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Human Services Regional Program Specialist - Centralized Safety Consultant

Are you a licensed social worker with at least two years of experience in child welfare safety assessment and/or case management? Are you passionate about helping Idaho's families and children? Are you seeking a position with advancement opportunities and an excellent benefits package? If this sounds like a good fit to you, we are seeking applicants for a part-time temporary benefitted Human Services Regional Program Specialist (Centralized Safety Consultant) position on our Child Welfare Central Consult team.

The successful candidate can choose to be remote, hybrid or fully in the office.
General Information
  • The primary function of the Centralized Safety Consultant is to oversee daily activities of the program's Child Welfare Social Workers, performing child protection safety assessments for abused and neglected children.
  • This position requires licensure as a social worker in Idaho in accordance with Idaho Code 54-3201et.seq.
  • This position may be located at any of the department's field offices; location will be based on selected candidate.

Benefit Information:

We offer a competitive benefits package to eligible employees which includes:
  • excellent medical, dental and vision insurance
  • generous vacation and sick leave accrual beginning as soon as you start 
  • 11 paid holidays a year 
  • paid parental leave
  • participation in PERSI - one of the Nation's best state retirement systems (the state currently contributes 11.94% of gross wages to an employee’s PERSI account)
  • multiple savings plans, optional 401K, and optional 457
  • basic life insurance for employee and family 
  • employee covered at one times annual salary
  • spouse covered at $10,000
  • child covered at $5,000
  • wellness programs 
  • ongoing training opportunities 
  • an opportunity for student loan forgiveness  
  • and more!
If you have previously applied for Human Services Regional Program Specialist and wish to be considered for the current vacancy, you must reapply under this announcement. Previous scores will not be used.

Example of Duties

  • Serves as a member of the Central Safety Consultation team
  • Facilitates case consultation for child welfare social workers statewide
  • Ensures quality of safety assessments
  • Makes recommendations to field supervisors for employee performance and training needs; provides training as requested
  • Prepares monthly statistics to determine trends and service needs
  • Provides input into program policies, goals, and procedures
  • Ensures quality of service delivery, assessments, and reports
  • Provides and coordinate emergency and crisis intervention services
  • Participates in special projects and ad hoc committees
  • Provides consultation, technical assistance, and training to the community

Minimum Qualifications

You must possess all the minimum qualifications listed below to pass the exam for this position. Click on the Questions tab associated with this announcement for the details regarding minimum qualification requirements. The Supplemental Questions on the application are the exam questions. If it is a written answer, please make sure you answer each question with enough detail to determine how you meet the requirements. Do not put “See resume” as your answer to written questions. Answer each written question thoroughly. Failure to do this may result in not passing the exam and disqualify you from being considered for this position.

  • Good knowledge of social, psychological, or rehabilitative services, principles, and methods
  • Experience working with public social/rehabilitative service delivery systems
  • Experience developing or working with social service memorandums of agreement or cooperative or collaborative programs with other public or private agencies or entities
  • Professional experience providing child welfare/child protection services within a public multidisciplinary service delivery system
  • Licensure as a Social Worker in Idaho in accordance with Idaho Code 54-3201et.seq. 

To be considered you must apply online at the link below. To learn more about this position and to apply by 05/04/22, copy and paste this link into your browser (Chrome works best):


Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources at (208) 334-2263.

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.