State of Michigan Services Specialist 9/10/P11 Lenawee (Case Manager/ Investigator) in Adrian, Michigan

Job Description All qualified Applicants are encouraged to apply Michigan Families need your helpem*....../em* JOB SUMMARY: 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. ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE: liAssessing allegations of child abuse or neglect and taking necessary steps to protect children. This could mean removing a child from a family./li liDeveloping working relationships with people who strongly dislike DHHS because of their personal history or the reputation of child protective agencies in general./li liLearning about cultures, traditions, and lifestyles different from your own and developing cultural competencies to understand how to determine child safety and well-being within that context. Comprehending the impact of historical trauma, and observing protocols of differing cultures./li liMaintaining objectivity and empathy for families living in stressful situations./li liPreparing comprehensive and accurate court documents. Testifying in court, including defending your actions which will be questioned by defense attorneys and other parties to the case./li liWorking under deadlines that require prioritizing efforts with constant pressure created by the nature and volume of the cases, documentation and working flexible hours./li liThis position may be required to work evenings, weekends, and other non-standard work hours as needed and could be placed on a rotating on-call roster. See complete position description here: Position Description/li /ul View the Job Specification View the 13 minute video "Is This Job For Me?" at; prior to applying for this position. Required Education and Experience emEducation/em Possession of a bachelor's or master's degree with a major in one of the following human services areas: social work, sociology, psychology, family ecology, community services, family studies, family and/or child development, guidance/school counseling, counseling psychology, criminal justice or human services. emExperience/em emServices Specialist 9/em No specific type or amount is required. emServices Specialist 10/em One year of professional experience providing casework services to socially and economically disadvantaged individuals equivalent to a Services Specialist 9. emServices Specialist P11/em 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 Mem*UST reapply for continued consideration./em* This position is located in Adrian, MI at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, 1040 S. Winter Street, Adrian, MI 49221. emWhy Lenawee County?/em liLenawee County is located in the southeastern region of Michigan's, Lower Peninsula along the Ohio border./li liThe county's population is