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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Social Service
Family Services Specialist I/II (Wythe)
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State of Virginia | Bee, VA
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Job Description

Depending on the response to this posting, the position may be filled as a I or II. Depending on the amount of response to this posting there may be two Family Services Specialist I/II positions filled from the applications. A Family Services Specialist I represents the entry level employees working under close supervision while being trained in program areas such as Child Protective Services and Prevention Services. Employees perform routine entry level casework activities and the casework is usually reviewed by the supervisor prior to implementing case action. A Family Services II represents the full performance level responsible for developing and implementing individualized service plans involving the application of casework methods and basic service level caseloads of Child Protective Services Prevention Services. Employees perform all tasks independently and seek supervisory advice on unusual situations or when policies and procedures require supervisory review or involvement. General work tasks include, but not limited to: Interprets laws, policies and regulations; Monitors, coordinates and administers specific programs as assigned; Coordinates services within specific area of responsibility; Interviews and assesses customer needs and other relevant factors such as education/skill levels, abilities, interests and support systems; Informs clients of related service programs rules/regulations and right to participate; Presents cases to determine appropriate services and writes/implements service plans; Provides case management services to monitor compliance; Tracks expenditures, prepares/submits budget estimates and ensures payment for services; Completes necessary federal, state and local planning and reporting requirements; Conducts overall monitoring of programs in specific area of responsibility; Serves as resource to clients and the community in area of expertise; Provides after hours on-call coverage and responds to emergencies in child protective services and/or foster care; testify in court settings, and file court reports and protective orders.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in a Human Services field or minimum of a Bachelor's degree in any field with a minimum of two years of appropriate and related experience in a Human Services area as mandated in Section 22VAC40-670-20 of the Administrative Code of Virginia and implemented by the Virginia Board of Social Services. Some knowledge of: social work principles and practices; human behavior and motivational theory; and social, economic, and health problems. Skill in operating a motor vehicle and personal computer with associated software(Word, Excel, Access or other word processing programs). Demonstrated ability to: communicate effectively both orally and in writing; interview, assess needs, counsel and refer clients to other resources as needed; develop and implement service plans in order to insure the delivery of appropriate services to the client; make sound judgments within the framework of existing laws, policies, and regulations; respond to the client's emotions in order to accomplish services objectives; plan and manage own work activities including service delivery preparing reports, and correspondence, record keeping responsibilities and related activities; establish and maintain effective relationships; and stay abreast of current trends and developments in the social work field. Valid driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications

Possession of a BSW or MSW degree and a Commonwealth of Virginia Social Worker license. Demonstrated ability to document and maintain records on new and on-going cases in the state computer information system. Considerable experience in assigned program area & completion of required training experience to KSAs

Special Requirements

Employee must be willing to work in the community emergency shelter in the event of a natural disaster or emergency. Applications for this position must be submitted electronically through this website. Mailed, e-mailed, faxed or hand delivered applications will not be accepted. This website will provide a confirmation receipt when the application is submitted for consideration. Consideration for an interview is based solely on the information within the application. Please refer to your RMS account for the status of your application for this position.