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Oklahoma Department Of Human Services Child Welfare Specialist I/II - 19-KM018 in Chandler, Oklahoma

This is a classified position.

Announcement Number - 19-KM018

Annual Salary:

  • Level I - $38,169.36 + Full State Employee Benefits

  • Level II - $41,874.84 + Full State Employee Benefits

    Travel: EXTENSIVE

    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.

    Level I Child Welfare Specialist - To qualify, the applicant must have a bachelor's degree (in any field) to qualify

    Level II Child Welfare Specialist - To qualify, applicant must have a master's degree, OR a bachelor's degree and one year of professional social work experience.

    Applicants 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.

    Job Duties - Level I

  • Complete the Child Welfare Core Academy Training Program

  • Learn 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.

    Job Duties - Level II

  • 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.

    Address: 2020 E. First St. - Chandler, OK 74834

    If you have questions, please contact DHS.Careers@okdhs.org 83006926, 83009065, 83009310, 83007600

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