Virginia State Government Family Services Specialist III - CPS (Campbell) in Campbell, Virginia

Position Information
Job Description

Investigate allegations of child abuse/neglect. Coordinate services for families and children to promote well-being and safety. Interview to gather data in regard to social, emotional, health, and economic circumstances. Provide court-ordered home studies. Conduct work in the office and the field. Provide shelter duty in times of emergencies and natural disasters. Position may be supervised by CPS Supervisor, Assistant Director, or Director.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in a Human Services field or minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in any field with a minimum of two years of appropriate and related experience in a Human Services area (Section 22VAC40-670-20 of the Administrative Code of Virginia).

Considerable knowledge of: social work principles and practices; human behavior and motivational theory; laws, policies, and regulations relating to human services program areas; investigating and interviewing techniques; legal procedures as related to program area; and social, economic, and health problems.

Skill in operating a personal computer and the associated software and the operation of a motor vehicle.

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to interview, assess needs, counsel and refer clients to other resources as needed; investigate high risk cases; testify in court proceedings; develop and present training programs and other presentations; interpret program laws, policies and regulations; develop and implement service plans in order to insure the delivery of appropriate services to the client; analyze case information to make sound judgments within the framework of existing laws, policies, and regulations; respond to the client’s emotions in order to accomplish services objectives; develop speeches and represent the agency on program training and workshops; work in stressful situations and maintain diplomacy; plan and manage own work activities including service delivery, preparing reports, and correspondence, record keeping responsibilities and related activities; establish and maintain effective relationships with others; and stay abreast of current trends and developments in the social work field.

Completion of all mandated courses and maintain certifications to provide services.

Preferred Qualifications

Considerable experience in CPS and completion of required training programs or equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Possession of a BSW or MSW degree and a Commonwealth of Virginia Social Worker license are preferred.

Special Requirements

Must possess or be able to obtain a driver’s license upon hire. Driving record must meet agency standard.

May be required to participate in afterhours on-call. May be required to report for shelter duty during community disasters and/or emergencies.

Applicants may be subject to a Criminal History Background search, Central Registry search, DMV/driving record check, and/or pre-employment drug screen.

The investigation may include: fingerprint checks (State Police, FBI), local agency checks, employment verification and references, verification of education (relevant to employment), credit checks (relevant to employment) and other checks requested by the hiring authority.

This position is covered under Code of Virginia §63.2-1601.1 or §63.2-1720 requiring the finalist candidate to submit to fingerprinting and provide personal descriptive information for a criminal history record check through the Central Criminal Records Exchange and a search of the Central Registry.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory results of the required checks and screenings.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications for this position must be submitted electronically through this website. Mailed, e-mailed, faxed or hand delivered applications will not be accepted.

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Consideration for an interview is based solely on the information within the application.

Please refer to your RMS account for the status of your application and this position.

Contact Information
Name

John King

Phone

434-332-9585

Email

John.King@dss.virginia.gov

Address

Campbell County Social Services 69 Kabler Lane Rustburg, VA 24588

Working Title: Family Services Specialist III - CPS (Campbell)

Role Title: Local-Classified

Job Open Date: 09/15/2017

Job Close Date: 09/29/2017

Open Until Filled: No

Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?: No

Hiring Range: $32,089 - $37,500

Agency: Dept of Social Services - Local (76501)

Agency Website: Visit the Department of Social Services' Website

Location: Campbell - 031

Position Number: L0073

Job Posting Number: 1029196

Type of Recruitment: General Public - G

Does this position have telework options?: No

Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference: No

Job Type: Full-Time (Salaried)

Job Type Detail: Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1

Pay Band: UG