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DATE ADDED: Wed 20/11/2019

Services Specialist 9/10/P11 Lake County (Case Manager/ Investigator) **IMMEDIATE RECRUITING EFFORT

Baldwin, MI, US
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COMPANY: STATE OF MICHIGAN

JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime

Job Description**This is an immediate vacancy and all qualified Applicants are encouraged to apply****Michigan Families need your help****......****JOB SUMMARY:**The Services Specialist will utilize child welfare practice skills to ensure children are protected from abuse and neglect. When child abuse or neglect is indicated, specialists work closely with families and the legal system toward a goal of reunification, independent living, or other permanent living situation.View the 13 minute video "Is This Job For Me?" at https://#removed#/watch?v=8gtBuckURPk&feature=youtu.be prior to applying for this position.**ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE:*** Assessing allegations of child abuse or neglect and taking necessary steps to protect children. This could mean removing a child from a family.* Developing working relationships with people who strongly dislike DHHS because of their personal history or the reputation of child protective agencies in general.* Learning about cultures, traditions, and lifestyles different from your own and developing cultural competencies to understand how to determine child safety and well-being within that context. Comprehending the impact of historical trauma, and observing protocols of differing cultures.* Maintaining objectivity and empathy for families living in stressful situations.* Preparing comprehensive and accurate court documents. Testifying in court, including defending your actions which will be questioned by defense attorneys and other parties to the case.* Working under deadlines that require prioritizing efforts with constant pressure created by the nature and volume of the cases, documentation and working flexible hours.* This position may be required to work evenings, weekends, and other non-standard work hours as needed and could be placed on a rotating on-call roster.See complete position description here: Position DescriptionView the Job SpecificationRequired Education and Experience**_Education_**Possession of a bachelor's or master's degree with a major in one of the following human services areas: social work, sociology, psychology, forensic psychology, interdisciplinary studies in social science, education, community development, law enforcement, behavioral science, gerontology, special education, education of the emotionally disturbed, education of the gifted, family ecology, community services, family studies, family and/or child development, counseling psychology, criminal justice, human services, or in a human services-related counseling major.ORPossession of a bachelor's degree in any major with at least 30 semester (45 term) credits in one or a combination of the following human services areas: social work, sociology, psychology, forensic psychology, interdisciplinary studies in social science, education, community development, law enforcement, behavioral science, gerontology, special education, education of the emotionally disturbed, education of the gifted, family ecology, community services, family studies, family and/or child development, counseling psychology, criminal justice, human services, or in a human services-related counseling major.**_Experience_***Services Specialist 9*No specific type or amount is required.*Services Specialist 10*One year of professional experience providing casework services to socially and economically disadvantaged individuals equivalent to a Services Specialist 9.*Services Specialist P11*Two years of professional experience providing casework services to socially and economically disadvantaged individuals equivalent to a Services Specialist, including one year equivalent to a Services Specialist 10.Additional Requirements and Information**When you apply, your application is valid for 6 months. After 6 months, you MUST reapply for continued consideration*** This position is located in Baldwin, Michigan at the Lake County** **Department of Health and Human Services, 5653 South M-37, Baldwin, MI 49304.* This posting is to recruit applicants to potentially fill positions that are permanent or limited term appointment.**_Why Lake Coun_**_**ty?**_* Lake County is located in the western region of Michigan's, Lower Peninsula* The county's population is 11,424 (2015) with a median income of $28,872 according to estimates by the US Census Bureau.* Natural features of the county include portions of the Manistee National Forest, Pere Marquette River, Pine River, Pere Marquette State Forest and is dotted with over one-hundred-fifty inland lakes. Almost half of the county's land is covered by forest.* Local events include Irons Flea Roast & Ox Market, Luther Logging Days, Idlewild Music Fest, Sweetwater Challenge Trail Race, Trout-A-Rama and Baldwin Christmas Parade.* Local attractions include the Idlewild Historic District, Idlewild Historic and Cultural Center, Loda Wildflower Sanctuary, Marlborough Historic District, Shrine of the Pines and the Luther Logging Museum.* Lake County has over 311 miles of ATV/ORV public trails, this includes 88 miles of dirt bike trails and 223 miles of trail for ORV's.* Lake County is a great location for snowmobiling with over 300 miles of groomed trails. Other winter recreation includes cross country skiing at the Pine Valley Pathway, snowshoeing and even dog sledding near Baldwin.* Lake County is popular for fishing due to the high quality stock of trout and salmon in the Pine, Pere Marquette, Little Manistee and other rivers and streams within the county. Other warmer weather, outdoor recreation includes hiking, hunting, canoeing, kayaking, swimming and camping.* The 4,600 mile, North Country Trail runs north and South through the county. The trail is ideal for hiking and also has large sections which can be used for mountain biking.* For more information please visit #removed#/index.html and/or #removed#-michigan.com/**PLEASE READ THROUGH THIS CAREFULLY**T**o be considered for this position you must:*** **Apply**for this position online via NEOGOV; click on "Apply" in the job posting for instructions on submitting your electronic application. Hard copy applications are not accepted.* Attach no more than a **1 page written response** to the following questions after viewing the video "Is this job for me?":* If selected for this position what do you believe your biggest challenge will be?* How do you see yourself overcoming this challenge?* Attach a **resume** identifying specific experience and dates of employment. Dates of employment should include month and year and hours per week.* Attach a cover letter.* Attach a copy of an **official transcript(s)**.****_We accept scanned copies of official transcripts._Please see the example below. We do not accept copies of unofficial transcripts. Official transcripts provide the name of the institution, confirmation that a degree was awarded and on what date, and the registrar's signature**. _Select this link to see an example of an official transcript._*** **As a Condition of Employment -**this position requires a valid driver's license and successful completion of a background investigation including fingerprinting and a criminal records check.* Applications will be screened on information provided on the application itself. Please include your resume and cover letter for additional consideration, but it will not be accepted as a substitution for a completed application.* During the online application process any additional documentation that is required must be attached from your master profile to the individual application.* Upon hire, the successful candidate will be required to complete a nine week pre-service training program that includes a total of 270 hours of competency-based classroom and field training. Additionally, the employee must successfully complete a minimum number of hours of in-service training on an annual basis.**See** **instructions** **for** **attaching files here: _Instructions_**The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is committed to hiring a diverse workforce. MDHHS Diversity Equity and InclusionFor further information regarding this posting please contact Angel Stout at #removed# or 269-934-2273**YOUR APPLICATION FOR ANY POSITION DOES NOT GUARANTEE YOU WILL BE** **CONTACTED BY THE DEPARTMENT/AGENCY FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION. ONLY** **THOSE** **APPLICANTS** **INTERVIEWED WILL BE NOTIFIED OF THE RESULTS. ******FAILURE TO COMPLETE ANY OF THE ABOVE ITEMS MAY RESULT IN YOUR APPLICATION BEING SCREENED OUT OF THE PROCESS.******DUE TO THE VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BY THE DEPARTMENT, WE ARE UNABLE TO PROVIDE INFORMATION REGARDING THE STATUS OF YOUR APPLICATION OVER THE PHONE.**MDHHSJobs*Salary:* $1,616.00 - $2,496.00 Biweekly*Location:* Baldwin, MI*Job Type:* Permanent Full Time*Department:* Health and Human Services - Counties*Job Number:* SS - LAKE*Closing:* Continuous*Bargaining Unit:* UNITED AUTO WORKERS (UAW)*Agency:* State of Michigan*Address:* 400 South Pine Street Lansing, Michigan, 48909*Phone:* (800) 788-1766*Website:* https://#removed#/careers/michigan
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