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Work Type: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur

in this geographical location.

Department: Health and Human Services (http://dhhs.nv.gov/)

Division: Division of Child and Family Services

Location: Winnemucca

Job Class Code:



Announcement Number: 41463

Open to all qualified persons.






Phone: (775)684-2213

Email: t.sieben@dhhs.nv.gov

Applications accepted

until recruitment needs are satisfied

** Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.

The Position

Social Workers are licensed professionals who provide case management services to children, families, the elderly, and other individuals within local communities and institutions.

The Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) is recruiting for a Social Worker 1 in Winnemucca, Nevada. This recruitment may be used to underfill a Social Worker 3 position. Advancement to the next level in the series may occur after meeting minimum qualifications, satisfactory performance, and with endorsement of the appointing authority. This position is assigned to provide child welfare services to children and families to include but not limited to: conducting thorough assessments of families at SAFE Model specific times throughout the life of the case; assessing and managing for on-going safety threats throughout the life of the case; delivering strength-based family centered case management services to families that promote the safety and well-being and permanency of children; ensuring children have their medical, mental health, and educational needs met; ensuring case plans are developed and reviewed in accordance with policy and practice guidelines; and ensuring complete documentation of assessments, CFT's, monthly caseworker visits, court reports, social summaries, diligent search efforts, TPR packets, and other pertinent paperwork.

This is a full-time position. This position includes a variable work agreement that will be scheduled to work hours and days different than 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday as needed. After hours on-call weekdays and weekends are paid overtime after 40 hours in a week.

The State of Nevada and DCFS offer an excellent benefits package that includes health, dental, and vision insurance, participation in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), accrual of 15 days of annual and sick leave each year, 11 paid holidays, and no city, county, state, or social security tax!

The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages.

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To Qualify:

In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:

Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)

Licensure or provisional licensure as a Social Worker, Clinical Social Worker, Independent Social Worker or Associate in Social Work.

Special Requirements

Working evenings, weekends, and/or holidays is required by the Division of Child and Family Services.

A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.

A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.

The Division of Child and Family Services requires this position to be subject to on-call.

Licensure or provisional licensure by the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers as a Social Worker, Clinical Social Worker, Independent Social Worker, or Associate in Social Work is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of employment.

Additional Position Criteria

This position is located in Winnemucca, Nevada.

The Examination

Application Evaluation Exam

The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.


For more information about state employment, visit the following:

Division of Human Resource Management: http://hr.nv.gov

Public Employees Retirement System: http://www.nvpers.org

Public Employees Benefits Program: http://pebp.state.nv.us

More Benefits Information: http://nvjobs.nv.gov/Applicants/EB


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Direct Inquiries or Correspondence to:

Division of Human Resource Management Northern Nevada 209 East Musser Street, Room 101 Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868

Division of Human Resource Management Southern Nevada 555 East Washington Avenue, Suite 1400 Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868

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