Full Time | West Augusta, VIRGINIA | about 2 months | Deadline: 10 Jan 2021
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Family Services Specialist III CPS (Shenandoah Valley Verona Office)
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Job Type Detail
Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1
Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?
$43,608 (May be higher depending on qualifications)
Dept of Social Services - Local (765-01)
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Augusta - 015
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General Public - G
This is a professional position under the supervision of a Family Services Supervisor that performs in program areas and assumes more complex duties such as: interviewing/investigating in cases involving suspected child abuse, neglect, out-of-home placements, guardianships, emergency removal and protective orders, testifying in legal proceedings; and placing children in foster/adoptive homes. Employees have contact with others and influence outcomes by participating in task forces, strategic planning, mentoring, teaching and conducting outreach. Develops and implement service plans for children and caretakers. Employees will maintain records through the course of the client's service relationship with the agency. Performs work with specific ancillary agencies such as Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts, Law Enforcement agencies and mental health professionals. Will perform any other assigned duties. The Family Services Specialist III may report to the Family Services Supervisor or Senior Worker. Assists in providing emergency shelter as mandated and required.
Considerable 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; legal procedures as related to program area; and social, economic, and health problems. Skill in operating a personal computer and the associated software and the operation of a motor vehicle. Demonstrated ability to: communicate effectively both orally and in writing; interview, assess needs, counsel and refer clients to other resources as needed; investigate high risk 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 in the community. 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). 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. Must pass the agency's background checks. Possession of a valid driver's license in the Commonwealth of Virginia and a driving record demonstrating responsible motor vehicle operation practices.
Possession of a BSW or MSW degree and a Commonwealth of Virginia Social Worker license are desirable.
Applicants may be subject to a Criminal History Background search, Central Registry search, DMV/driving record check, and/or pre-employment drug screen. The investigation may include: fingerprint checks (State Police, FBI), local agency checks, employment verification and references, verification of education (relevant to employment), credit checks (relevant to employment) and other checks requested by the hiring authority. All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory results of the required checks and screenings. Employee must be willing to work in the community emergency shelter in the event of a natural disaster or emergency. Acceptable background checks and valid driver's license allowing operation of a motor vehicle in the State of Virginia required. Driving record must meet local agency policy requirements.
Special Instructions to Applicants
APPLICATIONS, RESUMES AND REFERENCES FOR THIS POSITION MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY THROUGH THIS WEBSITE. RESUME AND REFERENCES MUST BE SUBMITTED AS WELL. 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 provided within the application and/or resume. Applications/Resumes must include complete work history. To be considered for this position, you must indicate an email address on the application. Please refer to your RMS account for the status of your application of this position.
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Shenandoah Valley Social Services 68 Dick Huff Lane, PO Box 7 Verona, Virginia 24482