Loudoun County is one of the fastest growing counties in the country, known for its excellent quality of life and strong economy, while embracing its historic presence. Located 35 miles west of Washington DC, Loudoun County offers a diverse blend of cultural, recreational, and educational opportunities.
Loudoun County Department of Family Services is seeking a dedicated and experienced professional leader for its Child Protective Services (CPS) In-Home Supervisor position. The successful candidate will join the Department of Family Services which envisions better health, safety, and well-being for all and supports individuals and families in the community to live their best lives while advocating for those most vulnerable and respecting their right to self-determination. This critical supervisory position directs and supports the work of the CPS In-Home Specialists.
The CPS In-Home team uses strengths-based and trauma-informed perspectives as well as evidence-based practices to stabilize and support families where child abuse or neglect has been substantiated, increase safety and protective capacity, and reduce risk of future harm by comprehensively assessing risks, safety, needs and strengths. Additionally, this position will support the specialists in devising goal-directed service plans, referring to community services as indicated, and monitoring and evaluating purchased services. This position will also conduct periodic reviews adhering to all local, state, and federal policies and regulations. Under the direction of a Program Manager serving with a peer supervisory team, this position provides leadership and oversight of the Child Protective Services program.
Clinical supervision is available to eligible employees upon hire.
This work is multifaceted, as outlined in its core responsibilities:
- Supervising the CPS In-Home Specialist staff that support families where child abuse or neglect has been substantiated, during regular business hours, evenings, overnight, weekends, holidays, on a scheduled rotation, or as assigned using strengths-based and trauma-informed perspectives.
- Providing crisis intervention to assure an appropriate and timely response 24hours/7 days per week to emergency, high-risk and life-threatening situations involving children and youth.
- Assuring adherence to all local, state, and federal policies, procedures, and regulations for investigations, assessments, and record keeping.
- Reviewing documentation and electronic records for accuracy, adherence to all policies and procedures, clarity, and completeness.
- Collaborating with agency partners to identify and address service gaps.
- Developing community resources and services.
- Managing contracts for community services.
- Approving and monitoring the budget for purchased client services.
- Conducting informal staff quarterly reviews and performance appraisals annually; addressing performance issues promptly.
- Recruiting, hiring, and training new staff.
- Addressing client/customer/consumer complaints and concerns promptly.
- Analyzing and evaluating program success.
- Providing community and programmatic crisis intervention and emergency responses as directed.
- Completing special projects as assigned.
We are seeking the ideal candidate with:
- Leadership experience in a team environment.
- Knowledge regarding a family services system of care philosophy and values.
- Knowledge of government structure, operation, and regulatory functions.
- Experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with individuals in a diversity of roles, such as families, colleagues, agencies, vendors, consultants and state and local government officials.
- Ability to think critically and creatively to address crises and resolve problems within the service delivery system.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills, including the ability to reprioritize, perform, and complete critical competing tasks.
- Excellent communications skills, both oral and written with the ability to reach a variety of audiences.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Power Point and Excel software.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience.
Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Psychology or a related field; four (4) years of experience to include one (1) year of supervisory experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Master's degree preferred
- Two (2) years of post-master's degree experience specific to child welfare services (adoptions, CPS, family preservation services, or foster care).
- Two (2) years demonstrated successful supervisory experience.
- Currently licensed or license-eligible (transferable) in the Commonwealth of Virginia as an LCSW or LPC.
- Bilingual skills in Spanish
- Successful candidates must be available for duty beyond the normal workday which includes nights, weekends, and holidays, as required to perform functions of the position.
- This position is considered essential personnel and will require report to work during times designated countywide as approved for unscheduled leave regardless of the emergency (e.g., weather, transportation, disaster).
- May also be required to work form, and may be assigned to, an alternate worksite(s) within the county to carry out duties that support operational needs.
Post Conditional Offer Contingencies
Successful candidates will respond to community crisis as directed, possess a valid resident driver's license, and undergo driving record, child protective services, and criminal background checks.
Loudoun County Regular Full-time Employees are eligible for full benefits including but not limited to the following as a part of a total rewards package!
- Retirement from the Virginia Retirement System (VRS)
- Annual leave
- Sick leave
- Annual Paid Holidays
- Group Health Plan
- Group Life Insurance
- Exceptional Performance Recognition
- Credit Union Membership
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Education and Career Development