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Family Services Specialist I/II (Nottoway)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Information on the application is the primary source used for screening the position. A resume will not substitute for a completed online State application. Applicants are encouraged to fully represent their qualifications on the application and must include complete information in all sections. Failure to complete any section may disqualify the application. Applications for this position must be submitted electronically through this website. Mailed, emailed, faxed or hand delivered applications and resumes will not be accepted. This website will provide a 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 of unemployment, if applicable.

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title Family Services Specialist I/II (Nottoway)
Role Title Local-Classified
Job Open Date 01/12/2018
Job Close Date 01/26/2018
Open Until Filled No
Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? No
Hiring Range $29,930 ( may be higher depending on qualifications)
Agency Dept of Social Services - Local (765-01)
Agency Website www.dss.virginia.gov
Location Nottoway - 135
Sublocation
Position Number 00005
Job Posting Number 1032977
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

A Family Services Specialist I represents the entry level employees working under close supervision while being trained in program areas such as Adult Protective Services, Child Protective Services, Foster Care/Adoption, Child Care and Employment Services. Employees perform routine entry level casework activities and the casework is usually reviewed by the supervisor prior to implementing case action.
A Family Services Specialist II represents the full performance level. Employees are responsible for developing and implementing individualized service plans involving the application of casework methods and basic service level caseloads of Adult Protective Services, Child Protective Services, Foster Care and Adoptions. Employees perform all tasks independently and seek supervisory advice on unusual situations or when policies and procedures require supervisory review or involvement.
Interprets laws, policies and regulations as applied to specific area of responsibility. Monitors, coordinates and administers specific programs as assigned. Coordinates services within 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. 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 minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in any field with a minimum of two years of 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.
Knowledge of social work principles and practices, human behavior and motivational theory, and social, economic, and health problems. Skill in operating a motor vehicle. Skill in operating a personal computer with associated software, preferably Microsoft Office.

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; and stay abreast of current trends and developments in the social work field.

Preferred Qualifications

Possession of a BSW or MSW degree and/or a Commonwealth of Virginia Social Worker license. Prefer previous experience working with social work principles and practices. Prefer experience with agency associated database programs and software. Prefer experience in Foster Care, Child Protective Services, or Adult Protective Services and completion of required training programs.

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. All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory results of the required checks and screening. Employee must be willing to work in the community emergency shelter in the event of a natural disaster or emergency. Based on the response to this posting, this position may be filled as a Family Services Specialist I or a Family Services Specialist II. Applicants are encouraged to provide a complete listing or work experience and qualifications on the application.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Information on the application is the primary source used for screening the position. A resume will not substitute for a completed online State application. Applicants are encouraged to fully represent their qualifications on the application and must include complete information in all sections. Failure to complete any section may disqualify the application. Applications for this position must be submitted electronically through this website. Mailed, emailed, faxed or hand delivered applications and resumes will not be accepted. This website will provide a 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 of unemployment, if applicable.

Contact Information

Name Bernetta S. Watkins
Phone 434-645-8494
Fax
Email bernetta.watkins@dss.virginia.gov
Address

P.O. Box 26
288 W. Courthouse Road
Nottoway, Virginia 23955

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 Bachelor's degree in any field with a minimum of two years of appropriate and related experience in a Human Services area (as required by Section 22VAC40-670-20 of the Administrative Code of Virginia).
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have skills in the use of a personal computer and automated information systems?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you possess demonstrated ability (DA) to: 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?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have knowledge of social work principles and practices, human behavior and motivational theory, and social, economic, and health problems?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Have you been convicted of a barrier crime as described in Code of Virginia §63.2-1719? http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title63.2/chapter17/sections63.2-1719/
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * Do you have a valid Commonwealth of Virginia driver's license or are you able to obtain one upon employment? Employees must also meet local vehicle insurance requirements.
    • Yes
    • No
    • No response

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents