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Permanency (Social Service Specialist 1)
TILLAMOOK OR 97141
Category: Other
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Job code: lhw-e0-88382184

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Permanency (Social Service Specialist 1)
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Permanency (Social Service Specialist 1)





Salary




$43,164.00 - $62,904.00 Annually






Location




Tillamook, OR








Job Type




Permanent






Department




Human Services-Children, Adults & Families








Job Number




DHS18-0135A












Closing




4/23/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

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Description








DHS18-0135A


If you previously and applied and qualified for DHS18-0135, your application has been forwarded to the hiring manager.


The Department of Human Services (DHS) mission is the safety, health and independence for all Oregonians. We help Oregonians in their own communities achieve well-being and independence through opportunities that protect, empower, respect choice and preserve dignity. We protect children who are abused or neglected. We serve seniors and people with disabilities. We help low-income people along the road to self-sufficiency with health coverage, job preparation, childcare and other supports. Our services are delivered in the least restrictive setting and in partnership with communities. We are absolutely committed to ongoing innovation in the delivery of services, and we are committed to recruiting, developing and retaining dedicated employees. DHS is guided by our core values of Integrity, Innovation, Respect, Service Equity, Responsibility, Stewardship and Professionalism.


DHS employs over 7,500 people, in more than 100 locations around the state, and delivers services through and in coordination with many community partners.


The Oregon Department of Human Services branch office, within the Child Welfare Unit, is seeking to fill ONE Permanency Worker position to provide services to children and families. This position is permanent full-time, located in Tillamook (4670 3rd Street), and is represented by a union.



Duties & Responsibilities



The Permanency Worker provides intensive time-limited casework services to children in substitute care and in their own homes. Completes a Protective Capacity Assessment and identifies, assesses and monitors the Conditions for Return to facilitate reunification of the child.


Child



+ Monitors the safety and well-being of the child by maintaining on-going contact with the child per department policy and procedures. Facilitates child's adjustment, assess developmental progress and treatment needs, explain planned changes and prepare child for transitions including return home and adoption.

+ Facilitates visitation of children in care with parents and other significant family members. Directly observes visits or other parent-child contacts to assess relationship and provide feedback and counseling where appropriate and make appropriate arrangements for transportation for the visits.

+ Provides case management services through referrals and regular contact with service providers for parents and children to coordinate services and assess progress.




Parent/Family



+ Meets regularly with clients to develop and maintain professional working relationships with them which encourages, assists, and empowers them to make needed changes. Maintains availability to clients by phone and field and office appointments.

+ Facilitates visitation of children in care with parents and other significant family members. Directly observes visits or other parent-child contacts to assess relationship and provide feedback and counseling where appropriate and make appropriate arrangements for transportation for the visits.

+ Attends the Child Safety meeting and works with CPS worker and families to develop a safety plan for the children.

+ Monitors the safety and well-being of the child by maintaining on-going contact with the parent per department policy and procedures.

+ Develops a treatment plan for all legal parents, utilizing evaluation information (psychological, treatment reports, etc.). Involves clients (and supportive extended family members and others where appropriate) to develop service agreement or court ordered conditions. Addresses cultural issues in plan. Communicates clearly with clients about expectations, contacts planned, time lines and benefits and consequences of compliance or non-compliance. Utilizes Safety meetings, FDMs and common case plans with other DHS divisions and community partners.

+ Provides case management services through referrals and regular contact with service providers for parents and children to coordinate services and assess progress.

+ Confirms the ongoing out of home safety plan.

+ Works closely with the parents and schools to assess the child's achievement of appropriate academic goals.

+ Provides direction and support to families in appropriately meeting the individual needs of their children.

+ Communicates clearly with clients about expectations, contacts planned, time lines and benefits and consequences of compliance or non-compliance.











Provider/Foster Parent



+ Face to face contact with children in foster care regularly (minimum once a month) to assure well-being, facilitate adjustment, assess developmental progress and treatment needs, explain planned changes and prepare child for transitions including return home and adoption.

+ Monitors the safety and well-being of the child by maintaining on-going contact with the foster parent per department policy and procedures.

+ Works in partnership with foster parents through regular meetings and telephone contact, exchanges information, provides support and consultation, and coordinates services.

+ Provides and exchanges information with the foster parent on court hearings, CRB, medical, education, mental health, visitation and other treatment for child's needs and case plan information.





Administration



+ Reviews each case record received for completeness, including identity and whereabouts of all legal parents, documentation of births, divorces, marriages, ICWA status, etc. Gathers any missing information and social history, including culture and language issues of children and parents.

+ Completes regular documentation requirements of OAR, policy and procedures. Maintains case file including correspondence, treatment reports, and other documentation. Generates referrals and payments and maintains documentation. Completes other forms and maintains data.

+ Maintains case file including correspondence, treatment reports, and other documentation. Generates referrals and payments and maintains documentation. Completes other forms and maintains data.

+ Attends court hearings, makes case presentations, prepares concise and comprehensive court reports, testifies and makes recommendations to court when requested.

+ Attends Citizens' Review Board Reviews and provides verbal and written reports.






WORKING CONDITIONS


Work is done in office and field, including client homes. Families served include mandated clients who may be hostile and resistant. Some travel is required. Valid driver's license is required. Requires ability to use computer technology, including a working knowledge of OUTLOOK, Microsoft WORD and OR KIDS.



This position requires working a flexible schedule as a condition of employment with a normal work day of 8 hours, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; however, working hours may be adjusted within a given week, to provide planned services. Occasional compensated overtime during evening and weekend work may be required.



Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS



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).


REQUESTED SKILLS



+ 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










Your answers to the supplemental questions must be reflected in your application. Applicants that most closely match the minimum qualifications and requested skills will be invited for an interview.



Additional Information



***Coming Summer of 2018***

The State of Oregon is implementing a new Human Resource Information System (HRIS), Workday. Workday will provide the latest technology in the areas of recruitment and retention.



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: support@governmentjobs.com or call 855-524-5627 (toll free)


Information on Veterans' Preference points:


Questions and inquiries regarding this recruitment may be directed to:

jennifer.m.moisa@state.or.us, Workforce Recruitment Consultant. Please be sure that you include the job post number.



DHS will communicate with all applicants via e-mail.



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.



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.

DHS has a commitment to diversity, multiculturalism and community. We actively engage in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce that includes members of historically underrepresented groups. The State of Oregon is committed to affirmative action and equal employment opportunities.


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. (Pacific Time) Monday through Friday). If you need an alternate format of the application or assistance to participate in the hiring process please contact our ADA Office at, ADA.DHS@dhsoha.state.or.us



PLEASE CONSIDER JOINING US.









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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