SOCIAL WORKER V (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE) (SR-24) - OAHU
State of Hawai'i - Hawaii

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Recruitment Number 212448 - Downtown, Oahu Employment Only - $4,276 to $4,809 per month (SR-24, Step C to F).

Note: Hiring rates will be based on availability of funds, the applicant's qualifications, and other relevant factors.

A continuous recruitment may be closed at any time. The notice of the last day to file applications will be posted on the Civil Service Hawaii State Government Jobs page of our website.

Duties Summary:

The Social Worker V positions serve as supervisors over groups of lower level social workers 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 Social Workers 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: In accordance with Act 238, SLH 2005, applicants must possess a bachelor's or master's degree in social work from a program of study accredited by the Council on Social Work Education , or a doctoral degree in social work from a college or university accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, or a comparable regional accreditation body.

Specialized Experience: Applicants must possess 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 in the amounts shown below.

For applicants who possess a Bachelor of Social Work degree, three years of the aforementioned professional experience.

For applicants who possess a Master of Social Work degree, two years of the aforementioned professional experience.

For applicants who possess a Ph.D. degree in Social Work, one year of the aforementioned professional experience.

Note: Applicants who will graduate within six months, and will meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements upon their graduation will be accepted for examination. If you are graduating within six months with a Bachelor of Social Work degree or applicable Master's degree, please submit a copy of your official transcript of coursework completed thus far.

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

Supervisory Aptitude: Supervisory aptitude rather than actual supervisory experience may be accepted. This requirement will be considered to have been met when there is strong affirmative evidence of the necessary supervisory abilities and/or potential.

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, please CLICK HERE .

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TESTING 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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