Child Protection Supervisor
Any individual who receives an offer of employment or will receive a payroll check are required to submit to a drug and alcohol test as a condition of obtaining employment.
Mille Lacs Band Member/American Indian preference applies
The Child Protection Supervisor provides work direction and guidance to a staff of social workers, assists the Director in meetings and other communication activates, and assists in quality assurance issues. The Child Protection Supervisor oversees child protection investigations, wraparound case management (involuntary child welfare), Bimaadiziwin (early intervention voluntary case management), and Indian Child Welfare Act case management.
• Bachelors Degree in Social Work or related field is required.
• Master’s Degree in Social Work or related field is preferred.
• Current Minnesota State Social Work license is preferred.
• Five (5) years of experience as a social worker with children and families in a public or private social service agency.
• Three years of prior supervisory experience is required.
• Ability to manage time effectively.
• Ability to communicate effectively in writing or orally.
• Knowledge of the Indian Child Welfare Act and the Minnesota Family Preservation Act.
• Knowledge and experience working with Native American communities, culture, customs and cultural law.
• Must have current valid drivers license and able to be insured under the Mille Lacs Band Insurance policy.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Provide staff with tools to maintain safety (i.e., cell phones, pagers, in-services on community safety) and remain receptive to staff needs around community safety.
• Maintain a 24-hour on-call system.
• Promote a welcoming agency culture of family inclusion and include families in clinical staffings and agency meetings whenever possible.
• Promote professional demeanor, presentation and appearance with all staff.
• Facilitate monthly family activities.
• Provide orientation and training in the wraparound process (in addition to the 52-hour certification training) to all new case managers, promoting individualized care and the use of natural/informal supports and community resources.
• Provide weekly individual directive supervision with each exempt staff for a minimum of one hour. Provide ongoing feedback and support regarding staff strengths, areas of need and potential strategies for improvement through the consistent use of facilitator reviews and supervision.
• Facilitate weekly Agency staff meetings to share information regarding Mille Lacs Band Family Services monthly reports, updates and areas in need of attention.
• Attend and participate in biweekly Supervisor meetings with the Mille Lacs Band Family Services Management Team.
• Attend all trainings and in-services and assure that staff does the same.
• Provide coverage for staff, as needed, and assure that families are aware of the coverage plan during absences and vacations.
• Provide staff with ongoing assistance for day-to-day issues, as well as crisis situations. Direct them to utilize the Child & Family Team for direction and assistance as much as possible.
• Assure that case managers are developing balanced Child & Family Teams (50% informal, 50% formal). Regularly attend Child & Family Team meetings and Plan of Care meetings.
• Assure accuracy and timely submission of all enrollment forms, change of placement notices, court letters, progress notes, evaluation tools, Plans of Care (POC’s), crisis/safety plans and all other documents requiring Supervisor’s signature/approval. Assure that accurate family demographic information in maintained online.
• Review POC’s and crisis/safety plans prior to signing to assure that the plans promote the family vision, utilize functional strengths, identify appropriate needs and clearly related strategies. Assure that all team members receive copies of completed POC’s in a timely manner.
• Assure all documentation, including Progress Notes, Referrals for treatment or placement, Court Reports, etc. are done in a strength-based manner.
• Support case managers in facilitating family independence through a sustainable transition plan starting from day one. Review all pending disenrollments with case managers.
• Promote utilization of community resources and supports that are culturally relevant to the family.
• Monitor service authorization requests to assure that the Team has clearly defined in the Plan of Care the need for the requested service and have made fiscally sound decisions regarding the provision of services.
• Monitor all court-related activities (i.e., court appearances, acquisition of court orders, court extensions or revisions, permanency planning reviews and court letters).
• Review court letters for appropriateness, accuracy and timeliness prior to submitting them to Management for approval.
• Attend court with all new staff for the first six (6) months of their employment.
• Keep Management informed of emergency or critical incidents.
• Assume supervisory responsibilities of the Department, in the absence of the Director.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Nature of work is such those incumbent experiences regular periods of moderate to high stress levels. Primary sources of stress deal patient issues and workload.
• Work is exclusively in doors in a controlled climate area.
• Moderate threat of personal danger or risk.
• Hours vary and are based off of client’s needs; with occasional work on holidays and weekends. Will be on a 24x7 "on call' system covering emergency situations.
• Local travel is required, limited travel outside the state is also required.
• Work from home may be permissible with a signed telework agreement.