Child Welfare Assistant Division Director (CPS)

Wake County Government - Child Welfare Division
May 3, 2021
PO Box 550, Raleigh, NC
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We are seeking an accomplished professional to join the Child Welfare leadership team. The Child Welfare Assistant Division Director leads a dynamic child protective services unit.  This position reports directly to the Child Welfare Division Director and works on a team with the Assistant Division Director of Permanency Services to ensure continuity of care and seamless transition when children enter out-of-home care.  Please visit our website to learn more about Wake County Child Protective Services: Wake County CPS

The Opportunity

In this role, you will:

  • Direct and manage work teams comprised of program managers,  supervisors, and social workers
  •  Oversee internal operations including personnel, space, logistics of major events, consumer complaints, incident reports, training, assuring compliance with regulations, and assuring Child Welfare services are properly provided on a daily basis. 
  • Assure that all mandates, regulations and funding requirements are met and ensure improved performance on the Child and Family Services Review.


$78,410 - $109,770; commensurate with experience


Management prefers candidates with:

  • Master’s degree in social work or a related human services field
  • Over 6 years experience in the department of social services leadership role(s)
  • Experience managing child welfare program operations, projects, budgets, and staff
  • Current North Carolina Pre-Service for Child Welfare


Applicants with experience as managers in child welfare/child protective services are encouraged to apply. Candidates with NC and non-NC experience will be considered. 

Please ensure your resume conveys your experience in managing child welfare-related programs, staff supervision, project, and budget management experience.

You may upload your resume and apply at: Wake County Careers Site

Posting is scheduled to close on 5/7/2021.