Deputy Division Director of Case Practice

NJ Department of Children and Families   Trenton, NJ   Full-time     Social Service
Posted on January 18, 2023

Deputy Division Director of Case Practice

(Posting #014-23)


The NJ Department of Children and Families seeks a strong and dynamic leader with proven skills in coaching and mentoring staff in DCF case practice. Candidate must have demonstrated experience in implementation, must be effective in both verbal and non-verbal communication, and in modeling case practice strategies. Demonstrated track record as a team player is required.


SPECIAL NOTE: While this position reports into Trenton, NJ, the physical location of the position is flexible depending on where the candidate resides. The position may be eligible to work remotely for up to two days in a calendar week.


RESPONSIBILITIES: As a key senior manager, this position is responsible for leading the Division’s case practice growth and sustainability.


* Advance and foster case practice development and the implementation of Solution Based Casework.

* Oversee a dynamic team working across the state to support case practice locally.

* Evaluate the effectiveness of local case practice implementation.

* Participate in, and lead as required, senior leadership meetings.

* Play a key role in the implementation of the DCPP CQI model across the state and supports improvement planning efforts.

* Plan and assign the work of operational staff within the Case Practice Unit.

* Evaluate employee performance, recommending hiring, firing, promoting and disciplining of subordinates.

* Ensure adequate and appropriate use of staffing resources for the Division such as identifying DCPP staffing needs and recommend allocation of staff resources and assists in the development of job responsibilities and equitable distribution of work.

* Serve as a liaison to and collaborates with the Policy Development Unit to review existing policies and assist with the development of future policies to support best practice.

* Serve as a liaison to the DCF Office of Analytics and System Improvement, the Children’s System of Care, the Division of Family and Community Partnerships, the Division on Women and other offices across the Department for coordination of practice related matters.

* Participate in the development of RFPs to align service provision with the needs of DCPP children and families.




EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Master’s degree in Social Work is strongly preferred.


EXPERIENCE: Ten (10) years of experience in a public or private organization involved in programs focusing on child welfare and child protective services, five (5) years of which shall have involved training, coaching or mentoring focused specifically on improving child welfare case practice. Six (6) years of experience involved in supervisory or management responsibilities is preferred. 

RESUME NOTE: Eligibility determinations will be based upon information presented on the resume only. Applicants who possess a degree from a college or university outside the United States must provide an evaluation of one’s transcripts from a recognized evaluation service at the time of submission by the above closing date. Failure to do so may result in your ineligibility.


LICENSE: Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.


RESIDENCY LAW: Please refer to the New Jersey Department of Children and Families’ website at


SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience.


TO APPLY: You must submit a cover letter and resume as a single PDF document, saving the file by your Last Name, First Name. Please indicate in your cover letter the Posting # and where you found this job opportunity. Send the file to:



The Department of Children and Families is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering a respectful and inclusive work environment which reflects the diversity of the state we serve.