Placer Employment Opportunities

Health & Human Services Program Supervisor

Children's System of Care

Recruitment #2020-13621-01

POSITION INFORMATION

Placer County's Department of Health and Human Services is currently recruiting for Health and Human Services Program Supervisor to fill a vacancies in the Children's System of Care Division. The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill future vacancies in divisions within Health and Human Services, including: Children’s System of Care, Adult System of Care, Human Services and Public Health. The supplemental questionnaire for this recruitment provides program/assignment descriptions.

The Health and Human Services Program Supervisor classification covers a broad spectrum of support services and program functions within Placer County Health and Human Services, and includes varying responsibilities and career paths. When completing the application and supplemental questionnaire, applicants are encouraged to include relevant education and a description of experience providing professional and/or clinical/social work services, as well as any lead or supervisory experience.

Eligible lists remain active for a minimum of six months and up to two years, therefore, this list may also be used to fill both open and/or promotional vacancies as they arise.

Subject to approval by the appointing authority and upon successful completion of a foreign language proficiency exam, an additional 5% bilingual pay will be paid to employees who use a second language on a regular basis in the normal course of business. 

BENEFITS

Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change.  Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department.

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For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer please visit Placer County’s Human Resources website.

DEFINITION

To plan, organize, coordinate and supervise the operational and clinical activities in support of assigned program(s); to plan, prioritize, assign, supervise, and review the work of assigned professional, clinical, technical, and clerical staff; to establish operational and/or clinical processes, methods, and procedures in support of assigned program area; to perform a variety of technical and specialized functions in support of assigned area of responsibility; and to function as a proactive and positive team leader within the Health and Human Services Department.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

The Health and Human Services Program Supervisor level recognizes positions that perform full, first-line supervisory responsibilities including planning, assigning and evaluating the work of subordinate staff and are responsible for a program area within a major work unit, division, or multi-disciplinary and collaborative program/project.  Employees in this job class are assigned the responsibility for either one major, significant and complex program or multiple smaller and related programs.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives direction from a Health and Human Services Program Manager or higher level management staff.

Exercises direct supervision over professional, technical, clinical, and clerical personnel.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Plan, organize, and supervise the operational and clinical activities in support of assigned program area(s); effectively manage and monitor the allocation of designated resources, supervise and monitor the necessary record keeping and reporting functions, and ensure compliance with stated mission, goals, regulations, and guidelines.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of assigned program’s mission, goals, and objectives; establish operational and/or clinical processes, methods, and procedures to effectively meet the program’s goals and the clients’ needs.
  • Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise and review the work of assigned professional, clinical, and administrative support staff according to program’s goals and objectives; act as primary resource to assigned staff regarding professional, programmatic, administrative, and/or operational issues.
  • Review and evaluate operations and activities of assigned program/work unit; recommend improvements and modifications as necessary; maintain a variety of records and documentation and prepare reports on program operations and activities periodically and upon request.
  • Identify and develop grant applications and/or program proposals; administer grants and monitor work performed under grant/program terms.
  • Participate in collaborative activities, programs, and projects to maximize available resources and responsiveness of assigned programs; act as team member/leader for assigned projects/opportunities.
  • Perform outreach activities with various community groups and other public agencies to identify and assess the health and human services needs of target client populations.
  • Act as primary resource to clients, staff, and the general public regarding assigned program; supervise and coordinate treatment plan development; and oversee and participate in case management activities as necessary and as appropriate.
  • Participate in the selection of assigned staff; provide or coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; recommend discipline; implement discipline procedures as directed.
  • Participate in budget preparation and administration for assigned program areas; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; submit justifications for resource allocations; monitor and control expenditures.
  • Represent assigned program/projects to other organizations, local communities, special interest groups, schools, businesses, clients, and the general public; respond to inquiries; and promote the program’s mission and goals.
  • Establish and maintain open communications with other Department programs, projects, and multi-disciplinary teams; coordinate data, resources, and work products as necessary and upon request in support of a productive and positive working environment.
  • Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below.

Experience and Training: Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: Four years of increasingly responsible experience in providing professional and/or clinical client services with at least two years of the qualifying experience at the journey level or higher.

Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.  Designated positions may require major course work in specific and concentrated areas of study.

License or Certificate:

  • May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position.  Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.
  • Designated positions may require possession of a specific license to perform and/or oversee clinical or medical functions in the State of California.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of designated professional discipline with specific knowledge and expertise in assigned program areas.
  • Pertinent local, state and federal rules, regulations and laws.
  • Modern office procedures, methods and applicable computer hardware/software.
  • Principles and practices of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
  • Principles of budget monitoring.
  • Principles and practices of work safety.
  • Cultural, religious, economic and social groups and relationships to the delivery and acceptance of health and human services.

Ability to:

  • On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job and observe safety rules; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and problem solve client issues; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; remember clients' names; observe and problem solve operational and technical issues; understand and explain Department's and program's policies and procedures to clients, families and the general public.
  • On a continuous basis, sit at a desk for long periods of time; see and hear with sufficient acuity to observe and be aware of client; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone, and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift light weight.
  • Supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff.
  • Interpret and explain pertinent County and Department policies and procedures.
  • Assist in the development and monitoring of an assigned program budget.
  • Develop and recommend policies and procedures related to assigned program operations.
  • Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.

SELECTION PROCEDURE

Training & Experience Rating (100%)

Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant’s education, training, and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT

Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S.  For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn.

SUBSTITUTE LISTS

The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification.  For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey level) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied.

EMPLOYEES OF OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES

Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please click here.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.


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