Social Service Worker - Various Programs...
State of West Virginia - West Virginia

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Social Service Worker 1, 2 or 3 positions. Performs professional social service work in providing services to the public in one or multiple program areas. Work requires the use of a personal automobile for local travel. Employee is subject to on-call status during non-business hours. May be required to deal with situations which are potentially dangerous to client and worker. Performs related work as required. DHHR Bureau of Children and Families, homefinder positions may have casework responsibilities for: home recruitment, training of potential and ongoing providers, home study of the potential provider, certification/license renewal, corrective action plans, grievance preparation and attendance, daily inquiries about foster/ adoptive provision, court and MDT appearances.
Social Service Worker 3's provide social services in one or more of the following areas: foster care, emergency shelter care, youth services, community juvenile delinquency, single adolescent parent, adoption, Hartley program, Medley program, Medical Waiver Project, licensing specialist or other services at this level. This class may also be used for positions in certain geographic areas performing professional social work in a variety of program areas such as day care, generic social services, foster care and protective services. Positions may involve a significant, but not predominant, amount of protective services work.
Social Service Worker 2's may provide services in: nursing home placement, adult family care, pre-institutionalization, admission and aftercare, generic social services, homeless, reception social work, or related.
Social Service Worker 1's may provide services in: day care, chore services, personal care homes, information and referral, local health related, social services, home management. (Very few positions)

IMPORTANT: This announcement is not for a specific position or location. We are building a list of applicants for expected vacancies. This announcement may be used to fill vacancies in Social Services Worker 1, 2 or 3 positions depending on the program area and agency need. Most jobs are at the 2 or 3 level program areas. No written test is required. Evaluation will be based on your license eligibility, education, and related experience. The basic requirements are the same for all levels. No experience required.

Hiring Process: APPLY ONLINE. Do not use a paper application unless you cannot apply online. If you must use a paper application due to disability or other valid reason, please call our office (304) 558-3950 ext. 0 for special instructions. Your eligible score will be based on information provided in your application.

If you have previously applied and want to update your name, address or email, do not re-apply. Simply login to your online account and click "My Account" . Make changes and Save. Make sure your application is complete. If you must change or add work preferences, county availability, work history, or education, you may submit a revised application after 90 days. We will disregard previous applications and use the most recent one. If you want to make changes prior to the re-apply wait period send us a letter and we will update your record.

IMPORTANT: Jobs may be closed without notice as needs change. You may complete an online Interest Card at our main jobs page to receive an email notice anytime jobs in this or other categories are posted. Applications remain active for 180 days.


The below basic requirements apply to Social Service Worker 1, 2, and 3 jobs.

Special License Requirements: To qualify you must attach or provide by mail a document verifying your Social Work License OR your eligibility for a Temporary Social Work License (with "Eligibility Stamp") in accordance with the requirements of the WV Board of Social Work Examiners. If you do not have a current license, you MUST contact the Board and determine your eligibility BEFORE submitting an application for this job or testing.

A License as a Social Worker, WV Graduate Social Worker, or Certified Social Worker by the WV Board of Social Work Examiners is qualifying. You MUST attach or provide a document from the WV Board verifying that you are licensed or eligible for a temporary license. Contact the WV Board of Social Work Examiner to obtain an "eligibility stamp" document verifying that you meet the college degree and major field requirements. This document MUST be attached or submitted to complete the application process. You should do this as soon as possible to avoid missing a job opportunity. If you have previously submitted verification, you do not have to re-submit these documents.

An accredited bachelor's degree in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Counseling, Criminal Justice, Behavioral Science, Interpersonal Communications, Human Services, Education, Special Education, Elementary Education, or Secondary Education may be required to meet eligibility requirements. If you do not attach verification documents your application WILL REMAIN INACTIVE pending receipt of Board verification. Scan and attach verification documents to your online application, or immediately mail to: WV Division of Personnel, 1900 Kanawha Blvd E, Charleston, WV 25305.

Instructions and eligibility information are available at ( )

Experience: No experience is required. Applicants with a Social work license, Social Work education, and/or related social services experience will receive rating preference.

If you decide to apply you will be required to answer the online Supplemental Questions shown in the tab above.


IMPORTANT NOTE: Applicants with a verified Bachelor's (BSW) or Master's (MSW) in Social Work from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited social work program, OR a current (non-temporary) WV Social Work License will receive automatic preference in eligible referral. All applicants must submit WV Social Work License or license eligibility verification (eligibility stamp) as stated above. If you have questions, call (304) 558-3950 Ext. 0

Salary Ranges:
SOCIAL SERVICE WORKER 3 $26,160 - $48,396
SOCIAL SERVICE WORKER 2 $24,912 - $46,092
SOCIAL SERVICE WORKER 1 $23,724 - $43,896 (Very few positions)

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