RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE CREATION OF A CAREER LADDER FOR SOCIAL WORKERS WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES 

WHEREAS, the Department of Social Services has experienced substantial turnover in the social work series of position classifications; and

WHEREAS, social work positions are essential to the provision of the Department’s highest risk programs, child protective services and adult protective services, and the provision of services to preserve families and help frail individuals remain in the community; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Human Resources, the Social Services Board and the Department of Social Services believe the turnover among social workers will be reduced by the provision of promotional opportunities; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Social Services requests implementation of a career ladder program that includes continuing authorization to promote employees from social worker to senior social worker as they meet the following criteria:

  1. Four years of experience as a social worker, two of which are within the Department of Social Services or a Masters of Social Work (MSW) with two years of experience with the department;
  2. Certification in all the required courses for adult or child protective services;
  3. Experience in the entire range of services pertaining to the practice specialty, either child welfare services or adult services;
  4. Two recent and consecutive ratings of “exceeds expectations” on the annual performance evaluation;
  5. Recommendation of the supervisor and the approval of the director;

now, therefore, be it

            RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 20th day of May 2002, That a career ladder program for social workers be established within the Department of Social Services.