Solano County Health and Social Services is looking for a collaborative and strategic leader to become the next Social Services Administrator within Child Welfare Services (CWS). Solano County was formed in 1850 and its jurisdiction spans over 900 square miles. With its county seat in Fairfield, the Board of Supervisors consists of five members, elected for four-year terms of office. Within its population of 445,458, the three cities of Fairfield, Vacaville, and Vallejo make up over 300,000 in population. The Social Services Administrator-Child Welfare Services is a division-level management position that reports to the Deputy Director of the Division. Child Welfare Services is a State supervised, County administered program. The program’s purpose is to prevent, identify and respond to allegations of child abuse and neglect. Families in the child welfare system receive services so that children can remain safely in their homes, and children who are temporarily removed from their homes can reunify with their families. Reporting to the Social Services Administrator-Child Welfare Services are an Office Coordinator, a Social Services Program Coordinator, 7 staff assigned to Foster Care Eligibility, 4 staff assigned to Continuous Quality Improvement, 4 staff assigned to Records, and a Grievance Officer. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university is required, preferably with a major in Social Work, Business, Public Administration, or a related field. A Master’s degree in Social Work is preferred. The position requires a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the delivery of community social services. The experience must include direct program management and supervision of professional staff, coupled with experience in public administration to include: budget preparation, program planning/evaluation, and supervision. The annual salary range for the exempt position of Social Services Administrator-Child Welfare Services is $109,957 to $133,654. The County also offers an excellent benefit package.
How to Apply
All interested candidates should apply by Monday, July 9, 2018 to Ralph Andersen & Associates by submitting a compelling cover letter and comprehensive resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Top candidates will be invited for a comprehensive interview process tentatively set for the week of July 23, 2018. Additionally, a supplemental questionnaire may be required with responses to specific questions and submittal of sample work products.