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Child Welfare Specialist II

Recruitment #180911-H23B-I10

Introduction

ANNOUNCEMENT#: 18-H041
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS OPEN TO OKDHS EMPLOYEES ONLY
ORGANIZATION: CW-Specialized Placements Staff
ADDRESS: Housing negotiable in Oklahoma County
TRAVEL:
EXTENSIVE 

Job description, essential functions:
This position is assigned to the Residential & Placement Services Section, Child Welfare Services & Specialized Placements & Partnerships Unit. Ensures the safety & quality of care for OKDHS custody children placed in contracted residential facilities. Responsible for on-site visits to the facilities, continual contact with administration at the agencies, members of the Office of Client Advocacy & Oklahoma Child Care Licensing.

Job description, marginal functions:
Attends training required by law or outlined in the Pinnacle.  Must successfully complete initial Child Welfare Specialist Academy. 

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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 continuous assessment of child safety in regard to family-centered and community services, child abuse/neglect investigations, adoption, foster care, intake, 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 II:     
At this level employees are assigned responsibilities at the full performance level in providing child welfare services to children and families.  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. Employees initiate procedures to remove the child from the home if in present danger; coordinate actions with law enforcement entities and district attorney; and initiate placement process.  Provides social work services to families applying or approved for adoption or foster care; recruits and trains foster and adoptive parents; conducts home visits; reviews child’s psycho-social, medical, developmental and education histories; completes evaluations and approves or disapproves applicants; facilitates or participates in meetings, such as Family Team Meetings.  Identifies emotional needs of residents assigned to a shelter or group home and prepares a treatment plan including short and long range goals; and prepares reports and narratives.  In addition, employees at this level will prepare and coordinate legal documents for presentation to the court; attend court hearings and provide testimony; inform court of agency policies and procedures, and may serve as an expert witness.  Visits children in placement to assess safety and needs; provides information or other appropriate services; maintains sibling and other relationships.

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 II:     
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a Master’s Degree; or a Bachelor’s Degree and one year of experience in professional social work.

NOTES

Applicant must upload a copy of their transcript or official letter from registrar’s office certifying degree to their application submission

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



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