DHS Program Assistant

State Of Arkansas Conway , AR 72034

Posted 2 months ago

Position Number: 22099564

County: Faulkner

Posting End Date: 08/07/2021

Anticipated Starting Salary: $26,033.90


Hiring Official: Karen Deaver

Special Work Conditions: Occasional work before 8:00 am and after 4:30 pm, must be able to lift a carseat/baby seat, occasional transportation and driving

Performs health care case management duties- reviews health care policy and forms, attends staffing's as needed; assist and competes medical corrective actions, reviews medical records, completes health plans; maintains health service files; ensures all foster children have active Medicaid number, confers with caseworkers and caregivers; occasional transportation of children to scheduled medical appointments, PACE evaluation referrals, performs administrative duties, requests medical records.

The Department of Human Services is a place for people passionate about serving others and changing lives for the better. We care for Arkansans of all ages and ensure places like childcare centers and nursing homes are safe.

We are the safety net for the most vulnerable Arkansans. Whether you answer the phones, take applications, protect children, or help care for residents or patients at one of our facilities, you make a difference by working at DHS. Plus, working for the State has great perks, including a pension, maternity leave, paid state holidays, and much more. At DHS, we take care of our employees so you can help care for others.

Position Information

Class Code: M090C

Grade: GS03


Salary Range: $26,034.00 - $37,749.00


The Department of Human Services (DHS) Program Assistant is responsible for providing social services to program recipients and support for families. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Teaches and demonstrates living skills to clients, such as budgeting, cooking, menu planning, housekeeping, and child care. Transports clients and/or family members for medical, dental, educational, and counseling appointments.

Aides clients in locating resources by contacting organizations or agencies for assistance. Assists with developing and monitoring behavior plans, parenting/anger management classes, and maintaining narratives detailing action taken on behalf of the client/family. Participates in training clients in employment skills by providing materials and tools, monitoring work assignments, and providing direct assistance when needed.

Attends staff and mandatory trainings. Schedules, monitors, and documents family visits. Performs clerical duties, such as answering the telephone, routing calls, receiving referrals for clients, typing documents, filing, and handling mail. Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of agency and community resource organizations. Knowledge of applicable computer functions and applications.

Ability to teach or model functional living skills. Ability to observe and evaluate contacts and case development. Ability to interview clients and collect and evaluate data. Ability to prepare and present oral and written information.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus one year of experience in a social-service related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.



The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock

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DHS Program Assistant

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