CONSENT AGENDA REQUEST

Sponsor:

Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Personnel Committee

June 17, 2002

Staff Lead:

Department: 

Francine Bouldin, Director

Human Resources

Topic: 

A Resolution Authorizing a Change from Full-time Temporary Social Work Aide Within the Department of Social Services to Full-time Permanent Social Worker

Topic Description:

The temporary social work aide position within the Department of Social Services has been funded as part of three stable federal grant allocations:  the Safe and Stable Families Grant, the Foster and Adoption Parent Training Grant, and the Day Care Initiave.  The grants are used to recruit, train and support mentors, foster and adoptive parents and registered child care providers. 

The Department studied the models used to deliver services under the grants and found the scope and continuity of efforts to be lacking.  Over the past year, the skills of an aide were utilized to assist in all three grants; however, it has become clear that the grants share commonalities that would benefit from upgrading the position to a full-time permanent social worker position.

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Adopt the attached resolution.

Financial Impacts Analysis:

The grant allocations exceed $80,000 per year.  The funding will accommodate the requested upgrade and the cost of benefits while still allowing for the other costs of the grants (specialized training, recruitment costs, etc.).

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

Department of Social Services