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Arapahoe County Child and Adult Protection Services Permanency Supervisor in Aurora, Colorado


Our Mission: Arapahoe County Department of Human Services (ACDHS) builds strong communities by promoting the safety, independence and stability of individuals and families.

Our Vision: To end the cycle of poverty and prevent abuse and neglect of children and vulnerable adults (using an integrated Two-Generation approach)

ACDHS uses an integrated Two-Generation (2Gen) approach to address all of the basic human services needs of the entire family unit. The 2Gen approach begins with a mindset focused on family-centered program design, continues with the alignment of services and resources within the department as well as across multiple organizations, resulting in coordinated services to children and adults together (family) in order to create long term stability and sustainability.

The 2Gen approach builds well-being for families by focusing equally and intentionally on high-quality services in five areas of focus: early childhood education, adult education and employment pathways, economic security, health and well-being and social capital. This approach will help us achieve our core mission of breaking the generational cycle of poverty, preventing neglect and abuse and building strong communities.

Do you have _excellent communication _skills? Are you an effective* l*eader? Arapahoe County is looking for a supervisor for our professional social caseworkers in our Child Welfare Unit in the Child and Adult Protection Services (CAPS) Division. The Child and Adult Protection Services Division provides protective services to children and adults, as well as foster care, adoption, adolescent services, teen parent programs and other services that help create strong, effective families. This supervisor oversees a team which works with families with a variety of child protection/youth services issues in accordance with agency, state and federal guidelines and laws.


Planning: Oversees staff scheduling; conducts individual and group conferences to manage case dynamics and direction. Sets and monitor deadlines; establishes unit and individual goals and timetables usually ranging from thirty (30) days to one year. Meets with administration as needed to participate in program planning.

Organizing: Organizes the work within the unit to assure coverage and efficiency in caseload handling based on the available knowledge and skills of the assigned workers. Develops systematic methods of implementing programming which includes developing controls and monitoring work flow. Works with community partners in regards to specialized programmatic system involvement to address the unique needs of teen parents.

*Budgeting: *Determines the resources that are required to achieve the goals of the unit and makes recommendations to higher level management which sets and makes actual budget requests. Monitors core budget within the unit in regards to utilization of resources and working with community partners for cost share

*Directing: *Assigns specific tasks, usually work on hand, to immediate subordinates. Provides guidance and consultation in the accomplishment of day to day tasks assigned to caseworkers. Is available to provide consultation to other teams in regards to specialized issues.

*Instructing: *Meet regularly with workers and gives written and verbal instructions to subordinates on program and case issues. Meet with workers individually and in groups to explain rules, policies, procedures and laws. Work with staff on individual cases, reviewing actions taken, counseling on effective resolution of problems in cases which are difficult for the workers and creating work situations which allow professional growth.

*Setting Standards: *Professional standards are set primarily through state rules, statutes, and manual regulation. Unit rules for work performance on the job are made by this position. May establish workload and qualitative standards for the unit.

Reviewing: Monitors the work of subordinates and reviews the work of the total unit's effectiveness with regard to plans and programs. This may be done through individual conferences, the case plans, the treatment plan and the placement plan. Reviews occur before, during, and after the performance of tasks.

*Training: *Training needs for staff members are established on an individual basis and facilitation may be carried out by this position, through staff development, state department staff and outside facilitators when sufficient resources are available. Assures that an effective training program is in place. This assurance includes the assessment of need, and the evaluation of training upon completion. Trains and coaches workers in understanding teen parent dynamics and specific issues involving teen parents, developing and understanding treatment plans and direction.

Counseling and Discipline: Checks with employees on missed deadlines, problems of tardiness, chronic absences, and interpersonal problems and complaints involving the unit; participates in resolving grievances and partners with the Administrator and Division Manager on disciplinary action taken against staff members in the unit.

*Appraising Performance: *Reviews the performance of workers on a periodic basis and completes the annual performance rating using the appropriate form. Establishes individual performance plans and objectives and evaluates based on achievement of plans and objectives.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Masters degree in one of the human behavioral sciences fields* with three (3) years of post-degree paid experience in social casework.


Bachelor degree in one of the human behavioral sciences fields* with six (6) years of post-degree paid experience in social casework.

*Human behavioral sciences degree is defined as: Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Guidance and Counseling and/or Child Development.


Masters degree in a related human behavioral sciences field* and 3 years experience in supervision of professional social work staff in child welfare.


Must have already successfully completed the Colorado Pre-Service Training Academy program or if hired must successfully complete and pass all required State of Colorado training in order to be considered for future employment.

Supplemental Information

Must also be able to successfully pass pre-employment criminal background check, motor vehicle check, and post-employment fingerprint check.

Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.

Reliable transportation is required as you will be utilizing your own personal vehicle for visiting families homes, transporting children, and attending court. You will be reimbursed for mileage.

The salary grade listed is the full salary range for the Child and Adult Protection Services Permanency Supervisor position. Please note that the hiring salary will typically be near the lower end of the pay range listed.

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Salary: $61,187.10 - $91,781.04 Annually

Location: 80012, CO

Job Type: Full-time

Department: Human Services

Job Number: 04162

Closing: 12/31/2020 11:59 PM Mountain

Agency: Arapahoe County

Address: 5334 S. Prince Street Littleton, Colorado, 80120

Phone: (303) 795-4482