Position Summary and Job Duties
This position has supervisor responsibility for the development, implementation and over site of the CPS Training Program. This position will directly supervise 3 Initial Assessment (IA) staff, 2 Ongoing staff and a Float position who will carry a reduced CPS caseload and will also be field trainers. The field trainers will be paired with new CPS staff and will assist with their training needs. This position will promote the mission and core values of the CYF division as part of new staff orientation and training. Provide a comprehensive overview of the entire Child Welfare process for new CPS staff as part of the training program. The training will incorporate WISACWIS and the Wisconsin Child Welfare Model for Practice. This position will provide training to the entire CYF staff based on staff’s needs, facilitate safety round tables and scheduling site visits for community education.
Provide initial training/orientation for newly hired CPS staff as well as meet the training needs of the CYF division staff.
1. Maintain knowledge/experience specific to CPS practice including changes in standards of practice, WiSACWIS, etc.;
2. Assist staff and management in identifying staff development needs;
3. Implement orientation/training process for new CPS staff;
4. Develop and implement training plans for the Division which are consistent with agency practice including standards which encompass basic competencies as well as tenure-appropriate professional development;
5. Develop, arrange, and coordinate the activities necessary to meet the objectives of the orientation/training process;
6. Schedule site visits with community agencies/resources;
7. Coordinate HSD orientation with designee from HSD Central Support Services;
8. Provide comprehensive overview of entire CPS process, which will include: staff shadowing, from intake through case closure in ongoing services;
9. Incorporate WiSACWIS and the Wisconsin Child Welfare Model for Practice as components of the staff training process;
10. Facilitate weekly safety round table meetings using the safety round table model. This will include being the central contact point for scheduling the round tables and providing follow-up with supervisors and staff.
11. Assist in training of new and existing staff around the Functional Family Case Management (FFCM) Model.
11. Provide monthly MI skills groups with the IA social workers as well as conduct co-visits with the social workers to observe their MI skills. Assist supervisors with staff evaluation and coaching in MI skills.
12. On an annual basis, lead a work group to develop the annual CYF division training plan.
13. Work with the CYF Program Managers on conducting training needs assessments.
Provides Oversight and supervision to staff.
1. Reviews cases, applies assessment skills, and makes determinations regarding appropriate course of action.
2. Consults on cases and provides feedback and direction to staff regarding safety and permanence of children.
3. Promotes family centered and strength based approaches in working with CPS families.
1. Provides consultation on a rotating basis for CPS After Hours Program.
2. Participates as a member of CYF Division Leadership team, working collaboratively with colleagues to assure a quality continuum of services for clients.
3. Participates in various internal and external work groups and committees.
Performs other duties as assigned by Program Managers or Division Manager
Success Factors (KSA’s)
1. Knowledge of social work theory, human development, human behavior, and the dynamics of child maltreatment;
2. Knowledge of Family Systems Theory;
3. Knowledge of adult learning concepts and methodologies;
4. Ability to demonstrate skill in curriculum development and training delivery;
5. Strong technical writing skills;
6. Excellent active listening and engagement skills;
7. Ability to develop, organize, and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously without compromising the integrity of the work product;
8. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with families, staff, management, and community partners;
9. Ability to assess learning needs and modify the training process to accommodate professional development strategies on an individual basis;
10. In depth knowledge of Motivational Interviewing skills and ability to coach others in MI skills;
11. Knowledge of Evidenced Based Practices in Child Welfare;
12. Knowledge of trauma informed care principles and its application in child welfare;
13. Ability to present information to small and large groups;
14. Ability to manage multiple tasks at once and be highly organized
Job Requirements, Education, Training & Experience
Bachelors’ Degree in Social Work, or a related field, including social work certification or licensure. Minimum of 2 years of direct practice, CPS experience is required.
Knowledge of process regarding social work certification/licensure is required.
Knowledge of WiSACWIS and the Wisconsin Child Welfare Model for Practice is required.
Knowledge of Child Safety which includes Present and Impending Danger Threats.
Knowledge of CPS Investigation Standards and Ongoing Services Standards and Guidelines is required.
Training in Motivational Interviewing is required.
Must possess and maintain a current unrestricted (not due to corrective lenses) driver’s license and auto insurance pursuant to the Rock County Administrative Policy and Procedure Policy 5.02 and 5.27.
Access to a personal vehicle to commute between county buildings and meeting locations.
Primary work hours are M-F 8 AM-5 PM with a 1 hour lunch break. Must be able to work flexible hours on occasion.
Essential Job Functions (physical elements, equipment and working conditions)
Ability to sit, stand, walk, talk, drive, read and write
Ability to use a computer and computer keyboard
Ability to use a copier, fax, scanner and telephone
Ability to use Microsoft suite
Frequent indoor work in an office setting
Occasional work outdoors, primarily as a result of travel requirements to/from the office, foster parent homes, and other meeting sites in and out of the county
Potential contact with unpredictable and/or violent clients
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