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DSHS Social Service Specialist 3

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Description DSHS 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 within the\u00a0. \u00a0 We are currently seeking proactive learners and resilient contributors to join our Child & Family Welfare Services (CFWS) program located in our Walla Walla, WA, office.\u00a0 \u00a0 Some of what you'll do as a Social Service Specialist:\u00a0 Meet all casework management directives required by law, policy, and other mandates Assess the need for out-of-home placement and work with the family to find the strongest placement to nurture the child's cultural and family ties Provides case management services to facilitate out-of-home placements; reviews need for continued out-of-home care Ongoing assessments of the family's needs and children's health, safety and well-being Monitor the health and safety of child by regular visitation in the placement facility Provides permanency planning guardianship, adoption, long-term foster care or other arrangements as indicated Focus on understanding and respecting the strengths of families including their heritage, cultural beliefs and values, communication and learning styles Develop effective partnerships with the family, service providers and others to address primary safety risks and concerns through cultural competency and strength based communication Work independently in devising your own work methods to provide an advanced level of specialized, culturally competent, and solution focused case management Provide accurate and timely entries into FamLink Come join to better serve at-risk children and youth, (DCYF). We're looking for professionals to join our team now, and make a difference in the lives of youth and their families. We're looking for professionals who have successfully demonstrated: 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 Who should apply?\u00a0 Professionals withA Bachelor's Degree in social services, human services, behavioral sciences or a related field\u00a0and two years of paid social service experience OR A Master's Degree in social services, human services, behavioral sciences, or a related field\u00a0AND\u00a0one year of paid social service experience; a practicum will be substituted for the one year of paid social service experience Two years of experience assessing safety and risk regarding children and families is preferred. Based on experience, this job may be filled as a Social Service Specialist 2 In-training. Degrees must be obtained from an accredited institution. Questions? Please contact and reference\u00a0 03548 .

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The purpose of Access Washington is to promote public service to citizens and businesses by: Expanding business and citizen access to government services and government information; Offering an easy and convenient process to conduct online transactions with State government; Accelerating the delivery of quality online government services; Improving the level of customer service from State government; and Extending online government services to all citizens in Washington State. Access Washington recognizes that it is necessary to include links to websites outside Access Washington control. The purpose of this section is to clearly state that the Access Washington website is not a public forum for communication and debate. Links to external Websites from the Access Washington pages are established and retained at Access Washington discretion. This page also provides guidelines on when links to external sources are inappropriate.

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