CPS FBSS Supervisor I/II

Dept of Family & Protectve Svc - Fort Worth, TX3.4

Full-time
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The position supervises a unit of caseworkers and clerical staff responsible for providing child protective services. The position oversees the unit in accordance with Child Protective Services Handbook, Title III of the Texas Family Code and Minimum Standards of child placing agencies. The position interacts routinely with clients, judges, attorneys, children, school personnel and all other aspects of the community.
Travel = 25 Percent of time.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Plans and manages unit operations to achieve project goals and objectives for services delivery by monitoring caseloads, consulting with staff on case issues, approving leave, and holding unit meetings
  • Selects, manages, and develops staff through field visits with staff, review of performance data, conferences, training, and performance appraisal.
  • Interprets program policy and procedures to unit staff, other agency staff, parents, children, youth, caregivers, the courts, CASA, other stakeholders, and the general public.
  • Evaluates unit performance through case readings, computer reports, and observation of unit operations to ensure unit compliance with policy, procedure, and service control requirements.
  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships between Child Protective Services staff, Child Welfare boards, the general public, legal, medical, educational, and other community resources.
  • Makes casework decisions regarding the removal and placement of children, and works with county and district attorneys on legal measures to initiate on Child Protective Services cases.
  • Performs other duties as assigned and required to maintain unit operations
  • Promotes, monitors, and ensures that respect is demonstrated for cultural diversity.
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with agency leave policy.
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
  • Knowledge of agency policies and procedures.
  • Skill in effective verbal and written communication.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective communication.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer and use various software packages
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise reports.
  • Ability to gather, assemble, correlate and analyze facts
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
None required

Initial Selection Criteria:
  • Successful completion of any associated assessment
  • Child Protective Services Supervisor I: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, plus eighteen months of full-time experience in Child Protective Services* or child placement services** in a public social services agency OR Currently employed as a Child Protective Services Supervisor I in Family and Protective Services.
OR previously employed as a Child Protective Services Supervisor I in Family and Protective Services.

  • Child Protective Services Supervisor II: Completion of Phase I Child Protective Services Specialist Certification and completion of the Child Protective Services Supervisor Certification OR Currently employed as a Child Protective Services Supervisor II in Family and Protective Services OR Currently employed in a Family and Protective Services management position in the Child Protective Services program at a level above Child Protective Services Supervisor AND prior experience as Child Protective Services Supervisor in Family and Protective Services OR previously employed as a Child Protective Services Supervisor II.
  • Child Protective Services is professional social work where primary duties are providing social casework services to abused, neglected, or exploited children and their families; or in recruiting, studying, and certifying foster and adoptive homes.
**A Child placement service is the decision-making process around placing and monitoring children in licensed 24-hour childcare facilities and in adoptive placement in compliance with state and federal regulations.

Additional Information:
Requisition # 425448
This position may be filled as a CPS Supervisor I or II. Factors such as education and experience may be considered when establishing the starting salary.
Applicants for this position who are screened in for further consideration are required to complete an assessment to determine his or her eligibility to be considered for an interview. Additional information about the assessment, including class locations, the registration process, and study materials may be found in the Jobs section of the DFPS internet here.
This position will be in a mobile unit which means the majority of the work will be conducted using mobile technology, such as a tablet, while away from the office. Being mobile requires working independently yet still being responsive to supervision and your assigned unit. Newly hired DFPS employees in eligible positions will be assigned a DFPS cellular phone.
Note: There are no direct military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position. All active duty, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply. For more information, see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk here.

FBSS: The role of a Family Based Safety Services supervisor is a fast-paced, high energy position requiring daily assessment and decision-making of child safety issues, and permanency. One must possess the initiative to independently organize and manage numerous tasks associated with the position. The FBSS supervisor must ensure that cases are transferred to FBSS in accordance with policy. FBSS supervisors attend case staffings (transfer, legal, etc) and provide recommended next steps. They assist staff with determining child safety associated with Parental Child Safety Placements and family reunification. They ensure documentation around these decisions is thorough and concise. FBSS supervisors ensure safety plans are individualized and associated with immediate child safety. The ensure service plans are individualized and associated with treatment or services to enhance protective capacities.

Preferred Qualifications:
Twenty-four months of full-time experience in Child Protective Services* or child placement services** in a public social services agency.

MOS Code:
Note: There are no direct military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position. All active duty, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply. For more information, see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk here.
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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.