Family Services Specialist I/II

Virginia Dept of Social Services - Local
Warren County, VA
Oct 23, 2021
Oct 25, 2021
Accountant, IT
Full Time
In everything we do we are committed to strengthening, supporting and empowering families. We believe in thinking differently and in challenging the old notions of Social Services. We prioritize customer service, family empowerment, modernization and continuous learning. In our agency, ideas matter - people matter. If you want to be part of an organization that emphasizes the Services in Social Services, if you want a vocation not just a job - share your passion with us and put in your application today.Multiple position posting: CPS, Adult Services and permanency.Family Services Specialist I represents the entry level employees working under close supervision while being trained in program areas such as, Adult/Adult Protective Services, Child Protective Services, Foster Care/'Adoption, Child Care, and Employment Services. Employees perform routine- to journey-level casework activities and the casework usually is reviewed by the supervisor prior to implementing a case action. Upon completion of the training program and attainment of necessary approvals, the employee shall be redefined to a full-performance Family Services Specialist II and becomes eligible for a pay increase as defined by the local agency compensation plan. The Family Services Specialist I is distinguished from the Family Services Specialist II by the latter's functioning more independently as a full performance Family Services Specialist.General Work Tasks may include but are not limited to: - A$ A cents € sA' . Interprets laws, policies and regulations as applied to specific area of responsibility; A$ A cents € sA' . Monitors, coordinates and administers specific programs as assigned; A$ A cents € sA' . Coordinates services within specific area of responsibility; A$ A cents € sA' . Interviews and assesses customer needs and other relevant factors - such as education/skill levels, abilities, interests, and support systems. A$ A cents € sA' . Informs clients of related service programs rules/regulations, and right to participate; A$ A cents € sA' . Presents cases to determine appropriate services and writes/implements service plans; A$ A cents € sA' . Provides case management services to monitor compliance; A$ A cents € sA' . Manages program waiting lists; A$ A cents € sA' . Tracks expenditures, prepares/submits budget estimates and ensures payment for services; A$ A cents € sA' . Completes necessary federal, state and local planning and reporting requirements; A$ A cents € sA' . Coordinates with other agencies and participates in multi-disciplinary and interagency teams providing services to customers; A$ A cents € sA' . Conducts overall monitoring of programs in specific area of responsibility; A$ A cents € sA' . Serves as resource to clients and the community in area of expertise; and A$ A cents € sA' . Provides after hours on-call coverage and responds to emergencies in child/adult protective services and/or foster care.Minimum QualificationsMinimum of a Bachelor's degree in a Human Services field or minimum of a Bachelor's degree in any field with a minimum of two years of appropriate and related experience in a Human Services area as mandated in Section 22VAC40-670-20 of the Administrative Code of Virginia and implemented by the Virginia Board of Social Services.Some knowledge of social work principles and practices; human behavior and motivational theory; and social, economic, and health problems.Skill in operating a motor vehicle and personal computer with associated software.Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; interview, assess needs, counsel and refer clients to other resources as needed; develop and implement service plans in order to insure the delivery of appropriate services to the client; make sound judgments within the framework of existing laws, policies, and regulations; respond to the client's emotions in order to accomplish services objectives; plan and manage own work activities including service delivery preparing reports, and correspondence, record keeping/case management responsibilities and related activities; establish and maintain effective relationships; and stay abreast of current trends and developments in the social work field.Case management experience. Experience interpreting and applying laws, regulations, policies and procedures.Valid Commonwealth of Virginia driver's license or are you able to obtain one prior to employment. Employees must also meet local vehicle insurance requirements.Preferred QualificationsExperience in program areas such program areas such as, Adult Protective Services and Adult Services and completion of required training programs or equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.Considerable experience in a local Virginia department of social services as a Family Services worker in which Adult Services and/or Adult Protective Services was your primary assignment.Knowledge of child welfare programs particularly in the area of foster care and adoptions, recruitment and training.Possession of a BSW or MSW degree and a Commonwealth of Virginia Social Worker license are desirablePrior work experience in social services or an internship human services setting.Special RequirementsApplicants may be subject to a DMV/driving record check, CPS and Criminal History Search. Driving record must meet agency standard.The investigation may include: fingerprint checks (State Police, FBI) local agency checks; employment verification, verification of education (relevant to employment); credit checks; and other checks requested by the hiring authority.Employee must be willing to work in community emergency shelter n the event of a natural disaster or emergency.Special Instructions to ApplicantsApplications/resumes must be submitted electronically through this website. Mailed, emailed, faxed or hand delivered applications and resumes will not be accepted. This website will provide a confirmation of receipt when the application is submitted for consideration. Consideration for an interview is based solely on the information within the application/resume. Applications/resumes must include complete relevant work history. Please refer to your RMS account for the status of your application and this position.Name Jon MartzPhone 540-635-3430Fax FAXED APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR THIS POSITIONEmail EMAILED APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR THIS POSITIONAddress465 West 15th Street, Suite 100Front Royal, VA 22630MAILED APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR THIS POSITION

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