at State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources in Augusta, Maine, United States
Crisis Services Casework SupervisorAugusta , Maine , United States | Human Services | Full-time Apply by: Aug. 10, 2021 Apply with Linkedin Apply
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)Human Services Caseworker SupervisorOpening Date: July 27, 2021 Closing Date: August 10, 2021Job Class Code: 5067
Salary: $49,566.40 to $67,308.80 annually*Position Number: 03030-4186
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is dedicated to promoting health, safety, resilience, and opportunity for Maine people. The Department provides health and social services to approximately a third of the State’s population, including children, families, older Mainers, and individuals with disabilities, mental illness, and substance use disorders. The Department also promotes public health, operates two state psychiatric hospitals, and provides oversight to health care providers.
The Office of Aging and Disability Services (OADS) within DHHS is responsible for ensuring the safety, support and well-being of Maine’s older citizens, vulnerable adults and adults with disabilities.
This position is professional social services work of a supervisory nature in directing,
overseeing, and reviewing the work and activities of a unit of Caseworkers and Mental Health Worker III staff who operate a 24/7 crisis prevention/intervention system that support adults with intellectual disabilities, autism and brain injuries. This position is located out of the Augusta DHHS office for OADS.
As a Crisis Services Casework Supervisor, you will:
+ Plan, organize, direct and monitor crisis prevention and intervention service activities.
+ Foster and maintain collaborative relationships with public and private stakeholders.
+ Assure that services are provided in accordance with statutes, policies, procedures and regulations.
+ Participate in community work groups, committees, and boards to promote agency goals, objectives, and services.
+ Review and compare work performance/productivity of subordinate staff on a regular basis within established standards. Provide feedback to subordinate staff to improve performance/productivity, efficiency and provide opportunities for growth.
+ Engage in review and approval of behavior management and safety plans as needed.
+ Provide public guardianship decision making coverage, after hours on a rotating basis.
+ Provide oversight of admission and discharge activity for the state operated crisis house.
+ Work with colleagues to utilize crisis resources efficiently and effectively.
+ Develop and deliver presentations and trainings to internal and external stakeholders.
To qualify, you must have eight years of education and/or professional experience in social work whichincludesat least two years’ experience as a fully licensed social worker* (LSW).
Special Note:You must have an active LSW, LMSW or LCSW to qualify for this position. An LMSW or LCSW automatically meets the two (2) years fully licensed social worker experience requirement.
The background of well-qualified candidates will include at least 1 year of experience supervising the activities of those working with adults with intellectual disabilities, autism or brain injuries. Please describe that experience in your cover letter.
Application Information:For questions about this position, please contact Lorrie.Mitchell@maine.gov To request a paper application, please contact Ashley.Smith@Maine.gov (Ashley.Vigue@Maine.gov) .
Benefits are vital to your health and well-being. We get it. Here’s what the State of Maine offers:
+ growth – build your career
+ health, dental, and vision insurance – take care of yourself
+ retirement savings – financially independent, even after you stop working
+ flexible spending accounts – manage out-of-pocket healthcare and/or daycare costs
+ Living Resources(employee assistance program) – overcome difficult situations with support
+ paid holidays – twelve each year
+ federal public loan forgiveness program- for qualifying loans and payments
+ statewide locations – from Kittery to Madawaska
+ training – develop knowledge, skills, and understanding
The bi-weekly dollar values of some State-paid benefits for full-time employees include: $14.60 for dental insurance; 13.16% of employee’s pay towards retirement; and, depending on the employee’s annual pay, at least 85% ($412.23) of health insurance premiums (more information is available here). Participation in theHealth Premium Credit Programcan decrease the employee’s cost of health insurance by 5%.
The Department of Health and Human Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.