CURRENTLY INTERVIEWING Services Specialist 9-12 Clinton & Eaton Co.
$49,795.20 - $81,931.20 Annually
Permanent Full Time
SS - CLINTON/EATON
Health and Human Services - Counties
UNITED AUTO WORKERS (UAW)
The MDHHS mission is to provide opportunities, services, and programs that promote a healthy, safe, and stable environment for residents to be self-sufficient. We are committed to ensuring a diverse workforce and a work environment whereby all employees are treated with dignity, respect and fairness. For more information, please visit our MDHHS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan.
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.
To be considered, you MUST:
Attach a copy of your official transcripts showing you meet the below educational requirements. These must be signed by the registrar or show the university seal. We do accept electronic official transcripts.
Attach an up to date resume.
Attach a cover letter.
Attach a written response to the "Is This Job For Me? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gtBuckURPk&feature=youtu.be) " video answering the following questions:
If selected for this position what do you believe your biggest challenge will be?
How do you see yourself overcoming this challenge?
-Candidates who do NOTpossess a State of Michigan Driver's license are required to attach to their application, an official two year driving record from the state in which they currently hold a valid license.
Failure to complete any of the above items may result in your application being screened out.
Click here to view the Position Description (9-P11) (https://mcsc.state.mi.us/AgencyPDFs/Services%20Specialist%209-11%20Composite%20PD.pdf) ,Services Specialist 12 Position Description (https://mcsc.state.mi.us/AgencyPDFs/SS12.SeniorWorker.PD.pdf) & here to review theJob Specification (http://www.michigan.gov/documents/Services_Specialist_29422_7.pdf)
Required Education and Experience
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, 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, a human services-related counseling major, or interdisciplinary studies in social science.
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, 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, a human services-related counseling major, or interdisciplinary studies in social science.
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.
Services Specialist 12
Three years of professional experience providing social casework services to socially and economically disadvantaged individuals equivalent to a Services Specialist, including one year equivalent to a Services Specialist P11.
Additional Requirements and Information
When you apply, your application is valid for 6 months. After 6 months, you MUST reapply for continued consideration.
These positions are located in Charlotte or St. Johns, MI at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services offices.
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.
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.
See instructions for attaching files here:Instructions (http://civilservice.state.mi.us/AgencyPDFs/New_Online_Employment_Application_Guide_-_First_Time_User_446027_7.pdf)
MDHHS is proud to be a Michigan Veteran’s Affairs Agency (MVAA) Gold Level Veteran-Friendly Employer.
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State employment also offers rewarding careers where you can help Michiganders enjoy better lives. Many State of Michigan jobs offer alternate work schedules and remote-work options that can help give the flexibility you need. In 2022,Forbesranked the State of Michigan in theTop 10 of America’s Best Employers For New Grads (https://www.forbes.com/lists/best-employers-for-new-grads/?sh=5be036b2203a) and as the #1 employer for new grads in government services. More details on benefits for our new hires are below:
Rewarding Work:State of Michigan jobs allow you to serve Michiganders in many different ways depending on your interests and skills. Help preserve and protect our environment and the public health; enforce state laws and regulations; advocate for children, families, and victims of discrimination; support our state’s military and veterans; rebuild our state’s infrastructure; or support other state agencies through our fiscal, IT, and HR systems.
Insurance Benefits:The State of Michigan offers health, mental health, dental, and vision insurance to eligible career employees, their spouses, and their children. The state also covers a life-insurance benefit of two times employees’ annual salary (up to $200,000). The state also offers long-term-disability insurance that can provide continuing benefits if an injury or illness prevents employees from working. More information is available atwww.mi.gov/employeebenefits.
Retirement Programs:The State of Michigan offers 401(k) and 457 plans for new hires to save for retirement. The state will automatically contribute an amount equal to 4% of your pay to a 401(k) account. The state will also match up to 5% of your pay if you contribute to your 401(k) account. Your contributions vest immediately, and the state’s contributions fully vest after just 4 years. More information is available athttp://www.mi.gov/orsstatedc.
Vacation and Sick Leave:Eligible full-time employees receive between15 and 35 personal daysand13 sick daysper year that may be rolled over to the following year if not used. Eligible employees also receive an additional day each year for community service or school functions.
Paid Parental Leave:Eligible employees can take12 weeks of paid leaveimmediately after a birth or adoption to allow needed time together at home with a new child.
Paid Holidays:Eligible employees receive 13 or 14 paid holidays each year including New Year’s Eve and Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, the Fourth of July, Labor Day, Election Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Friday, Christmas Eve and Day.
Bonus Programs:Eligible employees with five years of service also receive annual longevity bonuses that grow as seniority increases. Some positions also may qualify for recruitment, retention, and performance bonuses or other special pay premiums.
Military Pay Differential:Employees in the guard or reserves may also qualify for supplemental pay benefits if miliary pay during qualifying duty is less than normal state pay. Prior military service may also allow seniority credits to accelerate eligibility for longevity bonuses and additional personal leave accrual.
Tax-Advantaged Programs:In addition to 401(k) and 457 retirement accounts, the state also offers flexible spending account (FSA), health savings account (HSA), and qualified transportation fringe benefit (QTFB) programs that can help you save money by reducing your taxable income.
Student Loan Forgiveness:Working for the State of Michigan may allow you to participate in programs that forgive the balance of qualifying student loans.Information (https://studentaid.gov/manage-loans/forgiveness-cancellation) to help determine if you could qualify is available from the U.S. Department of Education.
Tuition Reduction:Some colleges and universities offer savings to eligible employees and family members to further their education while working for the State of Michigan.
Professional Development:To help develop your career, programs are available to apply for reimbursement of up to $2,000 a year for education and training for college course credits and non-degree programs.
Alternative and Remote Work Schedules:Depending on the nature of their duties, many state jobs offer flexible work schedules and remote or hybrid telecommuting options that can help obtain the work-life balance that you seek.
Great Lakes and Great Times:Michigan boasts four Great Lakes, 11,000 inland lakes, 36,000 miles of rivers and streams, 20 million acres of forests, 100 state and national parks and recreation areas, 1,300 miles of bike trails, 6,500 miles of snowmobile trails, the second-most ski areas in the nation, 650 public golf courses, 600 campgrounds, and an international dark-sky park—just for starters. Our cities offer concerts and cultural events, storied sports teams, education hubs, vibrant downtowns, one-of-a-kind craft beverages, and renowned restaurants for every appetite. From urban centers to beach towns to the great outdoors, the opportunities are endless. With your state salary and benefits and Michigan’s affordable cost of living, you can explore all that Michigan has to offer.
SOCSSPL - Do you possess one of the following? 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. If so, please attach a copy of your official college transcripts. OR 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. If so, please attach a copy of your official college transcripts.
If you do not have a bachelor's degree and/or master's degree in any of the above, will you have your degree completed within 30 days of your application? (If not, please reapply when you are within 30 days of completing your degree)
Are you a current MDHHS employee classified as a Services Specialist 9/10/P11 interested in moving to the same class and level at this location?
Are you currently in a position at DHHS that is represented by the UAW Local 6000? (Services Specialists, FIS, or APW)
Are you interested in a Limited Term position? (Employees hired with a fixed appointment expiration date.)
Please select which county office you are interested in working in.
Do you have any substantiated cases of abuse or neglect, as a perpetrator reported on the Department of Human Services Central Registry?
Have you lived outside the State of Michigan in the previous 5 years? (Selected applicants who have lived outside the State of Michigan within the previous 5 years will need to provide a Central Registry record for the State(s) in which they resided in for the previous 5 years prior to being hired.)
Do you have an Intentional Program Violation from the Department of Health and Human Services?
Do you have any objection to being finger printed or drug tested?
Have you ever been convicted of a felony?
Have you ever been convicted of a misdemeanor?
If you answered "yes" to the previous question, Please document all instances including date and disposition. If "no", please indicate N/A.
Do you possess a valid driver's license?
If you answered yes to the previous question, please list the state issued by, license number, expiration date. If no, type N/A. (If you have a driver's license issued outside the State of Michigan, you must attach a 2yr driving history to your application.)
Have you completed or are you currently enrolled in the Child Welfare Certificate Program from an endorsed Michigan School of Social Work? (Attach certificate if completed)
Have you completed or are you currently participating in an internship within DHHS?
*Please select your level of experience.
At least one year of professional experience providing casework services to socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.
At least two years of professional experience providing casework services to socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.
Do you possess any of the following experience?(check all that apply)
CPS, Foster Care or Adoption with DHHS
CPS, Foster Care or Adoption with another State or private agency
Working collaboratively with schools, courts and/or law enforcement
Conducting case assessments and preparing social histories
Testifying in court as part of your regular job
Writing narrative reports as part of your regular job
Interviewing or questioning customers to solicit pertinent information in order to provide certain services
Select the position you are interested in: (Check all that apply)
Child Protective Services
Other than English, do you read, write and speak any of the following languages fluently? (You may be required to translate a document in the interview process) (Check all that apply)
I acknowledge that I have:
Attached a written response regarding "Is this job for me video" (Review the posting for more information)
Attached Official transcripts
Attached Cover letter/Resume
Attached a transcript
Understood that these documents are required and that I can be screened out if I don't provide them
How did you hear about this job posting?
College Informational Session
*** Do you have the ability to work from home, including home internet service? OR Are you willing to purchase home internet service if hired?
How has your background and experience prepared you to be effective in an environment where we see awareness of and respect for diversity as an important value?
*Please select from the options below: (Please note, actions that have been expunged, formal counseling, and layoff actions need not be reported.) Please select all that apply.
I have been dismissed within the last two years
I have resigned in lieu of discipline or dismissal within the last two years
I have been suspended without pay within the last two years
I have received a written reprimand within the last two years
I have received an unsatisfactory rating within the last two years
I have signed a last chance agreement with MDHHS within the last two years
I certify that none of the above circumstances apply to me
(SSHistory1) Have you ever been found responsible in a confirmed case of child abuse or neglect?
(SSHistory2) If yes, please explain in detail what changes you have made to mitigate your previous actions. If no, enter "N/A."
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