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Child Welfare Specialist II

Recruitment #180627-H23B-I01

Introduction

Announcement #: 18-A020.1
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS OPEN TO ALL SOURCES.
Organization: CW-Statewide Hotline-Central
Address: 1331 W Memorial Rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73114-1424
Travel:
Occasional

THIS IS A RE-ANNOUNCEMENT OF 18-A020. PREVIOUS APPLICANTS MUST RE-APPLY TO BE CONSIDERED.

Job Description, essential functions:
Position is for the Statewide Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline, a 24/7/365 operation.  Position will receive, screen, and analyze reports of suspected abuse according to established standards.  Position requires good listening skills; excellent communication skills; ability to apply verbal investigative techniques; thorough knowledge of computer programs; & be a positive contributor to the team.

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

Preference may be given for Bi-lingual in Spanish and English - skill based translation incentive may apply.

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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 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 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 complete investigations including appropriate documentation on children alleged to be abused and/or neglected; assess the situation and recommend the appropriate level of intervention.  Initiate procedures to remove the child from the home if in immediate 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.  Identifies emotional needs of residents assigned to a shelter or group home and prepares a treatment plan including short and long range goals; 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 provide counseling, 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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