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DCYF After Hours Social Service Specialist (SSS3 In-Training) - Richland

Company: Washington State
Location: Richland
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Description The Department of Children, Youth, and Families is a new cabinet agency in Washington State that has been established for the purpose of delivering existing services in a way that produces better outcomes for children, youth, and families served by the State of Washington. Our vision is that "All Washington's children and youth grow up safe and healthy-thriving physically, emotionally, and educationally, nurtured by family and community."The Opportunity:Flexible On-Call Schedules. Apply Today! We are seeking high energy Social Service professionals willing to work in an on-call, after-hours job. We are recruiting for all levels of Social Service Specialist. You will respond to emergency calls in the Richland area. After-hours staff respond to and investigate reports of abuse and neglect in a timely and efficient manner during the times that the local DCYF offices are closed. Local offices are closed from 5:00 PM to 8:00 AM each day, weekends, and all holidays, although the need to assist children still exists. The average number of hours per week varies depending on the number of days you can work and the number of calls received. You are expected to be on-call if scheduled to work on the calendar that you help create along with the needs of After-Hours.There is a lot of flexibility in scheduling, some weekends are to be expected.An after-hours job is excellent for those professionals already employed in social services, but wish to supplement their income. This is also a great opportunity for those starting out in social work to gain experience in the field.Some of what you will do as an After Hours Specialist:Conduct 24-hour emergent face-to-face contacts for CPS Investigation cases, 72-hour non-emergent face-to-face contacts for CPS FAR cases, and monthly Health and Safety visits on CFWS and FVS cases.Gather and document sufficient information to assess for present danger and take protective action if present danger is identified. If present danger is identified the Afterhours Worker must report to their supervisor that present danger was identified and what protective actions were taken to manage the present danger.Observe and document the physical condition and behaviors of the childFollow Agency Policy for Photograph Documentation when photographing a child's physical condition or environment to document child abuse or neglect.Follow DCYF Policy pertaining to Interviewing a Victim or Identified Child when conducting a comprehensive interview.Observe and document the child's living environment if possible.Gather and document demographic information for all adults and parents/caregivers in the terview the Out-of-home caregiver and identify any support or training needs for the caregiver.Obtain and document sufficient gathering question information to determine the protective capacity of the parent/caregiver in the home.Consult with Afterhours supervisor as needed.Partner with law enforcement, when needed.Obtain sufficient information from the child, parents/caregivers, and relatives to complete the Child Information and Placement Referral.Conduct an NCIC emergent CODE X background check on a possible relative or suitable other placement options.Conduct home walk-throughs of the relative or suitable other if they passed the NCIC emergent CODE X background check and place children in the home if no concerns about the physical condition of the home.Provide the relative, suitable other, or licensed foster home with required placement forms.Transport children/youth, as arranged by the assigned Day Shift Social Worker, to/from school, CRC, BRS placement, foster placements, respite, detention, relative placement, etc. and provide the placement with the requisite placement forms.What we are looking for:Professionals with Master's or Bachelor's degree in social services, human services, behavioral sciences, or an allied field. Additional social service experience could meet qualifications for the Social Service Specialist 2 or Social Service Specialist 3 level. Please include your _college transcripts_ with your application.NOTE:Employees must successfully complete the formal training course sponsored by their division within one (1) year of their addition to those required qualifications, our ideal applicant will also have some or all of the following core competencies:Ability to effectively communicate and comprehend with management, peers, clients, community colleagues, and the public as required to carry out the assigned duties of the position.Current working knowledge of applicable laws, rules and policies on the delivery of child protective and child welfare services within Washington State and deliver services accordingly.Ability to partner effectively with other professionals involved in the preparation of child and family prospective permanency families for transition and permanency outcome.Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with the child's caregiver (foster parents, relatives, kin, or facility staff). Include caregivers in the case planning process and provide support for meeting the child's unique needs.Ability to implement risk assessment in all cases as defined by law and best practice using the agency preferred risk assessment model.Ability to fully utilize shared decision-making processes for making case plans, includes: Family Team Decision Meetings, dependency case conferences, permanency planning staffing's, Child Protective Teams, Local Indian Child Welfare Advisory Committee, adoption teaming staffing's, Behavior Rehabilitation Services team meetings, etc. Include children, as appropriate, in the development of service plans.Ability to use and knowledge of FAMLINK standards and requirements.Ability to complete work in a timely manner, following established policies and procedures regarding the timeline for Emergent and Non-emergent referrals.How do I apply?In addition to completing the online application, applicants must attach the following documents to their profile in order to be considered for this position:_Cover Letter__Resume__University/College Transcripts_Supplemental Information:Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position. This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement. The initial screening will be based on the content and completeness of your application and the materials submitted. All information may be verified and documentation may be required. Applications with comments such as "see attachments" or "N/A" in the supplemental question responses will be considered incomplete. DCYF is an equal opportunity employer and supports equity, diversity, inclusion, and respect. Need accommodation throughout the application/interview process? Unable to apply on-line? Contact the Recruitment team at or (360) 407-1692 or the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf at 800-833-6388 Experiencing technical difficulties creating, accessing or completing your application? Call NEOGOV toll-free at (855)524-5627 or email . To take advantage ofVeteran's preferenceplease attach your DD-214, member 4 long-form, or your NGB-22. Please black out your social security number prior to attaching. General suggestions for creating a good application packet:Read the job posting very carefully. Find out as much as you can about the position.Make sure you are very diligent in following all the application instructions. Include all requested documentation.Make sure your application and supplemental question responses address how you meet each of the required and desired qualifications.Carefully read each of the supplemental questions and respond completely to each one. Pay careful attention to each component of the question, providing examples, and thoroughly describing when and where you achieved the proficiency level, and detail the types of work you performed, the work products, etc., to demonstrate 'how'.Specifically include all of your work experiences doing the same or similar work, especially if you reference work in these jobs in describing when/where you gained proficiency level skills.Make sure your application reflects your best writing.2020-03427Salary:$20.32 - $33.98 HourlyLocation:Benton County Richland, WAJob Type:On-CallDepartment:Dept of Children, Youth, and FamiliesJob Number:2021-00202Closing:ContinuousAgency:State of WashingtonAddress:View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504Phone:View Posting for Agency

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