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### Position Information
## Job Description
This is a professional position. This is a specialist level in the class series for Family Services. Employees specialize in program areas and assume more complex duties such as: interviewing/investigating in cases involving suspected child/adult abuse/neglect, out-of-home placements, guardianships, emergency protective orders, and adoptions; testifying in legal proceedings; and placing children in foster/adoptive homes. Employees have contacts with others and influence outcomes by participating on task forces, strategic planning, mentoring, teaching, and conducting outreach. Programs areas generally include Adult/Adult Protective Services, Child Protective Services, Foster Care, and Adoptions.
## Minimum Qualifications
Minimum of a Bachelor s degree in a Human Services field or minimum of a Bachelor s degree in any field with a minimum of two years of appropriate and related experience in a Human Services area (Section 22VAC40-670-20 of the Administrative Code of Virginia).
Considerable experience in assigned program area/human services programs and completion of required training programs. Work experience in a leadership role. Equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Comprehensive knowledge of: social work principles and practices; human behavior and motivational theory; laws, policies, and regulations relating to human services program areas; investigating and interviewing techniques; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders; principles and processes for providing customer and personal services to include needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of satisfaction; principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance; and therapeutic treatment technique.
Some knowledge of supervisory practices and principles if required in specific assignment. Skill in operating a personal computer and the associated software; and the operation of a motor vehicle. Demonstrated ability to provide guidance and training in program areas to other employees if required in specific assignment; write court reports, home studies, evaluations, mediation agreements, letters, committee reports, presentations, and general information; make clinical judgments, assess clients needs, and formulate plan of action; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; interview, assess needs, counsel and refer clients to other resources as needed; investigate high profile cases; testify in court proceedings; develop and present training programs and other presentations; interpret program laws, policies and regulations; develop and implement service plans in order to insure the delivery of appropriate services to the client; analyze case information to make sound judgments within the framework of existing laws, policies, and regulations; respond to the client s emotions in order to accomplish service objectives; develop speeches and represent the agency on program training and workshops; work in stressful situations and maintain diplomacy; plan and manage own work activities including service delivery, preparing reports, and correspondence, record keeping, responsibilities and related activities; establish and maintain effective relationships with others; and stay abreast of current trends and developments in the social work field.
## Preferred Qualifications
Possession of a BSW or MSW degree and/or a Commonwealth of Virginia Social Workers license or a Master s Degree in a human service field or a Master s degree in any field with two years experience in human services. Prefer experience in child protective services, foster care or adult protective services and completion of required training programs. Prefer experience as a lead worker providing guidance and training to other staff.
## Special Requirements
Applicants may be subject to a Criminal History Background search, Central Registry search, DMV/driving record check, and/or pre-employment drug screen.
The investigation may include: fingerprint checks (State Police, FBI), local agency checks, employment verification and references, verification of education (relevant to employment), credit checks (relevant to employment) and other checks requested by the hiring authority.
This position is covered under Code of Virginia 63.2-1601.1 or 63.2-1720 requiring the finalist candidate to submit to fingerprinting and provide personal descriptive information for a criminal history record check through the Central Criminal Records Exchange and a search of the Central Registry.
All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory results of the required checks and screenings.
Employee must be willing to work in the community emergency shelter in the event of a natural disaster or emergency.
## Special Instructions to Applicants
Applications for this position must be submitted electronically through this website. Mailed, e-mailed, faxed or hand delivered applications will not be accepted.
This website will provide a confirmation receipt when the application is submitted for consideration.
Consideration for an interview is based solely on the information within the application.
Please refer to your RMS account for the status of your application and this position.
### Contact Information
## Name
Kathy Andrews
## Phone
## Email
## Address
Halifax County DSS
PO Box 1189
Halifax, VA 24558
*Working Title:* Family Services Specialist III (Halifax)
*Role Title:* Local-Classified
*Job Open Date:* 02/05/2018
*Job Close Date:* 03/05/2018
*Open Until Filled:* No
*Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?:* No
*Hiring Range:* $32,089-$49,023
*Agency:* Dept of Social Services - Local (765-01)
*Agency Website:*
*Location:* Halifax - 083
*Position Number:* L0005
*Job Posting Number:* 1033886
*Type of Recruitment:* General Public - G
*Does this position have telework options?:* No
*Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference:* No
*Job Type:* Full-Time (Salaried)
*Job Type Detail:* Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1
*Pay Band:* UG
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• Location: Danville, Halifax

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