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CPS Director II of Policy/Prog

Company: North Texas State Hospital - Wichita Falls Campus
Location: Wichita Falls
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


CPS Director II of Policy/Prog-Permanency
The position, under the direction of the Director of Conservatorship Services for Child Protective Services, supervises and directs the activities of the following divisions: Permanency, Family Focus and Fostering Connections. The position is
responsible for the development of CPS best practices, policy, rules and protocol associated with services beyond the investigation stage. The position will include strategies to move children into permanency. The position is responsible for specialized programs including liaison activities with federal stakeholders, best practices in documentation of child and family case records, implementing strategies to move children into permanency, implementing models of family-centered practice and supervision of children in foster care including children with disabilities. The position is responsible for implementation of new CPS programs as they relate to children in conservatorship and transitioning youth and children with disabilities. This position provides leadership associated with ongoing CPS services in areas such as: improving the effectiveness of ongoing services including support services for transitioning youth, increasing relative or fictive kin placement options for foster children, improving service planning, reducing over-representation of children of color in foster care, and building community partnerships. The position interacts routinely with CPS Regional Director?s, DFPS state office staff, community organizations, elected officials, and legislators on behalf of the agency.


Essential Job Functions:
Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.

~ Directs activities of the Permanency, Family Focus and Children with Disabilities programs, including direct supervision of Division Administrators leading those programs, as well as policy and program development. 40%
~ Develops and implements statewide CPS strategies for improving outcomes for child safety, permanency and well-being. 30%
~ Represents CPS at business meetings, task force meetings, legislative meetings, conferences, work groups, and committees. 15%
~ Participates in the development of the agency?s strategic plan and business plan. 5%
~ Plans, organizes, and conducts or facilitates internal and external meetings, multidisciplinary teams and work groups for strengthening CPS activities and collaboration with external stakeholders. 5%
~ Performs other duties as assigned and required to maintain CPS state office operations. 5%
~ Promotes and demonstrates appropriate respect for cultural diversity among coworkers and all work-related contacts.
~ Attends work regularly in accordance with agency leave policy.
Total Time Spent: 100%


Knowledge Skills Abilities:
? Knowledge of program planning and implementation
? Knowledge of agency policies, procedures and regulations.
? Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
? Skill in effective verbal and written communication.
Skill in complex analysis.
? Ability to gather, assemble, correlate, and analyze facts.
? Ability to prepare clear and concise reports.
? Ability to develop and analyze special projects.
? Ability to represent the Agency effectively with key stakeholders.
? Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, develop staff and oversee the work of others.


Registration or Licensure Requirements:
N/A

Initial Selection Criteria:
Graduation from high school or equivalent.

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university.

Five (5) years full-time consultative, supervisory, managerial, professional or technical work which must include: analysis of work problems having an administrative aspect and interpretation of complex material; or planning, organizing, and coordinating requirements for support services or program operations where a wide range of demands are involved, interpretation of complex written material or Texas Department of Family and Protective Services experience.

Acceptable Substitutions:
One additional year full-time consultative, supervisory, managerial, professional or technical work which must include: analysis of work problems having an administrative aspect and interpretation of complex material; or planning, organizing, and coordinating requirements for support services or program operations where a wide range of demands are involved, interpretation of complex written material or Texas Department of Family and Protective Services experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education, with a maximum substitution of four years.

Graduate degree may be substituted for the required experience, with a maximum substitution of two years.


Additional Information:
Requisition# 483637. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.

MOS Code:
The Military Crosswalk is designed to match the Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) codes from each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces to each job classification series in the State's Position Classification Plan. The military crosswalk is intended to serve as a general guideline for state agency use. For more information on military occupational specialty codes, see the SB 389 Compliance: HHS Military Crosswalk (XLS).

For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx.


HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.

- Click here to download the I-9 form.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.



Keywords: North Texas State Hospital - Wichita Falls Campus, Wichita Falls , CPS Director II of Policy/Prog, Other , Wichita Falls, Texas

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