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State of Michigan ***Immediate Vacancies!*** Services Specialist 9/10/P11 Kalamazoo County (Case Manager/Investigator) in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Job Description The MDHHS 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 our MDHHS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan. The Services Specialist will utilize child welfare practice skills to ensure children are protected from abuse and neglect. When child abuse or neglect is indicated, specialists work closely with families and the legal system toward a goal of reunification, independent living, or other permanent living situation. To be considered, you MUST: * Attach a copy of your official transcripts showing you meet the below educational requirements. These must be signed by the registrar or show the university seal. We do accept electronic official transcripts. * Attach an up to date resume. * Attach a cover letter. * Attach a written response to the "Is This Job For Me?" video answering the following questions: * *If selected for this position what do you believe your biggest challenge will be? * * *How do you see yourself overcoming this challenge? * Failure to complete any of the above items may result in your application being screened out. Click here to view the Position Description & here to view the Job Specification Required Education and Experience Education Possession of a bachelor's or master's degree with a major in one of the following human services areas: social work, sociology, psychology, forensic psychology, interdisciplinary studies in social science, 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, or in a human services-related counseling major. OR 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, interdisciplinary studies in social science, 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, or in a human services-related counseling major. Experience Services Specialist 9 No specific type or amount is required. Services Specialist 10 One year of professional experience providing casework services to socially and economically disadvantaged individuals equivalent to a Services Specialist 9. Services Specialist P11 Two years of professional experience providing casework services to socially and economically disadvantaged individuals equivalent to a Services Specialist, including one year equivalent to a Services Specialist 10. Additional Requirements and Information When you apply, your application is valid for 6 months. After 6 months, you MUST reapply for continued consideration Position Location/Remote Office: This position may work remotely or work hybrid (remote/office). The office is located at the Kalamazoo County MDHHS, 427 E Alcott St, Kalamazoo, MI 49001. Employees will be provided computers to perform state work. Phones may also be provided for necessary communications. If working remotely, employees will be responsible for providing other components of a remote office at their own expense, including: * A secure work location that allows privacy and prevents distractions. * A high-speed internet connection of at least 25 Mbps download and 5 Mbps upload. * Suitable lighting, furniture, and utilities. As a Condition of Employment – *this position requires a valid driver's license and successful completion of a background investigation including fingerprinting and a criminal records check. Upon hire, the successful candidate will be required to complete a nine week pre-service training program that includes a total of 270 hours of competency-based classroom and field training. Additionally, the employee must successfully complete a minimum number of hours of in-service training on an annual basis. *The department reserves the right to close this posting at any time if it is determined that a sufficient number of applications have been received. For further information regarding this posting please contact Tami Strzyzykowski at StrzyzykowskiT@michigan.gov Follow us on LinkedIn for more job opportunities! MDHHS is proud to be a Michigan Veteran’s Affairs Agency (MVAA) Gold Level Veteran-Friendly Employer. MDHHSJobs #MDHHSjobs #Veteranfriendly #Careerswithpurpose #CommunityHeroes Salary: $1,736.00 - $2,571.20 Biweekly Location: Kalamazoo, MI Job Type: Permanent Full Time Department: Health and Human Services - Counties Job Number: SS - Kalamazoo Closing: Continuous Bargaining Unit: UNITED AUTO WORKERS (UAW) Agency: State of Michigan Address: 400 South Pine Street Lansing, Michigan, 48909 Phone: (800) 788-1766 State of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity Employer Website: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/michigan

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