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Children and Family Services Specialist Trainee

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Chadron, NE
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Description

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is seeking outstanding individuals who are interested in making a difference in the lives of children and families in the WSA. We are looking for individuals for this essential position who are mission driven, action oriented, and possess excellent communication skills. We are seeking candidates to fill positions for openings in the WSA. Starting pay is $18.05 per hour. Please view the following link for a Realistic Job Preview of the position: https://youtu.be/bJM9TcaFo3s In addition to this office location(s) we are seeking applications across Nebraska. We have offices located across the state where there may also be openings at this time. Please submit your application to any of the active postings where you are interested in being considered for employment. You can find all of our postings on statejobs.nebraska.gov; simply search for Child and Family Services Specialist.

Previous Children and Family Services Specialist experience with the State of Nebraska is required.

Location:Position may cover assignments in Gering, Sidney, Alliance, and Chadron Nebraska
Work Schedule:Flexible schedule to be determined - 20 hours per week

This position is federally funded and may be governed by the Federal Hatch Act. Click here to review the Act. (the web page address is: https://osc.gov/Pages/HatchAct.aspx)

 

Examples of Work

In this position, you will serve as a case manager for families referred to the Department of Health and Human Services. This will require you to:
• Investigate allegations of abuse/neglect, visit homes, conduct safety assessments, establish safety plans, and initiate court interventions.
• Develop, implement, and evaluate treatment plans, authorize, coordinate, and provide family services.
• Prepare cases with appropriate legal staff and testify in court.
• Develop community resources; work with schools, law enforcement, and mental health providers; inform the public of protection and safety services.
• Perform crisis intervention.
• Prepare documentation, correspondence, and court reports.
• Casework may be with children/juveniles who have been adjudicated as delinquent or status offenders.
Previous Child and Family Services Specialist experience is required.

Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS: Previous Child and Family Services Specialist experience with the State of the Nebraska is required. Must have a Bachelors degree in social work, psychology, sociology, counseling, human development, mental health care, education, criminal justice or other closely related area.

PREFERRED:Experience with Structured Decision curriculum is preferred.

OTHER: Valid driver's license or the ability to provide independent authorized transportation. 
 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Family life issues and dynamics; community services; child adolescent and adult behavior. Skill in: Interviewing clients to collect and elicit essential information and assess client's needs and progress; openly and honestly discussing concerns with others in a non-judgmental way.

Ability to: Learn the importance of commitment to individuals and families; protect confidential information; communicate effectively with community service providers, law enforcement, the court and legal systems and vulnerable adults' families and/or advocates; organize and maintain case records; learn and apply the principles and practices of direct case management including assessment, analyzing critical information, plan development and implementation in setting up individual case/treatment plans; respond flexibly and adapt to new or changing circumstances; manage time and work flow to work independently and meet deadlines; exhibit a sense of fairness; be available through regular and predictable work attendance; demonstrate professionalism and operate basic computer software and hardware.

 

Job Details

Date Posted February 13, 2018
Date Closes March 15, 2018
Located In Chadron, NE
Department Health and Human Services
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Hourly Wage
Experience Level Entry Level (0-2 yrs. experience)
SOC Category 21-1021.00 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
Zipcode 69337
Name 1957163

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • College Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Credit Union
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Sick Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Unpaid Leaves of Absence
  • Wellness Program

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