Duties of the Child Welfare and Adult Protection Director include, but are not limited to: · Oversees child welfare services in accordance with the department's statutory mandate; · Develops and maintains sound relationships with key inter-departmental resources and external stakeholders to support the division's strategic priorities; · Manages a wide range of contract and grant activities within the Division to ensure compliance with all regulatory and statutory requirements; · Maintains Division operations in a fiscally responsible manner; · Develops division personnel within the framework of the department's leadership model, with a focus on: Organizational Leadership & Navigation, Standards & Values, Collaborative Partnerships, Workforce Development, Critical Evaluation, Process & Project Management; · Manages the Division's process improvement efforts consistent with Lean principles; Works closely with division partners to develop and interpret city, state, and federal child welfare policy; · Other duties as defined;
This position REQUIRES: A Minimum of a Baccalaureate degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, or a closely related field; and At least five years of Child Welfare related management experience which must have included: fiscal oversight in a government setting, grant and contracts management, supervision of day-today operations in a Child Welfare environment, (some of which MUST have been performed in a county or state capacity,) leading, coaching and mentoring of staff, policy analysis and development, and extensive experience interpreting and analyzing complex data in a highly regulated environment.
This position PREFERS: A Master's Degree or greater in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, or a closely related field; Experience leading cultural and organizational change in a complex setting; Experience participating in policy and agenda setting in Child Welfare at a local, state or Federal level; A working knowledge of Colorado State Child Welfare statute and regulation; Previous experience working with formal process improvement methodologies;
About City and County of Denver - Community Planning & Development
About Denver Human Services
Denver Human Services partners with the community to provide Denver residents with the tools and support they need to build strong foundations that support their work to achieve their full potential.
DHS programs include food, cash and medical benefits, child care, employment first, veterans services and general assistance for eligible Denver residents. Protection &... Prevention services are provided via child support and child, youth and adult protection, along with community-focused programming, like in-home services, that are designed to strengthen families and prevent abuse or neglect.
From preventing homelessness to providing protection to the elderly to ensuring child care for families in financial need, DHS programs serve one in three Denver residents.