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FAMILY SERVICE WORKER CLINICAL SPEC

Company: Arkansas Government Job
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

FAMILY SERVICE WORKER CLINICAL SPEC

Date: Jul 13, 2022

Req ID: 20976

Location:

Little Rock, AR, US, 72202

Category: AR DEPT OF HUMAN SERVICES

Anticipated Starting Salary: $45,009.95

**Position Number: 22109844**

**County: Pulaski**

**Posting End Date: 08/08/2022**

**Anticipated Starting Salary: $45,009.95**

**DCFS**

The formal education equivalent of a bachlor's degree in public administration, business management, or a related field; plus three years experience in social service program organization, development, and administration.

**Job Duties & Responsibilities**

Fiscal Management/Contracts/Agency Equipment/Encumbrances:

+ Assists and serves as back up for Financial Coordinator for the management of the Area's P Card Program

+ As back up for the FC, will assign, log referrals, track obligations for assigned financial responsibilities

+ Rates performance indicatiors as requested for Contract providers

+ As serving in back up role for area FC, will act as liaison between county offices and providers

+ Act as liaison between central office finance unit as needed

Administrative Duties:

+ Serve as the ICPC liaison for the area and ICPC central office unit

+ Log, send out all ICPC request timely according to policy to ICPC central office unit

Both in coming to the area and those being sent out of state- through the ICPC central office unit

+ Follow up on ICPC requests and monitor progress of each requests

+ Testify in court as needed in regards to the ICPC requests

+ Prepare and send out ICPC letters of approval/denials

+ Review, monitor and approve foster board payments as required and serve as the area liaison with central office in regards to foster board payments

+ Assists with special assignments at the request of Area Director

+ Assists with the hiring process by scheduling applicant interviews, and holding interviews as requested

+ Establishes and maintains various computerized and paper files, records, and logs

+ Retrieves information as needed for reference or to compile reports

+ Timely submits leave and travel requests

+ Performs related responsibilities as required

+ Attends required and/or voluntary meetings and trainings

+ Supervise additional units and/or staff as needed ( such as HSW's, ILP/TYS)

+ Ensure the agency's values are integrated in all programs

+ Ensure daycare vouchers are keyed timely and accurately

+ Assist with all aspects of the discipline process as requested ( fact findings, interviews, paperwork, etc)

+ Maintains and updates reports as requested by Area Director or Program Administrator

+ Handle client complaints as requested by Area Director or Program Administrator

+ Disseminates updated policy and procedures for staff

+ OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED

**The Department of Human Services is a place for people passionate about serving others and changing lives for the better. We care for Arkansans of all ages and ensure places like child care centers and nursing homes are safe. We are the safety net for the most vulnerable Arkansans. Whether you answer the phones, take applications, protect children, or help care for residents or patients at one of our facilities, you make a difference by working at DHS. Plus, working for the State has great perks, including a pension, maternity leave, paid state holidays, and much more. At DHS, we take care of our employees so you can help care for others.**

**Position Information**

Class Code: M010C

Grade: GS08

FLSA Status: EXEMPT

Salary Range: $45,010.00 - $65,265.00

**Summary**

The Family Service Worker Clinical Specialist is responsible for providing consultation and technical assistance on case management and supervising children and family services staff and activities. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

**Functions**

Performs a lead role in coordinating predetermined work assignments of co-workers and/or subordinate employees by communicating prioritization of activities and project deadlines, reviewing and monitoring the work performed, interpreting policies, procedures, or precedents, and providing supervisory or management staff with project updates on a regular basis to ensure adherence to project goals and timeframes. Provides technical assistance by answering case-specific questions regarding foster care, protective services and investigations and provides information on resources and agency policy interpretations for subordinates. Conducts formal and informal training on policy, social work principles, and community networking. Establishes procedures, monitors service delivery, and makes suggestions for improvements. Reviews and approves case plans for protective, foster care and supportive services cases. Ensures routine and emergency coverage for county office or offices. Serves as client advocate and coordinates services with providers and other agencies. Presents informational programs on agency activities and services to local civic organizations and schools. Performs other duties as assigned.

**Dimensions**

None

**Knowledge, Skills and Abilities**

Knowledge of the principles and practices of counseling, social work, and case management. Knowledge of state and federal laws, rules, guidelines, and agency policies and programs governing foster care and protective services for children and families. Knowledge of the principles, techniques, and methods of investigation. Knowledge of human service resources. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of lower-level supervisors and/or other subordinates. Ability to provide training and technical assistance on case management. Ability to perform case and situation analysis and develop plans for remedial action. Ability to prepare, present, and review oral and written technical and confidential information and reports.

**Minimum Qualifications**

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in social work, sociology, psychology or a related field; plus five years of experience in child welfare or human service, or related area. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

**Licenses**

None

**_The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law._**

**Nearest Major Market:** Little Rock

Keywords: Arkansas Government Job, Little Rock , FAMILY SERVICE WORKER CLINICAL SPEC, Healthcare , Little Rock, Arkansas

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