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Dcyf - Social Service Specialist

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Washington State Bellevue , WA 98004

Posted 2 months ago


The Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) 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 professionals to 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:
Social Service Specialist 2-3
Do you want the ability to impact families in a positive way? Are you the type of employee who is consultative and enjoys being engaged with your clients? Bring your professional knowledge, excellent communications skills and emotional intelligence to work for DCYF. We are seeking proactive learners and resilient contributors to join our Child Protective Services (CPS), Children and Family Welfare Services (CFWS), Family Assessment Response (FAR) and Family Voluntary Services (FVS) programs located in our King East

  • Bellevue office.

Some of what you'll do as a Social Service Specialist:

  • Meet all casework management directives required by law, policy, and other mandates

  • Adhere to Solution-Based Casework (SBC) model

  • Perform advanced level work in the investigation of child abuse and neglect allegations and specialized case management

  • Investigate allegations, assess complex family situations, and develop plans to protect children either in their own homes or out of home care through the intervention of the court system

  • Make findings of abuse or neglect based on the results of the investigation

  • Focus on understanding and respecting the strengths of families including their heritage, cultural beliefs and values, communication and learning styles

  • Work independently in devising your own work methods to provide an advanced level of specialized, culturally competent, and solution focused case management

  • Utilize the Child Health and Education Tracking (CHET) Screens

  • Provide accurate and timely entries into FamLink

What we are looking for:
Professionals with a Bachelor's Degree in social services, human services, behavioral sciences or a related field and two years of paid social service experience.
Master's Degree in social services, human services, behavioral sciences, or a related field and one year of paid social service experience. A practicum will be substituted for the one year of paid social service experience.

Degrees must be obtained from an accredited institution.

We're looking for professionals who have successfully demonstrated:

  • Ability to make critical decisions, based on integration of information from multiple sources that may be discrepant, in high-stress situations

  • Engage children and families under difficult circumstances, to gather information to make accurate and precise decisions

  • Proven ability to identify problems, develop and implement solutions

  • Ability to communicate information both orally and in writing so others will understand

  • Ability to remain calm when being confronted and to develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Successfully manage competing priorities

How do I apply?
In addition to completing the online application, applicants should 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

  • Current resume detailing experience and education

  • College transcripts

Based on experience, this job may be filled as a Social Service Specialist 2 with a training plan.

Supplemental Information:
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 David Ozment at 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 job.

  • 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.

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 job is covered by a collective bargaining agreement.


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

  • Location:* King County Bellevue, WA

  • Job Type:* Full Time

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

  • Job Number:* 2018-08574

Closing: 10/1/2018 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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