Nebraska

Temporary Child and Family Services Specialist

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Description Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of children and families across Nebraska? The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is hiring outstanding individuals to join our team. If you are mission driven, action oriented, and want to help those in your own community, DHHS is looking for you! To learn more about this position, please view the following link for a Realistic Job Preview: https://youtu.be/bJM9TcaFo3s.

This advertisement is for temporary positions that are expected to last six months from date of hire. Positions are being filled in the following locations: Project Harmony - 11949 Q St. Omaha, NE or Omaha State Office Building - 1313 Farnman St. Omaha, NE Examples of Work In this position, you will serve as a case manager for families referred to the Department of Health and Human Services. As a Child and Family Services Specialist, you will: • Investigate allegations of abuse/neglect, visit homes, conduct safety assessments, establish safety plans, and initiate court interventions. • Develop, implement, and evaluate treatment plans, authorize, coordinate, and provide family services. • Prepare cases with appropriate legal staff and testify in court. • Develop community resources; work with schools, law enforcement, and mental health providers; inform the public of protection and safety services. • Perform crisis intervention. • Prepare documentation, correspondence, and court reports. • Casework may be with children/juveniles who have been adjudicated as delinquent or status offenders. Qualifications / Requirements REQUIREMENTS: A Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, sociology, counseling, human development, mental health care, education, criminal justice or other closely related area. Employees must have successfully completed all required in-service training to be eligible for this job classification.

PREFERRED: Experience in child welfare and/or case management experience, internships with human services/child welfare agencies will also be considered, demonstrated ability to provide excellent written and verbal communication, and ability to effectively manage time and deadlines.

OTHER: Valid driver's license or the ability to provide independent authorized transportation. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Family life issues and dynamics; community services; child adolescent and adult behavior. Skill in: Interviewing clients to collect and elicit essential information and assess client's needs and progress; openly and honestly discussing concerns with others in a non-judgmental way. Ability to: Learn the importance of commitment to individuals and families; protect confidential information; communicate effectively with community service providers, law enforcement, the court and legal systems and vulnerable adults' families and/or advocates; organize and maintain case records; learn and apply the principles and practices of direct case management including assessment, analyzing critical information, plan development and implementation in setting up individual case/treatment plans; respond flexibly and adapt to new or changing circumstances; manage time and work flow to work independently and meet deadlines; exhibit a sense of fairness; be available through regular and predictable work attendance; demonstrate professionalism and operate basic computer software and hardware
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