* Current Vacancy**Services Specialist 9/10/P11 Dickinson County (Case Manager/ Investigator)
State of MichiganIron Mountain, MI
Posted: over a month ago
**This is an immediate vacancy and all qualified Applicants are encouraged to apply**
**Michigan Families need your help****......**
**JOB SUMMARY:** The Services Specialist will utilize child welfare practice skills to ensure children are protected from abuse and neglect. When child abuse or neglect is indicated, specialists work closely with families and the legal system toward a goal of reunification, independent living, or other permanent living situation.
**ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE:**
* Assessing allegations of child abuse or neglect and taking necessary steps to protect children. This could mean removing a child from a family. * Developing working relationships with people who strongly dislike DHHS because of their personal history or the reputation of child protective agencies in general. * Learning about cultures, traditions, and lifestyles different from your own and developing cultural competencies to understand how to determine child safety and well-being within that context. Comprehending the impact of historical trauma, and observing protocols of differing cultures. * Maintaining objectivity and empathy for families living in stressful situations. * Preparing comprehensive and accurate court documents. Testifying in court, including defending your actions which will be questioned by defense attorneys and other parties to the case. * Working under deadlines that require prioritizing efforts with constant pressure created by the nature and volume of the cases, documentation and working flexible hours. * This position may be required to work evenings, weekends, and other non-standard work hours as needed and could be placed on a rotating on-call roster.
See complete position description here: Position Description
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View the 13 minute video "Is This Job For Me?" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gtBuckURPk&feature=youtu.be prior to applying for this position. Required Education and Experience
**_Education_** Possession of a bachelor's or master's degree with a major in one of the following human services areas: social work, sociology, psychology, forensic psychology, interdisciplinary studies in social science, education, community development, law enforcement, behavioral science, gerontology, special education, education of the emotionally disturbed, education of the gifted, family ecology, community services, family studies, family and/or child development, counseling psychology, criminal justice, human services, or in a human services-related counseling major.
Possession of a bachelor's degree in any major with at least 30 semester (45 term) credits in one or a combination of the following human services areas: social work, sociology, psychology, forensic psychology, interdisciplinary studies in social science, education, community development, law enforcement, behavioral science, gerontology, special education, education of the emotionally disturbed, education of the gifted, family ecology, community services, family studies, family and/or child development, counseling psychology, criminal justice, human services, or in a human services-related counseling major.
**_Experience_** *Services Specialist 9*
No specific type or amount is required.
*Services Specialist 10*
One year of professional experience providing casework services to socially and economically disadvantaged individuals equivalent to a Services Specialist 9.
*Services Specialist P11*
Two years of professional experience providing casework services to socially and economically disadvantaged individuals equivalent to a Services Specialist, including one year equivalent to a Services Specialist 10.
Additional Requirements and Information
**When you apply, your application is valid for 6 months. After 6 months, you MUST reapply for continued consideration.**
*This position is located in Iron Mountain, MI at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, 1401 South Carpenter Avenue, Iron Mountain, MI 49801.*
**PLEASE READ THROUGH THIS CAREFULLY**, To be considered for this position you must apply for this position online via NEOGOV; click on "Apply" in the job posting for instructions on submitting your electronic application. Hard copy applications are not accepted. ****-Attach no more than a 1 page written response to the following questions after viewing the video "Is this job for me?":**__
****-If selected for this position what do you believe your biggest challenge will be? **__
****-How do you see yourself overcoming this challenge? **__
* Attach a resume identifying specific experience and dates of employment. Dates of employment should include month and year and hours per week.
* Attach a cover letter.
* Attach a copy of an official transcript(s).** We accept scanned copies of official**** transcripts.**-Please see the example below. We do not accept copies of unofficial transcripts. Official transcripts provide the name of the institution, confirmation that a degree was awarded and on what date, and the registrar's signature**. _Select this link to see an example of an official transcript._**
**-As a Condition of Employment -**this position requires a valid driver's license and successful completion of a background investigation including fingerprinting and a criminal records check.
* Applications will be screened on information provided on the application itself. Please include your resume and cover letter for additional consideration, but it will not be accepted as a substitution for a completed application.
* During the online application process any additional documentation that is required must be attached from your master profile to the individual application.
* Upon hire, the successful candidate will be required to complete a nine week pre-service training program that includes a total of 270 hours of competency-based classroom and field training. Additionally, the employee must successfully complete a minimum number of hours of in-service training on an annual basis.
**_Why Dickinson County?_**
* As of the 2010 census, the population was 26,168 * The median income for a household in the county was $42,331 and the median income for a family was $52,222. * COST OF LIVING - Compared to the rest of the country, Dickinson County's cost of living is 17.80% Lower than the U.S. average. * The median home cost in Dickinson Countyis** $83,500.** Home appreciation the last year has been 0.10 percent. * Events include the FIS Ski Jumping Continental Cup, Dickinson County Fair, Iron Mountain Italian Fest, Tour De Dickinson and Art for All Art Show. * Museums include Cornish Pumping and Mining Museum, Iron Mountain Iron Mine, Jake MenghiniHistorical Museum, The Menominee Range Historical Museum, Norway Spring, and World War II Glider and Military Museum. * -Over 118 miles of groomed trails for snowmobiling. * Two ski resorts, 2 public sledding hills, a world class ski jump, and at least a dozen cross country ski trails. * 3 golf courses with several others nearby in neighboring counties and Wisconsin. * At least 13 campgrounds and parks * White water rafting on the Menominee River and Piers Gorge. * Fishing abounds throughout the entire county, with many species of fish, from walleye to pan fish to bass, are available on lakes and rivers through out the county. * Please visit http://www.ironmountain.org/ for more information.
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**DUE TO THE VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BY THE DEPARTMENT, WE ARE UNABLE TO PROVIDE INFORMATION REGARDING THE STATUS OF YOUR APPLICATION OVER THE PHONE.**