Children, Youth & Family Services Supervisor - Practice - Colorado Springs - job 746525

El Paso County, CO

Date: 05/04/2021

City: Colorado Springs, Colorado

Employment type: Full-time

Essential Job Functions

  • Typical Hiring Range: $65,807.56 - $69,097.86 annually*

  • Salary to be commensurate with qualifications*

Supervises Practice Unit caseworkers in the Children, Youth and Family Services Division of the El Paso County Department of Human Services (DHS) mission to preserve and rehabilitate families while protecting children. Oversees and coordinates the practice and is responsible for primary decision-making of child protection practices including, but not limited to safety, permanency and well-being.

  • Supervises assigned caseworkers and clerical staff within the Practice Unit to include conducting unit meetings, ensuring work is performed in a timely and accurate manner and assigning duties as appropriate. Conducts performance appraisals and motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance; participates in the hiring and disciplinary processes.

  • Communicates the mission of the unit; establishes and monitors the workflow of the unit and assigns cases and assessments.

  • Conducts and participates in staffings and consultations with caseworkers; meets with each caseworker in the unit per supervision protocol to discuss cases, treatment plans, problems, issues and to address caseworker performance.

  • Leads weekly unit meetings to discuss information; participates in DHS administrative meetings involving planning, decision making and management. Coordinates and facilitates staff training as needed.

  • Participates in case-related staffings, court hearings, foster care reviews, team meetings and family meetings; decides and recommends appropriate case plans and proceedings.

  • Ensures compliance with Federal, State and County laws, outcome measures, rules and regulations; reviews cases to ensure case plans are developed and implemented.

  • Reviews, edits and/or approves unit correspondence and reports.

  • Serves as a liaison to community professionals, clients, other agencies, the courts and the public; responds to complaints and concerns.

  • Collects, reports and monitors team statistics, data, outcomes and performance; approves and routes some financial requests.

  • Performs other duties as required.


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a major in a human behavior science field required as stated inVolume 7 Section 7.603.1 (D) 2 to include a degree with at least 30 semester or 45 quarter hours of coursework in development of human behavior, child development, family intervention techniques, diagnostic measures, or therapeutic techniques such as social work, psychology, sociology, guidance and counseling, and/or child development; or

  • Bachelor's degree of social work (BSW) and successful completion of an approved field placement in a county department of human services required.

  • Three (3) years professional casework experience at the journey level obtained after the degree required; or

  • A Master's degree or higher in social work or a human behavioral sciencefield and two (2) years professional casework experience at the journey level obtained before or after the advanced degree required.

  • One (1)year supervisory or leadership experience preferred.

  • Working knowledge of Department of Human Services programs and protocol.

  • Working knowledge of intake and ongoing processes, procedures and protocol.

  • Ability to provide guidance, supervise and train others; ability to objectively review and appraise the performance and work of others.

  • Working knowledge of child protection laws, rules and regulations.

  • Ability to understand, interpret and communicate policies and procedures to staff.

  • Ability to assess situations and make prudent and appropriate decisions; ability to apply conflict resolution and problem solving skills.

  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with co-workers, clients, other agencies, and the public.

  • Ability to efficiently plan, schedule and organize.

  • Ability to use standard office equipment to include computer, fax machine, copier and telephone.

  • Maintain regular and punctual attendance.

  • Must pass conditional post offer background investigation, motor vehicle check, drug screen, and physical examination. College transcripts required prior to date of hire.


  • Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado Driver's License.

  • Must obtain and maintain necessary certifications as applicable to position.

  • Colorado State Child Welfare Supervisor Certification or the ability to successfully complete and pass initial examination within ninety (90) days of employment.

Work Conditions

Work is primarily performed in an office environment with some travel for home visits, development of community resources, community events, and meetings. Some evening or weekend work may be required. Occasional lifting of files, supplies, children: exerting 20 lbs – 50 lbs occasionally; 10 lbs – 25 lbs frequently, or up to 10 lbs constantly.

This job announcement is not intended to be inclusive of all functions, responsibilities and qualifications associated with the position, however, representative of the essential job functions and typical criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the position.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE AT:http://www.elpasoco.comxqttzadavcxcbszsqyautyfrbst For inquiries please call: 719-520-7401.

Each applicant is considered only for the current vacancy indicated on your application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to monitor any future openings and to submit a separate application for each position. Incomplete applications will not be considered.Any new employee and rehires must provide documentation of authorization to work as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (PL99-603).


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