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Child Welfare Specialist I/II

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Job Details
Job Order Number
JC152521825
Company Name
Oklahoma Department Of Human Services
Physical Address

Enid, OK 73705
Job Description

This is a classified position

Announcement # 19-JD071

Annual Salary:

+ Level I – $38,169.36 + Full State Employee Benefits

+ Level II – $41,874.84 + Full State Employee Benefits

Travel: EXTENSIVE

Your career can make a difference! We’re looking for Child Welfare Specialists to join us and our mission. This is a full time position eligible for full state benefits which include a Healthcare allowance (in addition to your regular salary) a retirement plan, and paid time off. To qualify, applicants must pass a criminal background check, drug screen, and reference check.

Applicants who possess a Bachelor’s degree or a Master’s Degree in Social Work will be entitled to a salary incentive of an additional 5% and 10%, respectively.

Level I Child Welfare Specialist – To qualify, the applicant must have a bachelor’s degree (in any field) to qualify.

Job Duties – Level I

+ Complete the Child Welfare Core Academy Training Program

+ Learn adoptive services such as recruiting, screening, evaluating, and documenting activities, and provide reports to the adoption unit and the courts;

+ Learn treatment and preventive services;

+ Visit children in placement and conduct assessments of children and families;

+ Refer families and children to services in the community;

+ Participate in investigations of abuse and neglect of children, and prepare case reports and other documentation;

+ Attends court hearings and provides testimony;

+ Consults with the District Attorney and other attorneys, and tribal partners regarding efforts to protect the child, reunite the family or other permanent plan for the child;

+ Provides direct services to children in placement,

+ And other duties as assigned.

Level II Child Welfare Specialist – To qualify, applicant must have a master’s degree, OR a bachelor’s degree and one year of professional social work experience.

Job Duties – Level II

+ Employees receive intakes and assess or investigate allegations of abuse or neglect completing appropriate documentation, and assess child safety and recommend the appropriate level of intervention;

+ Initiate procedures to remove the child from the home if in present danger;

+ Coordinate actions with law enforcement entities and the District Attorney;

+ Provide social work services to families applying or approved for adoption or foster care; recruits and trains foster and adoptive parents;

+ Conducts home visits and reviews the child’s psycho-social, medical, developmental and education histories;

+ Completes evaluations and approves or disapproves applicants;

+ Facilitates and participates in family team meetings.

+ Prepare and coordinate legal documents for presentation to the court, attend court hearings and provide testimony,

+ Other duties as assigned.

If you have questions, please contact DHS.Careers@okdhs.org

83001264, 83002796, 83000167


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