Initial Posting Date:
Department of Human ServicesSalary Range:
3,664.00 – 5,339.00 MonthlyPosition Type:
Social Service Specialist 1 (Bilingual English/Spanish Permanency Caseworker) HillsboroJob Description:
The Office of Child Welfare, part of the Oregon Department of Human Services, is currently looking to fill three full-time, permanent, Social Service Specialist 1 (Bilingual English/Spanish Permanency Caseworker) positions located in Hillsboro at 5300 NE Elam Young Parkway. You will be helping match the needs of people in the community with available federal, state and local programs or other resources to meet those needs.
These positions are represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
These positions are bilingual and require duties to be performed in both English and Spanish. A job offer will be contingent upon passing test(s) evaluating your proficiency in the bilingual requirements of the position.
For more information on Child Welfare programs please click here.
What’s in it for you:
Collaboration in an open office with a team of bright, committed individuals to work with and learn from.
We offer full medical, vision and dental insurance with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and ten paid holidays per year. DHS has a commitment to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce that includes members of historically underrepresented groups. If you are interested in joining out team, please apply today!
What you will be doing:
Employees in these positions engage children, families, foster parents and caregivers in a multitude of ways to achieve safety, permanency and well-being of Oregon’s children. Good practice across child welfare programs focuses on:
You will provide intensive time-limited casework services to children in substitute care and in the home of their parents. You will identify parenting strengths and barriers to safe parenting, while developing a case plan to meet the family’s current needs. This includes monitoring child safety and wellbeing both in home and in substitute care, facilitation of visits between children in care and their families, and case management services throughout the life of a case. In this position, you meet regularly with, and maintain availability to, clients in order to provide referrals to community partners to enhance parenting abilities related to the reason for agency involvement. You will also provide direction and support to families in appropriately meeting the individual needs of their children and communicates clearly with clients about expectations. If the parents are not able to make the necessary change within designated timelines, you will develop a concurrent plan, such as adoption or guardianship.
QUALIFICATIONS, REQUIRED AND REQUESTED SKILLS:
Only candidates whose experience most closely match the qualifications and requested skills/desired attributes of this position will be invited to an interview.
You must be able to speak, read, write and understand with fluency both English and Spanish languages.
A Bachelor’s or higher-level degree in Social Work/Human Services or related field.
A Bachelor’s degree in a field not closely related (to Social Work/Human Services) and one year of human services related experience (i.e., work providing assistance to individuals and groups with issues such as economically disadvantaged, employment, abuse and neglect, substance abuse, aging, disabilities, prevention, health, cultural competencies, inadequate housing).
Requested Skills/Desired Attributes
The Most Competitive Candidates Will Have:
Required for this position:
Successful candidates for this position must pass a Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) fingerprint-based background check and maintain CJIS eligibility. Due to CJIS requirements related to system access, the following convictions are likely to result in being disqualified for this position: Felony Convictions, Computer theft, identify theft and fraud. CJIS Clearance is done at the conditional job offer.
The fine print:
Employment will be contingent upon passing an abuse check, criminal records check and driving records check, and the information shall be shared with the DHS, Office of Human Resources (OHR). Any criminal or founded abuse history will be reviewed and could result in the withdrawal of the offer or termination of employment. This position may access federal tax information. As a condition of employment, employees in any positions with access to federal tax information are required to pass enhanced background checks every five years, including fingerprint checks and verification with local law enforcement of electronic records in the Law Enforcement Database System (LEDS).
DHS does not offer VISA sponsorships. Within three days of hire, successful candidates will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security’s I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States.
DHS commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.
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