Social Service Specialist 3 (HCS) NP 10244
State of Washington - Moses Lake, WA

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Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

Our Vision is:
Safe, healthy individuals, families and communities

Our Mission is:
The Department of Social and Health Services will improve the safety and health of individuals, families and communities by providing leadership and establishing and participating in partnerships.

Our Values are:
Excellence in Service
Respect
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Diversity
Accountability
___________________________ The Aging and Disability Services Administration (ADSA) is within the Department of Social and Health Services and assists adults with disabling conditions due to aging, disease or accident. We also assist children and adults with developmental disabilities to gain access to the high quality, cost effective supports that they need. ADSA is structured into four divisions to provide specialized services. This position is within the division of Home and Community Services (HCS). HCS plans, develops, determines eligibility for and provides long-term care services to meet the needs of persons with disabilities and the elderly, with priority attention to low-income individuals and families. HCS team members work together to create positive and rewarding work environments that support the agency mission, professional growth, training opportunities, benefits and variety of tasks. The successful candidate will be a member of our team, working with diverse staff, clients and outside agencies and will work with close to general supervision.

Duties:
Become a member of a nationally recognized, successful, client centered Long Term Care system that is cutting edge and at the forefront of technology. The Home and Community Services Social Service Specialist 3 is an integral part of a multidisciplinary team working within diverse populations to ensure that people who need long term care services, receive them. The Social Service Specialist 3 works in collaboration with peers, community nurse consultants, financial workers, and community partners. This position offers a standard Monday -Friday work schedule, competitive salary, a combination of office and field work, and continuing education opportunities. It also allows for creative utilization of social service skills and the ability to impact and influence the development of our community long term care system. As a Social Service Specialist 3 you will work in an integrated health and social service model, with diverse populations, and one that allows for independent and creative problem solving. This is a stimulating and collaborative environment with an emphasis on client empowerment to achieve the highest level of independence possible. Complete assessments and care planning Authorize services Provide case management Provide education and consultation to clients, families, and community providers Complete required documentation

Qualifications:
Required Position Specific Qualifications: All candidates will have a Bachelor's Degree in Social Services or a related field AND One year as a Social Service Specialist 2 (formerly Social Worker 2) since July 1, 1988 or three years of paid social service experience performing functions equivalent to a Social Service Specialist 2 (formerly Social Worker 2). OR A Master's degree in social services, human services, behavioral sciences, or an allied field and two years of paid social service experience equivalent to a Social Worker 2. NOTE: A two year Master's degree in one of the above fields that included a practicum will be substituted for one year of paid social service experience.
Must have one year of paid experience completing comprehensive assessments and development of individualized service plans for the elderly and disabled adult population including determining the level of care to include care needs related to medical, dementia, and geriatric mental health treatment and interventions. NOTE: In order to be considered for this position you MUST apply online and complete the entire application and questionnaire. A resume mailed, emailed or attached to the application will not substitute for a completed application. The information provided in your application must support your selected answers in the application questionnaire.

Supplemental Information:
This requisition is to fill a one full-time non-permanent Social Service Specialist 3 position in the Moses Lake office of Home & Community Services. If you have questions regarding this requisition specifically, please contact Shannon Bragiel at 509-323-9444 or Shannon.bragiel@dshs.wa.gov.
All candidates must be willing to complete a background check.

The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, national origin, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the recruiter at (509) 323-9444. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

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