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DATE ADDED: Wed 20/11/2019

Services Specialist 9-P11 - Arenac (Foster Care Case Manager/CPS Investigator)

Standish, MI, US
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COMPANY: STATE OF MICHIGAN

JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime

Job Description



**There are immediate vacancies and all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.**

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


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.

**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.

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***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.

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.

**_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


**THIS POSTING IS BEING USED TO RECRUIT FOR BOTH PERMANENT AND LIMITED TERM APPOINTMENTS.**


This position is located in Standish at the Arenac County** **Department of Health and Human Services 3709 Deep River Road in Standish, MI 48658.

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Located along Lake Huron and Saginaw Bay on the eastern side of Michigan's Lower Peninsula. For more information about Arenac County please visit #removed#/

***PLEASE READ THROUGH THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS 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 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 **When you apply, your application is valid for 6 months. After 6 months, you MUST reapply for continued consideration.**

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is committed to hiring a diverse workforce. MDHHS Diversity Equity and Inclusion

For further information regarding this posting please contact Susan Bowne at #removed# or 989-224-5530.

* **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.**
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*Salary:* $1,616.00 - $2,496.00 Biweekly


*Location:* Standish, MI


*Job Type:* Permanent Full Time


*Department:* Health and Human Services - Counties


*Job Number:* SS - ARENAC


*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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