|Title||Social Service Assistant|
|Company||Department of Human Services|
Initial Posting Date:06/10/2020
Agency:Department of Human Services
Position Title:Social Service AssistantVisitation Coordinator
Job Description:We want you to join our team!
Do you want the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of children in need of support? Do you want to be part of a diverse workforce that collaborates and learns from each other to improve services that support children, families and communities? T hen, we want to hear from you!
The Office of Child Welfare, part of the Oregon Department of Human Services, is looking for 1 (one) dedicated and compassionate individual .
"To help Oregonians in their own communities achieve well-being and independence through opportunities that protect, empower, respect choice and preserve dignity."
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
For more information on Child Welfare programs please
WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING
The Child Welfare Visitation Coordinator supervises visitation between children, parents and family members in an office setting or in a community setting. Gathers and documents information from the caseworker, children, parents, relatives, case providers, schools and other resources to plan visits, including the schedule, location, supervision level and safety plan. The visitation coordinator takes notes and prepares written reports describing information gathered and accurate observations.
Visitation Coordinators also transport children to visits, health, social services or other agency related appointments as required. Meets with clients, family members and caregivers to review visitation agreements and guidelines; provides clear visitation expectations and maintains safety of the visitation environment. Visitation Coordinators collaborate with the Caseworker to assess level and location of visit supervision on an on-going basis.
The Social Services Assistant works directly with clients who have various physical, psychological and emotional problems and deals with a variety of unpredictable and/or potentially dangerous situations daily. They may encounter situations requiring emergency action to protect the safety or health of individuals or groups. They may be exposed to serious communicable diseases. Most positions require physical mobility including climbing stairs, lifting children, etc. The Social Services Assistant may need to drive in inclement weather and hazardous conditions when transporting clients. Social Services Assistants may occasionally travel out of state, work a flexible schedule, or be required to lift up to 40 pounds.
WHATS IN IT FOR YOU
When you join the Department of Human Services, you join a community of nearly 10,000 employees dedicated to Oregon’s most vulnerable population. Career growth and development is encouraged through ample training and committee participation opportunities. The offers excellent benefits, including low-cost, high-coverage health insurance , generous time-off, and a competitive retirement plan .
THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO QUALIFY
To be considered for an interview, you must submit all required documents ( **Resume is required ) and your application material must reflect that you meet the requirements.
Required knowledge and skills
Requested Skills/Desired Attributes
The most qualified candidates will possess the following attributes, skills, and areas of experience as they relate to the position:
Finalists will be subject to a computerized criminal history and abuse check . Adverse background data may be grounds for immediate disqualification. Successful candidates for this position must pass a Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) fingerprint-based background check and maintain CJIS eligibility. Due to CJIS requirements related to system access, the following convictions are likely to result in being disqualified for this position: Felony Convictions, Computer theft, identify theft and fraud. CJIS Clearance is done at the conditional job offer.
Requires valid driver’s license.
HOW TO APPLY
Your candidate profile, cover letter, and resume are the perfect opportunity to highlight your interest in the position and showcase the amazing skills and experience, making you the best candidate for the position. The work experience and/or education section of your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet all the minimum and special qualifications listed above. We do not accept a resume in place of the completed application. For additional tips, please visit the Oregon Job Opportunities page, Resources for Job Seekers .
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must complete the required Task that will be sent to you through Workday and will be located under your account profile. This Task will prompt you to provide the appropriate documentation for your Veterans’ Preference point selection. For questions about documentation, please visit: Veterans Resources or call the Oregon department of Veterans’ Affairs at: 1-800-692-9666 .
Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. Applicants who require VISA sponsorship will not be considered at this time.
This position is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Note: this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.
For questions about the job duties or application process, please contact Robin.Nygren2[at]dhsoha.state.or.us . Please be sure to include the job requisition number.
If you need an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to participate in the application or selection process, please contact our office at
Have questions about Workday, and want some tips on understanding the state application process? Check out this link: https://www.oregon.gov/jobs/Pages/support.aspx
DHS commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.
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