31 Jan
Services Specialist 9-12 - Adult Services - Limited Term
Michigan, Various 00000 Various USA

Services Specialist 9-12 - Adult Services - Limited TermPrint (https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/michigan/jobs/newprint/4369897) ApplyServices Specialist 9-12 - Adult Services - Limited TermSalary $1,915.20 - $2,837.60 BiweeklyLocation Various, MIJob TypeLimited Term (position has expiration date)Job Number4301-24-BSC4-Adult-012-FILLDepartmentHealth and Human Services - CountiesOpening Date01/31/2024Closing Date2/7/2024 11:59 PM EasternBargaining UnitUNITED AUTO WORKERS (UAW)

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Job DescriptionThe 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. (https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdhhs/MDHHSDiversityEquityandInclusionPlan6490337.pdf) This position functions as a professional social worker providing services to vulnerable individuals. Responsibilities may involve one or more of the following programs administered by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS): Adult Protective Services, Adult Community Placement and Independent Living Services.This position is being filled as limited term, with the possibility to be converted to permanent.To be considered for this position, you must:

Attach a cover letter

Attach a resume

Attach official transcripts

Position Description: Adult Services Specialist (https://MCSC.state.mi.us/AgencyPDFs/SS Adult Composite.pdf) Required Education and ExperienceEducationPossession 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.ORPossession 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.ExperienceServices Specialist 9No specific type or amount is required.Services Specialist 10One year of professional experience providing casework services to socially and economically disadvantaged individuals equivalent to a Services Specialist 9.Services Specialist P11Two 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.Services Specialist 12This is the advanced level. The employee may function as a lead or senior worker. At this level, employees are responsible for overseeing the work assignments of other professionals or have regular assignments which have been recognized by Civil Service as having significantly greater complexity than those assigned at the experienced level.Additional Requirements and InformationThe physical location of this position is Branch County (388 Keith Wilhelm Dr., Coldwater, MI), Oakland County (51111 Woodward Ave., Pontiac, MI) or Washtenaw County (22 Center St. Ypsilanti, MI), however this position has the ability to work hybrid (combination of remote and office). Selected candidates who have been approved to work remotely or a hybrid schedule must complete that work within Michigan. Candidates should confirm work location and schedule at the time of interview. This is a limited term position.This posting may be used to create a 6 month pool for future vacancies

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.

Applications will be screened on information provided on the application itself. Please include your resume and cover letter for additional consideration, but it will not be accepted as a substitution for a completed application. During the online application process any additional documentation that is required must be attached from your master profile to the individual application.For further information regarding this posting, please contact Traci Reneaud at ReneaudT@michigan.gov. Follow us on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/michigan-department-of-health-&-human-services/?viewAsMember=true) for more job opportunities! MDHHS is proud to be a Michigan Veteran’s Affairs Agency (MVAA) Gold Level Veteran-Friendly Employer. #MDHHSjobs #Veteranfriendly #Careerswithpurpose #CommunityHeroes State employment also offers rewarding careers where you can help Michiganders enjoy better lives. Many State of Michigan jobs offer alternate work schedules and remote-work options that can help give the flexibility you need. In 2022,Forbesranked the State of Michigan in theTop 10 of America’s Best Employers For New Grads (https://www.forbes.com/lists/best-employers-for-new-grads/?sh=5be036b2203a) and as the #1 employer for new grads in government services. More details on benefits for our new hires are below: Rewarding Work:State of Michigan jobs allow you to serve Michiganders in many different ways depending on your interests and skills. Help preserve and protect our environment and the public health; enforce state laws and regulations; advocate for children, families, and victims of discrimination; support our state’s military and veterans; rebuild our state’s infrastructure; or support other state agencies through our fiscal, IT, and HR systems. Insurance Benefits:The State of Michigan offers health, mental health, dental, and vision insurance to eligible career employees, their spouses, and their children. The state also covers a life-insurance benefit of two times employees’ annual salary (up to $200,000). The state also offers long-term-disability insurance that can provide continuing benefits if an injury or illness prevents employees from working. More information is available atwww.mi.gov/employeebenefits. Retirement Programs:The State of Michigan offers 401(k) and 457 plans for new hires to save for retirement. The state will automatically contribute an amount equal to 4% of your pay to a 401(k) account. The state will also match up to 5% of your pay if you contribute to your 401(k) account. Your contributions vest immediately, and the state’s contributions fully vest after just 4 years. More information is available athttp://www.mi.gov/orsstatedc. Vacation and Sick Leave:Eligible full-time employees receive between15 and 35 personal daysand13 sick daysper year that may be rolled over to the following year if not used. Eligible employees also receive an additional day each year for community service or school functions. Paid Parental Leave:Eligible employees can take12 weeks of paid leaveimmediately after a birth or adoption to allow needed time together at home with a new child. Paid Holidays:Eligible employees receive 13 or 14 paid holidays each year including New Year’s Eve and Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, the Fourth of July, Labor Day, Election Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Friday, Christmas Eve and Day. Bonus Programs:Eligible employees with five years of service also receive annual longevity bonuses that grow as seniority increases. Some positions also may qualify for recruitment, retention, and performance bonuses or other special pay premiums. Military Pay Differential:Employees in the guard or reserves may also qualify for supplemental pay benefits if miliary pay during qualifying duty is less than normal state pay. Prior military service may also allow seniority credits to accelerate eligibility for longevity bonuses and additional personal leave accrual. Tax-Advantaged Programs:In addition to 401(k) and 457 retirement accounts, the state also offers flexible spending account (FSA), health savings account (HSA), and qualified transportation fringe benefit (QTFB) programs that can help you save money by reducing your taxable income. Student Loan Forgiveness:Working for the State of Michigan may allow you to participate in programs that forgive the balance of qualifying student loans.Information (https://studentaid.gov/manage-loans/forgiveness-cancellation) to help determine if you could qualify is available from the U.S. Department of Education. Tuition Reduction:Some colleges and universities offer savings to eligible employees and family members to further their education while working for the State of Michigan. Professional Development:To help develop your career, programs are available to apply for reimbursement of up to $2,000 a year for education and training for college course credits and non-degree programs. Alternative and Remote Work Schedules:Depending on the nature of their duties, many state jobs offer flexible work schedules and remote or hybrid telecommuting options that can help obtain the work-life balance that you seek. Great Lakes and Great Times:Michigan boasts four Great Lakes, 11,000 inland lakes, 36,000 miles of rivers and streams, 20 million acres of forests, 100 state and national parks and recreation areas, 1,300 miles of bike trails, 6,500 miles of snowmobile trails, the second-most ski areas in the nation, 650 public golf courses, 600 campgrounds, and an international dark-sky park—just for starters. Our cities offer concerts and cultural events, storied sports teams, education hubs, vibrant downtowns, one-of-a-kind craft beverages, and renowned restaurants for every appetite. From urban centers to beach towns to the great outdoors, the opportunities are endless. With your state salary and benefits and Michigan’s affordable cost of living, you can explore all that Michigan has to offer. Updated: 11/14/2022 01 Do you possess 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 Possess a bachelor's degree in any major with at least 30 semester (45 term) credits in one or a combination of the above human services areas? If so, please attach a copy of your official college transcripts.

Yes

No

02

Are you currently in a position at DHHS that is represented by the UAW Local 6000? (Services Specialists, FIS, or APW)

Yes

No

03

Please select the number of years of experience you have working in Adult Services? (If you possess this experience, you must document it in your application materials to allow for accurate screening.)

5 or more years of experience

3 or more years of experience

1 or more years of experience

Less than 1 year of experience

No experience

04

If you indicated experience to the previous question, please describe your experience in Adult Services. If no experience, please indicate N/A.

05

How many years of experience do you have working with an aged and/or disabled population?

5 or more years of experience

3 or more years of experience

1 or more years of experience

Less than 1 year of experience

No experience

06

How many years of experience do you have working in a position that requires you to conduct in-home Face-to-Face assessments/investigations?

5 or more years of experience

3 or more years of experience

1 or more years of experience

Less than 1 year of experience

No experience

07

How many years of experience do you have working with socially and economically disadvantaged individuals?

5 or more years of experience

3 or more years of experience

1 or more years of experience

Less than 1 year of experience

No experience

08

What is your understanding of the work that goes on in an Adult Services Worker capacity?

09

Describe a time when you needed to work cooperatively with someone that did not share the same ideas as you.

10

Would you be able to work outside of traditional office hours of 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. if necessary?

Yes

No

11

Are you able to work an on-call schedule in addition to scheduled hours?

Yes

No

12

Please select which location you would be interested in:

Branch

Oakland

Washtenaw

13

Are you a current MDHHS employee?

Yes

No

14

Are you a current MDHHS employee classified as a Services Specialist?

Yes

No

15

From the options below, which accurately describes your current status? (A current state employee works for an actual state department such as the Department of Corrections, the Department of Transportation, etc.)

A current Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) employee

A Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) employee in layoff status

A current State of Michigan (non-MDHHS) employee

A State of Michigan (non-MDHHS) employee in layoff status

None of the above

16

Please select from the options below: (Please note, actions that have been expunged, formal counseling, and layoff actions need not be reported.) Please select all that apply.

I have been dismissed within the last two years

I have resigned in lieu of discipline or dismissal within the last two years

I have been suspended without pay within the last two years

I have received a written reprimand within the last two years

I have received an unsatisfactory rating within the last two years

I have signed a last chance agreement with MDHHS within the last two years

I certify that none of the above circumstances apply to me

17

Have you ever been convicted of a felony?

Yes

No

18

Have you ever been convicted of a misdemeanor?

Yes

No

19

If you answered "yes" to the previous question, which misdemeanor best fits your situation? If you marked "no" on the previous question, please check None.

DUI

Embezzlement

Retail Fraud

Traffic Violation resulting in a misdemeanor conviction

Abuse or neglect

Minor in Possession

Breaking and Entering

Assault or Domestic Violence

Other - Not listed

None

20

Do you have any substantiated cases against you of abuse, neglect, or exploitation of a vulnerable adult?

Yes

No

21

Do you have any substantiated cases of abuse or neglect, as a perpetrator reported on the Department of Human Services Central Registry?

Yes

No

22

Have you ever been found responsible in a confirmed case of child abuse or neglect?

Yes

No

23

If yes, please explain in detail what changes you have made to mitigate your previous actions. If no, enter "N/A."

24

Have you lived outside the State of Michigan in the previous 5 years? (Selected applicants who have lived outside the State of Michigan within the previous 5 years will need to provide a Central Registry record for the State(s) in which they resided in for the previous 5 years prior to being hired.)

Yes

No

25

Do you have any objection to being finger printed or drug tested?

Yes

No

26

Do you have an Intentional Program Violation from the Department of Health and Human Services?

Yes

No

27

Do you possess a valid driver's license?

Yes

No

28

If you answered yes to the previous question, please list the state issued by, license number, expiration date. If no, type N/A. (If you have a driver's license issued outside the State of Michigan, you must attach a 2yr driving history to your application.)

29

Did you attach a copy of an official college/university transcript to your application? (Failure to do so may result in your application being screened out.)

Yes

No

30

Did you attach a cover letter and a copy of your resume to your application? (Failure to do so will result in your application being screened out)

Yes

No

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