The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) is the state"s largest agency with 7,500 employees working in 86 county offices serving more than one million people. Employees work in 11 major divisions and five support offices headquartered in Little Rock to provide services to Arkansan’s. DHS is seeking to fill a Family Service Worker Supervisor position in Berryville, AR.
The Family Service Worker Supervisor is responsible for overseeing and providing protective foster care and supportive services for abused or neglected children. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy
Supervises a subordinate support staff by communicating prioritization of activities and project deadlines, reviewing and monitoring the work performed, interpreting policies, procedures, or precedents and providing supervisory or management staff with project updates on a regular and recurring basis to ensure adherence to project goals and timeframes. Reviews and monitors case records and reports to ensure quality service delivery and compliance with state and federal laws and agency policy. Reviews and discusses information obtained by workers investigating suspected child abuse and neglect complaints to determine if allegations can be substantiated. Coordinates services with other agencies when assisting multi-problem clients. Presents informational programs on agency activities and services to local civic organizations and schools. Provides direct casework services for protective, foster care and supportive services cases and conducts home studies and investigations of suspected child abuse and neglect. Recruits, trains and provides support to foster parents. Prepares court reports for custody hearings and presents testimony when necessary. Attends or conducts staff meetings to develop and monitor case plans. Develops budgets requests for program activities and submits for approval and reviews and approves expenditures. Performs other duties as assigned.
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor"s degree in social work, sociology, psychology or a related field; plus four years of experience in a child welfare or human service program or a related field, including two years in a supervisory or leadership capacity.
Work flexible hours, to include after hours of work day and weekends. Excellent organizational skills, multi-tasking abilities and communication skills needed; both verbal and written. Computer knowledge and proficient typing skills necessary. Ability to manage multiple staff in a stressful environment. Previous supervisor experience preferred
FOR ALL FAMILY SERVICE WORKER POSITIONS ONLY:
Applicants must submit an official transcript by mail in addition to applications for all levels of Family Service Worker positions except for Family Services Assistant positions. Transcripts will remain on file for future applications. The following Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate degrees are valid for such Family Service Worker-type positions:
Child and Family Development
Counseling (any field)
Education: Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle Level, Secondary, or Special
Family & Consumer Science
Human Development & Family Studies
Mail your transcript to the following address:
Arkansas Department of Human Services
P.O. Box 1437, Slot W301
Little Rock, AR 72203
The transcript must be an official transcript sent from the university or college you attended. The transcript must still have the envelope sealed with the security seal affixed. Once the seal is broken, the transcript is considered void.
Position number: 22102555
Closing date: March 9, 2018, 11:59 p.m.