Child Welfare Specialist I/II
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Alva, OK 73717
Child Welfare Specialist – Resource Family Staff
Child Welfare Specialist, Level I – To qualify, the applicant must have a bachelor’s degree (in any field) to qualify.
Child Welfare Specialist, Level II – To qualify, applicant must have a master’s degree, OR a bachelor’s degree and one year of professional social work experience.
+ Level I H23A – $38,169.36 + Full State Employee Benefits
+ Level II H23B – $41,874.84 + Full State Employee Benefits
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.
Travel is EXTENSIVE – Must possess a valid driver’s license and must maintain required car insurance.
+ 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; facilitates or participates in meetings, such as staff meetings and Family Team Meetings.
+ Assists in the identification of Foster and Adoptive families for children-in-care. Also assists with Adoptive services such as recruiting, screening, evaluating and documenting activities; provide reports to the adoption unit and the courts.
+ Provides training and consultation to Resource families and other placement providers; completes Resource family assessments; reviews child?s history and coordinates placement of children within the state and between other states.
+ Prepare and coordinate legal documents for presentation to the court; attend court hearings and provide testimony; inform court of agency policies and procedures.
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.
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If you have questions, please contact DHS.Careers@okdhs.org
Announcement # 20-AA027.1
This is a classified position