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State of Montana Child Protection Specialist (00552) in Bozeman, Montana

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) has an exciting opportunity within the Child and Family Services Office in Bozeman. Our mission at DPHHS is to improve and protect the health, well-being, and self-reliance of all Montanans throughout every stage of their life. By joining our team, you will have the opportunity to perform meaningful work in public service to our state and its residents. Whether you are joining the workforce or have several years of experience, DPHHS has the opportunity for you! This position provides family-centered services within a trauma-informed system to assure safety, permanency, and wellbeing for children who are at risk of or have been subjected to child maltreatment. What We Can Offer You The State of Montana's comprehensive benefits package includes healthcare coverage, retirement plans, paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays, work/life balance, and eligibility to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. Visit the Health Care and Benefits Division for more information at https://benefits.mt.gov/. In addition to employee benefits, there are a wide range of advancement opportunities within the largest state agency in Montana. What You Can Offer Us * Ability to make critical decisions, based on integration of information from multiple sources that may be discrepant, in high-stress situations. * Ability to engage children and families, under difficult circumstances, to gather sufficient information to make accurate and precise decisions. * Ability to remain calm when being confronted and to develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, even those who do not share the same point of view and may be violent or angry and maintain them over time. * Meet minimum qualifications: o Bachelor’s degree in social work, human services, or psychology, or directly related degree. o Two years of social services work experience, or directly related work experience, working with children and families in difficult and sometimes volatile situations. o Other combinations of directly related education and experience maybe considered on a case-by-case basis. For a copy of the full job description or if you need a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process, contact Heidi Greenback at Heidi.greenback@mt.gov. How to Apply Submit the following required documents with your application on the State of Montana Careers website. When submitting the required documents, you must check the “relevant document” box to ensure your attachments are uploading correctly to the specific application for this position. * Cover letter * Resume * References * Supplemental Question:In this position, it is required to adhere to strict deadlines by both statute and policy. Please tell me how your past experience has prepared you to adhere to the organization time frames and how you would use that experience in this current position. To be considered for any DPHHS position, applicants must complete and submit their application online, and upload any required documents. Successful applicants are required to successfully pass all DPHHS specific background check(s) relevant to each position. DPHHS is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. This position will be posted until filled with frequent screening of applications. Job: Community/Social Services* *Title: *Child Protection Specialist (00552) Location: Bozeman Requisition ID: 22143245

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