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Dcyf - Social Service Specialist 3 - Clarkston

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Washington State Clarkston , WA 99403

Posted 3 months ago


The Department of Children, Youth, and Families is a new cabinet agency in Washington State that has been established for the purpose of delivering existing services in a way that produces better outcomes for children, youth, and families served by the State of Washington.

We're looking for a

Social Service Specialist 3to join our team to help build DCYF, working toward the common goal of eliminating child and youth outcome disparities based on race and ethnicity. Our vision is that "All Washington's children and youth grow up safe and healthy-thriving physically, emotionally, and educationally, nurtured by family and community."

The Opportunity:
The Social Service Specialist 3 performs advanced levels of specialized case management in the Child and Family Welfare Services unit. This position ensures timely permanency outcomes for all children on their caseload to include reunification, adoption, guardianship, and third party custody plans. Additionally, the Social Service Specialist 3 engages in critical thinking through shared decision making and case planning, protecting children from risk of harm whenever such risks are indicated. This position receives little supervision and the incumbent exercises independent judgment in devising their own work methods to provide an advanced level of specialized, culturally competent and solution focused case management.

Some of what you'll be doing:

  • Provide strength based, solution focused services to on-going Child and Family Welfare Services caseloads.

  • Assess and deliver services and permanency planning that is inclusive of immediate family, extended family, kin, and children (as appropriate).

  • Coordinate case assessment actions while utilizing solution based casework principles.

  • Ensure task completion through visits in the home of the child, parent and caregiver, community meetings, shared planning meetings, court, hospital, jail, and cooperative activities with law enforcement.

  • Assess the resource needs of children and caregivers and provide placement and placements stabilization supports.

  • Supervise, and place as necessary, dependent children in foster or other approved placements; monitor the health and safety of children through regular visitation; maintain good working relationships with caregivers, providing support, consultation, counseling, and guidance as necessary.

  • Develop and implement informed permanency plans.

  • Utilize FamLink to document case activities and maintain case records.

  • Prepare written and informed reports to the court, and consult with attorneys and court appointed personnel.

  • Prepare testimony and statements at hearings.

The goal class for this position is a Social Service Specialist 3. We are willing to consider candidates at the Social Service Specialist 2 level, with a training plan to advance to a Social Service Specialist 3. Experience is the only difference between qualifications for both levels, and will be evaluated by the hiring manager.

Required Qualifications for the Social Service Specialist 3 level:
Professionals with one year of experience as a Social Service Specialist 2

Bachelor's degree in social services, human services, behavioral sciences, or an allied field, and three years of paid social service experience performing functions equivalent to a Social Service Specialist 2.


  • Master's degree in social services, human services, behavioral sciences, or an allied field and two years of paid social service experience equivalent to a Social Service Specialist 2. A practicum will be substituted for the one year of paid social service experience

Degrees must be obtained from an accredited institution.

Required Qualifications for the Social Service Specialist 2 level:
Bachelor's degree in social services, human services, behavioral sciences, or an allied field, and two years of paid social service experience performing functions equivalent to a Social Service Specialist 2.


  • Master's degree in social services, human services, behavioral sciences, or an allied field and two years of paid social service experience equivalent to a Social Service Specialist 2. A practicum will be substituted for the one year of paid social service experience

Degrees must be obtained from an accredited institution.

In addition to the above education and experience, the following qualifications are highly desired for all levels:

  • Ability to effectively communicate and comprehend (through oral and written forms) with management, peers, clients, community colleagues, and the public.

  • Ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply current applicable laws, rules and policies on deliver of child protective and child welfare services within Washington State and deliver services accordingly.

  • Ability to partner effectively with community partners and professionals and develop and maintain resource teams to support children and families.

  • Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with child caregivers.

  • Ability to evaluate, analyze and assess risk and safety in all cases, as defined by law and best practice, and implement appropriate procedures using the agency preferred risk and safety assessment tools.

How do I apply?
In addition to completing the online application, applicants must attach the following documents to their profile in order to be considered for this position:

  • Letter of interest describing how you meet the specific qualifications for this position

  • Chronological Resume

Note:Be prepared to bring a copy of transcripts if selected for an interview.

Supplemental Information:
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the job.

This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

The initial screening will be based on the content and completeness of your application and the materials submitted. All information may be verified and documentation may be required. Applications with comments such as "see attachments" or "N/A" in the supplemental question responses will be considered incomplete.

DCYF is an equal opportunity employer and supports equity, diversity, inclusion and respect.

Need accommodation throughout the application/interview process? Unable to apply on-line? Contact the Recruitment team at or or the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf at

Experiencing technical difficulties creating, accessing or completing your application? Call NEOGOV toll-free at or email .

To take advantage of Veteran's preference please attach your DD-214, member 4 long form, or your NGB-22.Please black out your social security number prior to attaching.

General suggestions for creating a good application packet:

  • Read the job posting very carefully. Find out as much as you can about the position.

  • Make sure you are very diligent in following all the application instructions. Include all requested documentation.

  • Make sure your application and supplemental question responses address how you meet each of the required and desired qualifications.

  • Carefully read each of the supplemental questions and respond completely to each one. Pay careful attention to each component of the question, providing examples, and thoroughly describing when and where you achieved the proficiency level, and detail the types of work you performed, the work products, etc., to demonstrate 'how'.

  • Specifically include all of your work experiences doing the same or similar work, especially if you reference work in these jobs in describing when/where you gained proficiency level skills.

  • Make sure your application reflects your best writing.

Salary: $3,961.00 - $5,465.00 Monthly

  • Location:* Asotin County Clarkston, WA

  • Job Type:* Full Time - Permanent

  • Department:* Dept of Children, Youth, and Families

  • Job Number:* 2018-09635

Closing: 10/9/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

  • Agency:* State of Washington

  • Address:* View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504

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Dcyf - Social Service Specialist 3 - Clarkston

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Washington State