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Child Welfare Specialist I/II

Company: Oklahoma Human Services
Location: Lawton
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Child Welfare SpecialistThis position is located in Lawton, Oklahoma.Annual Salary:Level I H23A - $38,169.36 + Full State Employee BenefitsLevel II H23B - $41,874.84 + Full State Employee BenefitsApplicants who possess a Bachelor's degree or a Master's Degree in Social Work will be entitled to a salary incentive of an additional 5% and 10%, respectively.Travel is EXTENSIVE -Must possess a valid driver's license and must maintain required car insurance.Your career can make a difference! We're looking for Child Welfare Specialists to join us and our mission. This is a full time position eligible for full state benefits which include a Healthcare allowance (in addition to your regular salary) a retirement plan, and paid time off. To qualify, applicants must pass a criminal background check, drug screen, and reference check.Minimum QualificationsChild Welfare Specialist,Level I - To qualify, the applicant must have a bachelor's degree (in any field) to qualify.Child Welfare Specialist, Level II - To qualify, applicant must have a master's degree, OR a bachelor's degree and one year of professional social work experience.Job Duties - Level IComplete the Child Welfare Core Academy Training ProgramLearn adoptive services such as recruiting, screening, evaluating, and documenting activities, and provide reports to the adoption unit and the courts;Learn treatment and preventive services;Visit children in placement and conduct assessments of children and families;Refer families and children to services in the community;Participate in investigations of abuse and neglect of children, and prepare case reports and other documentation;Attends court hearings and provides testimony;Consults with the District Attorney and other attorneys, and tribal partners regarding efforts to protect the child, reunite the family or other permanent plan for the child;Provides direct services to children in placement,And other duties as assigned.Will work on a diverse teamand directly with people from divers racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.Job Duties - Level IIComplete the Child Welfare Core Academy Training ProgramMay perform duties of Level I Plus:Employees receive intakes and assess or investigate allegations of abuse or neglect completing appropriate documentation, and assess child safety and recommend the appropriate level of intervention;Initiate procedures to remove the child from the home if in present danger;Coordinate actions with law enforcement entities and the District Attorney;Provide social work services to families applying or approved for adoption or foster care; recruits and trains foster and adoptive parents;Conducts home visits and reviews the child's psycho-social, medical, developmental and education histories;Completes evaluations and approves or disapproves applicants;Facilitates and participates in family team meetings.Prepare and coordinate legal documents for presentation to the court, attend court hearings and provide testimony,Other duties as assigned.Will work on a diverse teamand directly with people from divers racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.Realistic Job Preview Video:you have questions, please contact DHS.Careers@OKDHS is a Fair Chance Employer.Announcement # 21-BC022This is a classified position83005288, 83001800Powered by JazzHR

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