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Child Welfare Specialist IV

Recruitment #180524-H23D-I27

Introduction

Announcement #: 18-B064
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR CURRENT OR FORMER DHS EMPLOYEES ONLY
Organization: CW-Pottawatomie-R2D23
Address: 1902 S Gordon Cooper Drive, Shawnee, OK 74801
Travel:
Occasional

Job Description, essential functions:
This is a leadership role in CPS, providing direct supervision to lower level Child Welfare Specialists.  Maintain personnel records and complete performance evaluations; orient new staff, perform case reviews and develop and administer in-service training programs.  Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices; of laws, rules, regulations, legislation, policies and procedures as they pertain to the state administration of Child Welfare. 

Job description, marginal functions:
Attends all necessary training. 

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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