This position is located in the FC unit of the Livingston Parish Child Welfare office located in Livingston, LA.
This position may be filled as a detail and promoted within 12 months.
No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.
To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process by selecting the 'Applications' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.
Application received - Your application has been submitted successfully.
Evaluating experience - Your application is being reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Minimum Qualification Review – See History – Click the History link for the results of your application review. Passing candidates will designate as "Pass". Failing candidates will designate as "Fail".
Eligible for consideration - You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.
Eligible Pending Supplemental Qualification Review - Only candidates meeting the supplemental qualification will be eligible for referral.
Referred to hiring manager for review - Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager. You may or may not be called for an interview.
Position filled - Someone has been selected for the position.
Position canceled - The agency has decided not to fill the position.
The State of Louisiana only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted. Computer access is available at your local library, at local Louisiana Workforce Commission Business Career Solutions Centers (Download PDF reader), and at the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806. If you require an ADA accommodation, please contact our office at (225) 925-1911 or Toll Free: (866) 783-5462 during business hours for additional assistance.
(Please note: Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process. Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process. Such questions should be directed to the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available. Information is also provided on our job seeker website at https://jobs.civilservice.louisiana.gov/).
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. You must include all relevant education and experience on your official State application
Applicants qualifying based on college training or receipt of a baccalaureate degree will be required to submit an official college transcript to verify credentials claimed prior to appointment. Please make every effort to attach a copy of your transcript to your application. The transcripts can be added as an attachment to your online application or faxed to (225) 219-1041. The selected candidate will be required to submit original documentation upon hire.
For further information about this vacancy contact: Ronnie Hartzog
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Any of the following will qualify:
1. A baccalaureate degree in social work; psychology; psychiatric nursing; psychiatry; mental health counseling; rehabilitation counseling; psychological counseling; criminal justice; sociology; applied sociology; human services counseling; education with a concentration in special education; family and consumer sciences with a concentration in child, family and social services; guidance and counseling; human development counseling; social services counseling; vocational rehabilitation; or human services plus four years of professional social services experience, three years of which must have been in child welfare.
2. A baccalaureate degree in a non-related field plus five years of professional social services experience, three years of which must have been in child welfare.
3. A master's degree in social work; psychology; psychiatric nursing; psychiatry; mental health counseling; rehabilitation counseling; psychological counseling; criminal justice; sociology; applied sociology; human services counseling; education with a concentration in special education; family and consumer sciences with a concentration in child, family and social services; guidance and counseling; human development counseling; social services counseling; vocational rehabilitation; or human services plus three years of professional child welfare social services experience.
4. A master's degree in a non-related field plus four years of professional social services experience, three years of which must have been in child welfare.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:
A valid driver's license and access to a personal vehicle.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:
Individuals occupying this job who are subject to state licensing or registration laws administered by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners must possess and keep current the license or registration.
Preference will be given to qualified candidates with a master's degree in social work.
The incumbent of this position must not have been convicted or pled nolo contendere to a crime listed in R.S. 15.587.1 (c).
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
FUNCTION OF WORK:
Provides services in child welfare program areas administered by the Department of Children and Family Services by supervising a unit of professional child welfare staff.
LEVEL OF WORK:
Broad from a Child Welfare Manager 1 or other equivalent level personnel.
Direct over lower level professional Child Welfare positions. May exercise supervision over clerical personnel as needed.
LOCATION OF WORK:
Department of Children and Family Services.
Differs from Child Welfare Support Specialist and Child Welfare Specialist 3 by the presence of supervisory responsibility.
Differs from Child Welfare Manager 1 by the absence of managerial duties exercised over subordinate Child Welfare Consultants and/or Child Welfare Supervisors.
See allocation criteria memo.
Examples of Work
EXAMPLES LISTED BELOW INCLUDE BRIEF SAMPLES OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE. PLEASE NOTE THAT NOT ALL TASKS ARE INCLUDED.
Guides employees in the assessment of services or placement needs of clients, the development of psychosocial assessment of case goals/objectives and/or case plans for clients and their families, and the implementation of the case plan.
Reviews child protection complaints and assigns investigations.
May serve as a consultant to other supervisors or employees.
May design and deliver training curricula or on-the-job training.
Approves the plan to request removal of children from the care and custody of their parents or caretakers to place them in agency custody, relative custody, or other alternative placement plans for the child.
Reviews recommendations of employees relative to the determination of the validity of abuse and/or neglect reports.
May lead family team conferences and multi-disciplinary team staffings for case plans/objectives which are formalized in a written contract form; case plans are reviewed with clients, their family, and community resource partners.
May act as a parish manager in assuming responsibility for administrative functions.
Gathers and analyzes data in order to design and implement recruitment campaigns to recruit potential adoptive and foster family resources to meet the placement needs of children in agency custody.
Reviews and approves foster and adoptive home certifications and adoptive placements.
May supervise quality assurance staff engaged in conducting case reviews and providing Quality Assurance consultations.