Position Number: 22103908
Posting End Date: 06/18/21
Anticipated Starting Salary: $29,045.95
Hiring Official: Angel Deal
Special Work Conditions: The FSW is expected to: be prepared to
work non- standard work hours which often include on call schedule,
evenings, weekends and holidays; operate a motor vehicle safely
according to applicable laws at any time of day or night; have
reliable personal transportation; extensive in-state travel
ability; maintain a valid driver's license and current auto
insurance; ability to work with families who are experiencing
poverty, addiction, and/or some type of neglectful or abusive
situation; to lift weight (i.e., picking up children) up to 50
lbs.; ability to transport children and adults, ability to deal
with complex situations and problem solve those situations, ability
to deal with stressful situations.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in working with children
and/or families, some experience with community engagement or
community resources. Public speaking and computer experience
preferred. Organizational skills are a must.
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
Class Code: L078C
FLSA Status: NON-EXEMPT
Salary Range: $29,046.00 - $42,117.00
The Family Services Assistant is responsible for providing
counseling, support, and social services to program recipients.
This position is governed by state and federal laws and
Interviews client and family members to determine client's
needs, problems, and social services required, visits the client's
home to verify data collected or observe and assess client's social
environment. Reviews all background information, develops a service
plan, and refers client to service providers, including making
changes as needed, making appointments for abuse examinations, and
ensuring service applications are complete. Participates in the
development and review of individualized client programs and
documents the client's program progress by memos, case notes,
forms, and letters. Monitors scheduling of comprehensive health
assessments, notifies all parties, and assists caseworkers with
completion of medical recommendations as needed. Counsels client in
behavioral, bereavement, stress, and/or personal matters and
assists client with personal services by helping them respond to
personal and official correspondence and business. Visits alternate
resources, such as workshops, daycare facilities and special
programs to determine usefulness to the client's progress and meets
with local school officials to determine if client can be placed in
special education classes and determines which facility would best
fit the client's needs. Establishes and maintains contact with
clients' families to provide information and referral to other
sources when requested. Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of the principles and techniques of social service
case management. Knowledge of agency, community, and state human
service resources programs and services. Knowledge of the
principles and practices of counseling and social work. Ability to
prepare, present, and review oral and written information and
detailed reports. Ability to interview, obtain, evaluate, and
provide information relating to the problems and services needed.
Ability to provide support, guidance, and counseling to clients.
Ability to develop and monitor the effectiveness of programs and
services for clients. Ability to investigate and secure information
pertaining to client abuse.
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in
psychology, sociology, social work or related field. 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.
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: Harrison