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Children & Families Program Assistant (statewide)_

Company: Arkansas Department Of Human Services
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

*Children & Families Program Assistant- state wide vacancies*

_Application Title: DHS Program Assistant_

*Job No. 19117*

*This application is being used for vacancies across the state. You will be able to choose your county when applying.*

*Apply Online (Required)- copy and paste link into your browser to apply:*

*Summary:*The (DHS) Program Assistant will function as a *CHILDREN & FAMILIES PROGRAM ASSISTANT* and is responsible for providing social services to program recipients and support for families.

*Responsibilities: *The DHS Program Assistant is responsible for completing supervised visitations between children in foster care and their bio parents and documenting these visits after they have taken place. They will also occasionally take the children and sometimes their parents to various appointments that have been scheduled. Occasionally they will be responsible for teaching home making skills as well as parenting classes. These are only the basic duties for this position, as the duties can changed based on the needs of the children in care. This position requires extensive travel throughout the state of Arkansas. There will be frequent overtime available with this position as well as the opportunity to volunteer for more paid overtime on the weekends. A valid Arkansas Driver's Licenses is required for the position.

*Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:*

Knowledge of agency and community resource organizations. Knowledge of applicable computer functions and applications. Ability to teach or model functional living skills. Ability to observe and evaluate contacts and case development. Ability to interview clients and collect and evaluate data. Ability to prepare and present oral and written information.

*Minimum Qualifications: *The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; one year of experience in a social service is preferred *-OR-* one year of any solid job experience will be considered. *A valid Arkansas Driver's Licenses is required for the position.*


This position provides a minimum starting salary of *$28,500.00* with excellent benefits including group health and life insurance, state pension/retirement plans, paid maternity leave after 1 year, paid holidays and annual leave time off.

*Learn more about DHS:* 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 childcare 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. At DHS, we take care of our employees so you can help care for others. Go to:

_*"*__The State of Arkansas does not discriminate in access to employment opportunities or in employment or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.__*"*_

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $28,500.00 per year


* Dental insurance

* Health insurance

* Health savings account

* Life insurance

* Paid time off

* Parental leave

* Retirement plan

* Vision insurance


* Monday to Friday

* On call

* Overtime

* Weekend availability


* High school or equivalent (Required)


* consistent job: 1 year (Required)

Work Location: In person

Keywords: Arkansas Department Of Human Services, Little Rock , Children & Families Program Assistant (statewide)_, Other , Little Rock, Arkansas

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