The County of San Mateo’s Human Services Agency is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Director of Children and Family Services. The Director of Children and Family Services (CFS) is responsible for the administration of Child Welfare within San Mateo County. This includes screening, investigations, out-of-home placement, family maintenance, family reunification, permanent placement, adoptions, resource family licensing, emergency shelter, foster family agency, prevention and early intervention, independent living and non-minor dependents. The Director of Children and Family Services will work closely with community partners to promote and develop services to enhance the well-being of children and families.
The ideal candidate will possess:
A Master’s degree in social work from an accredited college or university
Five years of experience as a deputy director or upper level manager in a public child welfare agency
Be a highly engaging manager and effective communicator to diverse audiences such as community partners, staff members, executive team members and clients
Strong business acumen, including performance outcomes, contract monitoring and outcomes, budget development and monitoring
Strong personnel and human resources management experience to engage staff, evaluate performance and celebrate staff and program accomplishments
Ability to implement and measure the CFS strategic plan
Be a strategic thinker that can evaluate systems and processes to streamline services and achieve performance in a collaborative manner
Be proficient in applying the principles and practices of child welfare and social services for families and children, including current trends in research, treatment, prevention, education and related issues
Knowledge of the principles and practices of organization and personnel management, public administration and financial administration, including public budgeting and reporting
Ability to plan, organize, direct, review and coordinate programs
Ability to develop and maintain successful, cooperative and effective partnerships with other departments, and the officials and employees of other agencies, including Advisory Boards and commissions
Knowledgeable of the laws, codes and regulations governing Child Welfare Services
Ability to act as a liaison with various private and public agencies, and deal successfully with the public and other interested groups
San Mateo County was formed in April 1856 out of the southern portion of then-San Francisco County with a population of fewer than 5,000 people and little in the way of commerce. Today, more than 758,000 people call San Mateo County home and it stretches the boundary of Silicon Valley northward. Innovation thrives here in industries including bioscience, computer software, green technology, hospi...tality, financial management, health care, education and transportation. The County prides itself on how that prosperity fosters its commitment to protecting and enhancing the health, safety, welfare and natural resources of the community.
Within its 455 square miles bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west and San Francisco Bay to the east, the County is known for its mild climate and scenic vistas. Nearly three quarters of the county is open space and agriculture remains a vital contributor to our economy and culture.
The County of San Mateo provides for the health and welfare of all