Children and Family Services in Human Services Public Health is looking to fill a Social Work Unit Supervisor position in Child Protection Ongoing case management. This position will supervise a unit of 8 to 10 child protection social workers who are providing case management and placement services to families experiencing issues of abuse and/or neglect.
Location and hours:
This position is hybrid and will be performed both on-site at various sites throughout Hennepin County and remote as job duties require. Work hours are typically Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. but will include occasional evenings and weekends. While this position is designated as hybrid, based on current requirements hires must reside in or relocate to Minnesota or Wisconsin.
In this position, you will:
Provide leadership, direct supervision, and coaching to a unit of staff responsible for child protection services; select and develop staff, plan and assign work, and evaluate employee performance.
Provide staff with direction and support to understand the impact and the importance of their work in relation to the county's mission and purpose and provide policy expertise in program areas related to child welfare.
Serve as program lead, subject matter expert, and ensure program compliance with applicable state and federal regulations.
Work with team to develop goals, performance results, and plan for implementation involving team in problem solving.
Interpret agency rules, regulations, and policies for staff; administer employer/employee labor contracts for the team.
Establish team procedures to ensure appropriate deadlines are met.
Participate in determining goals and objectives for the child protection area.
Need to have:
One of the following:
Six years or more of experience as a Senior/Psychiatric/Child Protection Social Worker at Hennepin County.
Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, sociology, or human services, and 27 quarter credits or more of graduate work in areas such as social work methods, human growth and behavior, principles of social welfare, and four years or more of supervised experience as a social worker.
Master's degree or higher in social work or closely related field (or licensed as a graduate social worker by the Minnesota Board of Social Work) and three years or more of experience as a social worker.
A valid driver's license, the ability to obtain a Hennepin County driver permit and daily access to reliable transportation to travel to various sites throughout Hennepin County, and sufficient to transport clients (including children).
Nice to have:
Working in a supervisory, coaching, mentorship, or other leadership role overseeing responsibilities and delegating tasks to team members.
Working with child services and programs.
Demonstrating effective leadership in multicultural settings and providing culturally appropriate services for populations experiencing disparities.
Managing workflow, assigning tasks, tracking data, and/or creating systems to improve workflow.
Working closely with families to identify and meet their needs in relation to maintaining child safety and well-being.
Working collaboratively with a wide range of providers and systems such as juvenile courts, county attorneys, law enforcement, and community stakeholders.
Working with relevant data systems such as SSIS, PRISM, MAXIS, and MGA.
Hire, develop, and motivate individuals and teams, build and maintain an inclusive, respectful work environment, supporting the vision and strategic direction of the department and county.
Provide a creative and supportive environment that inspires staff to provide enhanced service delivery.
Have a flexible schedule and work in a high volume, fast paced environment.
Build effective working relationships across the county as well as in the community.
Multitask and manage projects and unexpected urgencies.
Understand complex information, synthesize and explain the information in a way that is easily understood by others.
Analyze problems, work on eliminating barriers, and implement effective solutions.