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McKenzie County Social Services - Family Services Specialist

McKenzie County Social Services

Position number: (6534)

Summary of Work

Investigate alleged physical, emotional or sexual child abuse or neglect; determine required actions to ensure the safety of children in the allegation.

Provide family assessments, follow-up services, and 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 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.

Complete ND Child Welfare Certification

Primary Job Duties include In Home and Foster Care Case managment.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, sociology, counseling, human development, education, human services, child development and family science, human resource management (human service track), or criminal justice, and two years of professional human services work experience as a social worker, child protective service worker, or professional case manager.  A Master’s degree in one of the areas above may substitute for one year of the work experience requirement.   

If no qualified applicants are found, we will consider filling as a Family Services Specialist  II  with a starting salary  of $3,899  per month. Minimum qualifications require a bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, sociology, counseling, human development, education, human services,  child development and family science or criminal justice and one year of professional human services work experience as a social worker, child protective service worker or professional case manager or a Master's degree in one of the above areas.

If no qualified applicants are found, we will consider filling as a Family Services Specialist I with a starting salary of $3,586 per month. Minimum qualifications require a bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, sociology, counseling, human development , education, human services, child development and family science or criminal justice.

Application Procedures

  • Please make sure that your resume includes information to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as posted.  Your work history will not be given credit if the Department’s Human Resource Division cannot determine that you meet the minimum qualifications
  • The Department of Human Services does not offer or provide sponsorships. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
  • All application material must be received on or before the closing date by 11:59 pm.
  • A copy of your qualifying degrees transcript and any applicable certifications or licensures must be provided at the time of an interview.

For more information or if you need an accommodation, Please Contact: Desiree Sorenson

Employing Unit: McKenzie County Social Services
Telephone Number: 701-444-7464
TTY Number: ND Relay Service 1-800-366-6888 (text); 1-800-366-6889 (voice)

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with the Application Process or uploading attachments , please contact recruiter@nd.gov or (701)328-3290

Closing Date 11/15/19

To apply visit

https://www.cnd.nd.gov/psc/recruit/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=11000

Equal Employment Opportunity

The State of North Dakota and this hiring agency do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, genetics, religion, age or disability in employment or the provisions of services and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.





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