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DETENTION HOME CASEWORK SUPERVISOR
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work involves responsibility for overseeing correctional casework services. Work of this class is performed at a professional level Work is to be performed under the general direction of a professional or administrative supervisor, but with significant autonomy of interaction with professional staff of social workers, or other discipline as necessary. Supervises a staff of professional, paraprofessional and/or technical subordinates. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Is responsible for the supervision, training and development of assigned professional, paraprofessional and/or technical staff.
Assists assigned staff in planning work, and aids in applying policies, directives, and techniques through individual conferences and staff meetings.
Evaluates progress of staff supervised and takes remedial action where appropriate.
Prepares and monitors care plans. Performs initial intake of residents and secondary screening of MAYSI (Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument).
Familiarizes subordinate staff with state and community resources.
Observes, reviews, and analyzes casework activities and assigns caseloads to staff.
Confers with staff members of other departments and community programs on particular cases or problems and practices.
Maintains cooperative working relationships with other supervisors in order to achieve a coordinated program.
Establishes case management objectives and monitors set objectives to ensure their accomplishment.
May carry a caseload as work load and staffing levels require.
Enforces all County Rules and Regulations including those relating to employee attendance and sick time use and abuse.
Responsible for unit compliance with the Office of Children and Family Services regulations regarding case management including documentation, family visits and phone calls, ensuring residents are adjusting to detention.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of modern case management principles and practices in a juvenile detention setting.
Thorough knowledge of social, economic, cultural and physical factors in terms of their impact upon juvenile justice programming.
Thorough knowledge of casework delivery systems.
Thorough knowledge of juvenile justice case management record systems.
Good knowledge of supervisor's principles and techniques.
Good knowledge of State and Federal laws, rules, regulations and policies applicable to juvenile justice case management.
Good knowledge of State and community resources of value to juvenile justice programming.
Working knowledge of other service disciplines which typically interact with juvenile justice.
Ability to prepare and maintain appropriate records and reports as required.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, subordinates and supervisors.
Ability to interpret programs to a variety of publics.
Ability to establish units objectives and means of measuring performance objectives, and ability to take remedial action where required.
Ability to organize time, staff and resources to achieve unit objectives.
Ability to supervise professional case workers and resolve workers' problems and resident issues.
Ability to communicate information in a clear and concise written and oral fashion.
One (1) year of permanent, competitive-class status in the title of Detention Home Social Work Assistant and graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Master's degree in social work and current registration and licensure from the New York State Education Department Office of the Professions as a Licensed Master Social Worker.
A) Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Master's Degree in social work and three (3) years, or its part time equivalent, of professional-level case management or casework experience in corrections, parole, probation or a related recognized agency and current registration and licensure from the New York State Education Department Office of the Professions as a Licensed Master Social Worker.
Note: A Master's degree and current NYS registration and licensure as a Licensed Master Social Worker is required of all candidates per Subpart 180-3(d) and (i) of Subtitle E of Title 9 NYCRR.