$49,594 a year
Full Job Description
Do you have a passion to provide meaningful contributions to your community? Would you like to be part of an organization whose central mission is helping to protect, stabilize and strengthen the lives of South Carolina’s children, families, and vulnerable adults? If so, the SC Department of Social Services has the right job opportunity for you!
We’re looking for an enthusiastic Program Manager I who will direct and manage the program design, the implementation and the daily administrative activities of the Family Child Care Homes provider category of care while managing the day-to-day operation of the regional Child Care Licensing office, including enforcing the implementation of the new law which requires annual visits to the registered Family Child Care Homes (FCCH) and supervising the monitoring of child care facilities in all counties of the region. Serves as the statewide program manager for DSS educational and noncitizen policy, practice and procedures, provides statewide case consultation and technical assistance to DSS staff including Regional Well-Being Teams regarding educational services and services for noncitizen children, youth and families. Provides statewide oversight and monitoring for legal and medical services for noncitizens.
The Program Manager I coordinates, drafts, and implements education policy, practice and procedure and provides statewide technical assistance for children and youth with educational needs. Collaborates with educational specialist contractors to create tools to improve educational practices. Reviews and approves home school applications.
Collaborates and serves as the liaison with SC Department of Education regarding statewide educational practices, including serving as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Coordinator.
Coordinates, drafts, and implements noncitizen policy, practice and procedure and provides statewide technical assistance for children, youth and families who are noncitizens with service needs.
Collaborates with external subject matter experts to create tools to improve practice to serve noncitizens.
Collaborates with the DSS Office of General Counsel and County Attorneys regarding the legal needs of children and youth who are noncitizens to establish lawful presence. Collaborate with external subject matter experts to provide technical assistance to DSS staff in establishing lawful presence. Monitor and track progress in establishing lawful presence.
Collaborate with medical, dental, and behavioral health providers to provide health care access to children and youth who are noncitizens in foster care. Document encounters and track follow up needs in CAPSS through monthly reports.
All South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS) Employees are expected to Adopt, Implement, and Promote the Published Mission, Vision, and Guiding Principles, While Employed by the Agency.
A Bachelor’s Degree and four (4) years of experience in any combination of Social Work, management, business administration, administrative services or public administration.
A Master’s Degree and three (3) years of experience in any combination of Social Work, management, business administration, administrative services or public administration.
Extensive knowledge of state and federal laws, regulations, policies, and best practices related to educational services for children and youth and services for noncitizens. The incumbent must also have comprehensive knowledge related to principles of systems of care for children, youth and families with child welfare service needs.
This application for employment with the SC Department of Social Services must be completed in its entirety. A resume may be included; but shall not be substituted in lieu of the completion of this application in part or in whole. “See Resume” is not acceptable information for the completion of any part of the requirements of this application. If such is submitted, this employment application will be considered incomplete and may not be forwarded as eligible for consideration to hiring managers.
Frequent travel throughout SC may be required as well as occasional overnight trips. Use of personal vehicle may be required. Must have and maintain a driver’s license holding this position.
If you certify, by completion and submission of this application, that you possess educational credentials that qualify you for the available DSS positions, you will be required to provide a certified official transcript, if you are selected for job offer.
DIVISION: Child Health and Well-Being / Richland County