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FAMILY SERVICES CASEWORKER II

Recruitment #17-004509-0002

Introduction

This recruitment is for a part-time position located in Charles County, which is located in Southern Maryland.

GRADE

14

LOCATION OF POSITION

Department of Human Services

Charles County Department of Social Services

200 Kent Avenue

La Plata, MD  20646

Main Purpose of Job

Full-performance level of work providing direct social services to troubled individuals or families. These social services are designed to sustain and improve the social, health, economic, behavioral and emotional functioning of customers. This position functions in Out of Home.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Please read the job announcement in its entirety before applying for this recruitment. Applicants must meet all minimum (and selective) qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire.

It is imperative to list all computer and software experience on your application pertaining to job duties.

Education: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in an appropriate behavioral science, such as: child development, sociology, social work, psychology, counseling, nursing, criminology, juvenile justice, human growth and development, human services, mental health or human resources management that includes at least 30 credit hours in human services or human development.

Experience: Two years providing casework or community organizational services in a public or private social service agency.

 Notes:

1. Possession of a Social Work Associate license from the Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners can be substituted for one year of the experience.

 2. These requirements are established by the Social Services Administration by authority provided in Human Services Article, Title 4, Subtitle 2, Section (c) (1) of the Annotated Code of Maryland. The Department of Budget and Management, Office of Personnel Services and Benefits does not have the authority to accept substitutions or equivalents.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The preferred candidate will posses a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in any of the following majors: Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Family Science, Family Studies, Family and Human Services, Human Development, Pedology, Rehabilitation Counseling, and Industrial and Organizational Counseling.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

Must be willing to accept employment in Charles County, which is located in Southern Md.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties that require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Employees must complete an approved training program and pass a competency test before being granted permanent employment status.

2. Employees are required to meet mandatory standards for continuing education as determined by the Department of Human Resources. Employees who fail to obtain the required continuing education credits shall be subject to disciplinary action including demotion, suspension and dismissal.

3. Employees in this classification may be subject to on-call duty and may be required to provide telephone numbers at which they can be reached.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. 

Successful candidates will be ranked as Best-Qualified, Better-Qualified or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for one year.

The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position.  It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all experience and education that is related to this position. 

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service will be required before the time of hire.

All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.

BARGAINING UNIT STATUS

The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications are STRONGLY preferred.  If the online application process is not available, please send your paper application and supplemental questionnaire (if applicable) to:

Department of Human Services

Examination Services Unit

Attention: Kendra Young

311 W. Saratoga Street, First Floor

Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Or, fax requested information to: 410-333-0882; Email kendra.young@maryland.gov.

For questions concerning this position, please email kendra.young@maryland.gov.

Do not submit unsolicited documentation; Resumes and copies of diplomas are not required for this examination process.

The paper application must be received by 5 PM on the closing date for the recruitment. 

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay, 1-800-925-4434.  

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.