$1,788.00 - $2,648.80 Biweekly
Permanent Full Time
Health and Human Services - Counties
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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.
The Barry and Allegan Department of Health and Human Services are looking for dedicated people who want to make a meaningful difference in the lives of Michigan's most vulnerable children and families. Our Child Welfare Program needs your help to better protect children and engage parents and families to make positive, permanent changes in their circumstances and lives. If you have what it takes, we encourage you to apply.
Why join the Child Welfare team with Barry and Allegan County DHHS?
Working for the Barry and Allegan Department of Health and Human Services is rewarding and challenging.
We provide flexibility in work schedules.
We are committed to hiring a diverse workforce to work with clients from all walks of life.
We encourage idea sharing/formation through local committees to support continued growth throughout our Allegan and Barry team
You will have access to training, resources, and experienced staff to help you meet your professional goals
You will have access to promotional opportunities throughout the State of Michigan after getting relevant experience on our team.
We bring HOPE to Allegan and Barry County!
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
Please review the "Is This Job For Me? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gtBuckURPk) " video
USING THE BELOW SITUATION, IN A SEPARATE WORD DOCUMENT TITLED WRITTEN EXERCISE, ANSWER ONE OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN NARRATIVE FORM (minimum of 4 sentences):
What are the safety concerns in the home and how serious is the situation?
How would you engage the mother in dialogue to get her to recognize these safety concerns herself?
What active steps would you take, prior to leaving the home, to ensure the safety of these two vulnerable children?
SITUATION DESCRIPTION: You have been assigned to investigate a home and the allegations are a "dirty house", all concerns listed in allegations are environmental concerns. You arrive at the home about 11 AM and see garbage rotting and overflowing in the entryway. You can hear a toddler running around in the home but when you knock it is apparent you woke the mother as it took her several minutes to answer the door and she was rubbing sleep from her eyes. When you enter the home, you notice dog feces on the floor in several spots. The kitchen countertops and table are covered with dirty dishes coated with old food. There are several overflowing ashtrays and what appears to be marijuana "roaches" in them along with the cigarette butts. You see one little girl about 3 years old, dressed in only a soggy diaper and barefoot; an infant is sleeping on the couch wrapped in a fluffy blanket. Even though you woke the mother up she is friendly to you and patient with her young children.
Candidates who do NOT possess a State of Michigan Driver's license are required to attach an official two year driving record from the state in which they currently hold a valid license to their application.
Failure to complete any of the above items may result in your application being screened out.
Click here to view the Position Description (https://mcsc.state.mi.us/AgencyPDFs/Services%20Specialist%209-11%20Composite%20PD.pdf) & here to view the Job Specification (http://www.michigan.gov/documents/Services_Specialist_29422_7.pdf)
Required Education and Experience
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, 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.
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, 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 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
When you apply, your application is valid for 6 months. After 6 months, you MUST reapply for continued consideration.
This posting is for both Allegan and Barry counties. The Allegan position is located in Allegan, MI at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, 3255 122nd Avenue, Allegan, MI 49010. The Barry county position is located in Hastings, MI at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, 430 Barifield Drive, Hastings, MI 49058. These positions have the ability to work hybrid (combination of remote and office). The hybrid work environment offers a flexible working arrangement where an employee works some of their time remotely and some of their time at the office location listed. Selected candidates who have been approved to work remotely or work hybrid must complete that work within Michigan. Candidates should confirm work location and schedule at the time of interview.
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.
Upon hire, the successful candidate will be required to complete a paid 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.
Who are we looking for?
Are you motivated to help end the cycle of abuse and neglect for families in the community?
Are you excited to be part of a team with the shared value of building up families in our community?
Are you willing to grow from experiences that weren't as successful as you wanted them to be?
Do you enjoy adapting