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Director of Social Services- Placerville, CA

Placerville, California | Full-Time Direct Hire

Job ID: 2453 Category: Supervisor

We are in need of a Director of Social Services to work in Placerville, CA. This is a full time, direct hire position.

The Director of Social Services plans, implements and directs the Social Services Department which provides casework services to clients and their families. The Director of Social Services will also manage a team of social workers and discharge planners. Additional responsibilities include: coordination of the admission and discharge processes and maintaining a liaison with local hospitals and agencies

QUALIFICATIONS
Required:
  • Two (2) years of direct service experience with chronically mentally ill clients and two (2) years of supervisory experience with both professional and non-professional staff in an inpatient or outpatient setting
  • A Master’ s degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Two (2) years of prior supervisor/management experience
  • Must be CPR, ProAct or CPI and First Aid certified on date of employment or within 60 days of employment and maintain current certification throughout employment

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Plans, organizes, directs and controls the Social Services Department
  • Responsible for the administrative and clinical functioning of the Social Services Department
  • Makes use of management practices that include empowerment of staff, the provision of clear and concise expectations regarding duties assigned employees, frequent feedback focusing on both positive and problematic aspects of work performance and other management practices that are consistent with Continuous Quality Improvement
  • Promotes and maintains harmonious and effective relationships and communications within the department and other departments
  • Thoroughly understands the legal/conservatorship system and provides inservice training to facility staff as needed
  • Coordinates the Utilization Review Committee and assists in the development of associated procedures
  • Supervises and coordinates student intern placements within the Social Services Department. Provides leadership and clinical training to the facility staff and interns
  • Collaborates with other administrative staff in strategic planning activities with the goal of ensuring ongoing effectiveness of the facility
  • Availability to assist at other facilities which may involve limited travel
  • Establishes on-going relationships with local agencies and other resources necessary to effect a continuum of care for clients’ returning to the community. In doing so, assists Social Services staff in the assessment of clients’ readiness for discharge
  • Establishes staffing requirements and recommends to administration the number and classification of personnel to be employed. Directs the recruitment, selection and when necessary disciplinary action within the Social Services Department
  • Establishes and maintains the job specifications and descriptions for department personnel
  • Coordinates and consults with county Mental Health Services and staff of acute and long term in-patient psychiatric hospitals to facilitate admission and discharge of clients
  • Evaluates, by telephone and/or in person, prospective clients for admission. Consults with the department managers as necessary regarding the appropriateness of the admission
  • Manages the Social Services Department within allocated budgetary parameters and participates in the development of the fiscal budget
  • Ensures that the facility is in compliance with all related state, federal and local licensing regulations and requirements
  • Establishes and defines standards which ensure safe and therapeutically effective care
  • Assesses the quality of care rendered by the Social Services Department and ensures sound practice
  • Establishes and maintains a comprehensive Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement program within the Social Services Department which includes frequent collaboration with other departments, employee education and a focus on monitoring departmental standards and actively removing barriers to the provision of high quality ca
  • Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted and/or changed at the discretion of management.

Must have a LCSW

If you are interested in further information, please send the most updated copy of your resume and a good time to contact you to brooke@psychpros.com

Thank You,

Brooke Olson

National Recruiting Manager

888-651-8367 x4787

Brooke Olson
National Recruiting Manager

Recruiting is a great way to combine two fields that I love — human resources and human services. I believe that my knowledge of the human services field helps me so much in my position as a behavioral health recruiter. I am truly able to understand what client companies are looking for in a candidate, and in turn, I can help job candidates locate a job they love.

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