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Children, Youth & Families Administrator

County of York
Job Description
  • This position provides leadership for the County’s child welfare services.  Responsibilities include administration and oversight of programmatic, budgetary and service delivery functions to manage statutory and regulatory compliance as well as implementation of best practices that assure that children and older youth are safe and that their needs are met, including having a permanent family.  This is accomplished through delivery of prevention, supportive and protective services to families.
Requirements and Responsibilities:
  • A Bachelor's Degree and five years of progressively responsible experience in the field of social services, including three years in an administrative or supervisory capacity in a children and youth social services program agency; or any equivalent combination of experience and training.
  • Knowledge of the state, federal and county standards, regulations and policies governing the children and youth social services program.
  • Knowledge of the principles of program interpretation and implementation.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of administration, supervision and community organization.
  • Knowledge of current social, economic and health problems and resources available to meet problems affecting children and youth.
  • Knowledge of individual and group behavior with special emphasis on children and youth needs and behavior patterns.
  • Knowledge of the policies and operations of Juvenile Courts and probation and parole agencies.
  • Ability to exercise judgment in interpreting and implementing state, federal, county and departmental program policies and procedures.
  • Ability to plan, organize, direct, and evaluate the work of a large children and youth program staff.
  • Ability to provide leadership and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff members, other agencies, institutions and the general public.
  • Ability to evaluate staff and program effectiveness.
  • Ability to prepare comprehensive reports and to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

  • Salary will be commensurate with experience
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