Job Opportunity

Assistant Division Director, Child Welfare Services
Santa Cruz County

Date Posted:

January 31, 2024


$124,384 – $166,088


The County of Santa Cruz retained Berkeley Search Consultants to recruit an Assistant Division Director of Child Welfare Services. The County’s Human Services Department offers a wide range of programs and services to the community, including but not limited to Family and Children’s Services, Adult and Long-Term Care Services, Employment and Benefit Services, and Housing for Health (Homeless Services). As their motto states, the people of the County of Santa Cruz Human Services Department are “dedicated to making a difference” in the community they serve. Under the general direction of the Division Director, the Assistant Division Director of Child Welfare Services assists in implementing, organizing, directing, coordinating, and evaluating the Child Welfare programs of the Human Services Department. The Assistant Division Director of Child Welfare Services helps lead the division that provides services to children who have been abused, neglected, or who are at risk of abuse or neglect.


Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain this knowledge and abilities would be: • Two years of responsible administrative or management experience which would demonstrate application or possession of the required knowledge and abilities; • A Master’s Degree in Business or Public Administration, Social Services or Social Work, or closely related field, may be substituted for one year of the required experience. This is a wonderful opportunity for someone who is also “dedicated to making a difference” and having an impact on their community. The community is supportive of the Human Services Department and the services they provide.

How to Apply:

If you’re interested in learning more about this opportunity, please submit your official application through the County of Santa Cruz’s official application portal[]. This is a requirement of the application process, and resume submissions or applications to Berkeley Search Consultants do not constitute a full application. For first consideration, please apply by March 1, 2024.

The application link can be found at Confidential inquiries and questions regarding this career opportunity should be directed to Laura Ayers [] and Toni Rodriguez [] at Berkeley Search Consultants.

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