SOCIAL WORKER 1
Employment Type: Full-Time
Social Workers are licensed professionals who provide case management services to children, families, the elderly, and other individuals within local communities and institutions. Thank you for your interest in the Nevada Department of Health & Human Services. Due to continued concerns surrounding COVID-19, one of the proactive steps the State has taken at this time is to limit the hiring of current and future vacant positions. This includes positions that are currently open and in the recruitment process. Your application will be reviewed and will be available to hiring authorities after the temporary freeze has been lifted. Incumbents perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation. This position is an underfill for Social Worker 2. The Division of Welfare and Supportive Services (DWSS) employs licensed social workers who have a passion for helping Nevadan's reach their highest level of self-reliance. DWSS social workers provide personalized case management to TANF recipients assisting to overcome significant barriers including domestic violence, mental health, substance abuse, physical disability, learning disability, housing and homelessness, child behavioral issues, CPS involvement, legal issues, parenting skills and pregnant and parenting teens. DWSS social workers are responsible for conducting psycho-social assessments, developing personal responsibility plans, conducting home visits, transporting clients to appointments, case management & monitoring client progress, client advocacy, crisis intervention, developing knowledge of community resources and establishing relationships with community partners. DWSS offers a supportive work environment, promoting both an independent and teamwork approach to client service. DWSS social workers are on duty during standard business hours, Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Alternative work schedules such as 4 - 10 work days are an option. The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages. ***THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.***
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