This is an exempt position that reports to the Division Administrator for Child & Adult Protective Services.The hiring range is $62,150.40 - $77,688.00 annually.
Manage the assigned Unit within the Child & Adult Protective Services Division to best meet the child welfare needs of the community.
(These duties are a representative sample; position assignments and detailed work instructions may vary.)
- Manages Unit to achieve objectives within timeframes and budget.
- Supervises Unit staff: schedules, assigns and directs work; conducts interviews; hires and orients new employees; oversees or conducts training; coaches; evaluates and appraises; addresses complaints and resolves problems; takes disciplinary action; and ensures quality of work.
- Ensures compliance with County and Department policies and relevant Federal, state and local laws, rules, regulations, codes and/or statutes.
- Organizes and schedules work flow, including maintaining adequate work coverage for the Unit and working with the team lead to provide 24/7 on-call coverage.
- Reviews paperwork completed by staff; checks work for accuracy; edits and approves documents and Trails input.
- Works closely with staff and the County Attorney’s Office to help develop appropriate responses and make critical decisions.
- Works directly with managers and staff of other Department divisions to ensure client’s needs are being met.
- Finalizes court reports, prepares case files for assignment and provides expert testimony in court as required.
- Authorizes expenditures of funds for services that meet a client’s needs; explores alternatives and directs staff to utilize appropriate funding options and practice fiscal responsibility.
- Participates in Department, county or community meetings; networks with outside providers and agencies to ensure optimal use of community resources; participates in development of new programs to assist clients.
- Participates, as needed, in meetings and other activities with clients to assist in assessing ongoing needs and monitor progress toward goals.
- Maintains strong working knowledge of best practices in the Unit’s specialty area; applies knowledge to develop, implement and evaluate appropriate policies, procedures and processes to ensure highest level of professional service to clients.
- Plans and reviews short-term and long-range goals and objectives for the Unit and participates in annual goal setting for the Department.
- Ensures that staff has received required state training.
- Acts as back-up for Unit staff.
- Provides back-up coverage in the absence of other managerial staff to the other units in the Division.
- Ensures that individuals and team meet goals and provide highest level of service.
- Drives vehicle to perform one or more essential functions.
- Performs other duties of a similar or related level and assists with special projects as necessary or assigned.
- Relevant Federal, state and local laws, rules, regulations, codes and/or statutes.
- Management and supervisory principles and methods.
- Best practices in the specialty area.
- Basic accounting and budgeting processes.
- Modern office processes and procedures.
- Relevant computer hardware and software applications.
- Supervise and develop employees: plan, direct, coach, counsel, mentor, delegate, discipline, train, and evaluate.
- Speak, read and write the English language.
- Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
- Interpret a variety of instructions with abstract and/or concrete variables.
- Conduct research; write and/or generate reports.
- Read, analyze and interpret professional journals or periodicals, procedures and government regulations.
- Define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
- Use resources to organize and plan and to make decisions and solve problems.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, team leads, supervisors, other Departments/Offices, other agencies and organizations.
- Understand, practice and enforce safety procedures and precautions.
- Maintain a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.
Internal & External Contacts:
Frequently interacts with other Department employees and the County Attorney’s Office.
Frequently interacts with parents, children, relatives, community organizations and resources, treatment professionals and the Courts.
Physical Activities and Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Required Physical Activities:
While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is frequently required to reach, grasp, finger, stand and/or sit for long periods of time, walk, talk and hear; occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.
The employee occasionally may be exposed to hazardous situations, which may involve physically violent persons, interviewing mentally or emotionally disturbed persons or bodily injury from biohazards, infections or blood-borne pathogens.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately loud, with frequent interruptions and multiple demands.
The employee is frequently required to travel within the County.
Computers and Office Equipment:
Computer and relevant software applications; telephone system; calculator; facsimile; scanner; shredder; and copier.
THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT. Nothing in this job description restricts Garfield County’s ability to assign, reassign or eliminate duties and responsibilities of this job at any time. It does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. This job description describes the County’s current assignment of essential functions. Those functions may change at any time as the needs of the County change or for other reasons deemed appropriate by the County.