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SOCIAL SERVICE ASSISTANT V (CORRECTIONAL FACILITY) (SR-13) - OAHU

at State of Hawaii

Posted: 9/30/2019
Job Reference #: 1879060
Keywords: clerical

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Recruitment Information

Recruitment Number 217569 - Corrections,  Island of Oahu Employment Only.

Note: The starting monthly salary is at the minimum rate of pay advertised above.

A continuous recruitment may be closed at any time. The notice of the last day to file applications will be posted on the Civil Service Hawaii State Government Jobs page of our website.
 

Duties Summary

Performs duties in support of professional social service functions.  The performance of such work requires knowledge of various techniques and procedures and the ability to work as a support person to a professional worker.  Such knowledge is typically gained through a combination of on-the-job experience, related classroom instruction and supervised program activities.  This position determines continued eligibility; makes referrals to standard community resources and/or professional staff and all other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements:

Basic Education/Experience: Graduation from high school or experience which demonstrated the ability to read, comprehend and apply written directions, a high degree of verbal skill, and the ability to make basic mathematical computations, including averaging.

Specialized Experience: Four (4) years of experience in providing supportive services to social workers, vocational rehabilitation specialists, public housing managers, or other professional workers in such programs as public welfare, family court, vocational rehabilitation, and public housing; e.g., performing clerical tasks in processing various documents, transporting clients and materials to and from various destinations, explaining to clients or tenants the services available, assisting in overseeing group activities such as bowling and swimming.

Applicants for Social Service Assistant V must possess at least one (1) year of experience comparable to the Social Service Aid III level.

Social Service Aid III: Independently provides all supportive services for a unit or team; participates in team activities; does limited field work including checking in with clients, encouraging them to use available resources, following up on cases on a periodic basis, and relaying information, problems and observations to the professional staff.

Substitutions Allowed: Relevant substitutions as described in the Minimum Qualification Requirements, will apply.

Driver's License: You must possess a valid driver's license at the time of appointment.  

CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECK AND COMPREHENSIVE BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION:
You will be required to sign an Applicant's Consent, Authorization and Request to Release Information Waiver. This gives your consent and authorization to release any and all records, information, and opinions regarding your background, education, employment, character and reputation needed by the Department of Human Resources Development and/or the Department of Public Safety to make a thorough investigation to determine your fitness and suitability for employment with the State of Hawaii.

This authorization shall apply to include all criminal history records, information and opinions, military records, all educational and employment history records, and traffic abstract records. For this purpose, you waive any and all privileges you may have to maintain such records, information and opinions as confidential, including but not limited to the privileges arising out of the foregoing relationships.

Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Requirement: As required by the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA), Federal law states that "...an agency shall not hire or promote anyone who may have contact with inmates and who:

  1. Has engaged in sexual abuse in a prison, jail, lockup, community confinement facility, juvenile facility or other institution.
  2. Has been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse.
  3. Has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described in #2 above.
  4. Has been the subject of substantiated allegations of sexual abuse or sexual harassment or resigned during a pending investigation of alleged sexual abuse or sexual harassment.

The information provided above represents a summary of the complete Minimum Qualification Requirements. To view the Requirements in their entirety, CLICK HERE

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Other Information

PUBLIC SERVICE LOAN FORGIVENESS (PSLF) PROGRAM
The PSLF Program is a federal program that is intended to encourage individuals to work in public service by forgiving the balance of their federal student loans.  To qualify, the individual must have made 120 qualifying payments while employed by a qualifying employer.  For more information, please click:  https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service
 
ELECTRONIC NOTIFICATION TO APPLICANTS
The Department of Human Resources Development (HRD) will use electronic mail (email) to notify applicants of important information relating to the status and processing of your application as a part of our ongoing efforts to increase operational efficiency, promote the conservation of green resources, and minimize delays and costs.

Please ensure that the email address and contact information you provide is current, secure, and readily accessible to you. We will not be responsible in any way if you do not receive or check your email-box in a timely manner.

TESTING INFORMATION
The examination for this recruitment will be conducted on an unassembled basis where the examination score is based on an evaluation and rating of your education and experience. It is therefore important that your employment application provide a clear and detailed description of the duties and responsibilities of each position you held.

In-person interviews and/or further testing in Hawaii may be required at the discretion of the hiring agency. If in-person interviews and/or further testing is a requirement, applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are referred to the vacancy must be available to participate in person and at their own expense in this required phase of the selection process.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. In addition to employment availability and score, the referral of qualified applicants may be based upon other factors including date of receipt of application.

The State of Hawai'i complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities.  If you require reasonable accommodations in completing an application, any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the selection process, please call 808-587-0936 for assistance.

CLICK HERE for further information about Equal Employment Opportunity, the Merit Civil Service System, Citizenship and other requirements, Reasonable Accommodation, Veterans Preference, Examination Requirements, and the State Recruiting Office's Levels of Review.