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Child Welfare Specialist IV

Recruitment #181001-H23D-I44

Introduction

Announcement #: 18-A092
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR CURRENT OR FORMER DHS EMPLOYEES ONLY!
Organization: Child Welfare-Hotline-Central
Address: 1331 W Memorial Rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73114-1424
Shift Work: 3:30PM to 12:00AM
Shift difference and Skill based translation incentive may be applicable to this position
Travel: Occasional

Job Description, essential functions:
Position is for the Oklahoma Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline, A 24/7/365 operation. Position will directly supervise lower level CWS & support staff; will be responsible for providing leadership in a team environment; building and maintaining cooperative relations; Position requires excellent communication skills, thorough knowledge of CWS & APS policy; ability to conduct and apply verbal investigations; demonstrated critical thinking skills.

Job description, marginal functions:
Attends training as described in the Pinnacle Plan to improve skills.

Preference/Prefer applicants with the following experience/education:
Preference may be given for Bi-lingual in Spanish and English-skill based translation incentive may apply.

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 IV:     
This is the leadership level where incumbents provide direct supervision to lower level Child Welfare Specialists. They may also be responsible for monitoring contractual services with external agencies that focus on child placement permanency.  The position includes close coordination and consultation with CWS IV’s and District 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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