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State of Michigan Adult Services Specialist in Flint, Michigan

Adult Services Specialist

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Adult Services Specialist

Salary

$1,915.20 - $2,837.60 Biweekly

Location

Flint, MI

Job Type

Limited Term (position has expiration date)

Remote Employment

Flexible/Hybrid

Job Number

4301-24-BSC2-Adult-024-FILL

Department

Health and Human Services - Counties

Opening Date

06/11/2024

Closing Date

6/18/2024 11:59 PM Eastern

Bargaining Unit

UNITED AUTO WORKERS (UAW)

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Job Description

The 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.

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.

To be considered for this position you must:

• Apply for this position online via NEOGOV; click on "Apply" in the job posting for instructions on submitting your electronic application. Hard copy applications are not accepted.

• Attach a resume identifying specific experience and dates of employment. Dates of employment should include month and year and hours per week.

• Attach a cover letter.

• Attach a copy of an official transcript(s).We accept scanned copies of official transcripts. Please see the example below. We do not accept copies of unofficial transcripts. Official transcripts provide the name of the institution, confirmation that a degree was awarded and on what date, and the registrar's signature.

•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. You must attach an official 2 year driving record if you possess an out of state drivers license. You do not need to provide this if you possess a Michigan drivers license.

Position Description (9-P11):Adult Services Specialist (https://MCSC.state.mi.us/AgencyPDFs/SSADULTPD.pdf)

Position Description (12):Adult Services Specialist (12) (https://mcsc.state.mi.us/AgencyPDFs/Adult.Services.Specialist.12.SeniorWkr.pdf)

Required Education and Experience

Education

Possession 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.

OR

Possession 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.

Experience

Services Specialist 9

No specific type or amount is required.

Services Specialist 10

One year of professional experience providing casework services to socially and economically disadvantaged individuals equivalent to a Services Specialist 9.

Services Specialist P11

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.

Services Specialist 12

Three years of professional experience providing social casework services to socially and economically disadvantaged individuals equivalent to a Services Specialist, including one year equivalent to a Services Specialist P11.

Additional Requirements and Information

The office location for this position is125 E. Union St. Flint, MI 48501. The position does have the ability to work hybrid (combination of remote and office). Selected candidates who have been approved to work hybrid must complete that work within Michigan. Candidates should confirm counties of interest and work location at the time of the interview.

This position is being filled as a Limited Term assignment that may have the possibility of becoming permanent but this is not guaranteed.

This posting will be creating a hiring pool that will be good for 6 months

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) software of any kind is prohibited in all areas of the selection process; including, but not limited to, responses to application questions, and responses to interview questions or exercises.

For further information regarding this posting please contact Tanya Rewerts atRewertsT@michigan.gov

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. The State of Michigan has been recognized as a leading U.S. employer by new graduates from 2021-2023 and a best large U.S. and state employer. Recognized on the international stage for fostering positive employee engagement, the State of Michigan is a past recipient of a North America Government Agency Employees Engagement Award.

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: 2/28/24

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*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 areas of study?

  • Yes

  • No

    02

    Are you a current Michigan Department of Health and Human Services employee?

  • Yes

  • No

    03

    Are you a current MDHHS employee classified as a Services Specialist and interested in moving to the same class and level at this location?

  • Yes

  • No

    04

    *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

    05

    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 an unsatisfactory rating in the last two years

  • I have received a written reprimand 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

    06

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

  • Yes

  • No

    07

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

  • Yes

  • No

    08

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

    09

    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

    10

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

  • Yes

  • No

    11

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

  • Yes

  • No

    12

    Have you ever been convicted of a felony?

  • Yes

  • No

    13

    Do you possess a valid driver's license?

  • Yes

  • No

    14

    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.)

    15

    Please select the years of experience you possess working with vulnerable adults in the past 5 years. (If you possess this experience, you must document it in the application materials and list the dates it occurred to allow for accurate screening)

  • 5 or more years

  • 3 to 4 years

  • 1 to 2 years

  • Less than 1 year

  • No experience

    16

    Would you be able to work outside of traditional office hours of 8am-5pm, if necessary?

  • Yes

  • No

    17

    Would you be able to work an on-call schedule?

  • Yes

  • No

    18

    Please explain any professional experience you have working with vulnerable adults.

    19

    Please explain any experience you have identifying abuse, neglect, or exploitation of a vulnerable adult.

    20

    How has your background and experience prepared you to be effective in an environment where we see awareness of and respect for diversity as an important value?

    21

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

  • Yes

  • No

    22

    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

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Agency

State of Michigan

Department

Health and Human Services - Counties

Address

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