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McKenzie County Social Services - Family Services Specialist III

McKenzie County Social Services

Family Services Specialist III

Monthly Salary $4,200-$5,400 Monthly

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires a bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, sociology, counseling, human development, elementary education, early childhood education, special education, child development and family science, human resource management (human service track), or criminal justice and two years of professional human service work experiences as a social worker, child protective service worker, or professional case manager. A Master's degree may substitute for one year of the work experience requirement.
  • If no qualified applicants are found, we will consider underfilling as a Family Services Specialist II (4235) with a salary of $3,675. Minimum qualifications require a bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, sociology, counseling, human development, elementary education, early childhood education, special education, child development and family science, human resource management (human service track), or criminal justice and one year of professional human services work experiences as a social worker, child protective service worker, or professional case manager; or a Master's degree in one of the areas above.
  • If no qualified applicants are found, we will consider underfilling as Family Services Specialist I (4234) with a salary of $3,380 per month. Minimum qualifications require a bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, sociology, counseling, human development, elementary education, early childhood education, special education, child development and family science, human resource management (human service track), or criminal justice.
Essential Duties:
  • Investigate alleged sexual, physical, or emotional child abuse or neglect; determine required actions to ensure the safety of children named in the allegation.
  • Provide family assessments, follow-up services, case management plans.
  • Accept on-call referrals and respond to emergency requests from law enforcement; provide crisis intervention and emergency services to children and family.
  • Develop and implement case management plans with parents of children where abuse or neglect has been substantiated.
  • Arrange alternative care placements for children who are removed from their home as a result of child abuse or neglect.
  • Provide case management and educational services with focus on maintaining an intact family unit or its reunification.
  • Provide permanency planning and case management for children needing guardianship or adoption.
  • Coordinate services for children in temporary county custody or under the custody and control of the county




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