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Recruitment Number 212447 - Downtown, Oahu Employment Only

A continuous recruitment may be closed at any time. The notice of the last day to file applications will be posted on the Job Opportunities Listing page of our website.

Duties Summary:
The Human Services Professional V positions serve as supervisors over groups of lower level Human Services Professional and other professional staff providing human services work, or are engaged in program development and evaluation functions. The work requires a significant amount of knowledge of human services skills; program goals and organizational objectives; and pertinent policies, procedures, laws, rules, and regulations. The following illustrates the types of positions found at this level:

Type A: Positions which serve as unit supervisors with full technical and administrative responsibility over a group of subordinate Human Services Professional and possibly other professional staff who are engaged in providing direct casework or related services, and non-professional support staff. Positions are responsible for planning, organizing and directing the activities of the unit in order to meet program and organizational objectives. Positions assign, review and evaluate the work of subordinate staff; provide technical guidance and staff training and development; counsel and discipline/recommend discipline for staff.

Type B: Positions which serve as program specialists or staff consultants assigned to new or existing programs, or major segments of large programs, who work under the supervision of a higher level specialist or professional position. Positions are responsible for assignments such as independently monitoring and ensuring the continued relevancy of program goals, policies, and training in light of changes in policies, laws, and organizational objectives; developing, evaluating, and/or modifying various program components in response to policy changes, changes in organizational objectives, etc.; anticipating the need for staff training and developing training materials and programs; and implementing staff training. The work requires a thorough knowledge of human services skills, program objectives, service delivery methods, etc., as well as Federal/State statutory and regulatory requirements to insure compatibility of contemplated agency actions. Positions may also provide direction to lower-level program specialists, or serve as team leaders when necessary.

This recruitment is being conducted for the Social Services Division, Child Welfare Services Branch, Program Development Staff of the Department of Human Services. The position is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the provision of services to children and families impacted by domestic violence. Duties include conducting case reviews and analyzing staff reports to assess the unmet needs of the target population; identifying deficiencies, issues and concerns related to provision of services; developing and implementing program requirements, policies and procedures, rules and regulations; identifying and coordinating specific training for staff and others; and providing consultation and technical advisory services to staff on issues, policies, procedures and standards related to domestic violence.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:
To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements:
Basic Education: A bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university which included a minimum of 12 semester credit hours in courses such as counseling, criminal justice, human services, psychology, social work, social welfare, sociology or other behavioral sciences.

Specialized Experience: Three and one-half years of progressively responsible professional work experience which involved helping individuals and their families find satisfactory ways of identifying their problems, coping with their conditions, and functioning effectively within their environments.

Domestic Violence Experience: One year of professional work experience in providing advocacy, support and/or services to families impacted by domestic violence.

Supervisory Aptitude: Applicants must demonstrate possession of Supervisory Aptitude. Supervisory Aptitude is the demonstration of aptitude or potential for the performance of supervisory duties through successful completion of regular or special assignments which involve some supervisory responsibilities or aspects of supervision, e.g., by serving as a group or team leader; or by successful completion of training courses in supervision accompanied by application of supervisory skills in work assignments; or by favorable appraisals by a supervisor indicating the possession of supervisory potential.

Substitutions Allowed: Relevant substitutions as described in the Minimum Qualification Requirements, will apply.

Other Requirements: All applicants who are conditionally offered employment or conditionally approved for movement into this position shall be subject to drug screening, as required by Federal, State or local laws, or departmental policy; and will be subject to an intensive background check.

The information provided above represents a summary of the complete Minimum Qualification Requirements . To view the Requirements in their entirety, CLICK HERE .


Other Information:
The examination for this recruitment will be conducted on an unassembled basis where the examination score is based on an evaluation and rating of your education and experience. It is therefore important that your employment application provide a clear and detailed description of the duties and responsibilities of each position you held.

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