Washington State DSHS Child and Family Welfare Services Supervisor - Social Service Specialist 4 in Kent, Washington
Children's Administration is currently recruiting for a dynamic, motivated and culturally competent Social Service Specialist Supervisor with the Child and Family Welfare Services Program* *within the King South West Division of Children and Family Services, located in Kent, Washington.
Within the Department of Social and Health Services, Children's Administration, Division of Children and Family Services, Region 2, functions as the first line supervisor of a unit of Social Service Specialists who provide professional level social services to clients of the Child and Family Welfare Services Unit.
Employ the Planning, Accountability and Tracking process to ensure Social Service Specialists meet all casework management directives as required by law, policy and other mandates. Hold staff accountable for performance issues in compliance with the Collective Bargaining Agreements between the State of Washington and the Washington Federation of State Employees.
Utilize cultural competency to understand, communicate with and effectively interact with clients, subordinate staff and other individuals across cultures, focusing on understanding and respecting the strengths of the clients including their heritage, cultural beliefs and values, communication and learning styles.
Teach, guide and mentor subordinate staff in:
- Ensuring child safety is at the forefront of all decision making.
- Achieving and performing all duties with cultural competency.
- Achieving a full understanding and application of the Solution Based Casework (SBC) model in the performance of all duties and responsibilities assigned; and
- The use of FamLink to ensure all documentation and payment initiation requirements are met; in addition to ensuring accurate data for the quality assurance processes. Qualifications
REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
A Bachelor's degree or higher in social services, human services, behavioral sciences, or an allied field and two years of experience as a Social Service Specialist 3 (formerly Social Worker 3);
A Bachelor's degree or higher in social services, human services, behavioral sciences, or an allied field and four years of experience as a Social Service Specialist 2 (formerly Social Worker 2);
A Master's degree in social services, human services, behavioral sciences, or an allied field and four years of paid social service experience equivalent to a Social Service Specialist 2;
A Bachelor's degree in social services, human services, behavioral sciences, or an allied field, and six years of paid social service experience performing functions equivalent to a Social Service Specialist 2;
Two years of the above paid social service experience must include assessing risk and safety to children and providing direct family-centered practice services (strengthening and preserving family units).
Applicant review will be on-going and the hiring authority has the right to make a hiring decision at any point during the process. It is in the applicant's best interest to apply as soon as possible.
We need a complete application specifying your work experience. Please be prepared to provide a copy of your college transcripts to verify degree information. Applicants may provide transcripts with application or may be requested by hiring team at a later date.
Questions? Please contact Teresa Alseth at 425-339-1754 or email Teresa Alseth.
Some jobs may require full criminal background check. This announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Employees driving on state business must have a valid driver's license. Employees driving a privately owned vehicle on state business must have liability insurance on the privately owned vehicle.
Washington State Department of Social & Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, creed, color, national origin, religion or beliefs, political affiliation, military status, honorably discharged veteran, Vietnam Era, recently separated or other protected veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, equal pay or genetic information. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the Recruiter at 360-725-5810. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.
Job Type: Full Time - Permanent
Job Number: 2016-08555 YK35
Department: Dept. of Social and Health Services
Closing: 11/6/2016 11:59 PM Pacific
Agency: State of Washington
Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.
Salary: $4,109.00 - $5,385.00 Monthly
Location: King County – Kent, WA