Oklahoma Department Of Human Services Child Welfare Specialist I/II - 19-KM018 in Chandler, Oklahoma
This is a classified position.
Announcement Number - 19-KM018
Level I - $38,169.36 + Full State Employee Benefits
Level II - $41,874.84 + Full State Employee Benefits
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