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DCYF Family Assessment Response Specialist In-Training (SSS2-3) - Bellevue

Company: Washington State
Location: bellevue
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Description Salary listed does not include the 5% premium granted to all King County employees * * The Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) was created to be a comprehensive agency exclusively dedicated to the social, emotional, and physical well-being of children, youth, and families regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or other socioeconomic factors. We believe our workforce should reflect the communities we serve, and are actively searching for candidates that reflect that diversity. Do you want to help families and communities safely care for their children? We're looking for a Family Assessment Response (FAR) Specialist In-Training *in Bellevue who can look out for the best interest of child safety, working toward the common goal of eliminating child and youth outcome disparities based on race and ethnicity. Our vision is that "All Washington's children and youth grow up safe and healthy-thriving physically, emotionally, and educationally, nurtured by family and community." *The Opportunity: This FAR Specialist will provide front line, specialized case management skills in complex situations involving children. You will conduct interviews with children and families and develop plans to protect children in their own homes when needed. In the FAR unit, you will offer services to children and families with the goal of correcting parental deficits and family environments so children can be safe, and flourish in their homes. Some of what you will get to do: * Apply child welfare practice principles, laws, rules and policies in assessing and intervening on assigned intakes or cases to protect children and deliver services to families. * Perform case management that is inclusive of immediate family, extended family, kin, and children. * Coordinate case assessment actions with parents, social workers, and service providers while utilizing solution based casework principles. * Assess all assigned FAR intakes alleging neglect of children and low risk physical abuse. * Interview children, families, and collateral sources to assess risks to children and determine family service needs. * Identify and develop community support and resources for families and assess parental commitment to behavioral changes. * Provide referrals for assessments and resources that respond to the cultural and psycho-emotional needs of children and clients. * Create referrals to appropriate law enforcement agencies, medical evaluations, and forensic interviews. * Develop strengths-based service plans involved with clients and families to address assessed areas of needs. * Provide support services such as counseling, problem resolution, guidance, and referrals to advocacy and mediation. * Provide goal-directed, task-centered and time limited crisis counseling and intervention to children and families. Dont quite meet the Social Services Specialist 3 level? No problem. We are opening the candidate pool to those who meet the Social Services Specialist 2 level and can complete a 12-month training plan: One year as a Social Service Specialist 1. OR A Masters degree in social services, human services, behavioral sciences, or an allied field AND one year of social service experience equivalent to a Social Service Specialist 1. OR A Bachelors degree in social services, human services, behavioral sciences, or an allied field, AND two years of social service experience equivalent to a Social Service Specialist 1. One year of experience assessing risk and safety with regards to child abuse and neglect concerns, or developing safety and service plans with families.* *Note: a two-year Masters degree in one of the above fields that included a practicum will be substituted for one year of paid social service experience. *In addition to those required qualifications, our ideal applicant will also have some or all of the following: * Knowledge of applicable laws, rules, and policies on delivery of child protective and child welfare services within Washington State. * Knowledge of the local community and community resources. * Ability to partner effectively with other professionals involved in preparing prospective permanency families for transition and permanency outcome. * Ability to maintain good working relationships with child caregivers and include caregivers in the case planning process. * Ability to implement risk assessment in all cases as defined by law and best practice using the agency preferred risk assessment model. * Ability to use shared decision making process for case planning. How do I apply? *Complete your applicant profile and attach a copy of your unofficial college transcripts. * To take advantage of Veteran's preference please attach your DD-214, member 4 long-form, or your NGB-22. Please black out your social security number prior to attaching. Supplemental Information: Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position. This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement. The initial screening will be based on the content and completeness of your application and the materials submitted. All information may be verified and documentation may be required. Applications with comments such as "see attachments" or "N/A" in the supplemental question responses will be considered incomplete. DCYF is an equal opportunity employer and supports equity, diversity, inclusion and respect. Need accommodation throughout the application/interview process? Unable to apply on-line? Contact the Recruitment team at or (360) 628-0114 or the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf at 800-833-6388 Experiencing technical difficulties creating, accessing or completing your application? Call NEOGOV toll-free at (855)524-5627 or email General suggestions for creating a good application packet: * Read the job posting very carefully. Find out as much as you can about the position. * Make sure you are very diligent in following all the application instructions. Include all requested documentation. * Make sure your application and supplemental question responses address how you meet each of the required and desired qualifications. * Carefully read each of the supplemental questions and respond completely to each one. Pay careful attention to each component of the question, providing examples, and thoroughly describing when and where you achieved the proficiency level, and detail the types of work you performed, the work products, etc., to demonstrate 'how'. * Specifically include all of your work experiences doing the same or similar work, especially if you reference work in these jobs in describing when/where you gained proficiency level skills. * Make sure your application reflects your best writing. 02574 *Salary: $4,509.00 - $5,913.00 Monthly Location: King County Bellevue, WA Job Type: Full Time - Permanent Department: Dept of Children, Youth, and Families Job Number: 2021-02574 Closing: 4/18/2021 11:59 PM Pacific Agency: State of Washington Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504 Phone: View Posting for Agency Contact Website:

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