DIVISION DIRECTOR OF CHILD WELFARE
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY
Under general direction, this single-position class plans, organizes, directs, coordinates and evaluates the Child Welfare programs of the Human Services Department; and to do other work as required.
This single-position class is responsible for developing, administering and evaluating Children’s Services within the Human Services Department.
This class is distinguished from the Assistant Human Services Department Director in that the latter assists the Department Director with overseeing the overall coordinated services and functions of the Department and assumes full responsibility in the absence of the Department Director. This class is distinguished from the Division Director – Social Services Programs in that the former is solely responsible for the complex child welfare programs, while the latter could be assigned to a wider array of divisions, such as Benefit Services, Career Works, or Adult Services.
Establishes and maintains goals, objectives, and plans for carrying out division functions consistent with overall Department goals; coordinates and directs through subordinate managers and supervisors the work of staff engaged in providing a wide variety of casework services; works closely with management and supervisory staff of the division, Department , and other departments to coordinate and integrate services, resolve administrative problems and develop joint procedures; analyzes divisional work activities and programs, conducts or directs studies of systems and procedures, evaluates divisional policies, services and systems and formulates needed improvements; directs and participates in the formulation and preparation of the divisional budget; monitors divisional budget; may direct a decentralized fiscal component; represents the division in dealing with other departments, agencies, private businesses, and community groups and organizations; directs and evaluates the work of the subordinate management and/or supervisory staff; develops division programs, contracts, grant agreements and memoranda of understanding; reviews and evaluates services and develops corrective actions as necessary; appears before the Board of Supervisors to present plans, projects and policies; serves on County and State task forces, committees and commissions and provides staff support for selected groups; testifies at the State level concerning proposed legislation and programs; develops division position statements for presentation to governing bodies, agencies and departments; performs special assignments as directed; prepares reports and correspondence; attends and/or conducts meetings and conferences.
Thorough knowledge of:
Working knowledge of:
Some knowledge of:
Training and Experience: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain this knowledge and abilities would be:
Benefit Status: 08
EEOC Job Category: 01
Occupational Grouping: 66
Workers’ Compensation Code: 0053