SOCIAL WORK SUPERVISOR I
SOCIAL WORK SUPERVISOR II
(Series Specification)

Job Specifications

 

Class Code:  SN8
Analyst: JD
Date Originated: 12/80 
Dates Revised: 6/83 7/84 

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY

DEFINITION

Under general direction, to plan, organize, supervise and review the work of social workers; and to do other work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Social Work Supervisors I and II are the first full supervisory levels over workers performing social service functions.

Social Work Supervisor I Supervises Social Work Unit staff providing moderate to complex casework services.

Social Work Supervisor II

Supervises social work unit staff providing the most difficult, sensitive and specialized casework services.

TYPICAL TASKS

Plans, assigns, reviews and evaluates the work of subordinate staff; supervises and trains subordinate staff; reviews and approves case summaries and service plans; assesses subordinates development, learning patterns and performance; assists subordinates to develop and improve social work skills; assigns work consistent with departmental policies and priorities, and subordinates capabilities; determines procedures for solving problems in using sound casework practices and departmental policy; evaluates potential clients for program eligibility and makes difficult decisions to accept and/or terminates clients from the program; develops controls to accomplish work within framework of established laws, policies, procedures and priorities; holds group and individual conferences with unit staff to discuss assignments, cases in progress, rules, regulations, policies, and laws; maintains quality and quantity work records; evaluates performance; schedules vacation and work hours; issues warnings; participates in selection of subordinates; coordinates unit's work and activities with other departmental units; prepares correspondence and reports; represents unit or department in dealings with other departments, agencies and organizations; evaluates policies and procedures and makes recommendations to supervisors; participates in the development of community resources and services; trains new workers in casework techniques; schedules emergency and on call coverage and provides back up response; may direct research studies and prepare reports; may provide vacation or other temporary relief for other classes as required.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

Knowledge:

Social Work Supervisor I

Social Work Supervisor II

The above, plus:

Ability to:

Social Work Supervisor I

Social Work Supervisor II

The above, plus:

Training and Experience:

Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be:

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Title Change: Formerly Social Service Supervisor