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Family Services Specialist III

Company: Oklahoma Human Services
Location: Guthrie
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionFamily Services Specialist IIIThis position is located in Guthrie, Oklahoma.Travel is Extensive - Must possess a valid driver's license and maintain required car insurance.Annual Salary:

  • Level III H14C: $41,456.13/Annually + Full State BenefitsDHS 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/.Minimum Qualifications:Family Services Specialist III
    • Master's degree.
    • Or a bachelor's degree and one year of experience in professional social work.
    • Or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one additional year of experience in professional social work for each year of the bachelor's degree.Job ResponsibilitiesThe Career Development Specialist provides individual career guidance through the assessment of participant interests, aptitudes, abilities, and personality characteristics for career planning purposes. The CDS will empower and motivate individuals to gain sustainable employment by creating a plan, fostering accountability, building partnerships, and coordinating training and employment activities with participants.Essential Functions:
      • Provide individual vocational guidance through assessment of participant interests, aptitudes, abilities, and personality characteristics for vocational/ educational planning purposes.
      • Conduct interviews with participants to assess participant employment/training status, provide program information and requirements, develop initial Career Plans, and provide and explain all appropriate forms and documentation.
      • Meet regularly with participants by office visit, phone, remote meetings, and face-to-face home visits to update Career Plans and Schedules, provide career pathway coaching, make any referrals to services as needed, monitor progress, and assist with transportation if necessary.
      • Meet with participants to address non-compliance with program requirements if needed.
      • Update and maintain participants' physical and digital files and correspondence; monitor and record progress and actual hours worked in compliance with required work participation hours through regular contacts and maintain accurate and detailed records in FACS.
      • Act as liaison/coordinator of activities between TANF and other agencies.
      • Provide regular support to participants' who have obtained employment to foster support for job success and retention.
      • Ability to work on a diverse team and directly with people from diverse backgrounds specifically racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and disabilities.In addition to the essential functions listed above the Career Development Specialist is expected to:
        • Have experience in identifying the needs of others, coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills, especially in preparation for obtaining suitable employment.
        • Demonstrate tact and a high level of professionalism due to the sensitive nature of the position.
        • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
        • Demonstrate the ability to handle difficult situations with respect and courtesy.
        • Make sound rational decisions and recommendations without bias.
        • Demonstrate efficient time management and prioritizes workload daily.
        • Participate in various departmental meetings and/or committees.
        • Be thoroughly knowledgeable of all TANF guidelines at all times.__________If you have questions, please contact DHS.Careers@okdhs.orgOKDHS is a Fair Chance Employer.This is a position in the Oklahoma Civil Service Announcement 22-GH12083001518Powered by JazzHR3JP1eNy9pO

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