Child Welfare Specialist II - OKDHS ONLY

Tulsa, OK
Full Time
CW-Tulsa D
Experienced

THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO CURRENT OKDHS EMPLOYEES ONLY.

This position is located in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Child Welfare Specialist II H23B

Annual Salary, $41,874.84 + Full State Employee Benefits.

DHS offers free child care for all employees. This benefit will be in effect until December 31, 2022. For more information contact daycare@okdhs.org or visit the program website at https://www.kith.care/.

Travel: OCCASIONAL - Must possess a valid driver's license and must maintain required car insurance.

 

Employee Benefits

  • Health Benefit Allowance to significantly cover the cost of health, dental, and vision plans on top of your regular salary,
  • Overtime plans or comp paid time off for Child Welfare Workers
  • State matched retirement contribution plans
  • 11 paid holidays, 15 days of paid vacation leave, and 15 days of paid sick leave per year
  • Employee Assistance Program offers 12 free counseling sessions annually and 24/7 access to a crisis-trained staff 
  • Free Child Care through KITH care through December 31, 2022
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Teleworking plans
  • Technology such as a laptop and cell phone

 

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree; or a Bachelor’s Degree and one year of experience in professional social work.

 

Job Responsibilities

  • The position serves in a specialized regional unit, Actively Seeking Kinnections (ASK), which searches out, gathers, and informs family connections to ensure that a child stays connected to important people in their life. 
  • The position creates methods to expedite the identification, recruitment, and retention of kinship families for a child in or at risk of entering the child welfare system.  These kinship resource families are relatives and persons who have a kinship relationship with the child, and who are found to be suitable, capable, and willing to serve as caretakers for the child.
  • Conducts interviews with the parents, child, and all other known family, friends, and community members, including searches within case notes and online searches, in order to identify additional family connections.
  • Ability to work on a diverse team and directly with people from diverse backgrounds specifically racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and disabilities. 

 

All new Child Welfare Specialists attend training required by law or outlined in the Pinnacle Plan.  They must successfully complete the initial Child Welfare Specialist Academy.

 

Click here to see what it is like to work in Child Welfare.

If you have questions, please contact DHS.Careers@okdhs.org

OKDHS is a Fair Chance Employer.

This is a position in the Oklahoma Civil Service.

Announcement Number - 22-BB107

83007625

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