1/18/2022 (7:00 PM EST)
Social Service Worker I
Pay Grade 14
Salary $3,084.10 Monthly
EXECUTIVE BRANCH | FULL TIME, ELIGIBLE FOR OVERTIME PAY | 18A | 37.5 HR/WK
Cabinet for Health & Family Services | Dept for Community Based Services
Two Rivers Region which consists of Allen, Barren, Butler, Daviess, Edmonson, Hancock, Hart, Henderson, Logan, McLean, Metcalfe, Monroe, Ohio, Simpson, Union, Warren and Webster
The agency may authorize the selected candidate to telecommute. The candidate may need to report to the office as needed. The agency may terminate or modify the telecommuting arrangement at any time. We encourage applicants from all counties to apply as this position is approved for telecommuting.
The Kentucky Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) is a multi-faceted agency that provides services and programs to enhance the self-sufficiency of families; improve safety and permanency for children and vulnerable adults; and, engage families and community partners in a collaborative decision-making process.
DCBS seeks a Social Service Worker I who is driven to succeed in helping people and advance family self-sufficiency. With professionalism and integrity, our agency offers services to individuals and families to ensure safe, stable homes for the children of the Commonwealth. The Social Service Worker I is a skilled team member, providing a vital link between the children, families, adults, and local community partners. The employee is expected to perform at the highest quality to ensure services to vulnerable citizens. This is a demanding position that requires maturity, self-discipline, and the ability to work overtime. Flexible work schedules, shift premiums are available.
For more information on the Department for Community Based Services, please visit our website at:
Career growth is encouraged through training and mentoring. Benefits include health and life insurance, flexible work schedules, paid sick and vacation leave, and retirement benefits.
Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
• Investigate allegations of child/adult abuse, neglect, and/or dependency/exploitation.
• Recruit/Train/Approve individuals/families as foster/adoptive homes.
• Meet with family members to determine the merits of a report of child/adult neglect and/or abuse.
• Meet with other interested parties such as school and medical staff in order to gather additional information.
• Complete detailed assessments based on investigative/ongoing case management work.
• Locate/secure appropriate placements for children when necessary.
• Work with families/adults to create case plans for addressing and correcting issues.
• Make referrals to outside community resources to assist the family/adults/children with meeting identified needs for well-being, safety, and permanency.
• Enter case information into the computer.
• Complete court reports and provides testimony during administrative and judicial hearings.
• Work closely with community partners such as law enforcement, school systems, counselors, and shelters.
The ideal candidate will have:
• Experience working with adults, children, families
• Experience working collaboratively with team members/community partners
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Good time management and organizational skills
• The ability to work well under pressure
• A willingness to work as part of a team
• A valid driver’s license
If you are interested in a challenging, yet rewarding opportunity, we would love to review your application for a Social Service Worker I with DCBS.
CHFS also participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in U.S. CHFS will only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9. For more information on E-Verify, or if you believe that CHFS has violated its E-Verify responsibilities, please contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) at 888-897-7781 or https://dhs.gov/e-verify .
EDUCATION: Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor's degree in social work, sociology, psychology, marriage and family therapy or a related field.
EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, OR SKILLS: NONE
Substitute EDUCATION for EXPERIENCE: NONE
Substitute EXPERIENCE for EDUCATION: NONE
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (AGE, LICENSURE, REGULATION, ETC.): If appointed to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services or to the Department of Juvenile Justice, an employee in this job classification must furnish to the appointing authority within one month of appointment documentation that he/she possesses a valid driver's license and must maintain a valid driver's license for the length of employment in this job classification
Performs job duties in an office/facility or residential program setting and visits clients and/or families at their residence. Provides emergency services on 24-hour basis, including accepting referrals and completing investigations at any hour without prior warning. As a result of enforced intervention, the worker runs the risk of physical harm.
This job has an initial and promotional probationary period of 9 months, except as provided in KRS 18A.111.
If you have questions about this advertisement, please contact Kim Butler at Kim.Butler@ky.gov or 270-687-7047.
An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D