compensation: Dependent on Experience. Excellent benefits and flexible work schedule. employment type: full-time
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The Protective Services Supervisor provides oversight and guidance to Protective Service Workers who provide intervention for elderly clients facing abuse, neglect by a caregiver, financial exploitation or self-neglect and assists with the overall management of the Protective Services program. This position reports to the Protective Services Program Manager.
Supervise a team of Protective Services Workers (PSWs) including:
meet with assigned PS Workers for regular individualized and group supervision, guidance and professional development and growth,.
approve and monitor investigations and ongoing service plans,
accompany PS Workers on visits when needed,.
provide input into the performance evaluation/improvement of workers,
conduct regular training for and meetings with team members,
participate in the recruitment of new staff by interviewing applicants and providing input on hiring,
orient new staff to ensure they possess the necessary competencies to perform their job.
In their absence, provide coverage for PSWs regarding intakes, investigation and intervention.
As needed, provide casework services to PS consumer population.
Consult with Minuteman Senior Services Care Managers, outside providers, community resources, and mandated reporters.
Screen incoming crisis cases, determine level of immediate risk in accordance with EOEA regulations, and assign cases to PSWs in a timely manner.
Increase awareness of Protective Services issues by providing training and outreach for Minuteman Senior Services staff, community resources, providers and mandated reporters.
Attend regional EOEA meetings for Protective Services Programs
Assist PS Program Manager with:
development and implementation of policies and procedures for Protective Services,
development of community resources for Protective Services programs,
Development and implementation of contracts for PSWs together with Contracts Manager and Director of Client Services,
Updating and maintaining emergency resource information for on-call PSWs.
Scheduling 24-hour coverage for Protective Services
Composure/ Self-Control - Able to cap one's emotions to avoid negative reactions and to respond constructively to emotional situations, high pressure and conflict.
Developing Others - Able to delegate responsibility and to work with others and coach them to develop their capabilities. Provide helpful feedback.
Performance Management - Ensures clear goals and responsibilities of direct reports; works with employees to set and communicate performance standards that are specific and measurable; supports employees in their efforts to achieve job goals; provides specific performance feedback, both positive and corrective in a timely manner.
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving -Able to break down a situation into smaller pieces to identify key or underlying issues and figure out cause-and-effect relationships that can help solve it. Anticipate problems and resolutions. Analyzes current procedures for possible improvements.
Flexibility - Able to work effectively in a variety of situations and with various individuals and group.
Master's degree with a license in Social Work, Mental Health or related field, plus background in the field of domestic violence and crisis intervention
Minimum of one year supervisory experience.
Minimum of 2 years' experience working with seniors
For over 40 years Minuteman Senior Services has helped older and disabled adults age with independence and dignity in the setting of their choice - most often their own homes. We support caregivers who need help and advice as they balance the competing demands of family, work and self.
We offer over 20 programs and services and are continually innovating, improving and expanding in new and better ways. With over 125 employees, 500+ volunteers and more than 70 service providers that make up our vendor network, we bring expertise, experience and resources to the people we serve.
As a non-profit organization we are passionate about our mission to help our consumers and their families face the challenges of aging and caregiving. We help them make informed decisions and get easy access to the help needed that fits within their means. Many of our services are free of charge; others are available on a sliding fee or private pay basis.
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