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The Department for Community Based Services is seeking candidates to fill Social Service Worker positions.    

DCBS services are administered through our network of nine service regions and offices in each of Kentucky's 120 counties  Currently we are hiring for the positions listed below:




Auto req ID 60242BR

Department for Community Based Services
Office of Protection and Permanency
205 Main St
Ste 3
Paintsville, Ky 41240
Agency Contact email and/or telephone number: Pamela.Nelson@ky.gov
Number of Vacancies: 3
Posting End Date: 03/17/2018


Auto req ID 60268BR

Department for Community Based Services
Office of Protection and Permanency
Location Varies
Agency Contact email and/or telephone number: julie.hazelwood@ky.gov
Number of Vacancies: 1
Posting End Date: 03/18/2018


Auto req ID 60385BR

Department for Community Based Services
Office of Protection and Permanency
455 Park Place
Lexington, KY 40511
Agency Contact email and/or telephone number: Jennifer.Barnett@ky.gov
Number of Vacancies: 6
Posting End Date: 03/24/2018

Duties could include: 

Under direct supervision, provides family or community based, preventive services including, but not limited to, child protection, adult protection, juvenile justice, guardianship services, adoption services and services to juvenile offenders. Provides services to patients in a mental health/mental retardation facility and to children with special health care needs. Interviews clients and explains or interprets agency services. Investigates complaints of abuse/neglect of children, spouses, and/or adults. Makes home visits, assesses the need for services and provides on going family based services. Works as a member of a team with paraprofessional and professional staff to ensure unified service provision. Develops service objectives and service plans, makes appropriate referrals, provides and coordinates needed services. Recruits and studies adoptive/foster home/family care home applicants. Assists in the placement of children or juveniles in adoptive/foster/family care homes or juvenile facilities. Conducts individual and/or group counseling. Assists in orientation of new patients to the mental health/mental retardation program. Assists with formulation of patient treatment plans and discharge plans. Maintains current and confidential case records. Arranges for or provides transportation if unavailable from any other source. Investigates/verifies information, prepares court reports, testifies at court hearings and/or monitors conditions set by the court. Determines client's eligibility for services. Enters data into computer system and maintains records.

Go to the Career Opportunities System (COS) and click 'Search and Apply' to view and apply to this title. 


EDUCATION:  Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor's degree in social work, sociology, psychology, marriage and family therapy or a related field.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (AGE, LICENSURE, REGULATION, ETC.):  If appointed to the Cabinet for Families and Children or to the Department of Juvenile Justice, an employee in this classification must furnish to the appointing authority within one month of appointment documentation that he/she possesses a valid driver's license and must maintain a valid driver's license for the length of employment in this classification

Special Entrance Rate:  $2,803.72 - 37.5 Hr. Monthly Salary

Click here to view the complete job specifications on the Personnel Cabinet Website.   



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