Washington State DSHS Social Service Specialist in Seattle, Washington


We are looking for a highly motivated Social Service Specialist to join our Home and Community Services team in Seattle!

At the specialist level you'll independently provide intensive and expert services to a high risk population. This population is in need of the full range of our programs and services.


Some of what you'll be doing:

  • Conduct comprehensive assessments and reassessments at client's current living situation
  • Develop initial and continuing care plans which support allowing clients to remain in or return to the community from nursing facilities, hospitals, or other care settings
  • Provide client advocacy, as well as consultation, networking, family support and crisis intervention
  • Authorize, deny, or terminate appropriate program services
  • Record and document case activity and complete forms Qualifications

Here's what we're looking for:

One year as a Social Service Specialist 2 or 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 master's degree in social services, human services, behavioral sciences, or an allied field, that included a practicum, will substitute for two years of the paid social service experience. AND One year assessing risk to vulnerable adults or children.

Questions? Contact Patti Palmer

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 1-800-833-6384.

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Job Number: 2016-10023 YW80

Department: Dept. of Social and Health Services

Closing: 11/16/2016 11:59 PM Pacific

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: King County - Seattle - S. Seattle, WA