The primary purpose of this grant funded position is to ensure child safety in compliance with state and federal statutes regarding child protective services and to work with families with co-occurring substance abuse and child maltreatment where at least one child is 5 or younger and with a focus on substance affected infants.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION:
- Assess the risk and safety of children in response to actual or suspected child neglect, abuse, or dependency.
- Develop and monitor service plans with families involved in Child Protective Services and provide or refer services as needed.
- Make Recommendations to the court, including services needed, progress and barriers to permanent plan.
- Work as the social work member of the dyad for the START model- an intensive intervention model for substance abusing parents and families involved with the child welfare system that integrates addiction and recovery services, family preservation, community partnerships, and best practices in child welfare and substance use disorder treatment. The program aims to address systems issues that result in barriers to families being able to access services in a timely manner. It requires an approach to service delivery that involves cross-system collaboration and flexibility to meet the unique needs of this population.
REQUIRED EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:
Master’s degree in social work from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of directly related experience; or a bachelor’s degree in social work from an appropriately accredited institution and three years of directly related experience; or a master’s degree in a human services field from an appropriately accredited institution and three years of directly related experience; or a bachelor’s degree in a human services field from an appropriately accredited institution and four years of directly related experience; or a bachelor’s degree from an appropriately accredited institution and five years of directly related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- A college transcript must accompany applications for Social Work positions.
- Specialized training or experience working with families with young children impacted by Substance Use Disorder.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: If you have completed Pre-Service Training, please indicate this in the “Comments” section at the end of your application.
Applicants will be given credit only for information provided in response to this announcement. No additional information will be solicited or considered by this office; therefore, persons who submit incomplete applications may not receive full credit for their education, training, and experience. Applicants will not automatically be given credit based on their position title. If work history involves part time work, you must state the number of hours per week to receive credit. All applicants will be considered for both day and night hours.