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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 57479BR

Department for Community Based Services
Office of Protection and Permanency
601 Washington Ave
Newport, KY 41071
Location:  Campbell County
Agency Contact email and/or telephone number:  Lori.Bounds@ky.gov   
# of Vacancies:  1
Post Ending Date:  10/29/2017

 

Auto req ID 57478BR

Department for Community Based Services
Office of Protection and Permanency
8311 US 42
Florence, KY 41042
Location:  Boone County
Agency Contact email and/or telephone number:  Lori.Bounds@ky.gov   
# of Vacancies:  1
Post Ending Date:  10/29/2017

 

Auto req ID 57476BR

Department for Community Based Services
Office of Protection and Permanency
130 W 43rd St
Covington, KY 41015
Location:  Kenton County
Agency Contact email and/or telephone number:  Lori.Bounds@ky.gov   
# of Vacancies:  1
Post Ending Date:  10/29/2017

 

Auto req ID 57456BR

Department for Community Based Services
Protection and Permanency
514 By-Pass Road
Brandenburg, Ky 40108
Location:  Meade County
Agency Contact email and/or telephone number:  Marjorie.Shular@ky.gov  
# of Vacancies:  1
Post Ending Date:  10/28/2017

 

Auto req ID 57454BR

Department for Community Based Services
Protection and Permanency
31 Mount Rushmore Ct
Shelbyville, Ky 40065
Location:  Shelby County
Agency Contact email and/or telephone number:  Marjorie.Shular@ky.gov  
# of Vacancies:  2
Post Ending Date:  10/28/2017

 

Auto req ID 57451BR

Department for Community Based Services
Protection and Permanency
110 Old US Hwy 60
Hardinsburg, Ky 40143
Location:   Breckinridge County
Agency Contact email and/or telephone number:  Marjorie.Shular@ky.gov  
# of Vacancies:  1
Post Ending Date:  10/28/2017

 

Auto req ID 57450BR

Department for Community Based Services
Protection and Permanency
803 Bel Vista Dr
Springfield, Ky 40069
Location:   Washington County
Agency Contact email and/or telephone number:  Marjorie.Shular@ky.gov  
# of Vacancies:  1
Post Ending Date:  10/28/2017

 

Auto req ID 57448BR

Department for Community Based Services
Protection and Permanency
311 N. Arnold Ave
Ste 402
Prestonsburg, Ky 41653
Location:   Floyd County
Agency Contact email and/or telephone number:  Sheena.Halsey@ky.gov
# of Vacancies:  3
Post Ending Date:  10/28/2017

 

Auto req ID 57390BR

Department for Community Based Services
Protection and Permanency
873 E Midland Tr
Grayson KY 41143
Location:   Carter County
Agency Contact email and/or telephone number:  AmandaN.White@ky.gov  
# of Vacancies:  1
Post Ending Date:  10/27/2017

 

Auto req ID 57371BR

Department for Community Based Services
Office of Protection and Permanency
717 US Hwy 60 E
Morganfield, KY 42437
Location:   Union County
Agency Contact email and/or telephone number:  Heather.Cann@ky.gov
# of Vacancies:  2
Post Ending Date:  10/26/2017

 

Auto req ID 57283BR

Department for Community Based Services
Office of Protection and Permanency
455 Park Pl
Lexington, KY 40511
Location:   Fayette County
Agency Contact email and/or telephone number:  Shana.Turner@ky.gov
# of Vacancies:  1
Post Ending Date:  10/22/2017

 

Auto req ID 57229BR

Department for Community Based Services
Protection and Permanency
131 Summit Dr
Suite 400
Pikeville, Ky 41501
Location:   Pike County
Agency Contact email and/or telephone number:  Jayme.Burchett@ky.gov
# of Vacancies:  1
Post Ending Date:  10/20/2017

 

Auto req ID 57225BR

Department for Community Based Services
Protection and Permanency
916 Mulberry St
Suite 140
Elizabethtown, Ky 42701
Location:   Hardin County
Agency Contact email and/or telephone number:  Marjorie.Shular@ky.gov
# of Vacancies:  2
Post Ending Date:  10/20/2017

 

Auto req ID 57222BR

Department for Community Based Services
Office of Protection and Permanency
102 Mack St
Irvine, KY 40336
Location:   Estill County
Agency Contact email and/or telephone number:  Amy.Brasher@ky.gov
# of Vacancies:  1
Post Ending Date:  10/20/2017

  

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. 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
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.
EXPERIENCE:  NONE
Substitute EDUCATION for EXPERIENCE:  NONE
Substitute EXPERIENCE for EDUCATION:  NONE
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.   

 

Benefits:

Employment with the Commonwealth of Kentucky provides one of the most competitive benefits packages available today, with insurance, retirement and leave options to meet your immediate and long-term goals.  Click here to learn more about state employee benefits.