Child Welfare Specialist II 170711-H23B-H19 job – Oklahoma DHS – Cleveland, OK

Introduction

This position is located in Cleveland county.

Announcement #: 17-E076

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS OPEN TO ALL SOURCES.

Organization : CW-Resource Recruitment Staff

Address : 2507 N Shields Blvd, Moore, OK, 73160

Travel: Extensive

Job Description, essential functions:
Recruits resource families, completes evaluations, home studies, &/or reviews of appropriate applicants/resources, & documents evaluations. Makes decisions/recommendations regarding approvals/placements/services, & other services. Participates & coordinates training &/or services to foster/kinship/relative or other placement providers. Processes requests for childcare assistance. Maintains a list of children in need of placement.

Job description, marginal functions:
Attends training required by law or outlined in the Pinnacle. Must successfully complete initial Child Welfare Specialist Academy.

This position may be filled at the alternate level of the JFD depending upon the qualifications of the applicant.

BASIC PURPOSE

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibility for providing child welfare services to children and families in communities, facilities, institutions or hospitals. Duties include prevention and treatment functions, child abuse/neglect investigations, adoption, foster care, referrals, court liaison, group home and shelter services, volunteer program activities and permanency planning.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

This job family consists of four levels which are distinguished by the level of complexity and diversity of the specific job assignments, the extent of responsibility assigned, the expertise required for the completion of the duties assigned and the responsibility assigned for providing leadership to others.

Level I:
This is the basic level where employees perform entry level work in a training status in providing child welfare services to children and families. Employees at this level will complete the Child Welfare Core Academy training program. Completed work is reviewed and all decisions are discussed with supervisor or other senior staff. At this level employees learn adoptive services such as recruiting, screening, evaluating and documenting activities; provide reports to the adoption unit and the courts; learn treatment and preventive services; visit children in placement; refer families and children to services in the community; complete assessments of children and families and implement treatment plans. Additional duties include participating in investigations of abuse and neglect of children; preparing case reports and other documentation and recommending a course of action with close supervision and case consultation; providing protective services and coordinating referrals to other units, agencies, service providers and the courts. Prepares legal documentation for presentation to the court with supervisory guidance and approval; attends court hearings and provides testimony; consults with the District Attorney and other attorneys regarding efforts to protect the child, reunite the family or other permanent plan for the child; provides direct services to children in placement; attends staffing meeting; makes decisions regarding treatment plans following supervisory consultation; provides assessments and services to custody children to assist them in making the transition from foster care to independent living.

Level II:
At this level employees are assigned responsibilities at the full performance level in providing child welfare services to children and families. Employees receive intakes and complete investigations including appropriate documentation on children alleged to be abused and/or neglected; assess the situation and recommend the appropriate level of intervention. Initiate procedures to remove the child from the home if in immediate danger; coordinate actions with law enforcement entities and district attorney; and initiate placement process. Provides social work services to families applying or approved for adoption or foster care; recruits and trains foster and adoptive parents; conducts home visits; reviews child’s psycho-social, medical, developmental and education histories; completes evaluations and approves or disapproves applicants. Identifies emotional needs of residents assigned to a shelter or group home and prepares a treatment plan including short and long range goals; prepares reports and narratives. In addition, employees at this level will prepare and coordinate legal documents for presentation to the court; attend court hearings and provide testimony; inform court of agency policies and procedures, and may serve as an expert witness. Visits children in placement to provide counseling, information or other appropriate services; maintains sibling and other relationships.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

This job family consists of four levels which are distinguished by the level of complexity and diversity of the specific job assignments, the extent of responsibility assigned, the expertise required for the completion of the duties assigned and the responsibility assigned for providing leadership to others.

Level I:
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree.

Level II:
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a Master’s Degree; or a Bachelor’s Degree and one year of experience in professional social work.

NOTES

Applicant must upload a copy of their transcript or official letter from registrar’s office certifying degree to their application submission .

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.

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