Child Welfare Specialist

Thu, 06/11/2020 - 10:29

The role of Child Welfare Specialist works collaboratively with the federal Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau to support the Children’s Bureau in implementing all aspects of the Child and Family Services Review (CFSRs) federal monitoring strategies including continuous quality improvement progress, program improvement plans, and other task related to the reviews.  

  ***This position is located in New York City metro area. A candidate must live in the area or be willing to relocate.***

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

· Conduct stakeholder interviews.  

· Evaluate systemic factor functioning. Conduct data and root cause analysis and the development, implement, monitor and if necessary, renegotiation of program improvement plans.  

· Travel to other states including Puerto Rico to participate in review and monitoring activities maybe up to 15-20% of time and include weekends. 

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Social work or related human service field 

Clearance: Must be able to obtain and maintain a federal background clearance/Public Trust Clearance. 

Language: English fluency (oral and written) 

Experience: Minimum 8 years of experience in public child welfare or related field including experience in CQI and program improvement. Experience with Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) processes.  

Knowledge: Demonstrated experience accurately applying the federal case review instrument. Knowledge of OSRI (Child and Family Services Review case review instrument) used to evaluate case work practice.  

Skills: Must demonstrate the ability to manage multiple complex tasks and have good analytical skills and organizational skills. Demonstrated written and oral communication skills. Skilled in ability to solve problems and think creatively. Flexibility to style and approaches in how to approach states in solving problems. Ability to work collaborative across multiple partners. 

Software Proficiency: Microsoft Office (Word, excel, Power Point)   

LocationNew York, New York but must be flexible and willing to travel to other States to participate in review and monitoring activities are essential (including a willingness to work long hours and weekends during reviews). 

PREFERRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:  

Education: Master’s Degree in Social Work or related field 

Language: Fluency in Spanish (oral and written) 

OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED: This position description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position nor will it be the sole basis for any subsequent employee evaluations. Incumbents will follow any other instructions and perform any other related duties as may be required by their supervisor. 

APPLICATION INFORMATION:
If you meet the minimum requirements for this position, please click on the "Apply" link posted below and complete the application. Please include a cover letter, resume, and at least three (3) professional references. Our company is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Applicants can learn more about the company's status as an equal opportunity employer by viewing the federal "EEO is the Law" poster at EEOPost.pdf.  

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.  

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