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Family Services Specialist IV (Rockbridge)

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This website will provide confirmation of receipt when the application is submitted for consideration. Consideration for an interview is based solely on the information within the application. Please refer to your RMS account for the status of your application and this position. Applications must include complete work history, including periods or unemployment if applicable.

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title Family Services Specialist IV (Rockbridge)
Role Title Local-Classified
Job Open Date 11/17/2017
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 $36,866 (may be higher depending on qualifications)
Agency Dept of Social Services - Local (765-01)
Agency Website www.dss.virginia.gov
Location Rockbridge - 163
Sublocation
Position Number L0007
Job Posting Number 1031532
Type of Recruitment General Public - G
Does this position have telework options? No
Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference No
Job Type Full-Time (Salaried)
Job Type Detail Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1
Pay Band UG
Job Description

Considerable experience in assigned program area and completion of required training programs or equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. This is a professional position. This position functions as a lead worker for subordinate social workers and/or act as an expert resource specialist. Employees serve as support for the supervisor by performing tasks such as ensuring staff coverage, workload balance, training staff, reviewing case files, and providing back-up supervision of staff. Employees may provide consultation on complex cases and may also work on complex case assignments such as crisis intervention, case management, client advocacy, prevention, and education. Employees work within established policies, procedures and guidelines with a high degree of independence, seeking supervisory assistance only in unusually complicated and difficult cases/situations. The Family Services Specialist IV may report to the Director or Family Services Supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a Human Services field or minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in any field and a minimum of two years of appropriate and related experience in a Human Services area (Section 22VAC40-670-20 of the Administrative Code of Virginia).

Comprehensive knowledge of: social work principles and practices; human behavior and motivational theory; laws, policies, and regulations relating to human services program areas; investigating and interviewing techniques; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders; principles and processes for providing customer and personal services to include needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of satisfaction; principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance. Some knowledge of supervisory practices and principles if required in specific assignment. Skill in: operating a personal computer and the associated software; and the operation of a motor vehicle. Demonstrated ability to: provide guidance and training in program areas to other employees if required in specific assignment; write court reports, home studies, evaluations, mediation agreements, letters, committee reports, presentations, and general information; assess clients’ needs, and formulate plan of action; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; interview, assess needs, counsel and refer clients to other resources as needed; investigate high profile cases; testify in court proceedings; develop and present training programs and other presentations; interpret program laws, policies and regulations; develop and implement service plans in order to insure the delivery of appropriate services to the client; analyze case information to make sound judgments within the framework of existing laws, policies, and regulations; respond to the client’s emotions in order to accomplish services objectives; develop speeches and represent the agency on program training and workshops; work in stressful situations and maintain diplomacy; plan and manage own work activities including service delivery preparing reports, and correspondence, record keeping responsibilities and related activities; establish and maintain effective relationships with others; and stay abreast of current trends and developments in the social work field.

Preferred Qualifications

Possession of a BSW or MSW degree and a Commonwealth of Virginia Social Worker license are desirable. Prefer leadership and/or supervisory experience.

Special Requirements

The investigation may include: fingerprint checks (State Police, FBI), local agency checks, employment verifications and references, verification of education, and other checks requested by the hiring authority.
Willingness and ability to provide 24-hour on-call coverage.
May be required to report for shelter duty during community disasters and/or emergencies.

Special Instructions to Applicants

This website will provide confirmation of receipt when the application is submitted for consideration. Consideration for an interview is based solely on the information within the application. Please refer to your RMS account for the status of your application and this position. Applications must include complete work history, including periods or unemployment if applicable.

Contact Information

Name Dinah Clark
Phone 540-463-7143
Fax
Email
Address

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 possess a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in a human services field or a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in any file and a minimum of two years of appropriate and related experience in a Human Services area.(section 22VAC40-670-20 of the Administrative Code of Virginia)
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Are you willing to be on-call, work after hours or be contacted after hours as needed?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you possess any of the following Veteran statuses?
    • Veteran who has received an honorable discharge and 180 days of active duty
    • Disabled Veteran who has received an honorable discharge
    • None of the above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
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