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HUMAN SERVICES CASEWORKER

OPTION:  Adult Protective, Crisis, and Developmental Services

CODE:  506902     PAY GRADE:  22      ($34,091.20 - 46,217.60/yr.)

Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $13.69 biweekly

Value* of State-paid Health Insurance:

  • Level 1:  100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing):  $363.77 biweekly
  • Level 2:  95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%):  $345.58 biweekly
  • Level 3:  90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%):  $327.39 biweekly
  • Level 4:  85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%):  $309.20 biweekly

*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program as of July 1, 2011.

Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement:  11.54% of pay




LAST UPDATE:  February 4 , 2013

CLOSING DATE:  Until Canceled

JOB DESCRIPTION:  

The Office of Aging and Disability Services (OADS) within DHHS oversees a broad range of community services for older persons and persons with disabilities; home and community-based services; long term care services; a comprehensive system of support for individuals with intellectual, physical and developmental disabilities; brain injury services; consumer-directed services; quality assurance and quality improvement services including independent assessment services; adult protective services; and public guardianship and conservatorship services. OADS anticipates multiple openings statewide for Human Services Caseworkers in the areas of Crisis Services, Developmental Services and Adult Protective Services. For additional information on typical duties performed by these positions, please review the descriptions in Section IV of the attached Supplemental Qualifications Form.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 

In order to qualify, you must have a Bachelors Degree from an accredited educational institution in Social Work/Social Welfare; OR a Bachelors Degree in a related social service/social welfare/social work area which includes at least 12 courses in behavioral science, social science, or social work; AND must have or be eligible for conditional or full licensure as a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) as determined by the Maine State Board of Social Worker Licensure.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:  Applicants must have or be eligible for conditional or full licensure at the Licensed Social Worker (LSW) level as issued by the Maine State Board of Social Worker Licensure. An LSW requires an earned BA/BS in social work/social welfare.  An LSW-Conditional requires an earned BA/BS in a field related to social work/social welfare.

*Chapter 10 of the Maine State Board of Social Worker Licensure regulations defines a field related to social work or social welfare as including but not limited to:  “behavioral science, social and behavioral sciences, childhood development, education and human development, mental health and human services, psychology, psychology/educational psychology, rehabilitation services, and sociology.”  The board will consider degrees in other areas on an individual basis.  For additional information on degree requirements, contact the Maine Board of Social Work Licensure at (207) 624-8603.

GENERAL INFORMATION:  

TESTING PROCEDURE:

The information you provide with your application will be compared to criteria developed by experts who are familiar with this job and its requirements and converted to a numerical score.  You should highlight experience which demonstrates a commitment to the elderly and/or adults with developmental, intellectual, mental health, and physical disabilities, -AND- an understanding of issues important to these groups.

The Bureau of Human Resources reserves the right to use any other selection devices necessary in order to identify those candidates who are most qualified.

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

You must complete the on-line application by logging on to our Web Page (www.maine.gov/bhr/state_jobs), clicking the Open Competitive Jobs link, and clicking Apply Now under this job title.

The Bureau of Human Resources is unable to provide copies of submitted materials.

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


SUPPLEMENTAL QUALIFICATIONS FORM

Human Services Caseworker (506902)

OPTION:  Adult Protective, Crisis, and Developmental Services

APPLICANT’S NAME:  _______________________________________________________

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Your responses on this form will be the basis making a numerical evaluation of your background training and experience (your final score).
  • False or misleading statements may result in rejection of your Application for Employment or dismissal from Maine State Service if selected.
  • Statements made on this form and in your application are subject to verification by the Bureau of Human Resources and the Appointing Authority.

SECTION 1: Minimum Requirements  

Please select the statement that best describes your education.

 

I have a Bachelors Degree in Social Services Work or Social Welfare –

OR

I have a Bachelors Degree in a related social service/social welfare/social work area which includes at least 12 courses in behavioral science, social science, or social work; AND I am eligible for conditional or full licensure as a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) as determined by the Maine State Board of Social Worker Licensure.

 

I do not have a Bachelors Degree in Social Services Work, Social Welfare or related social service/social welfare/social work area which includes at least 12 courses in behavioral science, social science, or social work; AND/OR I am not eligible for conditional or full licensure as a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) as determined by the Maine State Board of Social Worker Licensure.

Section II and III:  It is important that you be as honest as possible in your evaluation of your skills.  If you are selected to be interviewed for one of these positions, you should anticipate the interviewer will have a copy of your self-evaluation and ask you to provide examples of your work experience or training that support your self-evaluation ratings.  You may also be required to complete a performance test to demonstrate your proficiencies in selected skills.

SECTION II:  Please check all that apply.

Experience: 

 

I have at least one (1) year of professional/paraprofessional social work experience which focuses on providing an array of services to the elderly – or – adults with severe and profound disabilities.

 

I have at least three (3) years of professional/paraprofessional social work experience which focuses on providing an array of services to the elderly – or – adults with severe and profound disabilities.

 

SECTION III:  

Education:

 

I have a Masters Degree from an accredited educational institution in Social Work/Social Welfare or a related Social Service/Behavioral Science area.

 

SECTION IV

Our Human Services Caseworker positions provide consumers support in three areas: Adult Protective Services, Crisis Services, and Developmental Services.  Please review the descriptions below and indicate on your application the position(s) you would like to be considered for:

Human Services Caseworkers (Adult Protective Services)

Performs professional social work in the areas of adult protective services and public guardianship and/or conservatorship.  Adult Protective Services Caseworkers provide services that promote client self-determination and enhance welfare with the least restrictive alternatives consistent with the client’s need for services.  This position requires teamwork and flexibility within the work environment to meet client needs.  Work includes assessing danger and/or risk of abuse, neglect, or exploitation; client’s mental capacity and dependency; support systems; developing a case plan; providing ongoing case management; and petitioning for guardianship and/or conservatorship.  Case management activities for adults under guardianship/conservatorship include medical, psychiatric, placement, and financial decision-making. This position requires extensive travel and occasionally requires unplanned overtime.

TYPICAL DUTIES in this job classification include:

Human Services Caseworkers (Crisis Services)

Performs prevention and intervention services to adults with cognitive disabilities and brain injury through outreach, phone, in-home supports and crisis house services.  This position will provide consultation and education services through interactions with agency providers, consumers and families in a proactive manner.  Responsibilities include developing, writing and implementing crisis prevention and intervention plans, data collection and data entry specific to quality assurance and quality improvement indicators, training staff and community providers in the area of Crisis Services. Caseworkers work with significant independence and flexibility as the direct care worker in the community and in the crisis house.  This position requires CPR and First Aid certification, CRMA certification, and Mandt certification. This position also assists persons in areas of need that may include crisis support, guardianship, and adult protection when necessary. Crisis Services Caseworkers work a rotating schedule including nights, weekends and holidays. Mandatory overtime is also required.

TYPICAL DUTIES in this job classification include:

Human Services Caseworkers (Developmental Services)

Performs professional social work for eligible adults with developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, co-occurring diagnoses such as mental health issues and brain injury.  Extensive travel is required in order for Caseworkers to coordinate the provision of services including medical, housing, employment, direct supports, day services, and the promotion of community inclusion.  Caseworkers participate in care planning which includes plan writing and extensive documentation.  This position provides a wide range of casework services to people living within their communities and/or persons in facilities.  There is significant work with a varying number of individuals assigned as public or private guardians, as well as financial decision making responsibilities.  This position occasionally requires unplanned overtime.

TYPICAL DUTIES in this job classification include: