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Child Welfare Specialist IV

Recruitment #180612-H23D-I29

Introduction

Announcement #: 18-E071
     
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR CURRENT OR FORMER DHS EMPLOYEES ONLY!

Organization: CW-Resource Family Staff
Address:  1200 W Rock Creek Road, Suite C, Norman, OK  73069
Travel:
Occasional

Job Description, essential functions:
Leadership level; provides direct supervision to one CWS III & five CWS I-II.  This level of trains, direct, coordinates, evaluates, & prioritizes the work of those under supervision.  Manages tracking system created to monitor work assignment, turnover, staff experience & case evaluation.  Assures compliance with Federal/State Law & agency policy.  Monthly meetings with staff to discuss individual cases, training, & development.   Positions in this job family are assigned responsibility for providing Liaison duties for RFP private foster care agencies for foster care resources and/or placement needs statewide.   Duties include, but are not limited to, prevention, child abuse/neglect staffing’s, critical thinking skills, monitoring placement process, staffing children needing placement, and collaborating with community partners.
 
Job description, marginal functions:
Attends training required by law or outlined in the Pinnacle.  Must successfully complete initial Child Welfare Specialist Academy.

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 IV:     
This is the leadership level where incumbents provide direct supervision to lower level Child Welfare Specialists or are responsible for monitoring contractual services with external agencies which focus on child placement permanency and includes close coordination and consultation with CWS IV’s and County Directors regarding appropriate case actions and referrals, auditing and tracking of referrals with providers to ensure and verify the delivery of contractual services.  As a direct supervisor employees interview and hire child welfare services staff; maintain personnel records and complete performance evaluations; orient new staff, perform case reviews and develop and administer in-services training programs.  Positions assigned to a children’s shelter environment will supervise staff within a children’s shelter and assure that children residing in the shelter receive appropriate services; supervise and coordinate intake and treatment planning including psychological and other services for children admitted to the shelter; coordinate the volunteer program at the shelter; report to the superintendent or other administrative staff on all issues related to services and employees at the shelter.

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 IV:     
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a Master’s Degree and two years of professional social work experience in child welfare programs; or a Bachelor’s Degree and three years of professional social work experience, including two years in child welfare programs.

NOTES

Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

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


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