Washington State DSHS Social Service Supervisor in Tumwater, Washington


Are you a professional and motivated leader? Join a team that's making positive changes. This is an ideal opportunity for advancement for a Social Service professional with excellent influential communication skills and comprehensive case assessment experience.

Role in our Organization: You will supervise a work unit that assures clients receive appropriate quality services that meet their needs and recognizes their capabilities and choices through timely and responsive Intake/referral assessment service delivery, reassessment, and case management. This position makes hiring decisions, provides direction and consultation to staff, makes work assignments, monitors and evaluates performance, identifies training needs, conducts unit meetings, and takes corrective action as necessary.

Although each day is different, the following duties are a sample of the activities of the Social Services Supervisor:

  • Recruit, hire, train, direct and evaluate staff.
  • Take part in and/or facilitate case staffing meetings which may include internal and external stakeholders.
  • Utilize personnel policies and procedures to hire effectively, monitor for performance, take corrective action and complete disciplinary actions.
  • Evaluate training needs of staff, provide training, and guidance to staff on program requirements and policy.
  • Coordinate delivery of social services by HCS staff with various organizations and other state and local agencies.
  • Conduct and complete employee's Performance and Development Plans as required. The successful candidate will have the following:

A minimum of one year paid experience determining functional capabilities and assessing risk to vulnerable adults.

Plus one of the following:

Two years as a Social Service Specialist 3.


Four years as a Social Service Specialist 2.


A Master's degree in social services, human services, behavioral sciences, or an allied field and four years of paid* social service experience equivalent to a Social Service Specialist 2.


A Bachelor's degree in social services, human services, behavioral sciences, or an allied field, and six years of paid social service experience performing functions equivalent to a Social Service Specialist 2.

*A two year Master's degree in one of the above fields that included a practicum will be substituted for one year of paid social service experience.

Interested Applicants This position is located in the Home and Community Services Office in Tumwater, Washington.

Apply today for job 09463 and provide a complete application specifying your work experience and include a resume and cover letter.

For inquiries about this opportunity please contact David Ozment at 360-725-5843 or david.ozment@dshs.wa.gov.

Supplemental Information

Some jobs may require full criminal background check. This announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Employees driving on state business must have a valid driver's license. Employees driving a privately owned vehicle on state business must have liability insurance on the privately owned vehicle.

Washington State Department of Social & Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, creed, color, national origin, religion or beliefs, political affiliation, military status, honorably discharged veteran, Vietnam Era, recently separated or other protected veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, equal pay or genetic information. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact a Recruiter at (360) 725-5810. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Job Number: 2016-09463

Department: Dept. of Social and Health Services

Closing: 10/23/2016 11:59 PM Pacific

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

Salary: $4,109.00 - $5,385.00 Monthly

Location: Thurston County – Tumwater, WA