Assess and investigate allegations of child abuse or neglect and determining the safety of children in their caregiving environment. Advocate for children and provide education and services to families to lower the risk of future maltreatment to children and assist them safely remain in their home, often by working with community service providers. Work with law enforcement and the juvenile court system to seek legal intervention in situations where children are not safe in their caregiving environment.
Provided child welfare programmatic supervision to a total of five state and county entities and approximately 40 staff. My primary duties were to provide coordination and technical assistance to child welfare staff working in child protection, foster care, foster care licensure, and family preservation programs. I chaired Child Protection and Child and Family Team Meetings. I reviewed and approved all county child protection assessments in Williams, McKenzie, and Divide County. I oversaw and provided quality assurance to youth in foster care in Williams County, McKenzie County, Divide County, Three Affiliated Tribes and the Division of Juvenile Services.
I provided direct supervision to one staff who assisted in completing regional representative duties. I approve leave and conducted regular employee performance evaluations on this employee. At necessary circumstances I worked with the employee in completing a work performance improvement plan and met with her regularly to review the plan and document performance improvement.
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