The Social Services Supervisor must be a licensed clinical social worker or working toward licensure and will be responsible for supervising two Family Support Workers and reports directly to the Director of Programs. The Family Services Manager provides overall direction for The Child & Family Network Center’s Family Support Services ensuring high-quality, culturally sensitive services to preschool children and their families; ensures the provision of casework, health, educational and vocational services to children and families; supervises, trains and evaluates family services staff; accepts responsibilities as delegated by the Program Director. Bilingual: English, Spanish, Amharic or Arabic. Have a United States driver’s license. This position requires travel to multiple sites. Experience in school settings, program evaluation and outcome management preferred. Willing to consider part-time or condensed work week.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate two family support workers.
Identify best practices and work toward the development and implementation of evidence-based models of care/programming that meet student/family psychosocial needs in order to achieve better measurable health and educational outcomes.
Assess new program opportunities and identify/develop new initiatives to better meet the changing needs of the community.
Collaborate with other community- based organizations to provide comprehensive services to individual and families.
Ensure the provision of high quality, culturally sensitive, ethical and professional family support services to 138 CFNC preschool children and their families at eight classroom locations. The Social Services Supervisor will determine the caseload division but will also be responsible for direct service.
Conduct FSW supervision meetings and as well as regular team meetings. Attend monthly administrative staff meetings and quarterly staff meetings.
Ensure all required fieldwork (two home visits, monthly contact with clients, social skills groups in classrooms).
Conduct classroom observations and coordinate all psychosocial assessments and developmental screenings (ASQ and ASQ-SE) to identify developmental delays and behavioral issues and make subsequent Child Find and Preschool Prevention referrals, attend all eligibility and IEP meetings ensuring the proper provision and monitoring of services and children’s progress. Also, provide in class behavioral support when needed.
Ensure all families have identified annual goals and monitor regular support to help families achieve their goals.
Provides families with the appropriate referrals to available community resources and follow up as needed.
Respond to client emergencies as needed and provide necessary follow up.
Attend court proceedings and provide evidence in court when necessary.
Act as a mandated reporter on all incidents of child abuse and neglect and provide follow up as needed.
Monitor Child attendance and work with parents to ensure children have regular attendance.
Schedule hearing, vision, and dental screenings for 138 students annually.
Coordinate, plan and conduct at least four training workshops for parents on different topics including Engaging Parents in their Child’s Education and Preparation for Kindergarten.
Conduct semi-monthly Parent Advisory Council (PAC) meetings to engage parents in the education of their children.
Create and maintain accurate and current client records including completed psychosocial, service plan, progress notes and copies of all reports, letters, referrals, etc. pertaining to the work with the client.
Maintain client confidentiality.
Review and update the Family Service Handbook on an annual basis.
Ensure collection of all data, input data in COPA database, and provide analysis for grant reporting.
Assist the Director of Programs on special assignments as required.
Master's degree from an accredited university with a major in the field of Social Work.
Two years of demonstrated professional work experience.
One year of administrative or supervisory experience.
Licensure by the State of Virginia as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or working toward licensure.
Must be culturally sensitive and experienced working with immigrant populations.
Must have strong organizational skills and flexibility to coordinate a schedule of fieldwork, meetings, and reporting.
Must have a good knowledge and understanding of assessment, including implementation, interpretation and ability to understand outcomes and clinical reports.
Must have good verbal and writing skills in order to effectively communicate with clients and staff, and provide required documentation.
Must exhibit maturity and control of emotions, the ability to empathize, plus firmness and warmth, in order to command the respect, trust and confidence of children and their families.
Must be capable of working flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, as required.
This position requires the successful completion of pre-employment background checks including but not limited to: FBI/Federal Records Check; VA State Child Abuse/Neglect Registry; and driver's license.
The Child & Family Network Centers is a NAEYC Accredited program and an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military or veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.
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About The Child & Family Network Centers
If you’re passionate about positively impacting the lives of young children and their families, consider joining The Child and Family Network Centers (CFNC) as the Social Services Supervisor of our award winning preschool program for low-income families. CFNC is an Alexandria, Virginia based nonprofit that provides caring, high-quality, free early education and related support services to 138 at-risk children and their families in their own neighborhoods in order to prepare them for success in school and life.