services Supervisor I in Family and Protective Services.•Child Protective Services Supervisor II: Completion of Phase I Child Protective Services Specialist Certification and completion of the Child Protective Services Supervisor Certification OR Currently employed as a Child Protective Services Supervisor II in Family and Protective Services OR Currently employed in a Family and Protective Services management position in the Child Protective Services program at a level above Child Protective Services Supervisor AND prior experience as Child Protective Services Supervisor in Family and Protective Services OR previously employed as a Child Protective Services Supervisor II. *Child Protective Services is professional social work where primary duties are providing social casework services to abused, neglected, or exploited children and their families; or in recruiting, studying, and certifying foster and adoptive homes.A Child placement service is the decision-making process around placing and monitoring children in licensed 24-hour childcare facilities and in adoptive placement in compliance with state and federal regulations.Additional Information:

Additional Information:This position may be filled as a CPS Supervisor I or II. Factors such as education and experience may be considered when establishing the starting salary. Applicants for this position who are screened in for further consideration are required to complete an assessment to determine his or her eligibility to be considered for an interview. Additional information about the assessment, including class locations, the registration process, and study materials may be found in the Jobs section of the DFPS internet here.This position will be in a mobile unit which means the majority of the work will be conducted using mobile technology, such as a tablet, while away from the office. Being mobile requires working independently yet still being responsive to supervision and your assigned unit. Newly hired DFPS employees in eligible positions will be assigned a DFPS cellular phone. Investigations: The role of an investigative supervisor is a fast-paced, high energy position requiring daily assessment and decision-making of child safety issues. One must possess the initiative to independently organize and manage numerous tasks associated with the position. This position has daily contact with staff and stakeholders regarding case decisions that frequently requires availability outside the hours of 8 – 5. This position is responsible for reading numerous cases and screening intakes on a daily basis to determine child safety. This position requires regular on-call duties, frequency and timeframes determined by regional area, to include holidays and weekends.FBSS: The role of a Family Based Safety Services supervisor is a fast-paced, high energy position requiring daily assessment and decision-making of child safety issues, and permanency. One must possess the initiative to independently organize and manage numerous tasks associated with the position. The FBSS supervisor must ensure that cases are transferred to FBSS in accordance with policy. FBSS supervisors attend case staffings (transfer, legal, etc) and provide recommended next steps. They assist staff with determining child safety associated with Parental Child Safety Placements and family reunification. They ensure documentation around these decisions is thorough and concise. FBSS supervisors ensure safety plans are individualized and associated with immediate child safety. The ensure service plans are individualized and associated with treatment or services to enhance protective capacities.CVS: The role of a Conservatorship supervisor is a fast-paced, high energy position requiring daily assessment and decision-making of child safety issues, and permanency. One must possess the initiative to independently organize and manage numerous tasks associated with the position. Conservatorship supervisors will interact routinely with Texas Department of Family and Protective Services staff, parents, children, youth, caregivers, contract providers, civil and criminal court personnel along with community representatives, and other partner agencies. CVS supervisors manage and develop staff to ensure that services to children, youth and families are set up timely, that services are directed towards child safety, permanency, and well-being. They ensure that each child, youth and parent has a current plan of service, and that children visit with family members per agency policy.FAD: FAD supervisors must demonstrate a command of minimum standards related to home verification and approval. They must understand how to assess families.ADO: Adoption supervisors will be responsible for working with children in conservatorship, managing and building the unique skills needed for child preparation including resolution of the loss of birth parents, understanding why they were removed and the determination that reunification could not occur. Adoption supervisors shall demonstrate and understand the Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) standards that speak specifically to moving children to case resolution through adoption within 24 months. PAL: PAL Supervisors must provide consultation and regular education about transitional living services to their staff, DFPS staff, contract providers, caregivers and the community. PAL Supervisors must demonstrate an understanding of available transitional living services and ensure those services are provided to youth and young adults in their region according to state and federal guidelines. PAL Supervisors must demonstrate an understanding of the National Youth in Transition Database reporting requirements and ensure their staff are meeting those requirements. PAL Supervisors must have an understanding of their regional PAL contract requirements and ensure quality services are provided to youth and young adults in their region. PAL Supervisors regularly provide state office input and assistance with statewide activities, workgroups and requests for regional information. Kinship: Kinship supervisors will support, educate, and lead a unit of kinship workers in providing in depth supportive services to kinship caregivers. They will review and monitor kinship referrals, ensure case assignment has occurred, determine eligibility for kinship financial services, ensure that eligible kinship caregivers are provided financial services within agency required deadlines, and make certain kinship caregivers are educated and supported while being involved with Child Protective Services. It is required to regularly interact with other Child Protective Service staff members as well as clients. The Kinship supervisor will report directly to the Kinship Program Director. ISY: I See You supervisors will interact routinely with Texas Department of Family and Protective Services staff, children, youth, caregivers, contract providers, civil and criminal court personnel along with community representatives, and other partner agencies. ISY supervisors manage and develop staff to ensure that services to children and youth are set up timely, that services are directed towards child safety, permanency, and well-being. They ensure that each child and youth has a current plan of service and that the children and youth are seen monthly per agency policy.Req #387066MOS Code:

Note: There are no direct military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position. All active duty, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply. For more information, see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk here.

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