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DCYF Social Service Specialist New

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Description Please note: The salary listed for this position includes the Legislative approved general wage increase of 2% effective July 1, 2018 \u00a0 is a new cabinet agency in Washington State that has been established for the purpose of delivering existing services in a way that produces better outcomes for children, youth, and families served by the State of Washington. \u00a0 We're looking for professionals to join our team to help build DCYF, working toward the common goal of eliminating child and youth outcome disparities based on race and ethnicity. The vision from the legislature is that \All Washington's children and youth grow up safe and healthy-thriving physically, emotionally, and educationally, nurtured by family and community.\ All appointments will start on or after July 1, 2018. \u00a0 The Opportunity: Social Service Specialist 3 In-Training Do you want the ability to impact families in a positive way? Are you the type of employee who is consultative and enjoys being engaged with your clients? If this sounds like you, bring your professional knowledge, excellent communication skills and emotional intelligence to work for Children's Administration. \u00a0 We are currently seeking proactive learners and resilient contributors to join our Child Protective Services (CPS), Children and Family Welfare Services (CFWS), Family Assessment Response (FAR)\u00a0and Family Voluntary Services (FVS) programs located in our King West office in\u00a0Seattle, Washington.\u00a0 \u00a0 Some of what you'll do as a Social Service Specialist:\u00a0 \u00a0 Meet all casework management directives required by law, policy, and other mandates Adhere to Solution-Based Casework (SBC) model Perform advanced level work in the investigation of child abuse and neglect allegations and specialized case management Investigate allegations, assess complex family situations, and develop plans to protect children either in their own homes or out of home care through the intervention of the court system Make findings of abuse or neglect based on the results of the investigation Focus on understanding and respecting the strengths of families including their heritage, cultural beliefs and values, communication and learning styles Work independently in devising your own work methods to provide an advanced level of specialized, culturally competent, and solution focused case management Utilize the Child Health and Education Tracking (CHET) Screens Provide accurate and timely entries into FamLink What we are looking for: Professionals who have twelve months as a Social Service Specialist 1 and completion of the agency's Social Service Specialist training program. OR A Bachelor's Degree in social services, human services, behavioral sciences or a related field and two years of paid social service experience. OR Master's Degree in social services, human services, behavioral sciences, or a related field and one year of paid social service experience. A practicum will be substituted for the one year of paid social service experience. Degrees must be obtained from an accredited institution. Based on experience, this job may be filled as a Social Service Specialist 2 with a training plan. Degrees must be obtained from an accredited institution. \u00a0 In addition to those required qualifications, our ideal applicant will also have some or all of the following: Ability to make critical decisions, based on integration of information from multiple sources that may be discrepant, in high-stress situations Ability to engage children and families under difficult circumstances, to gather information to make accurate and precise decisions Proven ability to identify problems, develop and implement solutions Ability to communicate information both orally and in writing so others will understand Ability to remain calm when being confronted and to develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others Excellent verbal and written communication skills Ability to successfully manage competing priorities \u00a0 How do I apply? \u00a0 In addition to completing the online application, applicants must attach the following documents to their profile in order to be considered for this position: Letter of interest\u00a0describing how you meet the specific qualifications for this position Current\u00a0resume\u00a0detailing experience and education Questions about this job opportunity? Please contact and reference 05883.

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