Child Welfare Supervisor – Catholic Charities West Michigan

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Job Posting:

Child Welfare Supervisor – Muskegon – Full-Time


Position Summary:

The Child Welfare Supervisor position promotes timely permanence for referred children to guarantee the best quality of care for individuals served.  This position is responsible to ensure CCWM Child Welfare programs are adhering to Division of Child Welfare Licensing and Department of Health and Human Services regulations.  The Child Welfare Supervisor position is responsible for the hiring, training, and supervision of Child Welfare staff, including foster care, adoption, and licensing.  The position is also responsible for reading reports, tracking statistics and evaluating functions within all Child Welfare programs. 


 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates services amongst all programs within Child Welfare when needed.
  • Responsible for recruitment, training, and development of foster family homes.
  • Works cooperatively with the Department of Human Services, Bureau of Child and Adult Licensing, the court, and community providers.
  • Hire, train, and supervise staff.
  • Provides on-call support, after hours support and placement assistance to staff.
  • Attend community events for recruitment.
  • Participates and/or facilitates in agency meetings, licensing audits, and accreditation studies.
  • Tracks data and statistics and interprets that data in reporting process.
  • Performs other special assignments at supervisor’s request.
  • Review reports for grammar as well as content in compliance with rules and policies.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor. 



  • A bachelor’s degree in social work, sociology, family studies or counseling, from an accredited college or university is required.
  • Master degree preferred.



  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) or an approved area of study with four (4) years of experience in a child placing agency is required.
  • Master of Social Work (MSW) with three (3) years of experience in a child placing agency is preferred.


Other Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Knowledge of computer systems, statistical analysis methodology and a working knowledge of computer databases.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word & Excel.
  • Ability to successfully manage conflict between clients as well as employees.
  • Ability to read and interpret policy and procedures.
  • Ability to problem solve and prioritize many time sensitive tasks.
  • Ability to support and promote a positive work place culture.
  • Must be able to meet requirements of all contracts, licensing regulations and State/Federal oversight.
  • Must submit to Agency approved background checks.




Contact Information:

Dawn Harper – Human Resources Director


Posting End Date:

  • May 31, 2018
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