Washington State DSHS Child and Family Welfare and Family Voluntary Services Program Manager in Olympia, Washington
DSHS Child and Family Welfare and Family Voluntary Services Program Manager
Looking for an opportunity to work in child welfare the way you always dreamed you could? At DSHS, our employees are at the heart of what we do best – transforming lives.
Use your leadership, team building skills, and Lean principles to foster a collaborative environment within the Division of Program and Policy where staff is excited to provide case consultation, develop, interpret and maintain all policies related to public child welfare practice in support of Children's Administration. As the Child and Family Welfare and Family Voluntary Services Program Manager, using a hands-on approach and your micro and macro-level work skills, you have the opportunity to work with legislative, court, community, public and private partners and affect change on many levels.
In your first year you'll:
- Work with staff and identified program leads to bring statewide consistency to the child and family welfare and family voluntary services programs.
- Coordinate the collection, analysis and distribution of program related data to inform and improve practice and meet state and federal reporting requirements.
- Partner with the Alliance on the development of professional development curricula and materials for staff and caregivers.
- Provide clinical consultation to senior level management, line supervisors and line staff on case specific challenges, practice trends and state and federal policies and guidelines.
- Understand how programs and policies work within and across multiple DSHS agencies
Your success depends on:
- Your exceptional interpersonal skills, leadership, and team building
- Your ability to work independently
- Your ability to plan and facilitate meetings at different levels
- Your interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy
- A passion for helping children and families
- Your ability to communicate effectively to large and small groups
- And your understanding of political structures and systems integration.
About the organization structure:
Reporting directly to the Supervisor of the Permanency Unit, you will play an important part in developing, implementing and monitoring compliance with statewide practice and policies related to Child and Family Welfare and Family Voluntary Services.
Here's What We're Looking For: Knowledge
- Knowledge of FamLink
- Knowledge of social work theories and best practices in child protection and child welfare
- Knowledge of applicable federal statutes and WACs related to child welfare
- Knowledge of the DSHS vision, mission and guiding principles.
- Solid analytical and interpretive skills.
- Planning and organizational skills
- Experience with analyzing data to understand performance and make program improvements and an ability to interpret the data to staff,
- Demonstrated ability to interpret applicable federal and state policies, laws, and regulations
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Computer proficiency: Word, Excel and Power Point
- Timeliness, accuracy and strength in communicating and interpreting information and reports
- Ability to facilitate management and employee understanding of procedures
- Ability to operate a variety of office equipment including: Computer and multifunction copier/facsimile/scanner
- Ability to function effectively under pressure and meet time parameters
- Ability to maintain the confidentiality of employee and department information
- Ability to handle shifting priorities and multiple projects independently with personal initiative is essential
A Master's degree in social work, psychology, social science or a related field and three years of progressively responsible experience, administering, developing, supervising or delivering family and child-related social services. At least two years of the required experience must be in providing direct child welfare services.
A Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, social science or a related field and five years of progressively responsible experience, administering, developing, supervising or delivering family and child-related social services. At least two years of the required experience must be in providing direct child welfare services.
Consideration will be given to complete applications with attached resume, Letter of Interest and 3 references. Your Letter of Interest will concisely describe how you have "What We're Looking For" outlined above.
This recruitment will be ongoing until an applicant is selected. The first review of applications will begin seven days after the opening date of this posting. The hiring authority has the right to make a decision at any point during the process after the first seven days. It is in the applicant's best interest to apply as soon as possible.
Some jobs may require full criminal background check. Employees driving on state business must have a valid driver's license. Employees driving a privately owned vehicle on state business must have liability insurance on the privately owned vehicle.
Washington State Department of Social & Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, creed, color, national origin, religion or beliefs, political affiliation, military status, honorably discharged veteran, Vietnam Era, recently separated or other protected veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, equal pay or genetic information. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact a Recruiter at (360) 725-5810. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.
If you have questions about this opportunity, please feel free to contact Joshua Shawhan by e-mail at email@example.com
Job Type: Full Time - Permanent
Job Number: 16-146
Department: Dept. of Social and Health Services
Closing: 11/10/2016 11:59 PM Pacific
Agency: State of Washington
Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.
Salary: $66,000.00 - $74,000.00 Annually
Location: Thurston County – Olympia, WA