Residential Care Worker Supervisor

County of San Diego

Date: Sep 23, 2022
City: San Diego, CA
Salary: $49,296 - $60,674 / year
Contract type: Full time
County of San Diego
Job Summary

Per County rules, this position is eligible for appointment at step 1, $49,296.00 annually.
County employees are subject to the County Promotion Rule for step placement in accordance with Comp Ord 1.3.5.

The County of San Diego\'s Polinsky Children\'s Center is now accepting applications for

Residential Care Worker Supervisor

To be considered, you must be willing to work a variety of shifts including days, nights, weekends, and holidays.

Polinsky Children\'s Center, located at 9400 Ruffin Court, San Diego, is a 24-hour facility for the temporary emergency shelter of children who must be separated from their families for their own safety, or when parents/caretakers cannot provide care. For additional information on Polinsky Children\'s Center, please .

Residential Care Worker Supervisors supervise Residential Care Workers, volunteers and contract workers on multiple shifts in an assigned cottage or cottages, coordinate individualized assessment plans of children in residence with other members of a multi-disciplinary team, and oversee the activities of a cottage and its staff. Polinsky Children\'s Center (PCC) plays a vital role in the Child Welfare system for abused, abandoned and neglected teens, children and infants who find themselves placed at the facility.

  • Completion of twelve (12) units from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency in social work, child development theory, a closely related behavioral science and/or criminal justice to include behavior management techniques and child psychology/child development: AND,
  • Two (2) years of experience providing supervision and care to children in a 24-hour residential facility or licensed day care, or licensed after school program for youth, one (1) year of which must have been working in an emergency shelter care facility performing journey-level Residential Care Worker responsibilities.

1. Care for one\'s own children or care of children in an unlicensed facility is not qualifying.
2. Applicants using Residential Care Worker experience gained through U.N.I. to qualify must submit a letter from U.N.I. verifying the number of hours worked.
3. Qualifying experience includes experience as a school teacher instructing teens and/or children.
4. Thirty (30) units from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency in the disciplines listed above may substitute for twelve (12) months of the required experience.
Click for a complete Residential Care Worker Supervisor job description including examples of qualifying education and/or experience, working conditions, etc.

Ideal candidates will have the ability to plan, schedule, supervise, coordinate, evaluate and develop staff; carry out efficiently and effectively the goals and services of PCC, are customer focused, value and respect others, professionally and calmly deal with challenging behavior and verbal abuse; are able to perform the physical demands of child care, supervision, safety and security; and do whatever it takes to get the job done within legal, professional, and ethical boundaries and with appropriate training. Ideal candidates also provide leadership, communicate effectively, hold self and others accountable, solve problems, leverage resources (coaches and develops), and drive to excel.


Interviews will take place on 9/7/22 and 9/8/22. The department will be reaching out to candidates to invite them to participate in an interview. Job offers for selected candidates will be made shortly after the interviews. Candidates should be prepared to immediately complete background paperwork, upon receipt of a job offer.

The timeline for this recruitment is outlined below. Please note that dates are approximate and are dependent upon the successful completion of each step of the process.

Job Offer and Background Process begins: Shortly after the interviews.

Pre-employment Medical Screening: Approximately 3 days following successful background investigation results. * Anticipated Start Date: Start date will be based upon successful completion of background or other mutually agreed upon date


As part of the County of San Diego\'s pre-employment process, prospective candidates will undergo a background check (including fingerprinting) and a pre-employment medical screening prior to beginning County employment. Additional types of background investigations may be conducted based on the job-related activities of the position. Employees who work at County locations subject to the California Department of Public Health State Public Health Officer order are required to be fully vaccinated. In addition, booster-eligible employees must receive their booster by March 1, 2022, or within 15 days of becoming eligible for a booster if they are not eligible as of March 1, 2022. If there are CDPH date changes for Booster compliance, employees must come into compliance in accordance with that date.


Qualified candidates will be placed on a six (6) month eligible list based on the scores received during the evaluation of information contained on their employment and supplemental applications. Please ensure all information is complete and accurate as the responses you provide on the supplemental application will be reviewed using an automated evaluation system. If you are successful in the initial screening process, your application will be reviewed individually to confirm that the information you provided is accurate.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of a job, on a case-by-case basis.

The County of San Diego and its employees embrace the vision of: a just, sustainable, and resilient future for all. Our values include: integrity, equity, access, belonging, excellence, and sustainability. Each of which are infused throughout our operations. While also embracing a mission of strengthening our communities with innovative, inclusive, and data driven services through a skilled and supported workforce. Click here for more information on our as well as our commitment to serve everyone, to build a that will create a County that works for all.

Under California Government Code Sections 3100 - 3109, public employees are designated as disaster service workers. The term \"public employees\" includes all persons employed by the state or any county, city, state agency, or public district. Disaster service workers are required to participate in such disaster service activities as may be assigned to them by their employer or by law.

The County of San Diego is committed to valuing diversity and practicing inclusion because our diverse workforce is our greatest asset and our customers are our number one priority.

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