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Community Care Worker

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JOB TITLE:

Community Care Worker

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Rockland Mersch United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Opening Date: February 1, 2024

Closing Date: February 14, 2024

Job Class Code: 5088
Grade: 21 (Pro & Tech.
Svcs.
)

Salary: $20.
91 $28.
14/hr.
Position Number: 02023-0361

Core Responsibilities:

As a Community Care Worker you will ensure resource family home applicants meet required standards to be approved as a licensed resource family capable of providing foster, adoptive and/or permanency guardianship services to children in care of the Department.
With the Departments focus on prioritizing placement of children with kinship families, you will be expected to explain the resource approval process to placement families and actively support these families through the steps to become an approved resource.
Your duties will include:

1.
Conducting home studies, foster home investigations to determine possible violations, or kinship assessments for relatives and fictive kin placements
2.
Assisting in securing placements for youth entering care through OCFS utilizing available resources and best placement practices.

3.
Playing a key role in providing information to teams about strengths which an approved resource family can contribute toward meeting the needs of a specific child.

4.
Providing ongoing support to resource family applicants and approved resource families
6.
Recruiting and providing training and support to resource families.


Minimum Qualifications:

In order to qualify, you must have a Bachelors Degree in a Social Services or a Behavioral Science area -OR- a four-year combination of education, training, and/or professional experience providing services to and working directly with children and/or families.
Experience must demonstrate proficiency in public contact work, information gathering, analysis, documentation, and collaboration.
The background of well-qualified candidates will demonstrate the following competencies:

1.
Knowledge of motivational interviewing and information gathering methods and techniques.


2.
Proven ability to gather and analyze information, reach valid conclusions, and make sound recommendations (please provide specific examples representative of your experience).
3.
Ability to develop and conduct recruitment and training workshops and meetings.
4.
Strong oral and written communications skills.

Agency information:

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is dedicated to promoting health, safety, resilience, and opportunity for Maine people.
The Department provides health and social services to approximately a third of the State's population, including children, families, older Mainers, and individuals with disabilities, mental illness, and substance use disorders.
The Department also promotes public health, operates two state psychiatric hospitals, and provides oversight to health care providers.

The Office of Child & Family Services (OCFS), within DHHS is responsible for ensuring the safety, permanency and well-being of children and families through community networks, local resources, and life-long family connections throughout Maine.
We have an anticipated vacancy in our Rockland office.


Application Information:

Please submit all documents or files in PDF format.

For additional information about this position please contact Gretchen Ossenfort at 207-596-4260.
To apply, please upload a recent resume (if available) and cover letter addressing each of the preferred skills/experience areas above.


To request a paper application, please contact Ashley.
Smith@Maine.
gov .

Benefits

No matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto\"Dirigo\" or \"I lead\"as they provide essential services to Mainers every day.
We believe in supporting our workforce's health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including:

  • Work-Life Balance Rest is essential.
    Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays, 12 days of sick leave, and 3+ weeks of vacation leave annually.
    Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave.
  • Health Insurance Coverage The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of employee-only premiums ($10,150.
    80-$11,942.
    16 annual value), depending on salary.
    Use this chart to find the premium costs for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State.
  • Health Insurance Premium Credit Participation decreases employee-only premiums by 5%.
    Visit the Office of Employee Health and Wellness for more information about program requirements.
  • Dental Insurance The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.
    40 annual value).
  • Retirement Plan The State of Maine contributes 13.
    41% of pay to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.
  • Gym Membership Reimbursement Improve overall health with regular exercise and receive up to $40 per month to offset this expense.
  • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts Set aside money pre-tax to help pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses and/or daycare expenses.
  • Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness The State of Maine is a qualified employer for this federal program.
    For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid office.
  • Living Resources Program Navigate challenging work and life situations with our employee assistance program.
  • Parental leave is one of the most important benefits for any working parent.
    All employees who are welcoming a childincluding fathers and adoptive parentsreceive six weeks of fully paid parental leave.
    Additional, unpaid leave may also be available, under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
  • Voluntary Deferred Compensation Save additional pre-tax funds for retirement in a MaineSaves 457(b) account through payroll deductions.
  • Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness.

There's a job and then there's purposeful, transformative work.
Our aim is to create a workplace where you can learn, grow, and continuously refine your skills.
Applicants demonstrate job requirements in differing ways, and we appreciate that many skills and backgrounds can make people successful in this role.

As an Equal Opportunity employer, Maine State Government embraces a culture of respect and awareness.
We are committed to creating a strong sense of belonging for all team members, and our process ensures an inclusive environment to applicants of all backgrounds including diverse race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, familial status or genetics.

If youre looking for a great next step, and want to feel good about what you do, wed love to hear from you.
Please note reasonable accommodations are provided to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.


Thinking about applying?

Research shows that people from historically excluded communities tend to apply to jobs only when they check every box in the posting.
If youre currently reading this and hesitating to apply for that reason, we encourage you to go for it! Let us know how your lived experience and passion set you apart.

Position Details

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EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

28.14 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707131029-ac7ddc8b664b2fb023cc08ddc6be3e71

LOCATION:

Mersch United States

CITY:

Rockland

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Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Opening Date: February 1, 2024

Closing Date: February 14, 2024

Job Class Code: 5088
Grade: 21 (Pro & Tech. Svcs.)
Salary: $20.91 $28.14/hr.
Position Number: 02023-0361

Core Responsibilities:

As a Community Care Worker you will ensure resource family home applicants meet required standards to be approved as a licensed resource family capable of providing foster, adoptive and/or permanency guardianship services to children in care of the Department. With the Departments focus on prioritizing placement of children with kinship families, you will be expected to explain the resource approval process to placement families and actively support these families through the steps to become an approved resource. Your duties will include:

1. Conducting home studies, foster home investigations to determine possible violations, or kinship assessments for relatives and fictive kin placements
2. Assisting in securing placements for youth entering care through OCFS utilizing available resources and best placement practices.
3. Playing a key role in providing information to teams about strengths which an approved resource family can contribute toward meeting the needs of a specific child.
4. Providing ongoing support to resource family applicants and approved resource families
6. Recruiting and providing training and support to resource families.


Minimum Qualifications:

In order to qualify, you must have a Bachelors Degree in a Social Services or a Behavioral Science area -OR- a four-year combination of education, training, and/or professional experience providing services to and working directly with children and/or families. Experience must demonstrate proficiency in public contact work, information gathering, analysis, documentation, and collaboration. The background of well-qualified candidates will demonstrate the following competencies:

1. Knowledge of motivational interviewing and information gathering methods and techniques.


2. Proven ability to gather and analyze information, reach valid conclusions, and make sound recommendations (please provide specific examples representative of your experience).
3. Ability to develop and conduct recruitment and training workshops and meetings.
4. Strong oral and written communications skills.

Agency information:

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is dedicated to promoting health, safety, resilience, and opportunity for Maine people. The Department provides health and social services to approximately a third of the State's population, including children, families, older Mainers, and individuals with disabilities, mental illness, and substance use disorders. The Department also promotes public health, operates two state psychiatric hospitals, and provides oversight to health care providers.

The Office of Child & Family Services (OCFS), within DHHS is responsible for ensuring the safety, permanency and well-being of children and families through community networks, local resources, and life-long family connections throughout Maine. We have an anticipated vacancy in our Rockland office.


Application Information:

Please submit all documents or files in PDF format.

For additional information about this position please contact Gretchen Ossenfort at 207-596-4260. To apply, please upload a recent resume (if available) and cover letter addressing each of the preferred skills/experience areas above.


To request a paper application, please contact Ashley.Smith@Maine.gov .

Benefits

No matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto\"Dirigo\" or \"I lead\"as they provide essential services to Mainers every day. We believe in supporting our workforce's health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including:

  • Work-Life Balance Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays, 12 days of sick leave, and 3+ weeks of vacation leave annually. Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave.
  • Health Insurance Coverage The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of employee-only premiums ($10,150.80-$11,942.16 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costs for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State.
  • Health Insurance Premium Credit Participation decreases employee-only premiums by 5%. Visit the Office of Employee Health and Wellness for more information about program requirements.
  • Dental Insurance The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value).
  • Retirement Plan The State of Maine contributes 13.41% of pay to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.
  • Gym Membership Reimbursement Improve overall health with regular exercise and receive up to $40 per month to offset this expense.
  • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts Set aside money pre-tax to help pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses and/or daycare expenses.
  • Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness The State of Maine is a qualified employer for this federal program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid office.
  • Living Resources Program Navigate challenging work and life situations with our employee assistance program.
  • Parental leave is one of the most important benefits for any working parent. All employees who are welcoming a childincluding fathers and adoptive parentsreceive six weeks of fully paid parental leave. Additional, unpaid leave may also be available, under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
  • Voluntary Deferred Compensation Save additional pre-tax funds for retirement in a MaineSaves 457(b) account through payroll deductions.
  • Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness.

There's a job and then there's purposeful, transformative work. Our aim is to create a workplace where you can learn, grow, and continuously refine your skills. Applicants demonstrate job requirements in differing ways, and we appreciate that many skills and backgrounds can make people successful in this role.

As an Equal Opportunity employer, Maine State Government embraces a culture of respect and awareness. We are committed to creating a strong sense of belonging for all team members, and our process ensures an inclusive environment to applicants of all backgrounds including diverse race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, familial status or genetics.

If youre looking for a great next step, and want to feel good about what you do, wed love to hear from you. Please note reasonable accommodations are provided to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.


Thinking about applying?

Research shows that people from historically excluded communities tend to apply to jobs only when they check every box in the posting. If youre currently reading this and hesitating to apply for that reason, we encourage you to go for it! Let us know how your lived experience and passion set you apart.

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