Monday , February 6 2023

WA State Jobs – DCYF Child and Family Welfare Services Specialists

Website State of Washington

Job Description:

The Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) was created to be a comprehensive agency exclusively dedicated to the social, emotional, and physical well-being of children, youth, and families regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or other socioeconomic factors. We believe our workforce should reflect the communities we serve, and are actively searching for candidates that reflect that diversity.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Assess delivery of services and permanency planning that is inclusive of immediate family, extended family, kin, and children (as appropriate)
  • Provide permanency planning case management for children on out-of-home placement, which may include guardianship, adoption, long-term foster care or other arrangements as indicated.
  • Conduct home visits, participate in shared meetings and activities with law enforcement to complete tasks.
  • Work with families and caregivers to find the best possible outcome for child placement that will nurture the child’s cultural and family ties.
  • Prepare and counsel children and families for the need for placement and separation, working through loss trauma and helping families reunite.
  • Investigate allegations, assess complex family situations, and develop plans to protect children either in their own homes or out of home care through the intervention of the court system
  • Create psychosocial summaries, home assessments, referrals for psychiatric and/or medical evaluations and treatment with other community resources.
  • Monitor health and safety of children through visitation and ensure continued safety and well-being for the child.
  • Develop and monitor individual service and voluntary service plans with families to address safety threats and risks.
  • Prepare and file dependency petitions, guardianship petitions, and other legal documents
  • Develop strengths-based and client-involved service plans that are culturally-relevant, ADA-sensitive, and individualized.
  • Assess resource needs of children, birth parents, and caregivers and provide placement and placement stabilization supports.

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to effectively communicate and comprehend with management, peers, clients, community colleagues, and the public.
  • Ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply current applicable laws, rules, and policies on delivery of child protective and child welfare services in Washington State.
  • Ability to partner effectively with community professionals to develop and maintain resource teams to support children and families.
  • Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with child caregivers and include caregivers in the case planning process.
  • Ability to evaluate, analyze and assess risk and safety in all cases as defined by law and best practice.
  • Ability to access and utilize agency software programs.

Job Details:

Company: State of Washington

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Pasco, WA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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