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Family Services Specialist I (Henry-Martinsville)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applications for this position must be submitted electronically through this website. Mailed, e-mailed, faxed or hand delivered applications will not be accepted. Previous applicants will need to re-apply to be considered. This website will provide a confirmation receipt when the application is submitted for consideration. Consideration for an interview is based solely on the information within the application. Applications must include work history, including periods of unemployment if applicable. Please refer to your RMS account for the status of your application and this position.

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title Family Services Specialist I (Henry-Martinsville)
Role Title Local-Classified
Job Open Date 06/09/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? No
Hiring Range $29,930
Agency Dept of Social Services - Local (765-01)
Agency Website .Visit the Department of Social Services' Website
Location Henry - 089
Sublocation
Position Number L0111
Job Posting Number 1025609
Type of Recruitment General Public - G
Does this position have telework options? No
Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference Yes
Job Type Full-Time (Salaried)
Job Type Detail Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1
Pay Band UG
Job Description

This is a professional position. A Family Services Specialist I performs tasks in the provision of social services, such as Adult Protective Services, Child Protective Services, Foster Care/Adoption, Child Care and Employment Services; and performs routine-level to journey-level casework activities. The Family Services Specialist may be supervised by the Director, Assistant Director, or Family Services Supervisor.

The Family Services Specialist interprets laws, policies and regulations as applied to specific area of responsibility. Monitors, coordinates and administers specific programs as assigned. Coordinates services within the specific area of responsibility. Interviews and assesses customer needs and other relevant factors such as education/skill levels, abilities, interests and support systems. Informs clients of related service programs rules/regulations and right to participate. Presents cases to determine appropriate services and writes/implements service plans. Provides case management services to monitor compliance. Manages program waiting list. Tracks expenditures, prepares/submits budget estimates and ensures payment for services. Completes necessary federal, state and local planning and reporting requirements. Coordinates with other agencies and participates in multi-disciplinary and interagency teams providing services to customers. Conducts overall monitoring of programs in specific area of responsibility. Serves as resource to clients and the community in area of expertise. Provides after hours on-call coverage and responds to emergencies in child/adult protective services and/or foster care.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Services field or a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in any field accompanied by a minimum of two years appropriate and related experience in a Human Services area as mandated in Section 22VAC40-670-20 of the Administrative Code of Virginia and implemented by the Virginia Board of Social Services.

Some knowledge of social work principles and practices; human behavior and motivational theory; and social economic, and health problems. Skill in operating a motor vehicle and personal computer with associated software.

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; interview, assess needs, counsel and refer clients to other resources as needed; develop and implement service plans in order to insure the delivery of appropriate services to the client; make sound judgments within the framework of existing laws, policies and regulations; respond to the client’s emotions in order to accomplish services objectives; plan and manage own work activities including service delivery, preparing reports and correspondence, record keeping responsibilities and related activities; establish and maintain effective relationships; stay abreast of current trends and developments in the social work field.

Preferred Qualifications

Prefer work experience in Human Services field or completion of a Human Services Internship. Prefer Bilingual English/Spanish. Possession of a BSW or MSW degree and a Commonwealth of Virginia Social Worker license are desirable.

Special Requirements

Applicants may be subject to a Criminal History Background search, Central Registry search, DMV/driving record check, and/or pre-employment drug screen.

The investigation may include: fingerprint checks (State Police, FBI), local agency checks, employment verification and references, verification of education (relevant to employment), credit checks (relevant to employment) and other checks requested by the hiring authority.

This position is covered under Code of Virginia §63.2-1601.1 or §63.2-1720 requiring the finalist candidate to submit to fingerprinting and provide personal descriptive information for a criminal history record check through the Central Criminal Records Exchange and a search of the Central Registry.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory results of the required checks and screenings.

Employee must be willing to work in the community emergency shelter in the event of a natural disaster or emergency. Employee may be required to participate in afterhours on-call schedule on a rotating basis, and can require travel within or outside the State of Virginia, with some late night or overnight travel.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications for this position must be submitted electronically through this website. Mailed, e-mailed, faxed or hand delivered applications will not be accepted.

Previous applicants will need to re-apply to be considered.

This website will provide a confirmation receipt when the application is submitted for consideration.

Consideration for an interview is based solely on the information within the application. Applications must include work history, including periods of unemployment if
applicable.

Please refer to your RMS account for the status of your application and this position.

Contact Information

Name Tanya Verlik
Phone 276-656-4301
Fax
Email
Address

20 Progress Drive
PO Box 4946
Martinsville, VA 24115

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only);
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  2. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  3. * How did you find this employment opportunity?
    • State Recruitment Management System (RMS)
    • Agency Website or Bulletin Board
    • Job Board (Indeed, Monster, Dice, etc.)
    • Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.)
    • Newspaper or Professional Journal (Please specify below)
    • Career Fair or Job Event (Please specify below)
    • VEC (Virginia Employment Commission)
    • Radio/TV (Please specify below)
    • Other (Please specify below)
  4. * Please specify the actual source from your response to question #3 above (Name of newspaper, Journal Title, Job Board, Career Fair, Agency Website, Social Media Type, etc.) If unknown or none, enter: N/A.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. Do you have a Bachelor's Degree in a Human Services field or a Bachelor's Degree in any field with a minimum of two years appropriate and related experience in Human Services?
    • Yes
    • No
    • No Response
  6. Do you have experience working with families and children?
    • Yes
    • No
    • No Response
  7. Describe any work experience relevant to working with families and children.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. Do you have any experience with adult services, adult protective services, child protective services, or foster care?
    • Yes
    • No
    • No Response
  9. Please describe your experience with adult services, adult protective services, child protective services, and/or foster care.

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. Do you have demonstrated ability to analyze, interpret and apply complex federal stated law and regulations?
    • Yes
    • No
    • No Response
  11. Do you have bilingual English/Spanish skills?
    • Yes
    • No
    • No Response
  12. Do you possess any of the following veteran statuses (choose the one that most closely represents you)?
    • Veteran who has received honorable discharge and 180 days of active duty
    • Disabled Veteran who has received honorable discharge
    • None of the above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents