Adult, Child, and Family Services Division Program Manager (Manager IV)

  • Stanislaus County
  • Modesto, California
  • Jul 14, 2018
Full Time Human and Social Services Non-Management
  • Salary: 73694.40 Annually
  • Salary Top: 110552.00
  • Phone: 209-525-6333


Community Services Agency (CSA) provides a broad range of social services to the community. CSA is comprised of over 1,083 employees and has annual operating budget of over $338.8 million. CSA partners with County government agencies and numerous community based organizations to create culturally responsive and accessible services. Over 175,000 residents receive services through CSA. The Agency is organized into three Divisions: (1) Adult, Child, and Family Services Division (ACFSD); (2) StanWORKs Division; and (3)Finance and Operations Division.

Management of Child Welfare Programs This management position will provide oversight of several programs within child welfare. Under the supervision of the Assistant Director, a Manager IV performs the most complex administrative work in planning, organizing and directing the activities of the Adult, Child and Family Services Division of the Community Services Agency. The incumbent will supervise the work of persons in middle level management and may supervise first-level supervisory positions, such as Social Work Supervisors. The position will oversee the Court, Family Reunification, Permanency Planning and Adoptions Programs. 

Job Description

**All Manager IV Positions Will **
• Ensure the laws, rules and regulations governing the Adult, Child and Family Services Division are adhered to.
• Have administrative responsibilities for assisting the Assistant Director in preparing, coordinating and monitoring that portion of the Department's budget, which relates to the Adult, Child and Family Services Division. 

Job Requirements:

• Rules and regulations governing social service programs for both adults and children; • Principles and practices of supervision and management;
• Systems Improvement Plan;
• Structured decision making;
• SAFE Measures;
• Public funding and budget preparation;
• Departmental organization and operations;
• Community needs and resources;
• Concepts and procedures of casework;
• Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) principles;
• Departmental reports; and
• Confidentiality requirements for any of the disciplines – such as Adult Child and Family Services, Probation, Public Health HIPAA rules, Mental Health etc.;
• Continuum of Care Reform;
• Resource Family Approval;
• Commercially Sexually Exploited Children;
• Statewide initiatives.

• 3 years experience performing duties comparable to a Manager III in a Child Welfare Program; AND
• Masters degree in Social Work or a Masters degree from a two year counseling program, or equivalent. (Please provide proof with application)  

Typical Tasks
• Be an active member of the leadership team for the Systems Improvement Plan;
• Be an active member of the leadership team for the continuing implementation of Continuum of Care Reform;
• Provide leadership in developing and maintaining commitment to accomplishing the goals and objectives that support the mission of the Board of Supervisors and the various participating agencies;
• Represent the Assistant Director in his/her absence;
• Provide leadership to a diverse team of professionals who possess multiple skills and varied approaches to family intervention activities;
• Interpret and apply a variety of complex county, state and federal regulations, policies and guidelines, comply with laws, regulations and professional practices governing program services and operations;
• Be an active member of the CSA Executive Leadership Team;
• Assist in the planning, management and implementation of programs. New programs include Resource Family Approval, Commercially Sexually Exploited Children, Psychotropic Medications;
• Supervise the activities of the employees engaged in multiple aspects of the team;
• Assign and review the work of other;
• Assist subordinate staff in resolving complex and/or technical problems and interpret and explain federal, state, local and/or internal rules and regulations;
• Supervise assigned staff, gather needed documentation, evaluate, as well as interview and make recommendations to hire, or take disciplinary actions;
• Meet regularly to provide direction and to ensure goals and objectives are being met;
• Coordinate the planning and implementation of program evaluation activities;
• Assist in staff training and development;
• Assist with the Division budgeting process;
• Develop and prepare statistical reports as necessary;
• Monitor contracts in conjunction with the fiscal division;
• Suggest policy for local programs and recommend procedures;
• Apply the principles of progressive employee discipline;
• Represent the department at meetings and conferences with representatives of state and federal agencies, local public and private agencies, community groups/individuals and the media regarding policy and operational matters as directed to you by the Assistant Director of CSA;
• Develop partnerships and innovative integrated approaches to service delivery;
• Work collaboratively with providers and the community-based organizations;
• Work with the juvenile and adult courts on matters related to the service delivery structure of the program; and

Skills / Ability
• Perform other duties and special projects as assigned.
• Plan, organize and direct the work of subordinate staff;
• Lead with a high degree of independent judgment;
• Ability to think critically and with good judgment in regards to safety and risk factors in child abuse;
• Understand and promote the VisionMission-Value statement of Stanislaus County and the Community Services Agency;
• Develop and mentor staff on a continuous basis and promote an atmosphere of continuous improvement;
• Make decisions permitting essential functions to be carried out in an accurate, timely manner;
• Conduct research and organize information;
• Understand, interpret and apply laws, rules and regulations as they relate to assigned area of responsibilities;
• Perform complex analytical tasks such as: analyze trends and develop cost and caseload projections, and identify trends that influence outcomes;
• Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action;
• Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, in order to present findings and recommendations to individuals and large groups;
• Establish goals and objectives;
• Write clearly, succinctly and effectively; • Conduct community meetings;
• Decision making skills in situations that have a high consequence of error;
• Ability to lead by example;
• Understand and be responsive to the needs of a culturally diverse population;
• Be innovative and flexible in managing program operations and problem solving;
• Lead and gain consensus among diverse groups of individuals;
• Effectively handle all aspects of personnel related matters;
• Work with the judges in both juvenile and adult courts;
• Build and maintain professional working relationships with multiple levels of staff and with multiple agency professionals;
• Operate computer hardware and software programs including basic keyboarding skills;
• Hear and understand speech at normal room levels, and hear and understand speech on the telephone;
• Lift, bend, stoop, walk on uneven terrain and reach overhead;
• Push, pull squat, twist and turn;
• Sit at a desk, conference table or in meeting rooms of various configurations for extended amounts of time; and
• Drive a car.  


Special Instructions

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Additional Information

Classification Information
Unless otherwise provided, this position is part of the Unclassified Service of the County and is considered "at-will" and designated Management for labor relations purposes.

Equal Employment Opportunity
The County of Stanislaus is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to submit online application(s) for open position(s).

Application Procedures / Final Filing Date
Applications cannot be submitted later than 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date. Make your online application as complete as possible so a full and realistic appraisal may be made of your qualifications. Applications cannot be submitted later than 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date. Make your online application as complete as possible so a full and realistic appraisal may be made of your qualifications. Classification Information

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application form

"Attaching your resume and cover letter are an optional feature for those who wish to do so in addition to completing the required application form. Information on your resume and cover letter will not substitute for the education, work experience and required fields on the County application. The online County application is the primary tool used to evaluate your job qualifications."

Testing Accommodations
Arrangements may be made to accommodate disabilities or religious convictions. Describe the special test arrangements you require at question #7 on of the application form.

Application and / or Examination Appeal Rights
Application and/or examination results may be appealed by applicants presenting facts alleging irregularity, fraud and/or error in application screening or in exam scoring. Appeals must be in writing and submitted to the Chief Executive Officer within seven (7) days after the examination results are mailed.

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The Job Task Analysis provides information detailing the physical and functional demands of the classification. For the complete job task analysis, visit the Risk Management website at under "Disability Management".