Services Specialist Assistant
Services Specialist Assistant
$1,742.40 - $2,400.00 Biweekly
Limited Term (position has expiration date)
Health and Human Services - Counties
1/24/2023 11:59 PM Eastern
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The MDHHS mission is to provide opportunities, services, and programs that promote a healthy, safe, and stable environment for residents to be self-sufficient. We are committed to ensuring a diverse workforce and a work environment whereby all employees are treated with dignity, respect and fairness. For more information, please visit our MDHHS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan.
This position performs a variety of activities to support the implementation of case plan implementation and permanency planning for socially and economically disadvantaged individuals who receive services in the areas of child welfare including child protective services, prevention, foster care, licensing, and adoption.
Job Specification (https://www.michigan.gov/-/media/Project/Websites/mdcs/JOBSPECS/S/ServicesSpecialistAssistant.pdf?rev=dce727047ebc4756956021cf68bca134)
Position Description - General
To be considered, you MUST:
Attach a copy of your official transcripts showing you meet the below educational requirements. These must be signed by the registrar or show the university seal. We do accept electronic official transcripts.
Attach an up to date resume.
Attach a cover letter.
For candidates who do NOT possess a State of Michigan Driver's license but have a license from another state, please provide an official two year driving record from the state in which you currently hold a valid license.
Required Education and Experience
Completion of two years of college (60 semester or 90 term credits) with a minimum of 15 semester (23 term) credits in one or a combination of the following human services areas: social work, sociology, psychology, forensic psychology, 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, a human services-related counseling major, or interdisciplinary studies in social science.
Services Specialist Assistant 8
No specific type or amount is required.
Services Specialist Assistant 9
One year of experience equivalent to a Services Specialist Assistant 8.
Services Specialist Assistant E10
Two years of experience equivalent to a Services Specialist Assistant 8 or one year equivalent to a Services Specialist Assistant 9.
Additional Requirements and Information
This position is located at 3255 122nd Avenue, Suite 300, Allegan MI 49010 and the selected incumbent will be required to physically report to this office. Candidates should confirm work location and schedule at the time of interview.
What is it about this position that would make me want to apply? This position will perform a variety of activities to include the following:
Accompany Services Specialist on visits with youth and family members.
Transport family members to facilitate family involvement.
Report observations made during visits to the Services Specialist and propose recommendations as needed.
Participate in Team Decision Meetings, as needed.
Participate in pre-placement conferences with Services specialist
Assist the Services Specialist in interviewing and engaging with relatives and prospective adoptive parents.
Assist the Services Specialist in the home study.
Supervise parent-youth, sibling, relative and/or potential adoptive relative's visitations. Observe interactions, intercede when required, and report any incidents/observations to the Services Specialist.
What does Limited Term in this position mean to me?
This position is being filled as Limited Term and there is a possibility that it may become permanent, but that is not guaranteed.
See instructions for attaching files here: Instructions (http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdcs/New_Online_Employment_Application_Guide_-_First_Time_User_446027_7.pdf) .
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State employment also offers rewarding careers where you can help Michiganders enjoy better lives. Many State of Michigan jobs offer alternate work schedules and remote-work options that can help give the flexibility you need. In 2022, Forbes ranked the State of Michigan in the Top 10 of America's Best Employers For New Grads (https://www.forbes.com/lists/best-employers-for-new-grads/?sh=5be036b2203a) and as the #1 employer for new grads in government services. More details on benefits for our new hires are below:
Rewarding Work: State of Michigan jobs allow you to serve Michiganders in many different ways depending on your interests and skills. Help preserve and protect our environment and the public health; enforce state laws and regulations; advocate for children, families, and victims of discrimination; support our state's military and veterans; rebuild our state's infrastructure; or support other state agencies through our fiscal, IT, and HR systems.
Insurance Benefits: The State of Michigan offers health, mental health, dental, and vision insurance to eligible career employees, their spouses, and their children. The state also covers a life-insurance benefit of two times employees' annual salary (up to $200,000). The state also offers long-term-disability insurance that can provide continuing benefits if an injury or illness prevents employees from working. More information is available at www.mi.gov/employeebenefits.
Retirement Programs: The State of Michigan offers 401(k) and 457 plans for new hires to save for retirement. The state will automatically contribute an amount equal to 4% of your pay to a 401(k) account. The state will also match up to 5% of your pay if you contribute to your 401(k) account. Your contributions vest immediately, and the state's contributions fully vest after just 4 years. More information is available at http://www.mi.gov/orsstatedc.
Vacation and Sick Leave: Eligible full-time employees receive between 15 and 35 personal days and 13 sick days per year that may be rolled over to the following year if not used. Eligible employees also receive an additional day each year for community service or school functions.
Paid Parental Leave: Eligible employees can take 12 weeks of paid leave immediately after a birth or adoption to allow needed time together at home with a new child.
Paid Holidays: Eligible employees receive 13 or 14 paid holidays each year including New Year's Eve and Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, the Fourth of July, Labor Day, Election Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Friday, Christmas Eve and Day.
Bonus Programs: Eligible employees with five years of service also receive annual longevity bonuses that grow as seniority increases. Some positions also may qualify for recruitment, retention, and performance bonuses or other special pay premiums.
Military Pay Differential: Employees in the guard or reserves may also qualify for supplemental pay benefits if miliary pay during qualifying duty is less than normal state pay. Prior military service may also allow seniority credits to accelerate eligibility for longevity bonuses and additional personal leave accrual.
Tax-Advantaged Programs: In addition to 401(k) and 457