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Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Claremore, Oklahoma

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Job Description

Job Description

Child Welfare Assistant 

This position is located in Claremore, Oklahoma.

Annual Salary:

  • Level I    H16A - $29,600.55 + Full State Employee Benefits
  • Level II   H16B - $31,819.20 + Full State Employee Benefits
  • Level III  H16C - $34,999.65 + Full State Employee Benefits
Travel is extensive. Must possess a valid driver's license and must maintain required car insurance.

Minimum Qualifications

Child Welfare Assistant I

  • Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of six months of experience in general office clerical work, providing care for children in a licensed day care facility, sales, or public contact work
  • Or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one of the following for the required experience: (a) six months of technical or vocational training course work; or (b) the completion of 15 semester hours from a college or university.

Child Welfare Assistant II

  • Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of one year of clerical experience in a governmental or non-profit social services provider environment;
  • Or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting thirty semester hours of college for the required experience.

Child Welfare Assistant III

  • Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of one year of clerical experience in a governmental or non-profit social services provider environment plus two additional years of clerical experience in a child welfare environment;
  • Or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting thirty semester hours of college for the required experience.

Job responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the completion of a full range of paraprofessional work completing various Child Welfare case management activities such as providing assistance to Child Welfare Specialists, clients, client families, and other interested parties.  
  • Schedules required appointments for doctor visits, family visitations, court appearances, and other venues; arranges or provides transportation for child(ren) and clients.
  • This may include coordinating referrals to other program areas, service providers, and the courts; assisting in problem resolution, and making home visits to assist CWS in assessing foster care placement as required by the court or individualized service plan.
  • Interviews clients and their families and report findings, which may affect medical, financial, tribal affiliation, and psychiatric care and treatment plans, to assigned CWS.
  • Performs administrative support tasks and other related duties including general office duties, inputting case documentation, compiling social and economic data, scheduling, and assisting in meetings with clients, parents, and other interested parties.
  • Advises clients of available child welfare services and resources; provides specific program information to clients and may refer to community resources for assistance.
  • Assists CWS in providing case management in client meetings, obtaining other services such as daycare or medical care; coordinating activities with law enforcement; courts, and other entities; providing reports to the courts.
  • May assist in advocating for the client(s) in obtaining services; maintains communication among the client, providers, client’s family, and others; may assist clients in achieving individualized service plans.

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If you have questions, please contact DHS.Careers@okdhs.org

OKDHS is a Fair Chance Employer.

This is a position in the Oklahoma Civil Service.

Announcement Number: 24-GH046

83000405/JR28778

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