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Child Welfare Supervisor - Case Management

Are you a child welfare professional with leadership and supervision experience who wants to make a positive difference in the lives of Idaho’s families and children? If this sounds like a good fit to you, we are seeking applicants for a Child Welfare Supervisor our Region 4 Boise field office. 

The individual selected for this position will be responsible for leadership and supervision for a team of professional child welfare social workers focusing on child welfare case management. Incumbent will also serve as a back up to team members, providing services as needed for regional coverage.
This position will be responsible for:
  • Overseeing the daily activities of Child Welfare Social Workers performing various Child Welfare duties such as child protection, ongoing reassessment of child safety, and case management duties focusing on well-being and permanency. 
  • Providing technical support, training and guidance to staff as well as guidance to community partners to develop partnerships and expand community options/resources for clients and families.

We have the one of the Nation's best state retirement systems (PERSI) that offers a lifetime benefit. 
  • excellent medical, dental and vision insurance-employee only coverage for PPO $65/month for medical and vision & $11.00/month for dental 
  • generous vacation and sick leave accrual beginning as soon as you start 
  • 11 paid holidays a year 
  • paid parental leave
  • multiple savings plans, optional 401K, and optional 457
  • basic life insurance for employee and family 
  • employee covered at one times annual salary
  • spouse covered at $10,000
  • child covered at $5,000
  • wellness programs 
  • ongoing training opportunities 
  • an opportunity for student loan forgiveness  
  • and more!

Our generous benefits package increases the total compensation of a full-time (benefits eligible) Child Welfare Supervisor making $31.83/hour to an estimated $44.69/hour. 

The Idaho Department of Health & Welfare is a drug-free workplace. Any applicant offered employment in this position at the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test. In addition, successful candidates will be required to complete a criminal history background investigation. Employment is dependent upon satisfactory results of the investigation. 

Example of Duties
  • Interview and hire staff, support new staff through the Academy competency-based learning period.
  • Plan and organize work and assign cases to child welfare social workers according to worker competence and case needs.
  • Determine case priorities and ensure quality of work performed.
  • Direct practice and provide consultation to ensure standards are met within the context of family-centered practice to achieve safety, permanency and well-being for children in the welfare system.
  • Arrange for clinical consultation and oversight when appropriate for department child welfare cases and approve funding for services.
  • Monitor, review and approve written work, including court documents.
  • Evaluate employee performance and provide feedback on an on-going basis.
  • Sample and evaluate cases for adherence to practice standards and compliance with state and federal laws regarding children's welfare.
  • Conduct staff meetings and provide technical oversight regarding program policies, goals and procedures.
  • Assess staff training needs and provide training.
  • Gather a variety of data from the child welfare computer systems and prepare monthly and quarterly reports.
  • May perform direct case management for clients and families, including intake, assessment, case management, licensing and contract monitoring.
  Technical Support/Training/Guidance:
  • Meet with individual staff and interdisciplinary team and participate in individual and group staffing activities regarding child welfare cases.
  • Participate in child welfare supervisor and management team meetings and make collaborative decisions regarding workload and fiscal management.
  • Participate in permanency committee staff and decision-making regarding Department's recommendations to the Court for permanency for children based on best practice and practice standards.
  • Establish working relationships with community partners to develop support and service partnerships with community groups to develop resources for children and their families.
  • Serve as service liaison to community groups, the multidisciplinary team and other partnerships.
  • Research community demographics; develop materials and make presentations to the community regarding child abuse and neglect.
  • Train and provide support to courts, law enforcement, probation and parole, CASA, Foster Parents, service providers and schools to ensure department standards are met.
  • May serve as regional expert regarding specific child welfare practice areas such as adoption, risk assessment, Indian Children's Welfare Act (ICWA) or Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA).

Minimum Qualifications
You must possess all the minimum qualifications listed below to pass the exam for this position. Click on the Questions tab associated with this announcement for the details regarding minimum qualification requirements. The Supplemental Questions on the application are the exam questions. If it is a written answer, please make sure you answer each question with enough detail to determine how you meet the requirements. Do not put see resume as your answer to written questions. Answer each written question thoroughly. Failure to do this may result in not passing the exam and disqualify you from being considered for this position.

  • Licensure as a Social Worker in Idaho in accordance with Idaho Code 54-3201 et.seq.
  • Some knowledge of supervisory practices. 
  • Some knowledge of community organization/development principles and processes. 
  • Four years experience as a Social Worker in assessment or case management of child protection cases. A Master of Social Work Degree may substitute for one year of the required experience. Assessment or case management experience in another public child welfare system or child welfare agency may substitute on a year-for-year basis up to a maximum of two years. Considerable knowledge of supervisory practices and/or supervisory experience in a related human services field may substitute for two years of the required experience.
  • Applicants must possess a valid driver's license.


Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources at (208) 334-2263.

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.