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Child Welfare Supervisor

Health and Welfare

Open for Recruitment: April 20, 2017 - April 30, 2017
Announcement # 09428038509
Salary Range: $24.54 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise

The Idaho Department of Health & Welfare, Division of Family and Community Services is recruiting for a Child Welfare Supervisor in our West Hub for the Children and Family Services Program. The individual selected for this position will be responsible for leadership and supervision for a combined team of professional child welfare social workers with adoption caseloads.

This position will be located in the Boise field office. 

The Idaho Department of Health & Welfare is a drug-free workplace. Any applicant offered employment in this position at the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test. 

If you have previously applied for Child Welfare Supervisor and wish to be considered for this position, you must reapply under this announcement. Previous scores will not be used. This announcement may be used to fill future vacancies.


  • Supervises a team of professional staff
  • Develops and implements unit work plans
  • Ensures quality of service delivery activities
  • Determines case priorities, recommends training needs, and evaluates staff performance
  • Prepares monthly statistics to determine trends and services needs
  • Provides input into program policies, goals, and procedures
  • Assigns caseloads, reviews quality of casework, and ensures regional goals are achieved
  • Provides and coordinates emergency and crisis intervention services
  • Develops support and service partnerships and expanded community options for children and families in cooperation with community groups
  • Participates on special projects and ad hoc committees
  • Serves as a member of the region's management team
  • Ensures quality of reports and assessments
  • Provides consultation, technical assistance and training to the community

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Licensure as a Social Worker in Idaho in accordance with Idaho Code 54-3201 et.seq. 
  • Some knowledge of supervisory practices
  • Some knowledge of community organization/development principles and processes
  • Four years experience as a Social Worker in assessment or case management of child protection cases. A Master of Social Work Degree may substitute for one year of the required experience. Assessment or case management experience in another public child welfare system or child welfare agency may substitute on a year-for-year basis up to a maximum of two years. Considerable knowledge of supervisory practices and/or supervisory experience in a related human services field may substitute for two years of the required experience.
  • Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license


There is an exam for this position to determine an applicant's eligibility. Click the "Preview Exam" button below to review the exam. You must receive a score of 88 to pass this exam. If at any time during the screening/testing process your response or resume do not support the answers you provided, your name will be removed from the register.

How to Apply:

Click on any Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position. When updating your online application information, please select Health and Welfare under "Agencies," full-time under "Job Type/Shift," and Boise under "Cities."


Preview Exam

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.