Washington State DSHS Social Service Specialist 3 in Vancouver, Washington


Do you crave the ability to positively impact the lives of seniors and people with disabilities? Are you the type of employee who is consultative and enjoys being engaged with your clients? If this sounds like you, bring your professional knowledge, excellent communication skills and emotional intelligence to work on the Home and Community Services team.


You will assure clients receive appropriate quality services that meet their individual needs and recognizes their capabilities and choices through timely and responsive assessment, service delivery, reassessment, and case management. You will plan, promote, develop and provide long-term care services responsive to the needs of persons with disabilities and the elderly with priority attention to low-income individuals and families.

Conduct face-to-face comprehensive assessments and reassessments at the client residence (in-home, hospital, nursing home, residential facility, etc.) using a laptop computerized system to determine client level of care, including determining nursing facility level of care needs. Develop initial and ongoing care plans which provide the support necessary to allow the client to remain in or return to the community. Assess and provide case management to adults at high risk of institutionalization or to those adults whose need for case management is part of a service plan developed following an adult protective service investigation.


Who should apply? Professionals with one year of paid experience completing comprehensive assessments and determining nursing facility level of care for the elderly and disabled adult population.

Plus one of the following:

One year as a Social Service Specialist 2.


A Master's degree in social services, human services, behavioral sciences, or an allied field and two years of paid social service experience equivalent to a Social Service Specialist 2.


A Bachelor's degree in social services, human services, behavioral sciences, or an allied field, and three years of paid social service experience performing functions equivalent to a Social Service Specialist 2.

A two year Master's degree in one of the above fields that included a practicum will be substituted for one year of paid social service experience.

Apply today for job 05375 and provide a complete application specifying your work experience and attach a copy of your college transcripts.

For questions about this opportunity, contact Dave Ozment at 360-725-5843 or david.ozment@dshs.wa.gov. Supplemental Information

Some jobs may require full criminal background check. This announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Employees driving on state business must have a valid driver's license. Employees driving a privately owned vehicle on state business must have liability insurance on the privately owned vehicle.

Washington State Department of Social & Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, creed, color, national origin, religion or beliefs, political affiliation, military status, honorably discharged veteran, Vietnam Era, recently separated or other protected veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, equal pay or genetic information. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact a Recruiter at (360) 725-5810. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.


Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Job Number: 2016-05375 C396

Department: Dept. of Social and Health Services

Closing: Continuous

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

Salary: $3,627.00 - $4,762.00 Monthly

Location: Clark County – Vancouver, WA