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SC Department of Public Safety CWS Case Manager- Investigations (Human Services Specialist II) / 61054489 in Charleston County, South Carolina

Job Responsibilities

Do you have a passion to provide meaningful contributions to your community? Would you like to be part of an organization whose central mission is helping to protect, stabilize and strengthen the lives of South Carolina's children, families, and vulnerable adults? If so, the SC Department of Social Services has the right job opportunity for you!

We're looking for an enthusiastic Human Services Specialist II for our Charleston County office who will serve as a specialist in Child Protective Services assessment to plan and execute case work activities to facilitate safety permanence and well being of children who have experienced abuse/neglect. Performs specialized case management in areas of child welfare services, including by not limited to the areas of protective and preventive services, permanency planning, and treatment services for children and families.

The Human Services Specialist II will conduct face-to-face and telephone interviews for the purpose of collecting information for child protective services as required by agency policy and applicable law(s).

Conduct investigation and assessment of reported child abuse/neglect, or exploitation cases within time frames established by agency policy and law. Determine validity of such reports and investigate circumstances surrounding the alleged abuse and/or neglect. Address identified safety concerns.

Provide treatment services for children and families for child neglect, abuse, or exploitation cases by methods such as counseling with adults and/or children or family members, referrals to other agencies or community resources; provide support services in the home. Address all safety concerns.

Contact collaterals to enhance or clarify information gathered during the initial intake interview. Conduct automated and available Internet searches to ensure that information gathered during the intake process is accurate and complete.

Maintain case records, case narrative recordings written and electronically (into agency designated system) for documentation and auditing purposes as required by agency policy in a timely manner. Complete the CFASP timely and for reassessment purposes throughout the life of the case.

Provide after-hours intake and on-call coverage during a designated rotation for child protective services, gathering information, assessing for safety and risk and initiating contact as directed by the on-call supervisor.

Remove children from abusive or neglectful homes in order to place them in a protective environment. Assist law enforcement and/or Family Court in emergency removal of children and placement in a protective environment.

Provide case management services according to agency policy and procedure. Enter all documentation into CAPSS timely as required by Agency Policy. Complete documents and/or maintains files in such a manner that funding recoupment can be made on behalf of the Agency.

Complete court work and agency reports as required. Participates in agency and/or professional staffing on cases as required.

Participates in Red Cross training and shelter duty.

All South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS) Employees are expected to Adopt, Implement, and Promote the Published Mission, Vision, and Guiding Principles, While Employed by the Agency.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

A Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Behavioral Science or Social Science.

A Bachelor's Degree in any other field and one (1) year of professional experience in related field.

Knowledge of normal and abnormal behavior adjustment techniques; of casework practices and interviewing techniques; of legal principles and practices; of investigative techniques, principles and practices; of methods, principles and practices of clinical counseling and educational services; of services available from the community and other public and private programs; of federal, state and local laws or regulations pertaining to social service programs. Ability to exercise discretion in interpreting and applying information to established policy/law. Ability to conduct detailed telephone/face to face interviews, draw conclusions and recommend required action. Ability to communicate effectively with families and agencies. Good computer skills.

Preferred Qualifications

A Bachelor's or Master's degree in a Social Work or Social Welfare program accredited by the Council on accredited institution, plus experience as a professional Social Worker.

Additional Comments

This application for employment with the SC Department of Social Services must be completed in its entirety. *A resume may be included; but shall not be substituted in lieu of the completion of this application in part or in whole. "See Resume" is not acceptable information for the completion of any part of the requirements of this application. *If such is submitted, this employment application will be considered incomplete and may not be forwarded as eligible for consideration to hiring managers.

Must have a valid drivers’ license and access to motor vehicle; ability to access 4/5 drawer file cabinets/various filing systems; ability to enter information into computer; Be able to lift up to 20 pounds. Must be able to cope w/stressful and life threatening situations. Must be available for after hours, on call duties, and occasional overnight travel. Must be willing to transport clients.

If you certify, by completion and submission of this application, that you possess educational credentials that qualify you for the available DSS positions, you will be required to provide a certified official transcript, if you are selected for job offer.

*DIVISION: *Investigations / Charleston County

Salary: $27,527.00 - $50,930.00 Annually

Location: Charleston County, SC

Job Type: FTE - Full-Time

Job Number: 111848

Closing: 4/12/2021 11:59 PM Eastern

Residency Requirement: No

Class Code: GA14

Position Number: 61054489

Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:30 - 5:00)

Pay Band: Band 4

Hiring Range - Min.: $37,037.00

Hiring Range - Max.: $39,228.00

Opening Date: 04/06/2021

EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer

Agency Specific Application Procedures: All applicants must apply online. All correspondence from DSS Human Resources will be made through electronic mail, unless otherwise indicated.

Veteran Preference Statement: South Carolina is making our Veterans a priority for employment in state agencies and institutions.

Agency: State of South Carolina Department of Social Services

Address: 1535 Confederate Avenue Extension Columbia, South Carolina, 29201

Phone: 803-898-7315 ext. 2