Department of Administrative Services

Children Services Unit Supervisor (35 Hour) (1920HN)

$35.11-$47.40 Hourly / $2,457.48-$3,317.71 BiWeekly /
$64,140.23-$86,592.23 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state child care facility or program this class is accountable for the administration of an assigned unit(s) of residential living or program activity including the training, assignment and evaluation of staff and supervision of specialized services for treatment and care of residents.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives general direction from an employee of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Supervises assigned unit(s) of residential living or program activity including all Children Services and clerical staff; may supervise other professional staff in assigned program area.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Supervises and advises staff in care, custody and treatment of residents in unit; provides for adequate round-the-clock coverage of unit and takes necessary action in case of absences; evaluates work and reviews staff performance; works with caseworkers and/or social workers and other professional staff in making decisions through evaluation of residents progress and adjustment; conducts meetings with unit staff in order to discuss behavioral problems and progress of residents in unit; reviews and signs reports of significant happenings in unit; oversees distribution and use of supplies from warehouse and storage areas; reviews supply inventories to insure they are in conformance with institution policies; maintains medical supply inventory; dispenses medications to sick residents under doctor's orders; assists security personnel in apprehension and return of runaways; initiates contraband searches to insure residents safety and conformance with policy; may perform emergency medical procedures; may conduct group counseling sessions, lead group interaction meetings with residents of unit and write progress reports on residents; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of physiological and perceptual disorders; considerable knowledge of various behavior modification systems; knowledge of purpose and structure of institution including its major sections, goals of treatment programs and relationship to procedures; knowledge of security and fire safety procedures; knowledge of disciplinary techniques and guidelines for use; knowledge of laws relating to children's rights including abuse and neglect; knowledge of first aid including medications and possible reactions;considerable interpersonal skills, ability to identify problems in group living situations arising from character disorders; ability to mediate problems between staff members and clients; ability to set priorities, organize activities and coordinate programs; ability to evaluate information and determine appropriate course of action; ability to evaluate client progress in therapy program; supervisory ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of experience as a Lead Children Services Worker or Children Services Specialist.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

Three (3) years of experience at a supervisory/lead level in the treatment and care of residents in an institution or facility for emotionally disturbed or delinquent children may be substituted for the General Experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class may be required to be bilingual or fluent in American Sign Language.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Competitive

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(25)-Patient and Inmate Care

BARGAINING UNIT

(10)-HEALTH NONPROF(NP-6)

EEO

(3)-Technician

SALARY INFORMATION

HN 25

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Children Services Unit Supervisor in Salary Group HN 23 approved effective January 15, 1988. (Revised to implement SCOPE compensation)

EFFECTIVE DATE

6/23/1995

CLASS: 1920HN; EST: ; REV: 6/23/1995;