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State of Montana Social Service Technician (51771, 00287) in Great Falls, Montana

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) has an exciting opportunity within the Child and Family Services Office in Great Falls. 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! The work of a Social Service Technician may often be extremely challenging and involves extensive field work in the homes of families. The ability to engage and work with angry and violent individuals, make critical decisions, assess parent/child interactions, and intervene and redirect when necessary, travel when required, and remain flexible when working under demanding conditions, while assisting Child Protection Specialists with strict documentation requirements, is required. Office time is limited due to the field work demands of this position. 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 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 develop respectful, constructive, and cooperative working relationships with others and engage families and children. * Ability to be aware of others’ reactions and understand why they react as they do. * Basic knowledge of child development. * Meet minimum qualifications: o High school diploma or the equivalent. o Two years of social services work experience, or other directly related work experience, working with children and families in difficult and sometimes volatile situations. o Other combinations of related education and work experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis. o Experience working with tribal government entities and/or other organizations of native peoples is highly preferred. For a copy of the full job description or if you need a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process, contactRob 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 –Please include dates of employment and your Supervisor’s name/phone number for each position * References * Supplemental Question(s): o Please describe how your education and experience has prepared you to be successful in this 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. *Job: Community/Social Services *Title: *Social Service Technician (51771, 00287) Location: Great Falls Requisition ID: 22140538