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DCYF Social Service Specialists In-Training (SSS2-3) - Bellingham

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

Job Description:

Description The Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) was created to be a comprehensive agency exclusively dedicated to the social, emotional, and physical well-being of children, youth, and families regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or other socioeconomic factors. We believe our workforce should reflect the communities we serve, and are actively searching for candidates that reflect that diversity. We're looking for multipleSocial Services SpecialistsIn-Trainingfor different specialties to provide support and services to children and families, working toward the common goal of eliminating child and youth outcome disparities based on race and ethnicity. 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."Why Work for DCYF?At DCYF, we are ONE team. Regardless of what our specific duties may be, we are all dedicated to one purpose: promoting the best interest of a child. We foster a diverse and inclusive work environment where team members are fully engaged and supported in meeting (and exceeding) expectations. All DCYF team members are focused on continuous quality improvement by access to learning, coaching, mentoring, and support that team members need to be successful in their roles and responsibilities.At DCYF, team members enjoy:Flexible work scheduleMedical and Dental benefitsHeath Savings Account (HSA)Full Retirement BenefitsLife InsuranceDeferred Compensation (employee retirement savings option)Tuition reimbursement at Washington State collegesEligibility for Public Service Loan ForgivenessCommitment to team member safety and wellnessCommunity involvement/charitable givingFree parkingCommute Trip Reduction/STAR PassEmployee Assistance ProgramLong-term Disability Plan_Come join our team!_The OpportunitySocial Service Specialist 3 (in-training):Do you want the ability to impact families in a positive way? We are currently seeking proactive learners and resilient contributors to join our Child Protective Services (CPS), Children and Family Welfare Services (CFWS), Family Assessment Response (FAR) and Family Voluntary Services (FVS) programs in our Whatcom County Bellingham office. These jobs focus on establishing meaningful relationships with families and the communities around them. You will empower families to contribute to their own solutions and success. It is essentially the core of preventive social services.Some of what you'll do as a Social Service Specialist:Meet all casework management directives required by law, policy, and other mandates.Perform advanced level work in the investigation of child abuse and neglect allegations and specialized case vestigate allegations, assess complex family situations, and develop plans to protect children either in their own homes or out of home care through the intervention of the court system.Make findings of abuse or neglect based on the results of the investigation.Focus on understanding and respecting the strengths of families including their heritage, cultural beliefs and values, communication and learning styles.Work independently in devising your own work methods to provide an advanced level of specialized, culturally competent, and solution focused case management.Utilize the Child Health and Education Tracking (CHET) Screens.Provide accurate and timely entries into FamLink.The goal class for this position is a Social Service Specialist 3. We welcome candidates to apply at the Social Service Specialist 2 level, and complete a training plan to advance to a Social Service Specialist 3.What we are looking for at the Social Service Specialist 2 level:Bachelor's degree in social services, human services, behavioral sciences, or an allied field, and two years of paid social service experience performing functions equivalent to a Social Service Specialist 1.ORMaster's degree in social services, human services, behavioral sciences, or an allied field and one year of paid social service experience equivalent to a Social Service Specialist 1.NOTE: A two year Master's degree that includes a practicum will be substituted for the one year of paid social service experience. Degrees must be obtained from an accredited addition to those required qualifications, our ideal applicant will also have some or all of the following:Ability to make critical decisions, based on integration of information from multiple sources that may be discrepant, in high-stress situationsAbility to engage children and families under difficult circumstances, to gather information to make accurate and precise decisionsProven ability to identify problems, develop and implement solutionsAbility to communicate information both orally and in writing so others will understandAbility to remain calm when being confronted and to develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with othersExcellent verbal and written communication skillsAbility to successfully manage competing prioritiesHow do I apply?In addition to completing the online application, applicants should attach the following documents to their profile in order to be considered for this position:Letter of interest describing how you meet the specific qualifications for this positionCurrent resume detailing experience and educationCopy of college degree or transcriptsSupplemental 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) 407-1429 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. 00014Salary:$4,286.00 - $5,913.00 MonthlyLocation:Whatcom County Bellingham, WAJob Type:Full Time - PermanentDepartment:Dept of Children, Youth, and FamiliesJob Number:2021-00014Closing:ContinuousAgency:State of WashingtonAddress:View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504Phone:View Posting for Agency ContactWebsite:areers.wa.gov

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