Child Welfare Specialist I/II - Child Protective Services

Employment Type

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Job Description

Child Welfare Specialist

This position is located in Hugo, Oklahoma.

Annual Salary:

  • Level I H23A - $38,169.36 + Full State Employee Benefits
  • Level II H23B - $41,874.84 + Full State Employee Benefits
  • Applicants who possess a Bachelor's degree or a Master's Degree in Social Work will be entitled to a salary incentive of an additional 5% and 10%, respectively.

    Travel is EXTENSIVE - Must possess a valid driver's license and must maintain required car insurance.

    Your career can make a difference! We're looking for Child Welfare Specialists to join us and our mission. This is a full time position eligible for full state benefits which include a Healthcare allowance (in addition to your regular salary) a retirement plan, and paid time off. To qualify, applicants must pass a criminal background check, drug screen, and reference check.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Child Welfare Specialist, Level I - To qualify, the applicant must have a bachelor's degree (in any field) to qualify.

    Child Welfare Specialist, Level II - To qualify, applicant must have a master's degree, OR a bachelor's degree and one year of professional social work experience.

    Job Duties - Level I

  • Complete the Child Welfare Core Academy Training Program
  • Learn adoptive services such as recruiting, screening, evaluating, and documenting activities, and provide reports to the adoption unit and the courts;
  • Learn treatment and preventive services;
  • Visit children in placement and conduct assessments of children and families;
  • Refer families and children to services in the community;
  • Participate in investigations of abuse and neglect of children, and prepare case reports and other documentation;
  • Attends court hearings and provides testimony;
  • Consults with the District Attorney and other attorneys, and tribal partners regarding efforts to protect the child, reunite the family or other permanent plan for the child;
  • Provides direct services to children in placement,
  • And other duties as assigned.
  • Job Duties - Level II

  • Complete the Child Welfare Core Academy Training Program
  • May perform duties of Level I Plus:Employees receive intakes and assess or investigate allegations of abuse or neglect completing appropriate documentation, and assess child safety and recommend the appropriate level of intervention;Initiate procedures to remove the child from the home if in present danger;Coordinate actions with law enforcement entities and the District Attorney;Provide social work services to families applying or approved for adoption or foster care; recruits and trains foster and adoptive parents;Conducts home visits and reviews the child's psycho-social, medical, developmental and education histories;Completes evaluations and approves or disapproves applicants; Facilitates and participates in family team meetings.Prepare and coordinate legal documents for presentation to the court, attend court hearings and provide testimony,Other duties as assigned.
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    OKDHS is a Fair Chance Employer.

    Announcement # 20-BC059

    This is a classified position


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