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Full time Oklahoma Human Services (formerly Oklahoma Department of Human Services) employees receive:
11 Paid Holidays Each Year
Subsidised Insurance Benefits
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Working in Child Welfare for Oklahoma's largest state agency means having the opportunity to positively impact the safety and wellbeing of children and families for generations to come. If you have a passion for social work and making a difference in your local community, OKDHS has a place for you! Join our team and create pathways to hope for all Oklahomans.
Level I H23A - $38,169.36 + Full State Employee Benefits
Level II H23B - $41,874.84 + Full State Employee Benefits
Applicants who possess a Bachelor's degree or a Master's Degree in Social Work will be entitled to a salary incentive of an additional 5% and 10%, respectively.
Previous Employees who completed the CORE training are entitled to a $1,000 bonus at sign-on, and another $2,500 at the completion of one year of employment.
Child Welfare Specialist, Level I - To qualify, the applicant must have a bachelor's degree (in any field) to qualify.
Child Welfare Specialist, Level II - To qualify, the applicant must have a master's degree, OR a bachelor's degree, and one year of professional social work experience.
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 offering 12 free counseling sessions annually and 24/7 access to a crisis-trained staff
Free Child Care through KITH care through December 31, 2022
Technology such as a laptop and cell phone
Resource Family staff provides day-to-day operations, planning, and oversight of foster care and adoption activities. This includes the maintenance of all foster, kinship, and adoptive families.
Delivers in-home support and social work services for families applying or approved for adoption or foster care.
Provides training and consultation to foster families and other placement providers.
Completes family assessments and reassesses annually.
Reviews child’s history and coordinates placement of children
Ability to work on a diverse team and directly with people from diverse backgrounds specifically racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and disabilities.
Travel is EXTENSIVE - Must possess a valid driver's license and must maintain required car insurance. State vehicles will be available for use to carry out the duties of the position, or mileage reimbursement if personal vehicles are used.
Applicants must also pass a criminal background check and a reference check.
Click here to see what it is like to work in Child Welfare.
If you have questions, please contact DHS.Careers@okdhs.org