DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES CPS Investigative Supervisr I in DALLAS, Texas
Job/Position DescriptionCPS Investigative SupervisrThe CPI Supervisor performs highly complex (senior-level) consultative services, technical assistance and supervisor work. This position manages administrative staff and a unit of caseworkers responsible for conducting Investigations and Alternative Response (AR) cases within the CPI Division. The Supervisor provides case consultations and monitors the status of cases within the unit by utilizing data warehouse reports to identify trends and patterns related to risk and child safety issues. The Supervisor selects, hires, manages, and develops staff through review of performance data, individual conferences, case readings, data warehouse reports, field visits, and unit meetings to ensure productivity and compliance with policy, procedure, and service control requirements. Provides consultative services, analysis, and technical assistance to design, implement, and monitor solutions and improvements resulting from assessment of CPI cases within the unit pertaining to all child safety issues to ensure the best outcome for the families we serve. The Supervisor provides subject matter expertise, guidance and consultation to unit staff, internal and external stakeholders to shape effective service delivery. The Supervisor is accountable for critical decisions that are crucial to the protection of children. Consults with the area Program Director, regional and state office management, regional caseworkers, and external public and private stakeholders to provide details of complex, high profile and sensitive CPI cases and prioritizes time sensitive reports. The role of an investigative supervisor is a fast-paced, high energy position, requiring daily assessment and decision-making of child safety issues. This position requires regular on-call duties, frequency and timeframes determined by the regional area, to include holidays and weekends. The position oversees the unit in accordance with Child Protective Services Handbook, Title III of the Texas Family Code and Minimum Standards of child placing agencies. The position interacts routinely with clients, judges, attorneys, child advocacy centers, medical and school personnel and all parties involved in an investigation assigned to their unit. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.Essential Job FunctionsAttends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.Oversees, directs, and staffs case actions related to safety, risk, and permanency daily. Ensures timely contact is made on all cases and staff are continually assessing child safety throughout the investigation by reviewing case records to ensure documentation reflects all contacts are accurately entered. Evaluates unit performance through case readings, review that safety assessments and reassessments are completed timely, and referrals to community resources or services are provided when the caseworker determines such resources will reduce danger to a child, support protective actions, and mitigate factors placing the child at risk of future harm. Reviews cases submitted for closure in accordance with Department policies and procedures. Confers with program leadership when an unresolved danger indicator in the family or factors contributing to high risk occur. (40%)Implements program guidelines, performs administrative functions for staff, and conducts unit meetings. The Supervisor re https://jobshrportal.hhsc.state.tx.us/ENG/CareerPortal/job\_profile.cfm?szOrderID=482329 Copy the URL in the preceding sentence to an Internet Explorer browser to apply to the job directly through the Texas Health and Human Services Career Portal.