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Child Welfare Assistant III

Recruitment #190108-H16C-I02

Introduction

ALL INTERAGENCY HIRES WILL BE REINSTATED AND BE REQUIRED TO SERVE A TWELVE MONTH PROBATIONARY PERIOD.

Announcement #: 19-T005
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS OPEN TO PERMANENT, CLASSIFIED STATE EMPLOYEES/REINSTATEMENTS ONLY.
Organization: CW-Muskogee-R4D15
Address: 727 S 32nd St, Muskogee, OK 74401
Travel: Extensive

This position could include responsibilities that would require travel throughout the Region.

Job Description, essential functions:
Position responsible for providing administrative program support to Child Welfare Specialists (CWS). Perform paraprofessional CW tasks/ duties. To include, but not limited to: performing administrative tasks, scheduling and transporting children to required appointments, assist CWS with home visits, interview families and report findings to assigned CWS. Position includes court liaison duties providing communication between OKDHS and court.

Job description, marginal functions:
Contacts public and private health, welfare and social agencies and related community resources for the purpose of obtaining services for clients.

BASIC PURPOSE

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibility for providing administrative and programmatic support to Child Welfare Specialists (CWS), and may perform lower level paraprofessional Child Welfare tasks and duties.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

This job family consists of three levels, which are distinguished by the complexity of job assignments, the extent of responsibility, and the expertise to complete specific duties assigned.

Level III
This is the specialist level where employees are assigned responsibility for the completion of a full range of paraprofessional work completing various Child Welfare case management activities such as providing assistance to Child Welfare Specialists, clients, client families, and other interested parties; assisting in the recruitment activities for the Child Welfare Volunteer Program, and may include coordinating referrals to other program areas, service providers, and the courts; interviewing clients and client families; assisting in problem resolution, and making home visits to assist CWS in assessing foster care placement as required by court or individualized service plan.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level III
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of one year of clerical experience in a governmental or non-profit social services provider environment plus two years of clerical experience in a child welfare environment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting thirty semester hours of college for each year of the required experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must be willing and able to perform all job-related travel normally associated with this position.

Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license and maintain required car insurance and be willing to transport clients.

Applicants must successfully complete the Oklahoma Department of Human Services’ defensive driving training within one year of entering on duty. 

Applicant must pass a criminal background investigation.

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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