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FAMILY SERVICE WORKER CLINICAL SPEC

Date:  Jan 14, 2022
Req ID:  13101
Location: 

Little Rock, AR, US, 72203

Category:  AR DEPT OF HUMAN SERVICES
Anticipated Starting Salary:  $45,009.95

Position Number: 22101522 
County: Pulaski 
Posting End Date: 2/20/22 

Anticipated Starting Salary: $45,009.95 

DCFS 
Hiring Official:  Lendy Eichelberger

 

Special Work Conditions: Non-Standard working hours including after hours work & extensive in-state travel.


The Department of Human Services is a place for people passionate about serving others and changing lives for the better. We care for Arkansans of all ages and ensure places like child care centers and nursing homes are safe. We are the safety net for the most vulnerable Arkansans. Whether you answer the phones, take applications, protect children, or help care for residents or patients at one of our facilities, you make a difference by working at DHS. Plus, working for the State has great perks, including a pension, maternity leave, paid state holidays, and much more. At DHS, we take care of our employees so you can help care for others.

Position Information

Class Code: M010C

Grade: GS08

FLSA Status: EXEMPT

Salary Range: $45,010.00 - $65,265.00

Summary

The Family Service Worker Clinical Specialist is responsible for providing consultation and technical assistance on case management and supervising children and family services staff and activities. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

Functions

Performs a lead role in coordinating predetermined work assignments of co-workers and/or subordinate employees by communicating prioritization of activities and project deadlines, reviewing and monitoring the work performed, interpreting policies, procedures, or precedents, and providing supervisory or management staff with project updates on a regular basis to ensure adherence to project goals and timeframes. Provides technical assistance by answering case-specific questions regarding foster care, protective services and investigations and provides information on resources and agency policy interpretations for subordinates. Conducts formal and informal training on policy, social work principles, and community networking. Establishes procedures, monitors service delivery, and makes suggestions for improvements. Reviews and approves case plans for protective, foster care and supportive services cases. Ensures routine and emergency coverage for county office or offices. Serves as client advocate and coordinates services with providers and other agencies. Presents informational programs on agency activities and services to local civic organizations and schools. Performs other duties as assigned.

Dimensions

None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the principles and practices of counseling, social work, and case management. Knowledge of state and federal laws, rules, guidelines, and agency policies and programs governing foster care and protective services for children and families. Knowledge of the principles, techniques, and methods of investigation. Knowledge of human service resources. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of lower-level supervisors and/or other subordinates. Ability to provide training and technical assistance on case management. Ability to perform case and situation analysis and develop plans for remedial action. Ability to prepare, present, and review oral and written technical and confidential information and reports.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in social work, sociology, psychology or a related field; plus five years of experience in child welfare or human service, or related area. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Licenses

None

The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.


Nearest Major Market: Little Rock