Associate Social Services Specialist

Full Time State of Missouri in other
  • Marshfield, MO, USA View on Map
  • Post Date: April 13, 2021
  • Salary: $32,214.00 - $32,214.00 / Annual
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  • Job Function Social Worker
  • Qualifications GED

Job Description

Job Location: There are openings in Hermitage, Buffalo and Marshfield, MO.

Are you driven to protect children? Do you work well in sensitive situations? The Department of Social Services – Children’s Division coordinates protective services involving neglected, abused or exploited children and assists families with foster care, parenting services and adoption needs. If you are passionate about keeping kids safe, please join our team!



Key Responsibilities include:

  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with partnering agencies who serve children and families
  • Assist families to attain and maintain stability through appropriate casework, home management or referral for more skilled counseling treatment
  • Interacts with law enforcement and juvenile officers, other public officials, and community organizations regarding family and children issues
  • Represent Children’s Division during court hearings and other meetings related to case work.
  • Respond to the needs of children in their homes and throughout the community, providing transportation, if needed
Desired Skills:


  • Ability to work a combination evening/weekend shift (with shift differential)
  • Excellent problem-solving and time management skills
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Availability to be in the “on call” rotation one weekend a month.
  • Ability to travel throughout the State of Missouri as needed





  • A Bachelor’s or higher level degree from an accredited college or university. A degree in Social Work or comparable human services field is preferred; however, applicants with an unrelated Bachelor’s degree, but possessing direct relevant experience and/or competencies may be allowed substitutions on a case-by-case basis, and possession of a valid vehicle operator’s license.



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The State of Missouri is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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