Job Description:

Supervises youth workers and other staff as assigned. Oversees and ensures that duties necessary for the daily shift operation of the group homes are completed in a timely manner. Assigns daily client case load to shift workers.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Marriage and Family Therapy, or other closely related field, plus two (2) years of related experience working with youth in a counseling and/or group home; OR an equivalent combination of related education and experience
Current licensure as a Social Service Worker (SSW) in the State of Utah.
A valid Driver’s License issued by the State of Utah may be required to operate a County vehicle.
Must receive a verified negative test result on a mandatory drug test before starting in this position. Will be subject to random alcohol and drug testing. May be subject to post accident and reasonable suspicion alcohol and drug testing.
Due to the nature of this position, the successful applicant must pass a yearly background check from the Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI).
  • Develops and oversees the implementation of campus-wide daily structured activities and programs to ensure youth engagement and involvement in individual learning experiences.
  • Interprets and implements division policies and procedures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of campus staff and clients.
  • Assesses training needs and ensures campus staff are trained and licensed in compliance with contract and licensing requirements.
  • Supervises staff, which includes hiring, orienting, training, assigning, and reviewing work performance, annual work performance appraisals, and discipline.
  • Makes budget recommendations to maintain campus programs, training requirements, and staffing needs.
  • Provides shift management and acts as lead worker on campus ensuring the status of each youth in their program is known. Informs next shift supervisor of client status and situations.
  • Supervises staff to ensure daily routines of children adhere to licensing standards.
  • Conducts regular staff meetings to ensure clear communication between co-workers and to address any issues or problems on the shift or between the shifts.
  • Ensures all staff provides appropriate supervision of children at all times.
  • Supports and mentors an environment of teamwork and cooperation.
  • Handles telephone calls to provide assistance, including facilitating entrance to Division of Youth Services programs, and provides information regarding community resources.
  • Screens and assesses youth’s behavior as well as physical and mental health to determine appropriate services.
  • Provides a safe, clean, and fair environment by engaging with and monitoring youth to promote cooperation and compliance. Attends to potentially dangerous situations including facility and equipment damage.
  • Completes and ensures case recording documentation and all pertinent information in individual clients’ records as per agency policy.
  • Develops and facilitates psycho-educational groups.
  • Provides quality assurance for files through auditing to ensure compliance with contract, licensure, and funding source requirements.
  • Maintains ongoing working relationships with allied agencies to coordinate services and disseminate information.

Additional Information:

Shift = Grave shift, Monday – Friday / 11pm – 7am