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SOCIAL SERVICE ASSISTANT V (PEER SPECIALIST) (SR-13) - HAWAII
at State of Hawaii
- Recruitment Information
Recruitment Number 217059* - Temporary Employment Only - Kona, Island of Hawaii Employment Only.
Note: The starting monthly salary is at the minimum rate of pay advertised above.
NOTE: Employees appointed to temporary positions may also gain membership in the civil service upon satisfactory completion of an initial probation period of at least six months. Once you become a member of the civil service, you become eligible to apply for promotion and transfer opportunities to permanent as well as other temporary positions. You may also enjoy other rights and benefits afforded to an employee in a permanent position with the exception of return rights and placement rights associated with a reduction-in-force.
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
Determines continued eligibility; makes referrals to standard community resources and/or professional staff.
This position is located at the Hawaii County Community Mental Health Center Branch in West Hawaii Mental Health Clinic Section. The function of this organizational segment is to provide a comprehensive system of services and programs in its specified geographical service area to enable adults with severe and persistent mental illness to reside in the least restrictive environment, to develop to their highest potential, and to function as a participating member within their community.
In addition to determining continued eligibility and making referrals to standard community resources, duties also include serving as a role model for consumers and participates as a member o f the interdisciplinary team by providing peer support services which includes assisting consumers in the development of strengths-based individual goals; serving as an advocate, mentor, or facilitator for resolution of issues that peers are unable to resolve on their own; assisting consumers in the development of rehabilitation goals; developing community support; providing education on ways to maintain personal wellness and recovery; providing education on mental health system navigation; and/or providing information for consumers in emergency, community, and/or hospital settings. Services are voluntary and person-centered and the relationship between the consumer and the certified peer specialist is always voluntary.
Desirable Qualification: Hawaii Certified Peer Specialist Certification. This certification is not required but is desired. For more information about obtaining a Hawaii Peer Specialist Certification, please visit the following website: http://health.hawaii.gov/amhd/consumer/hcps/
- 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 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 with clients, encouraging them to use available resources, following up on cases on a periodic basis, relaying information, problems and observations to the professional staff.
Substitutions Allowed: Relevant substitutions as described in the Supplemental Questionnaire, Applicant Acknowledgement – Minimum Qualification Requirements, will apply.
The information provided above represents a summary of the complete Minimum Qualification Requirements. To view the Requirements in their entirety, CLICK HERE.
- 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 their applications as 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 our emails or fail to check your email-box in a timely manner. In addition, please be aware that you may no longer receive notification about applications submitted if you choose to disable the Job Application Emails feature in your Account Settings.
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.