Arkansas Part-Time Casework Supervisor

November 16, 2020 lifeline Blog

Arkansas

Position Summary:

Provides supervision and on-going support, consultation, direction, instruction and advice
for the social work and case management staff assigned under the supervision of the State
Director.

Minimum Qualifications:

  •  A Master’s Degree in Social Work
  • Two (2) years paid employment in a child placement agency
  • Graduate or certified social work license from the applicable state board of licensing

Essential Duties:

  • Provides individual and group supervision for state social work and case management
    staff and Meets regularly with staff to review cases, identify risks, and develop
    case/service plans
  • Provides support, consultation, direction and instruction for state social work and case
    management staff
  • Ensures new hire and on-going training requirements are met for all state social work
    and case management staff in order to meet agency, state, federal and Hague standards
  • Stays abreast of all state regulations and monitors services to ensure compliance
  • Guides staff on assessing and evaluating families to ensure families are well equipped
    to care for children
  • Provides case management supervision and guidance to pregnancy counseling staff
    who are serving women in unexpected pregnancies
  • Reviews the completed adoptive family and birth parent file to evaluate that all
    required documents have been submitted and are in compliance with regard to date,
    content, and verification of reported information.
  • Makes recommendations based on the review of the completed record for follow-up
  • Gives the final approval of the home study based on the review of the entire record
  • Consults with the appropriate Leadership Team member on situations that merit
    further investigation or approval for action
  • Provides contracted supervision for all BSW’s requiring such supervision by the Board
    of Social Work, if applicable
  • Contributes to the evaluation of state social work and case management staff during
    annual evaluations
  • Reviews in-state applications for adoption upon submission to the agency
  • Reviews and approves home studies conducted by unaccredited agencies which require
    a Certificate of Approval
  • Carry caseload of domestic and/or international clients, as needed
  • Supervises any social services related to your state

Secondary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Able to instruct and train in both continuing education and training settings.
  • Assisting with and/or supervising social work interns’ field placements.
  • Maintains good working relationships with the state directors, leadership and staff,
    including resolving all disputes in a Biblically prescribed fashion.
  • Represents the ministry in a professional manner in and away from the office.
  • Assisting in agency-related events, including the annual staff retreat, the annual dinner,
    anniversary celebrations, both international and domestic.
  • Maintains Social Work License and state-required annual training hours
  • Assists and provides support to the Dissolution/Disruption Team upon request
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Key Competencies:

  • Upholds the mission/vision/core values of the Ministry
  • Signs and upholds the Employee Statement and the Statement of Faith
  • Provides consistent Gospel-centered leadership
  • Facilitates Christ-centered relationships
  • Excellent communication skills(verbal & written)
  • Good judgement and decision making
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Basic technical capabilities
  • Team Oriented
  • Flexible
  • Thorough

Work Environment:

  • This position operates in a professional office environment.
  • Occasional travel may be required.

State Specific Requirements:

  • A Master’s Degree in Social Work
  • Two (2) years paid employment in a child placement agency
  • Graduate or certified social work license from the applicable state board of licensing
  • Complete annual training/CEU’s as determined by State regulations and Hague
    requirements, whichever is greater.

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Position Posted 11/16/20

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