State of Michigan Services Specialist 9/10/P11 Oscoda County (Case Manager/ Investigator) in Mio, Michigan

Job Description

This is an immediate vacancy and all qualified Applicants are encouraged to apply

Michigan Families need your help*......*

JOB SUMMARY: The Services Specialist will utilize child welfare practice skills to ensure children are protected from abuse and neglect. When child abuse or neglect is indicated, specialists work closely with families and the legal system toward a goal of reunification, independent living, or other permanent living situation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE:

  • Assessing allegations of child abuse or neglect and taking necessary steps to protect children. This could mean removing a child from a family.
  • Developing working relationships with people who strongly dislike DHHS because of their personal history or the reputation of child protective agencies in general.
  • Learning about cultures, traditions, and lifestyles different from your own and developing cultural competencies to understand how to determine child safety and well-being within that context. Comprehending the impact of historical trauma, and observing protocols of differing cultures.
  • Maintaining objectivity and empathy for families living in stressful situations.
  • Preparing comprehensive and accurate court documents. Testifying in court, including defending your actions which will be questioned by defense attorneys and other parties to the case.
  • Working under deadlines that require prioritizing efforts with constant pressure created by the nature and volume of the cases, documentation and working flexible hours.
  • This position may be required to work evenings, weekends, and other non-standard work hours as needed and could be placed on a rotating on-call roster.

See complete position description here: Position Description

View the Job Specification

View the 13 minute video "Is This Job For Me?" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gtBuckURPk&feature;=youtu.be prior to applying for this position. Required Education and Experience

Education Possession of a bachelor's or master's degree with a major in one of the following human services areas: social work, sociology, psychology, family ecology, community services, family studies, family and/or child development, guidance/school counseling, counseling psychology, criminal justice or human services.

Experience

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

Your application will be valid for 6 months from the date you apply_ After 6 months, you MUST reapply for continued consideration_. To make changes or add attachments please reapply.

This position is located in Mio, MI, MI at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, 200 West Fifth Street, Mio, MI 48647.

Why Oscoda County?

  • Oscoda County is located in the eastern region of Michigan's northern, Lower Peninsula

  • The county's population is 8,251 (2015) with a median income of $33,240 according to estimates by the US Census Bureau.

  • Notable land features of the county include a portion of the Huron National Forest and the Au Sable River.

  • The county is also home to several inland lakes including Mack Lake, Mio Pond, Smith Lake, Bass Lake, Island Lake, Muskrat Lake, and Perry Lakes.

  • The county's lakes, rivers, forests and streams make it a popular for warmer weather activites such as camping, canoeing, kayaking, hunting, fishing, bird watching and mushroom gathering.

  • Local events include Oscoda County Heritage Days, NorEast'r Festival, Farewell to the Bees, Rock the Woods, Fall Festival/Pumpkin Fest, OcRiver Fest and Brews'n'Blues Festival.

  • Local attractions include the Steiner Museum, Skyline Event Center, Mio Flea Market, Michigan AuSable Valley Railroad, Lets Talk Auction, Our Lady of the Woods Shrine, Coopers Ville and Timberland Quilt Trail.

  • Among the trails around the county are the Wolf Creek Hiking and Cross Country Ski Trail, Loud Creek Skiing & Hiking Trail, Midland to Mackinaw Pathway, and 110 miles of snowmobile trails maintained by the Au Sable Valley Snow Groomers, Inc.

  • There is a small Amish community in Oscoda County and there are several Amish stores and businesses around the town of Mio.

  • There are three golf course including Garland Lodge & Resort, Cedar Valley Golf Club, and Fairview Hills Golf Course.

  • For more information please visit http://oscodacountymi.org/ and/or http://www.oscodacountymi.com/

PLEASE READ THROUGH THIS CAREFULLY, To be considered for this position you must:

  • Apply for this position online via NEOGOV; click on "Apply" in the job posting for instructions on submitting your electronic application. Hard copy applications are not accepted. **-Attach no more than a 1 page written response to the following questions after viewing the video "Is this job for me?":__

*-If selected for this position what do you believe your biggest challenge will be? *__

*-How do you see yourself overcoming this challenge? *__

  • Attach a resume identifying specific experience and dates of employment. Dates of employment should include month and year and hours per week.

  • Attach a cover letter.

  • Attach a copy of an official transcript(s).* We accept scanned copies of official* transcripts.-Please see the example below. We do not accept copies of unofficial transcripts. Official transcripts provide the name of the institution, confirmation that a degree was awarded and on what date, and the registrar's signature. Select this link to see an example of an official transcript. 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. Applications will be screened on information provided on the application itself. Please include your resume and cover letter for additional consideration, but it will not be accepted as a substitution for a completed application. During the online application process any additional documentation that is required must be attached from your master profile to the individual application. Upon hire, the successful candidate will be required to complete a 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.

**When you apply, your application is valid for 6 months. After 6 months, you MUST reapply for continued consideration.__

YOUR APPLICATION FOR ANY POSITION DOES NOT GUARANTEE YOU WILL BE CONTACTED BY THE DEPARTMENT/AGENCY FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION. ONLY THOSE APPLICANTS **INTERVIEWED WILL BE NOTIFIED OF THE RESULTS.

F**ailure to complete any of the above items may result in your application being screened out.

DUE TO THE VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BY THE DEPARTMENT, WE ARE UNABLE TO PROVIDE INFORMATION REGARDING THE STATUS OF YOUR APPLICATION OVER THE PHONE.

See instructions for attaching files here: Instructions

For further information regarding this posting please contact Susan Bowne @ BowneS@Michigan.gov or (517) 373-6940.

Salary: $1,584.00 - $2,447.20 Biweekly

Location: Mio, MI

Job Type: Permanent Full Time

Department: Health and Human Services - Counties

Job Number: SS - Oscoda

Closing: Continuous

Bargaining Unit: UNITED AUTO WORKERS (UAW)

Agency: State of Michigan

Address: 400 South Pine Street Lansing, Michigan, 48909

Phone: (800) 788-1766

Website: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/michigan