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Job Details

FAMILY SERVICE WORKER

Company name
Arkansas Department of Finance & Administration

Salary
36,155.00 - $47,001.00 per yea

Location
Little Rock, AR
2 hit(s)  

Profile

The Family Service Worker is responsible for providing protective foster care and supportiveservices for abused or neglected children. This position is governed by state and federallaws and agency policy.

Typical Functions

Investigates suspected child abuse and neglect complaints by making on-site visits, securing background information, and interviewing parties involved. Discusses investigative findings and observations with supervisor and recommends the opening of protective services, foster care, or supportive services cases. Intervenes in crisis situations, removes the child from the home if the situation is life threatening, and arranges for temporary placement in foster homes, group homes, or treatment facilities. Develops a case plan to establish goals, objectives, tasks and time frames for all parties involved in case. Provides counseling and guidance to clients in defining their needs, interests, and courses of action and refers clients to other professionals, agencies, services, or community resources appropriate to clients' problems. Recruits and trains families, conducts home studies and family assessments to determine appropriate child placements, and visits clients and/or foster parents on a regular basis to monitor progress toward case objectives. Documents all case work activities and developments and prepares court reports for custody hearings and presents testimony when necessary. Performs other duties as assigned.

Special Job Dimensions

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Knowledge of the principles and practices of counseling, social work and case management. Knowledge of the principles, techniques and methods of investigation. Ability to evaluate family problems and develop a plan of action for improving relationships. Ability to interview and obtain information. Ability to prepare, present and review oral and written technical and confidential information and reports.

Minimum Education and/or Experience

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in social work, sociology, psychology or a related field; plus successful completion of agency core training. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Preferred Qualifications

**EXPERIENCE CANNOT BE SUBSTITUTED FOR THIS JOB TITLE**

FSW position requires compliance with meeting timelines, comprehensive skills per compliance with agency policy and licensing standards, filing, and compliance with timely documentation.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Agency Specific Information

Division Name

Division of Children and Family Services

Hiring Official

Janet Norris

Special Work Condition

The starting salary for this position is $36,155 annually. This position is located in Little Rock, AR.

**EXPERIENCE CANNOT BE SUBSTITUTED FOR THIS JOB TITLE**

FSW position require travel within Pulaski County, occasional after-hour duties and on-call rotation responsibility as set by the DCFS Area.

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