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Child Welfare Assistant III

FC&A-Statewide, OK

Recruitment #190930-H16C-M06

Introduction

Child Welfare Assistants – FC&A-Statewide, OK

Control ID #
19-Q4R6A
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS OPEN TO ALL SOURCES
TRAVEL: EXTENSIVE

Starting Monthly Salary CWA I -   $2,349.25
Starting Monthly Salary CWA II -  $2,525.33
Starting Monthly Salary CWA III - $2,777.75

Some positions might work outside normal business hours, including on-call hours.

This recruitment will be utilized for all
CW-Foster Care and Adoptions county offices throughout Oklahoma.

When completing your application,
You may select up to five counties in which you would be willing to work.

http://www.okdhs.org/OKDHS%20Publication%20Library/M13-02.pdf

Is making a real and lasting difference in the world your ultimate career goal?

You are a compassionate and genuine advocate for people with the determination to seek flexible solutions and opportunities for children and their families to build the skills needed to thrive together.

DHS is looking for full-time Child Welfare Assistants across Oklahoma. Applicants must pass a criminal background check, drug screen, and reference check to qualify.

Why Should You Apply?
   • Top benefits
   • Excellent personal growth and advancement opportunities
   • Make a real difference in your community

We offer amazing benefits:
   • Excellent health, dental, vision, supplemental life, and flexible spending plans available
   • Generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of benefit premiums
   • Annual and Sick leave accrual starting immediately
   • 11 paid holidays per year
   • Public Service Loan Forgiveness and Perkins Loan Cancellation eligible employment
   • Excellent retirement plans for your future

This position may be filled at the alternate hiring level of the JFD depending upon the qualifications of the recommended applicant. 

Alternate hiring options must be utilized for potential promotional appointments which result in salary inequities within the JFD.

Application Process
When filling out your application, be sure to include all relevant experience under Employment History and the county offices you are interested in under Employment Preferences.  All DHS experience must be listed on your application.  HR-Recruitment will review only the application to verify the Minimum Qualifications have been met.

HR-Recruitment will send all applications meeting the minimum qualifications to the Hiring Managers for review twice a month.  Applicants should receive an email within 30 days of submitting the application for each county office in which you have expressed interest.  Be sure to check your Spam or Junk folders prior to contacting us. 

Email: DHS.Careers@okdhs.org with any questions.

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

If an offer of employment is extended by more than one County Office, it is the responsibility of the Applicant to notify the offices of their decision in a timely manner.

For more information on the many Child Welfare Programs, Job Descriptions, and Realistic Job Preview videos, please go to:
http://www.okdhs.org/careers/Pages/DayIntheLife.aspx

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 I   
This is the entry level position for this job family where employees perform only the most routine duties.  Employees will be expected to gain in-depth knowledge of the program and services being offered. 

Level II    
This is the career level position for this job family where employees perform administrative duties.  This may include data entry and retrieval using KIDs applications, and completion of reports.  Incumbents will also assist clients in obtaining documants and assist CWS in makking client referrals to other OKDHS programs or community resources.

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 I
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of six months of experience in general office clerical work, providing care for children in a licensed day care facility, sales, or public contact work or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one of the following for the required experience: (a) six months of technical or vocational training course work; or (b) the completion of 15 semester hours from a college or university.

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

Level III
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level II plus two additional years of clerical experience in a child welfare environment.

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.

Conclusion

Veteran's Preference Points do not apply.



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