Washington State DSHS Social Service Specialist Oncall AfterHours Program in Washington
Social Service Specialist 2-3 Children's Administration seeks dynamic and motivated temporary on-call Social Service Specialists with the After Hours Program to work out of the Region 3 Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS) offices in Port Angeles, Tacoma, Kelso, Centralia, Aberdeen and Vancouver. You will place children in either foster care or relative care in emergent situations.
The work is intermittent in nature, sporadic and does not fit a particular pattern. The primary work hours for this position will be nights, weekends including holidays.
Some of what you'll do
- Respond to after-hours emergent calls concerning maltreatment of children
- Assess risk and safety of child(ren), coordinating safe placement of children when determined appropriate
- Interview children, families and collaterals such as law enforcement, probation/parole counselors, school, medical and mental health professionals and coordinate information with daytime Social Service Specialists
- Investigate and evaluate reports of child abuse and/or neglect
- Provide ongoing risk assessment of the family and take appropriate action to protect children, correct parental deficits through services and provide support to the family
- Respond to crisis situations of DCFS children who are placed in either foster care or relative care
- Document case activities and maintain case records to ensure quality of practice and consistency of service delivery to children and families statewide
This job may be filled at the Social Service Specialist 3 level, or Social Service Specialist 2 with an in-training plan.
Who should apply? Applicants with the combination of education and/or experience as listed below:
Social Service Specialist 2 | $21.26 – 27.91 Eighteen months of experience as a Social Service Specialist 1. OR A Master's degree or higher in social services, human services, behavioral sciences, or an allied field, AND one year of paid social service experience performing functions equivalent to a Social Service Specialist 1 (a two year Master's degree in one of these fields that included a practicum will be substituted for one year of paid social service experience). OR A Bachelor's degree or higher in social services, human services, behavioral sciences, or an allied field, AND two years of paid social service experience performing functions equivalent to a Social Service Specialist 1.
Social Service Specialist 3 | $22.32 – 29.32 One year of experience as a Social Service Specialist 2 OR A Bachelor's degree in social services, human services, behavioral sciences, or an allied field, AND three years of paid social service experience performing functions equivalent to a Social Service Specialist 2. OR A Master's degree in social services, human services, behavioral sciences, or an allied field AND two years of paid social service experience performing functions equivalent to a Social Service Specialist 2. A Master's degree in one of the above fields that included a practicum will substitute for one year of paid social service experience.
What we're looking for
- At least one year of experience assessing risk and safety with regards to child abuse and neglect concerns or developing safety or service plans with families
- Knowledge of community resources in the local community
- Ability to maintain current knowledge of applicable laws, rules and policies for delivery of child protective and child welfare services within Washington State and deliver services accordingly
Come join a new state agency to better serve at-risk children and youth, Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF). We're looking for professionals to join our team now, and make a difference in the lives of youth and their families.
For questions about job 03685, contact David Ozment at email@example.com. Supplemental Information
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history may be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the job. This announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Employees driving on state business must have a valid driver's license. Employees driving a privately owned vehicle on state business must have liability insurance on the privately owned vehicle.
Washington State Department of Social & Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any area of employment, its programs or services on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, creed, color, national origin, religion or beliefs, political affiliation, military status, honorably discharged veteran, Vietnam Era, recently separated or other protected veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, equal pay or genetic information. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the Recruiter at (360) 725-5810. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.
Salary: $21.26 - $29.32 Hourly
Location: Multiple Locations - Western Washington, WA
Job Type: On-Call
Department: Dept. of Social and Health Services
Job Number: 2018-03685
Closing: 4/25/2018 11:59 PM Pacific
Agency: State of Washington
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