Social Services Director II

Westmoreland County, Virginia
Published
September 6, 2022
Location
111 Polk Street, Montross, VA
Category
Billing Address
111 Polk Street
First Name
Norm
Last Name
Risavi
Phone Number
8044930130
Closing Date
September 22, 2022

Description

POSITION INFORMATION:

 

Working Title              Social Services Director II, (Westmoreland)

Role Title                     Local-Classified

Job Open Date            09/01/2022

Job Close Date            09/22/2022

Open Until Filled         No

Hiring Range               $52,758 – $95,000 (salary commensurate with expertise)

Agency                        Department of Social Services – Local (765-01)

Agency Website          https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/posting/search

Location                      Westmoreland – 193

Position Number         L0001

Type of Recruit           General Public – G

Telework Option         Yes

Job Type                      Full-Time (salaried)

Job Type Detail           Full-Time Salaried – Non-faculty – FTS-1

Pay Band                     UG

 

Westmoreland County Social Services Advisory Board is seeking an experienced, passionate human services official/administrator to lead a small social services department located in beautiful Montross, VA.  Westmoreland County is situated on the Northern Neck Peninsula in the Chesapeake Bay region of Virginia.  It’s a well-known resort area offering several sandy beaches, a fishing pier, camp sites, and a State Park along the banks of the Potomac.  There are many historical attractions in the county which include George Washington’s Birthplace National Monument and the ancestral home of Robert E. Lee, Stratford hall, five Civil War battlefield parks and other homes associated with George Washington dot the landscape and nearby Mary Washington College has a cultural center offering concerts and theater productions open to the public.

 

The Director of Social Services is responsible for the operations of the federal and state mandated programs according to federal and state legislation, rules, and local policies.  Responsible for all social services and financial program areas in a moderate size office with varied and complex programs and for supervising managers.

 

 

Application review will begin as soon as possible.  State applications can be downloaded from the state website at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/posting/search.

 

 

Job Description

Job

Establishes policies and procedures for the program operations to include ensuring compliance with all federal, state, and local policy and regulations.  Reviews and evaluates changes in federal and state laws or regulations that will impact the delivery of services.  Builds and maintains effective relationships at the state and local level.  Plans, directs, supervises, and coordinates the workload of professional and administrative staff.  Responsible for recruiting, interviewing, and selecting applicants for vacant or temporary positons.  Strong personnel administration skills are a major desirable skill for the new director.  Works closely with the team managers consisting of Administration, Benefits Eligibility, and Family Services to effectively make recommendations for hiring, promotions, transfers, or disciplinary actions.  Manages and supervises employees to ensure highest level of quality services to customers.  Formulates and justifies the department’s annual budget and ensures budget is administered within local and state guidelines.  Ensures appropriate practices and followed in receiving federal and state funding and reimbursements.  Represents the department on various committees, government agencies, and community groups.  Attends County Board of Supervisors meetings and provides input when needed.  Supervises and mentors three team supervisors and must be available for consultation after hours.

Assists with disaster services, particularly emergency shelter staffing, community outreach, and other emergency services in an event of a disaster.

Considerable knowledge of the current social, economic, and health issues relating to clients in jurisdiction; Social Security Act; laws and regulations on administration of welfare services; social services offered in the county; available public and private resources and services for the needy; social work case load management; methods and techniques of counseling with clients; literature, trends and developments in the field of human services administration; and basic principles of community organization and supervision.

Comprehensive knowledge of management practices and principles of supervision; business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique and coordination of people and resources; principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, and personnel information systems; program planning, fiscal management and program funding sources; organization and structure of local, state and federal government, and volunteer agencies, particularly regarding human services; an research methods and statistical analysis.

 

Salary

52,758.00 - 95,000.00 (salary commensurate with experience)

Qualifications

Considerable knowledge of the current social, economic, and health issues relating to clients in jurisdiction; Social Security Act; laws and regulations on administration of welfare services; social services offered in the county; available public and private resources and services for the needy; social work case load management; methods and techniques of counseling with clients; literature, trends and developments in the field of human services administration; and basic principles of community organization and supervision.

Comprehensive knowledge of management practices and principles of supervision; business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, and coordination of people and resources; principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, and personnel information systems; program planning, fiscal management and program funding sources; organization and structure of local, State and Federal government, and volunteer agencies, particularly regarding human services; and research methods and statistical analysis.

Demonstrate ability to work effectively with others; communicate effectively both orally and in writing with diverse groups of people; conduct research; plan and direct social services programs of varied natures; interpret and implement policies and regulations and enforce local, state and federal laws ordinances, rules and regulations ;supervise the work of division managers that supervise multiple program and administrative supervisors; mobilize community support and generate community awareness of programs offered in the county; establish and implement effective management and administrative programs and procedures; represent the agency before the Boards or Councils; provide reasoning and application of logical thinking for problem solving; provide leadership in system designs, personnel management, and budget formulation; negotiate contracts to support program and policy objectives; and analyze, initiate, concentrate and be creative with ingenuity.

Special Requirements

Acceptable background checks and valid driver's license allowing operation of a motor vehicle in the state of Virginia is required.  Applicants may be subject to a criminal history background search, central registry search, DMV/driving investigation may include: fingerprint checks (state police, FBI), local agency checks, employment verification and references, verification of education, credit checks and other checks requested by the hiring authority.

Miscellaneous

Applications for this position must be submitted electronically through https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/posting/search