Union County Children Services Supervisor

Union County Human Services



Union County is seeking a supervisor to join the children services unit. Under general supervision of the Deputy Director or Director provides direct and indirect supervision to child protection caseworkers or related positions; develops and implements agency and state policy, rules and regulations; performs administrative duties; supervises employees to ensure state and federal mandates are met and safety issues for children are adequately addressed; implements and coordinates agency programs; attends and plans meetings and court hearing; provides training to staff; promotes positive relationships with partner agencies.


The following are examples only and are not intended to be all inclusive:

Motor vehicle, personal computer, laptop, iPad, applicable computer software, office phone system, printer, copy machine, fax machine, and other standard business office equipment.


The employee has exposure to chemical compounds found in an office environment (e.g., toner, correction fluid, etc.); is exposed to possible injury due to unclean or unsanitary conditions; has contact with potentially violent or emotionally distraught persons; has exposure to hazardous driving conditions; has exposure to potentially vicious animals; works in proximity to the use of firearms; has exposure to bed bugs, lice, scabies and other insects; works in or around crowds; ascends and/or descends ladders, stairs, or scaffolds; has to work irregular hours.

Note: In accordance with the U.S. Department of Labor physical demands strength ratings, this is considered sedentary work.


50% (1) Supervises employees of the Children Services department; ensures safety of children; schedules, assigns and reviews work; evaluates performance which may include accompanying staff on home visits, to court or other community meetings; develops quality control procedures and standards; ensures all work is in adherence to departmental standards and pertinent government regulations; issues oral and written reprimands and recommends suspension and termination; recommends personnel actions (e.g. leave of absence, wage increase, etc.); authorizes sick and vacation leave; provides training, guidance and direction; assists with the development of agency policy and procedures; facilitates team meetings to advocate for children to remain safely in the community; communicates team plans with the court and community partners; advises the deputy director and agency director of unit needs and/or concerns providing a potential solution; prepares activity reports and compiles related statistics; completes special projects as assigned by the deputy director and agency director. Consistently and continually (e.g. at all times) represents the agency in a positive and professional manner and provides appropriate internal and external customer service.

20 % (2) Conducts daily screening meetings, and leads and documents screening decision; conducts periodic staff meetings; attends agency and management meetings; attends required trainings and conferences to keep abreast of current developments in the field; assist coworkers in performance of duties as required.

15% (3) Researches and coordinates case activities with other agency units, partner agencies (law enforcement, prosecutor's office, juvenile court, mental health agencies, Board of Developmental Disabilities, schools, etc.); encourages prevention efforts through partnership with other resources; uses reasonable efforts to prevent a child's removal from the home; if removal is necessary, determines the need for substitute care and coordinates placements with attention given to least restrictive, least intrusive environment; monitors appropriateness of services provided and facilitates change as necessary.

10% (4) Provides after-hours supervision of on call worker; assists in emergency situations in office.

(5) Maintains required licensures, certification, and continuing education requirements, if any.

(6) Meets all job safety requirements and all applicable safety standards that pertain to essential functions.

(7) Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance.


5% (8) Performs other duties as assigned.


Possession of a Bachelor's Degree in one of the following or related fields: public administration, human services, psychology, criminology, human resources, social work, or education, or equivalent combination of education and work experience which meets the minimum essential functions of the position. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Minimum of three (3) years related work experience demonstrating increasing responsibilities in supervision and social services issues.


Must possess a valid Ohio driver's license and maintain insurability under the County's vehicle insurance policy.


Applicants interested in the Children Services Supervisor position, please visit to complete the application and upload your resume and cover letter. 

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