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Child and Family Services Specialist/Trainee - Gering

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Gering, NE
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NEBRASKA STATE GOVERNMENT
invites applications for the position of:
 

Child and Family Services Specialist Trainee- Gering

SALARY: See Position Description
OPENING DATE: 10/03/18
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
JOB TYPE: PERM FULL TIME
LOCATION: Gering
DEPARTMENT: Health & Human Services Department
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 Gering Office 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 throughout the state and are hiring for spots in our upcoming training classes. The location of the training has not yet been determined, but depending on the locale, some candidates may be required to travel to attend training class. Trainees are hired at $15.627 per hour and after successful completion of initial training are promoted to $18.058 per hour. Please view the following link for a Realistic Job Preview of the position: https://youtu.be/bJM9TcaFo3s
Schedule: Mon- Fri 8am- 5pm, Some On-call, After hours required

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.
Promotion to Child & Family Services Specialist will occur after successful completion of required classroom and on-the-job training programs. This position will be located in Gering. This position may cover assignments in Gering, Sidney, Alliance and Chadron.
QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:
REQUIREMENTS:A Bachelors degree in social work, psychology, sociology, counseling, human development, mental health care, education, criminal justice or other closely related area. Consideration will be given to applicants who will receive a Bachelors degree within 90 days of application date
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PREFERRED : Previous Children and Family Services Specialist experience with the state of the NE is 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 October 4, 2018
Date Closes November 30, 2018
Located In Gering, NE
Department NE DHHS
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Hourly Wage
Experience Level Entry Level (0-2 yrs. experience)
Shift
Daytime
Mon: 8 am to 4 pm
Tue: 8 am to 4 pm
Wed: 8 am to 4 pm
Thu: 8 am to 4 pm
Fri: 8 am to 4 pm
SOC Category 21-1029.00 Social Workers, All Other
Zipcode 69341

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

This job requires the following skills

  • Business - Ethics Awareness
  • Compliance
  • Medical Social Work
  • Public Administration - Legal Investigations
  • Public Health Management
  • Quality Control
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Enjoy these benefits
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • College Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
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