Child and Family Services Specialist Trainee

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State of Nebraska
Job Title: Child and Family Services Specialist Trainee
Closing Date/Time: Tue. 09/02/14 11:59 PM Central Time
Salary: $14.77 - $17.07 Hourly
$30,721.60 - $35,505.60 Annually
Location: Gering, Nebraska
Department: Health & Human Services Department
Requisition #: 201403417
Position #: 25431268
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Department of Health & Human Services-Gering, Nebraska
Work Schedule: 8:00 -5:00 Monday - Friday
Promotion to Child & Family Services Specialist will occur after successful completion of required classroom and on-the-job training programs.
Examples of Work:
Responsible for engaging families and children in case planning to reach timely permanency goals. Assess needs and protective capacities of parents who need enhanced services to provide safety for their children. For diminished area, develop an individualized case plan which may include formal and information services/supports. This position must have the skills to engage and empower families to make needed changes. Conduct announced and unannounced home visits to ensure safety and evaluate. When family preservation or reunification with the biological family is not a viable option, secure other permanency plans that may include adoption, guardianship or independent living. Monitor, assess and evaluate progress toward permanency; prepare and present reports to the court and be prepared to testify and provide professional recommendations; and document daily case activities. Will require some unexpected work hours during nontraditional hours and/or travel throughout Nebraska.
Qualifications / Requirements:
REQUIREMENTS: Consideration will be given to applicants who will receive a Bachelors degree within 90 days of application date. Bachelors degree in social work, psychology, sociology, counseling, human development, mental health care, education, criminal justice, or closely related area.
OTHER: After hire, must be certified in training which de-escalates and manages communication and physical interactions. Valid driver's license or the ability to provide independent authorized transportation. Within your State application address how your background qualifies you for this position.

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