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Certification Trainer (Social Service Specialist 1)
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Certification Trainer (Social Service Specialist 1)
Certification Trainer (Social Service Specialist 1)



Certification Trainer (Social Service Specialist 1)


$43,164.00 - $62,904.00 Annually


Baker City, OR

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Human Services-Children, Adults & Families

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6/18/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

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A career with Children, Adults and Families is a chance to change at a time. Do you want the ability to impact families in a positive way? Bring your professional knowledge, excellent communications skills and emotional intelligence to work with the Oregon Department of Human Services.

This employment opportunity is with Children Adults and Families, Child Welfare Programs which is part of the Department of Human Services. There is one (1) permanent full-time opening located in Baker City (3165 10th St). This position is represented by a union.

In this role you will be the regional foster parent trainer with the responsibility to engage and provide ongoing training opportunities to applicant(s) for foster care/adoption and currently certified foster/relative caregivers in all six counties. The regional foster parent trainer will engage families to attend training as well as act upon those families out of compliance with training requirements. The regional foster parent trainer will focus on the following areas: Union, Baker, Wallowa, Grant, Harney and Malheur Counties.

This recruitment announcement will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates to fill the current vacancy and may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur.

Some of what you'll do as a Social Service Specialist 1 - Certification Trainer:

is to provide the services required to administer the foster home certification program in District 13 and District 14 via certified family training requirements. This position requires the ability to interpret and apply agency policy regarding Responsibilities and Standards for Foster Care Certification, as well as Federal and State requirements to ensure that DHS Child Welfare has an adequate supply of safe and appropriate homes for children who are in need of substitute care resources.


+ Provide regularly scheduled orientation training in all 6 counties.

+ Provide resource materials to certified families

+ Ensure the local Child Welfare office training plans include department policy

+ Keep statistical information of training offered


+ Provide assessments to confirm an applicant(s) ability to meet the safety, permanency, and wellbeing needs of a child.

+ Assure completion of background and reference checks for criminal history, child abuse, and personal references for applicants and adult members of the household;

+ Provide ongoing evaluation to ensure the certified family's ability to provide a safe and nurturing environment conducive to meeting a child's needs;

+ Prepare reports and attend CRB and Court hearings as required;

Placement Matching / Support for Child:

+ Reviews home study, prepares family summary, prepares for presentation of family at adoption committee;

+ Implement and monitor Placement Support Plans for certified family who needs assistance in maintaining conditions that provide safety and wellbeing for the child;

+ Coordinates pre-placement visitations with children's workers and selected families.

+ Obtain regular feedback and provide assistance and support to certified families in problem solving and conflict/crisis resolution;


+ Identify and seek out relative caregivers, foster parents, and adoptive parents that represent all ethnic and cultural groups within the community;

+ Develop a local community-based recruitment plan in conjunction with the State plan;

+ Provide community outreach and presentations about the Child Welfare's relative caregiver, foster care, and adoption programs.


Work is done in office and field, including client homes. Frequent travel is required. Valid driver's license is required. Requires ability to use computer technology, including a working knowledge of Outlook, Microsoft WORD, ORKIDS and IIS/FACIS. This position requires working a flexible schedule as a condition of employment with a normal work day of 8 hours, from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M.; however, working hours may be adjusted within a given week, to provide planned services. Occasional compensated overtime during evening and weekend work may also be required. There may be some hazard winter driving and dealing with hostile clients. On call is required on an ongoing basis.

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills

Who should apply?

Professionals who have a Bachelor's or higher level degree in Social Work/Human Services or a closely related field; OR

A Bachelor's degree in a field not closely related (to Social Work/Human Services) and one year of human services related experience (i.e., work providing assistance to individuals and groups with issues such as economically disadvantaged, employment, abuse and neglect, substance abuse, aging, disabilities, prevention, health, cultural competencies, inadequate housing).

We're looking for professionals who have successfully demonstrated:

+ Child Welfare experience, including assessing the safety of children, assessing the protective capacities of parents/care givers, working concurrent plans and creating permanency plans for children.

+ Ability to engage clients (parents and children) and build a rapport while developing case plans.

+ Excellent organizational skills and systems.

+ Strong ability to multi-task and keep up with a lot of fast-paced work.

+ Excellent written skills, including clear and concise content, correct grammar and ability to proofread their work.

+ Excellent verbal communication skills, including presenting information to a group of people.

+ Team player within the workplace, as well as with community partners.

+ Experience presenting information in court.

+ Computer and typing skills.

Requirements for Child Welfare positions:

Successful candidates for this position must pass a Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) fingerprint-based background check and maintain CJIS eligibility. Due to CJIS requirements related to system access, the following convictions are likely to result in being disqualified for this position: Felony Convictions, Computer theft, identify theft and fraud. CJIS Clearance is done at the conditional job offer.

Only the candidates whose experience most closely match the qualifications and requested skills of this position will be invited to an interview.

Additional Information

The State of Oregon now requires an e-mail address be provided on all applications.

Applicant E-Recruit Help and Support:

This quick help guide can also be found on the State Jobs Page by clicking in the Applicant E-Recruit FAQ's then click on Applicant Profile Maintenance.

E-Recruit technical support: or call 855-524-5627 (toll free)

Information on Veterans' Preference points:

Questions and inquiries regarding this recruitment may be directed to:

Elizabeth Schroeder, Workforce Recruitment Consultant

DHS will communicate with all applicants via e-mail.

TTY users please use the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service: 1-800-735-2900 and ask the Telecommunications Assistant to connect you to 503-945-5698 (8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (PST) Monday-Friday.

If you are offered employment, the offer will be contingent upon the outcome of an abuse check, criminal records check and driving records check, and the information shall be shared with the DHS, Office of Human Resources (OHR). Any criminal or founded abuse history will be reviewed and could result in the withdrawal of the offer or termination of employment.

The Oregon Department of Human Services is committed to affirmative action, equal employment opportunity and workplace diversity.


Core benefits

Medical, vision and dental insurance

+ Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for the employee and qualified family members

+ $5,000 in employee basic life insurance

Retirement benefits

+ Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)

+ Employer paid defined benefit and defined contribution programs

**Effective November 1, 2016, SEIU represented employees who are Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) participating members will have their base salary increased by 6.95%. Upon becoming a PERS participating member, SEIU employees pay the employee 6% contribution to PERS.

Paid leaves and other benefits

+ Sick leave earned at the rate of 8 hours per a month with no maximum accumulation

+ Vacation leave earned at a minimum rate of 8 hours per month with accrual rate increases at 5-year increments

+ 24 hours personal leave earned each fiscal year

+ Ten paid holidays a year

The state also provides access to an innovative Employee Assistance Program that offers work-life counseling, along with homeowner, legal and family resources.

Optional benefits

+ Term life (employee, spouse or domestic partner, and dependents

+ Long-term and short-term disability

+ Accidental Death and Dismemberment

+ Long-term care (self and eligible family members)

+ Flexible spending accounts

+ Option to enroll in the Oregon Savings Growth Plan, a deferred compensation program offering a wide variety of investment options.

The following information describes typical benefits available for employees. Actual benefits received may differ by position or branch of government or be prorated for other than full time work.

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