Tuesday , January 31 2023

State of Mi Jobs – Family Independence Specialist 9-P11

Website State of Michigan

Job Description:

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services mission is to provide opportunities, services, and programs that promote a healthy, safe, and stable environment for residents to be self-sufficient. We are committed to ensuring a diverse workforce and a work environment whereby all employees are treated with dignity, respect and fairness. For more information, please visit MDHHS Diversity Equity and Inclusion.

Working within local schools, this position develops, implements, and monitors service plans for students and families, designed to promote independence and self-sufficiency. Position is responsible to work directly with clients to assess their skills and strengths, identify client barriers to employment and develop strategies to remove those barriers, provide supportive services, provide follow-up monitoring and support in the self-sufficiency activities, providing a positive, caring and supportive atmosphere to empower the client. This position determines eligibility for financial assistance, food assistance, medical benefits and makes referrals to community resources. This position is responsible for assisting students, families and schools with referrals for services. This position also refers identified clients to Michigan Rehabilitative Services (MRS) for pre-vocational and disability assessments, when warranted. This position is responsible to monitor client’s activities to ensure that federal participation rates are met. Responsibilities includes monitoring client’s life events to ensure appropriate adjustments are made to their case and employment participation requirements as needed. These services are provided to Michigan families in need of temporary assistance.


Job Responsibilities:

apply for this position online via NEOGOV; click on “Apply” in the job posting for instructions in submitting your electronic application. Hard copy applications are not accepted.
attach a resume identifying specific experience and dates of employment. Dates of employment should include month and year and hours per week.
attach a cover letter.
attach a copy of an official transcript(s). We accept scanned copies of official transcripts. We do not accept web-based, internet, or copies of unofficial transcripts. Official transcripts provide the name of the institution, confirmation that a degree was awarded and on what date, and the registrar’s signature.
attach a Word document responding to:
Please describe how you would foster an environment that would promote independence and self-sufficiency in our clients.
Failure to complete any of the above items may result in your application not being considered. See instructions for attaching files here: Instructions Required Education and Experience

Job Requirements:

Possession of a bachelor’s degree in any major with at least 30 semester (45 term) credits in one or a combination of the following human services areas: social work, sociology, psychology, forensic psychology, education, community development, law enforcement, behavioral science, gerontology, special education, education of the emotionally disturbed, education of the gifted, family ecology, community services, family studies, family and/or child development, counseling psychology, criminal justice, human services, a human services-related counseling major, or interdisciplinary studies in social science

Job Details:

Company: State of Michigan

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Grand Rapids, MI, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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