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DATE ADDED: Wed 20/11/2019

Oakman Adult Services - Wayne County

Detroit, MI, US
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COMPANY: STATE OF MICHIGAN

JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime

Job Description




**When you apply, your application is valid for 6 months. After 6 months, you MUST reapply for continued consideration.**

**Michigan Families need your help****......**

**JOB SUMMARY:**
Position functions as a professional social caseworker providing services to vulnerable individuals. Responsibilities may involve one or more of the following programs administered by DHHS: adult protective services, adult community
placement and independent living services

**ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE:**

* Investigating allegations of adult abuse, neglect, and/or exploitation and taking necessary steps to protect vulnerable adults
* Preparing and filing guardianship petitions, and providing testimony and documentation to the court supporting the petition
* Assessing the needs of disabled adults and providing supportive services to assist adults with activities of daily living and maintaining his/her independence within the community
* Providing testimony and documentation to Michigan Administrative Hearings System to support your assessment of activities of daily living needs per ASM policy
* Determining and formulating appropriate method and course of action for implementing services plans utilizing a person-centered, strength-based case planning perspective
* Developing working relationships with adults who may be hostile, have mental health disabilities, with a range of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, cultures, lifestyles, and traditions
* Maintaining objectivity and empathy for vulnerable or disabled adults who may need supportive services
* Independent caseload management and meeting program standards of promptness
* Other duties as assigned
See complete position description here: Position Description

View the Job Specification
Required 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.

OR

Possession 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.

**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.

**KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:**

Good interviewing techniques.
Ability to analyze the physical, psychological, and social factors contributing to maladjustment.
Ability to observe client conditions and environments.
Ability to develop, monitor, and modify client service plans.
In addition, as listed on the Civil Service job specification.

**CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:**
Possession of a valid driver's license.

Additional Requirements and Information


This position is located in **Wayne County **at the Department of Health and Human Services, Cadillac Place, 3040 W. Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202.

**PLEASE READ THROUGH THIS CAREFULLY**, **To 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:**__

This position involves making accurate assessments of service needs, conducting thorough investigations routinely within 30 days or less, and managing complex and numerous cases timely per program Standards of Promptness. What qualities and skills do you possess that make you the best candidate for this position?
**Please include your name as the first line in your response. **

* 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 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 program-specific training. Additionally, the employee must successfully complete a minimum number of hours of in-service training on an annual basis.

**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.**
**DUE TO THE VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BY THE DEPARTMENT, WE ARE UNABLE TO PROVIDE INFORMATION REGARDING THE STATUS OF YOUR APPLICATION.**

**See** **instructions** **for** **attaching files here: _Instructions_**

For further information regarding this posting please contact Shanitra Fluellen at #removed# or (313) 456-1210.

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*Salary:* $1,685.60 - $2,496.00 Biweekly


*Location:* Detroit, MI


*Job Type:* Permanent Full Time


*Department:* Health and Human Services - Counties


*Job Number:* 4319-19-Wayne-OAS-015-FILL


*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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