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Supervisor, Preservation

Supervisor, Preservation

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Social Workers
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8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Weekends and/or Holidays Required 
On Call Required 
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Samaritas, one of the state's largest faith-based nonprofits, has been sending ripples of positive change into Michigan communities since 1934. Prior to 2016, Samaritas operated as Lutheran Social Services of Michigan.


Samaritas provides a continuum of care to all in need with approximately 70 different programs in 40 different locations in Michigan. We believe in diversity and inclusion, for the people we serve and the people we employ. Employing nearly 2,000 employees in opportunities ranging from direct service to management in Michigan's Lower Peninsula, we hope that you will consider joining the Samaritas team and help work in making a difference in communities across Michigan.


We walk with people in need, offering hope and compassion while upholding their dignity, advocating for equality and justice, and seeking creative solutions with those who place their trust in us.


Job Summary


Provides staff supervision and ensure appropriate services are provided in accordance with contractual and applicable service and accreditation standards.


Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Ensure implementation of trauma informed services and intervention in accordance with applicable regulatory, contract, agency and center requirements.
  2. Coordinate and facilitate the intake process and assignment of new cases to assigned staff.
  3. Develop and maintain effective working relationships with administrators, referral sources and community partners.
  4. Provide on-going leadership to staff in accordance with established policies and procedures. Partner with Human Resources in talent acquisition and retention efforts. Assist in preparation and implementation of relevant professional development, training and performance management. Facilitate team meetings and coordinate the daily activities of program.
  5. Review, correct and assist in the writing of all reports, treatment plans and correspondence.
  6. Audit case records to ensure completeness and compliance with prescribed services and contract requirements.
  7. Participate in developing, implementing, and monitoring outcome measurements and processes to assure quality improvement related to service provisions.
  8. Assist in the maintenance of information and data management systems by providing information and statistical reports as required.
  9. Provide direct service as needed to ensure continuous agency supervision and service provision to clients and referral sources required by the contract funding bodies including meeting with each family referred.


Job Qualifications


Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification

  • Bachelor's degree in human service field.
  • Master's degree preferred.



  • Two years' experience working with children and families.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Participate, as required, in a system of 24-hour availability to clients and referral sources; maintain flexible work schedule including carrying cell phone.
  • Ability to apply the Family Preservation models in intervention strategies with clients and families.
  • Ability to prepare reports, documents and summaries using prescribed format and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, diction and style.
  • Ability to work with minimal direct supervision.
  • Ability to cultivate relationships with other professionals and coordinate resources as they apply to client needs.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to speak, read and write fluent English.
  • Advanced knowledge of state and local human services systems and resources.
  • Advanced knowledge as it relates to human growth and development and the social environment.
  • Ability to effectively utilize computer software.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to advocate for staff's needs and program needs within the organization.


Additional Work Requirements

  • Scheduling flexibility with the ability to work extended hours, evenings and weekends if needed.
  • Valid driver's license with good driving record; reliable ongoing personal transportation suitable for safely transporting persons served, current automobile registration and proof of automobile insurance.


Physical and Mental Requirements

  • Actively facilitates and participates in meetings with high level of concentration over extended periods of time.
  • Near visual acuity.
  • Hand-eye coordination.
  • Hand and finger dexterity.
  • Ability to lift and carry small children.
  • May need to physically restrain older children weighing up to 100 pounds.