at Arkansas Government Job in Conway, Arkansas, United States
DHS PROGRAM ASSISTANT
Date: Jun 30, 2022
Req ID: 20615
Conway, AR, US, 72032
Category: AR DEPT OF HUMAN SERVICES
Anticipated Starting Salary: $28,500.00
Position Number: 22176105
Posting End Date: 07/15/2022
Anticipated Starting Salary: $28,500.00
Conway, AR 72032
Hiring Manager: Laura Rogers
Special Work Conditions: Frequent Travel across the state; must be able to work flexible hours outside the normal 8-4:30 to include late nights and some weekends. Reliable personal transportation is needed, transportation of parents and children are required. Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds. Must be able to work independently and in a high stress work environment.
Preferred Qualifications: Have good organizational skills, communication skills both verbal and written. Computer knowledge and proficient typing skills is necessary. Basic knowledge of the child welfare system.
The Department of Human Services is a place for people passionate about serving others and changing lives for the better. We care for Arkansans of all ages and ensure places like child care centers and nursing homes are safe. We are the safety net for the most vulnerable Arkansans. Whether you answer the phones, take applications, protect children, or help care for residents or patients at one of our facilities, you make a difference by working at DHS. Plus, working for the State has great perks, including a pension, maternity leave, paid state holidays, and much more. At DHS, we take care of our employees so you can help care for others.
Class Code: M090C
FLSA Status: NON-EXEMPT
Salary Range: $26,034.00 – $37,749.00
The Department of Human Services (DHS) Program Assistant is responsible for providing social services to program recipients and support for families. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.
Teaches and demonstrates living skills to clients, such as budgeting, cooking, menu planning, housekeeping, and child care. Transports clients and/or family members for medical, dental, educational, and counseling appointments. Aides clients in locating resources by contacting organizations or agencies for assistance. Assists with developing and monitoring behavior plans, parenting/anger management classes, and maintaining narratives detailing action taken on behalf of the client/family. Participates in training clients in employment skills by providing materials and tools, monitoring work assignments, and providing direct assistance when needed. Attends staff and mandatory trainings. Schedules, monitors, and documents family visits. Performs clerical duties, such as answering the telephone, routing calls, receiving referrals for clients, typing documents, filing, and handling mail. Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of agency and community resource organizations. Knowledge of applicable computer functions and applications. Ability to teach or model functional living skills. Ability to observe and evaluate contacts and case development. Ability to interview clients and collect and evaluate data. Ability to prepare and present oral and written information.
The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus one year of experience in a social-service related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.
Nearest Major Market: Little Rock