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Social Services Specialist II

Recruitment #161007-H20B-I60

Introduction

 

This is an Adult & Family position located in the city of Wewoka, in Seminole County.

Announcement #: 16-T117

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS OPEN to Interagency, Reinstatement, or all sources (OK State permanent Classified Service ONLY)

Organization: AF-Seminole C-FSS-R4D22
Address: 206 E 2nd St, Wewoka, OK  74884-2604
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Job Description, essential functions:
Provide social services to families.  Responsible for interviewing individuals and families to obtain information to determine eligibility for all services/benefits provided by OKDHS Adult & Family Services program.  Responsible for contacting and referring families to other community resources for outside services.  Will make home visits as required.

Job description, marginal functions:
Attend all training as required.  Attend new worker academy.

This position may be filled at the alternate level of the JFD depending upon the qualifications of the applicant.

BASIC PURPOSE

Positions in this family are assigned responsibility for providing social services to children and adults in communities, facilities, institutions or hospitals.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

This job family consists of four levels of work which are distinguished by the level of complexity and diversity of the specific job assignments, the extent of responsibility assigned for each level, the expertise required for the completion of the duties assigned, and the responsibility assigned for providing leadership to others.

Level I:
This is the basic level where employees are assigned responsibilities involving beginning level casework activities in a training status to build their skills in providing social services to individuals.  In this role they will be assigned tasks which involve interviewing individuals and family members to obtain history data; taking applications for public assistance and/or related services; determining the eligibility of applicants and contacting public and private health, welfare, social and mental health agencies and related community resources for the purpose of obtaining services for individuals and their families.  Responsibilities may also include providing routine social services for individuals and their families, assisting in conducting individual and family counseling, or assisting individuals in adjusting to an institutional environment, care and treatment.

Level II:
At this level employees are assigned responsibilities at the full performance level in providing social services to clients in assessing needs and determining eligibility for specific programs and services.  This includes managing a caseload requiring both broad and specialized knowledge of all social service programs.  Some positions will serve on a psychiatric team and gather and interpret social data affecting a patient’s condition; participate in therapeutic counseling of patients under the direction of a psychiatrist, psychologist or other social services specialist in a higher level position; or participate as a member of an interdisciplinary team, giving input on the social history of individuals and contributing to the treatment plan.  In addition, employees at this level will contact outside public and private health and welfare agencies and community resources to assist in obtaining aid for clients and their families, and may serve as a field eligibility examiner by conducting reviews of questionable social service cases to determine verification of income, employment and other resources and to document the true situation of the client. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level I:
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one year of experience in professional social work for each year of the required education.

Level II:  
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a master’s degree; or a bachelor’s degree and one year of experience in professional social work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one additional year of experience in professional social work for each year of the bachelor’s degree.  



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