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DHS PROGRAM ASSISTANT

Date:  Jun 15, 2024
Req ID:  39182
Location: 

Searcy, AR, US, 72143

Category:  AR DEPT OF HUMAN SERVICES
Anticipated Starting Salary:  $28,500.00

Position Number: 44071067 
County: White; Cleburne; Crittenden; Cross; Independence; Jackson; Poinsett; Stone; Woodruff 
Posting End Date: [[postingEndDate]] 

Anticipated Starting Salary: $28,500.00 

DCFS 
 

NOTE: This position will function as the FOSTER CARE PROGRAM ASSISTANT. 

It requires a HS Diploma/GED and a valid Arkansas Driver's License.

This posting is being used for the following counties:  Cleburne (Heber Springs 72543); Crittenden (West Memphis 72301); Cross (Wynne 72396); Independence (Batesville 72501); Jackson (Newport 72112); Poinsett (Harrisburg 72432); Stone (Mountain View 72560); White (Searcy 72143); Woodruff (Augusta 72006). You will be able to choose your county when applying. 

 

Special Work Conditions:  Teaches and demonstrates living skills to clients, such as budgeting, cooking, menu planning, housekeeping, and childcare. Transports clients and/or family members for medical, dental, educational, and counseling appointments, sometimes in your personal vehicle. Aids clients in locating resources by contacting organizations or agencies for assistance. Assists with developing and monitoring behavior plans, parenting/anger management classes, and maintaining narratives detailing action taken on behalf of the client/family. Participates in training clients in employment skills by providing materials and tools, monitoring work assignments, and providing direct assistance when needed. Attends staff and mandatory training. Schedules, monitors, and documents family visits. Performs clerical duties, such as answering the telephone, routing calls, receiving referrals for clients, typing documents, filing, and handling mail.  The Program Assistant must be able to lift to 50 Pounds (i.e., picking up children), have an AR driver’s license, maintain auto insurance, be willing to drive long distances during the day and night hours.  Other duties as assigned. 

 

Preferred Qualifications: The formal education of a high school diploma. Knowledge of agency and community resources organizations. Knowledge of basic computer functions and operations. Ability to teach or model functional living skills. Ability to prepare and present oral and written information. Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time. 

 


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: M090C

Grade: GS03

FLSA Status: NON-EXEMPT

Salary Range: $26,034.00 - $37,749.00

Summary

The Department of Human Services (DHS) Program Assistant is responsible for providing social services to program recipients and support for families. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

Functions

Teaches and demonstrates living skills to clients, such as budgeting, cooking, menu planning, housekeeping, and child care. Transports clients and/or family members for medical, dental, educational, and counseling appointments. Aides clients in locating resources by contacting organizations or agencies for assistance. Assists with developing and monitoring behavior plans, parenting/anger management classes, and maintaining narratives detailing action taken on behalf of the client/family. Participates in training clients in employment skills by providing materials and tools, monitoring work assignments, and providing direct assistance when needed. Attends staff and mandatory trainings. Schedules, monitors, and documents family visits. Performs clerical duties, such as answering the telephone, routing calls, receiving referrals for clients, typing documents, filing, and handling mail. Performs other duties as assigned.

Dimensions

None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of agency and community resource organizations. Knowledge of applicable computer functions and applications. Ability to teach or model functional living skills. Ability to observe and evaluate contacts and case development. Ability to interview clients and collect and evaluate data. Ability to prepare and present oral and written information.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus one year of experience in a social-service related field. 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.


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