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JFS Program Advisor- Safety Conference Supervisor (2279-12)

JFS Program Advisor- Safety Case Conference Supervisor (2279-12)
Deadline to Apply: 
August 4, 2020
Work Location:
Hamilton County Job and Family Services
222 East Central Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Work Hours:  
80 Hours Bi-Weekly
Starting Salary: 
$27.91 an Hour
NOTE: Applicants for positions with Hamilton County Job and Family Services are subject to background screening in accordance with the document: Inventory of Criminal Offenses Ruling Out Consideration for Hire. Convictions from this list may disqualify a candidate for employment with HCJFS.
Requirements (Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification):
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Special Education, Therapeutic Recreation, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Human Services (including a clinical practicum of at least one (1) year), or related field from an accredited college or university; AND Three (3) years of related direct service and/or administrative experience including one (1) year of children's services  management experience OR
  • Bachelor's degree in Social Work or related field from an accredited college or university; AND Three (3) years of related direct service and/or administrative experience including one (1) year of children's services management experience or one (1) year experience as a Quality Review Coordinator
            Staffing Facilitators CHS 2; Quality Review Coordinator; Children’s Services Worker
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: (*Indicates developed after employment)
Knowledge of: Children’s Services practice standards; HCJFS Safety Model; HCJFS/ODJFS PC systems and applications; ORC and OAC as relevant to Children’s Services Practice*; Supervision; child welfare; employee training and development; case management; psychology and/or human behavior; sociology or social work;; agency policies and procedures.
Skill in: Leadership, critical thinking, safety decision making, conflict resolution, case management
  Ability to: Articulate and explain the HCJFS Safety Model; Manage and identify barriers and create solutions; understand and prioritize daily activities around child safety; comprehend and execute verbal and written direction; work independently on most tasks; accept constructive feedback and use as an opportunity for personal development; collaborate effectively with a wide range of staff, managers, and administrators; reflect social work principles in work with families and peers; show initiative to improving Children’s Services practices.
Accurately identify the patterns of prior reports of maltreatment and other pertinent history impacting the household of assessment; present and impending danger safety threats; caregiver protective capabilities; and present danger and impending danger safety plans and the associated actions needed to control danger threats in the home; identify sufficiency of information collected to support and justify the safety decision; identify differences between behavior change and compliance.
Manage and provide supervision to staff; teaching and developing staff; establish a learning environment and respectful atmosphere as supervisor of work unit.
Knowledge and skill in Children’s Services practice standards and safety decision making
Master’s Degree in Social Work or related field
Job Duties (Summary)
  • Provides effective management and leadership of up to six (6) Safety Conference Facilitators, Safety Culture Coordinators, and/or Children’s Services Caseworkers; Reviews existing operations and state requirements for Children’s Services, providing analysis; Recommends improvements and implements changes to develop conferences into Safety Conferences; Provides consultation, coaching and direction to direct staff, ensuring competency in safety decision making; Collaborates with staff, Children’s Services Supervisors and Administrators with development and implementation of Safety focused reviews, meetings and conferences to improve practice, safety decision making, efficiency, effectiveness and quality
  • Supervises management of assessments on active cases; Identifies potential problem areas for Children’s Services practice through analyzing data. trends of assessment and observation; Assists with development and implementation of Supervisor focused new-hire seminars, targeted skill seminars and development; Develops and provides training, consultation and coaching for Children’s Services Supervisors; Ensures compliance to HCJFS Safety Model; for staff and contract agency staff, as necessary, on the role of child protection, its practices, rules/regulations. Develops and provides in-service training for professional staff of Children’s Services. Remains current with best practices and integrates same into the Safety Culture Programs functions.
  • Analyzes and evaluates own implementation of Safety focused reviews, meetings and conferences and targeted supervisor development; Evaluates performance of own staff and impact/improvement of supervisors receiving training, coaching and case application; Keeps superior informed of problems, new directions. Facilitates change, new initiatives within unit and Children’s Services to enhance timely and through safety decision making.
  • Attends necessary approved training as required. Performs other related duties assigned to assist in the agency function.