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HUMAN SERVICE SPECIALIST II

PARENT EDUCATION COORDINATOR

Recruitment #19-001513-0003

Introduction

THIS POSITION IS LIMITED TO CURRENT EMPLOYEES AT THE TALBOT COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES.  THIS IS A 32 HOUR PER WEEK POSITION.

GRADE

13

LOCATION OF POSITION

DHS/TALBOT COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

301 BAY STREET

EASTON, MD 21601

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to coordinate all necessary aspects of the Nurturing Program including recruitment, program development and implementation, and statistical program compliance. Assist with outreach to existing parenting programs, review on-going needs and communicate those needs to planning groups in Talbot County in order to promote healthy family functioning.

POSITION DUTIES

Assist with administration of the program by coordinating parent education groups, enlisting the support of schools, public and community agencies; provide ongoing assessment of parental education trends in Talbot County. Consult and collaborate with local community agencies in order to recruit potential families to the program. Provide list of resources and services available in the community for parents and their families. Recruit facilitators.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: One year of experience in the administration of a human services program or experience conducting studies and analyses of programs, procedures, practices and organizations.

Notes:

1. Additional professional or technical experience in the administration of a human services program or experience conducting studies and analyses of programs, procedures, practices and organizations may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Applicants may substitute education at the graduate level at an accredited college or university in a human services related field at the rate of 30 semester hours per year for the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Administrative Officer classification or Administrative Office specialty codes in the General, Administrative, Clerical and Office Services field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

1. One year of experience working with family and children programs at a local Department of Social Services.

2. One year of experience collaborating with community partners to develop programs.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

Limited to current employees at the Talbot County Department of Social Services.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position.  You may be asked to complete a supplemental questionnaire.  The supplemental questionnaire may be used as part of the rating process.  Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service is required prior to hire.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to, Department of Human Services, Examination Services Unit, 311 W. Saratoga Street, Room 135, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.

All mailed documents must include the applicant's name and the job number and must be received by 5 P.M. on the closing date. Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the application.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload. If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-0882. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

If you have any questions concerning the recruitment process for this position, please call 410-767-7414.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

People with disabilities and bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.