Family Service Worker-22110143

Description:

The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) is the state's largest agency with 7,500 employees working in 86 county offices serving more than one million people. Employees work in 11 major divisions and five support offices headquartered in Little Rock to provide services to Arkansan’s. DHS is seeking to fill a Family Service Worker position in Hamburg, AR.

The Family Service Worker is responsible for providing protective foster care and supportive services for abused or neglected children. This Position:

Investigates suspected child abuse and neglect complaints by making on-site visits, securing background information, and interviewing parties involved.
Discusses investigative findings and observations with supervisor and recommends the opening of protective services, foster care, or supportive services cases.
Intervenes in crisis situations, removes the child from the home if the situation is life threatening, and arranges for temporary placement in foster homes, group homes, or treatment facilities.
Develops a case plan to establish goals, objectives, tasks and time frames for all parties involved in case.
Provides counseling and guidance to clients in defining their needs, interests, and courses of action and refers clients to other professionals, agencies, services, or community resources appropriate to clients' problems.
Recruits and trains families, conducts home studies and family assessments to determine appropriate child placements, and visits clients and/or foster parents on a regular basis to monitor progress toward case objectives.
Documents all case work activities and developments and prepares court reports for custody hearings and presents testimony when necessary.
Performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in social work, sociology, psychology, or a related field; plus successful completion of a six month training class within agency core training period.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge of computer programs such as Microsoft Office and Word preferred.


FOR ALL FAMILY SERVICE WORKER POSITIONS ONLY:
Applicants must submit an official transcript by mail in addition to applications for all levels of Family Service Worker positions except for Family Services Assistant positions. Transcripts will remain on file for future applications. The following Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate degrees are valid for such Family Service Worker-type positions:
Behavior Science
Child and Family Development
Child Development
Counseling (any field)
Criminal Justice
Education: Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle Level, Secondary, or Special
Family & Consumer Science
Family Development
Family Services
Home Economics
Human Development & Family Studies
Human Services
Psychology
Rehabilitation Science
Social Welfare
Sociology
Social Work
Mail your transcript to the following address:
Arkansas Department of Human Services
Attn: Recruitment
P.O. Box 1437, Slot W301
Little Rock, AR 72203

OR

Email your transcripts to dhs.transcripts@dhs.arkansas.gov


The transcript must be an official transcript sent from the university or college you attended. The transcript must still have the envelope sealed with the security seal affixed. Once the seal is broken, the transcript is considered void.

Position Number: 22110143
Closing date: April 29, 2017; 11:59 p.m.

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