Protective Services Specialist IV
Class Code: PF0204
AKPAY Code: K0114
Class Range: 20
Class Status: Active
Employer: State of Alaska only
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|Scope: State of Alaska only|
|Type: Classified Service/Partially Exempt/Excluded|| Viewable by the public|
|Class Title:|| Protective Services Specialist IV||Class Range:|| 20|
|Class Code: ||PF0204||AKPAY Code:||K0114|
|Class Status:||Active||Use MJR Form:|| Standard|
|Class Outline Category:||B-Professional/Managerial||Group:||PF - Social, Benefit, and Employment Services|
|EEO4:||B - Professionals||Family:||PF02 - Social Work|
|SOC:||21-1020 - Not Applicable||State/Local:||02 - Professional|
|Original Date:||04/24/2012||Census EEO:||201|
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|07/01/2012 Established; Replacing Social Services Specialist, Social Worker, Social Worker (CS), Children Services Specialist, and Children Services Manager class series (RWeber).|
The Protective Services Specialist class series includes job classes that perform and/or supervise social work program functions at the line level.
Protective Services Specialist IV is the supervisory level of the Protective Services Specialist series. Protective Services Specialists IV oversee a line unit, supervise staff, and perform advanced-level assignments.
This is a supervisory job class with substantial responsibility for the exercise of independent judgment in appointing, promoting, transferring, suspending, discharging and adjudicating the grievances of subordinate personnel.
Protective Services Specialist IV is the bridge between management and line staff. At this level incumbents supervise at least two subordinate positions (one must be at the professional level) that perform social work in a rural or urban office. Protective Services Specialist IV works closely with subordinate staff in managing their caseloads, observe staff and recommend training to improve performance, role model proper behavior, review work, staff cases, handle particularly complex cases, and recommend policies and procedures at the line level.
Protective Services Specialist IV is distinguished from Protective Services Specialist III by the latter’s responsibility as an advanced-level casework, staff consultant, or subject matter expert.
Protective Services Specialist IV is distinguished from the Protective Services Manager I by the latter’s overall administrative and management responsibility for a social work program or programs.
Examples of Duties:
Independently or as member of hiring team, interview applicants; take action or effectively recommend appointments, promotions, transfers; direct and evaluate the work of subordinates, prepare performance evaluations; and investigate allegations of employee misconduct, take or effectively recommend disciplinary actions.
Organize and direct the social service programs in rural or urban social services offices.
Provide supervision and in-service training for staff; plan workloads and assign cases.
Develop and apply team building and leadership skills; model appropriate behavior during interactions with clients and the community.
Organize, develop, and coordinate regional resources to provide licensing and to maintain controls in foster care, day care, adoption, and institutional programs.
Participate in public education programs on established and needed care facilities.
Represent the agency in child protection court proceedings.
Collaborate with the AAG’s office for trial preparation.
Work with advisory committees to develop and recommend policies and procedures to program management
Organize or attend conferences and workshops with members of social work and allied professions on standards of specialty.
Exercise initiative in identifying need for services and assist in research and development of resources to meet such needs.
Establish and maintain effective public relations and working relationships with local and private agencies and with related federal agencies.
Prepare records and reports.
May be assigned special projects, to serve on a task force or other related duties.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices, and legal aspects of social work.
Considerable knowledge of the techniques and practices of casework management.
Considerable knowledge of the dynamics of human behavior.
Considerable knowledge of current economic, social and psychological theories and their application to social work problems relating to particular geographic or subject areas.
Considerable knowledge of community, federal and other state resources.
Working knowledge of methods and practices of client supervision, administration, and consultation.
Skill in using computers and program databases to document casework and prepare reports and correspondence.
Skill in communicating effectively with others, verbally and in writing.
Ability to instruct and supervise subordinates.
Ability to develop and implement case plans and/or treatment plans for individuals, families, and/or groups.
Ability to analyze administrative problems and take appropriate action.
Ability to maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
Ability to participate effectively in conferences and interviews.
Ability to use data in decision making.
Ability to function with a high degree of independence.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a major in a social, behavioral or health science, law or a closely related field;
One year of advanced-level professional experience in child, adult, family, or group social work. This is met by experience as a Protective Services Specialist III with the State of Alaska, or the equivalent elsewhere.
Three years of full-proficiency level professional experience in child, adult, family, or group social work or licensing experience where the required experience is met by service as a Protective Services Specialist II or Community Care Licensing Specialist I with the State of Alaska, or the equivalent elsewhere.
Four years of any combination of postsecondary education (3 semester/ 4 quarter hours equal 1 month of experience) in a social, behavioral or health science, law or a related field and/or paraprofessional experience (any level) providing assistance, information or referrals to the public related to social services, health care or legal services may substitute for the bachelor’s degree.
Required Job Qualifications:
(The special note is to be used to explain any additional information an applicant might need in order to understand or answer questions about the minimum qualifications.)
Some positions require a valid Alaska driver’s license and/or a background investigation including fingerprinting. These requirements will be indicated at the time of recruitment.
Minimum Qualification Questions: