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SC Department of Public Safety Program Coordinator I (OHAN Investigator) / 61014344 in Richland County, South Carolina

Job Responsibilities

Do you have a passion to provide meaningful work in the community? Would you like to be part of an organization whose central mission is helping to protect, stabilize and strengthen the lives of children, families, and vulnerable adults? Then the South Carolina Department of Social Services has the right job opportunity for you.

We're looking for an enthusiastic Program Coordinator I who will conduct statewide investigations of allegations of child abuse and neglect in residential institutions, foster homes, residential treatment facilities and child care facilities.

The Program Coordinator I will investigate reports of alleged child abuse or neglect in institutions, foster homes, facilities licensed by and/or operating in the state, residential treatment facilities, intermediate care facilities licensed by the Department of Health and Environmental Control or operated by the Department of Mental Health and child care facilities.

Maintain accurate and timely documentation of case information and findings in a case file and in the CAPSS data system. Meet statutory time frames for completion of investigations. Participates in regular case staffings with licensing entities, the contract unit and other pertinent parties to investigations.

Provides 24-hour on-call duty seven days a week as required on a rotating basis.

Plans and coordinates with the Office of General Counsel for preparation for appeal hearings or Court actions including but not limited to those scheduled through the Department of Social Services.

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 and two (2) years of professional experience in social service programs, correctional, education, business administration, general administrative management or relevant program experience.

A Master's Degree and one (1) years of professional experience in social service programs, correctional, education, business administration, general administrative management, or relevant program experience.

Thorough knowledge of policies, procedures, and objectives for the Out of Home Abuse and Neglect (OHAN) Unit; ability to communicate effectively, ability to apply applicable laws, regulations and SCDSS policies; ability to conduct effective interviews of all parties in an investigation; must possess strong critical thinking skills and use good judgment in conducting an investigation; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; ability to apply and use computer data systems for analysis of casework; must possess good writing skills and the ability to produce accurate and complete case documentation.

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.

Requires a valid drivers license. Overnight stay may be required.

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: Safety Management - OHAN / Richland County

Salary: $33,494.00 - $61,975.00 Annually

Location: Richland County, SC

Job Type: FTE - Full-Time

Job Number: 112101

Closing: 4/14/2021 11:59 PM Eastern

Residency Requirement: No

Class Code: AH35

Position Number: 61014344

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

Pay Band: Band 5

Hiring Range - Min.: $33,494.00

Hiring Range - Max.: $47,734.00

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