Family Service Worker Clinical Specialist-22101257

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 to provide services to Arkansas citizens. DHS is currently seeking to fill the position of Family Service Worker Clinical Specialist in Clarksville, AR.
The Family Service Worker Clinical Specialist is responsible for providing consultation and technical assistance on case management and supervising children and family services staff and activities. This position:
Performs a lead role in coordinating predetermined work assignments of co-workers and/or subordinate employees by communicating prioritization of activities and project deadlines, reviewing and monitoring the work performed, interpreting policies, procedures, or precedents, and providing supervisory or management staff with project updates on a regular basis to ensure adherence to project goals and timeframes.
Provides technical assistance by answering case-specific questions regarding foster care, protective services and investigations and provides information on resources and agency policy interpretations for subordinates.
Conducts formal and informal training on policy, social work principles, and community networking. Establishes procedures, monitors service delivery, and makes suggestions for improvements. Reviews and approves case plans for protective, foster care and supportive services cases. Ensures routine and emergency coverage for county office or offices. Serves as client advocate and coordinates services with providers and other agencies.
Presents informational programs on agency activities and services to local civic organizations and schools.
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 four years of experience in a child welfare or human service program or a related field, including one year in a supervisory or leadership capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes
PREFFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Computer skills; strong supervisory experience; strong background in child welfare, social services, foster care, adoptions and child protection; must have superior management, development and monitoring skills; must be skilled in the professional development and management of employees.

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: 22101257

Closing date: January 24, 2017

APPLY ONLINE AT ark.org/arstatejobs/index.php
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