Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary $2,309.00 - $4,453.00 gross per month
  • Baton Rouge


Supplemental Information

Job # 121667SSA1/211619EBRCWSS

This job announcement is for theEBR Child Welfare/Adoptions Unit, located in the EBR Child Welfare Office, Baton Rouge, LA.

Consideration may be given to applicants who possess professional level social work experience.

This vacancy may be filled as a probational appointment or a job appointment that may last up to 48 months.

Job appointment may convert to probational appointments. Also, it may be filled as a detail to special duty and promoted within 12 months.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. You must include all relevant education and experience on your official State application.

Applicants who possess a Bachelor's and/or Master's degree and who are using this degree to qualify for this job must either attach the transcript when applying for this position or be prepared to submit an official transcript before any final job offer will be made.

As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as aSocial Services Analyst1 or 2depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant(s).The maximum salary for theSocial Services Analyst2is $57,179.Please refer to the 'Job Specifications' tab located at the top of the LA Careers 'Current Job Opportunities' page of the Civil Service website for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualifications and job concepts for each level.

Applicants must have Civil Service test scores for 8100-Professional Level Exam in order to be considered for this vacancy unless exempted by Civil Service rule or policy. If you do not have a score prior to applying to this posting, it may result in your application not being considered.

Applicants without current test scores can apply to take the test here.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.

DCFS is an "Equal Opportunity Employer" and Louisiana is a "State as a Model Employer for People with Disabilities"

For further information about this vacancy, you may contact:
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A baccalaureate degree.

Six years of full-time work experience in any field may be substituted for the required baccalaureate degree.

Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine work experience and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree as follows:

A maximum of 120 semester hours may be combined with experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.

30 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
60 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for two years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
90 to 119 semester hours credit will substitute for three years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
120 or more semester hours credit will substitute for four years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.

College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for a maximum of four years full-time work experience towards the baccalaureate degree. Candidates with 120 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least two years of full-time work experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.

Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

An applicant may be required to possess a valid Louisiana driver's license at time of appointment.

Willingness and ability to handle and carry firearms.
Job Concepts
To assess, evaluate, and provide social services that are administered by the Department of Children and Family Services.


Close from a higher level supervisory or managerial position.


Department of Children and Family Services.

Differs from the Social Services Analyst 2 by the presence of less independence and complexity of work.

Examples of Work

Under close supervision, the entry level Social Services Analyst learns to perform the following duties:

Interprets and applies complex federal, state and local laws and regulations, program directives, and agency policies and procedures.

Interviews clients/applicants to obtain information, assess employment and educational history, work abilities, and training interests in order to determine the support services needed.

Serves as case manager for assigned caseload by recording findings, recommendations and services provided; completes case record forms and any necessary correspondence in connection with assigned cases.

Explains program to applicants and discusses its rules and procedures, assesses clients' willingness and ability to comply with program mandates, identifies barriers to participation, and selects resources to eliminate barriers.

Monitors program participation to determine compliance and takes appropriate action to ensure that participants fulfill program obligations.

May assist with representing the agency on client appeals and appeal hearings by compiling the Summary of Evidence and other agency documentation.

Performs investigative and enforcement function of child support cases in the areas of intake services, absent parent location, collection of payments, and probation services regarding criminal neglect of family cases.

Assesses financial resources to determine an absent parent's ability to provide support.

Monitors all support payment activity on assigned cases and follows up on delinquent payments.

Prepares and submits appropriate documents for court proceedings and serves as court liaison for the agency in coordination of docket scheduling, affidavit completion, case testimony, judicial reviews, etc

Makes field contact which includes probation supervision, serving of notices, orders, subpoenas, and writs.

May issue warrants and makes arrests.

Adjudicates disability claims filed under the Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income Program.

Reviews disability applications to determine appropriate sources of medical, psychological, vocational, and social information to document the claimant's disability or non-disability.

Confers with medical professionals on determination of disability and need for medical appliances.

Prepares an assessment to determine the claimant's ability to function by applying a multiple step sequential evaluation process to identify the claimant's capability to perform work activity.

Conducts Claimant Conferences to fully explain the disability process to claimant.

Assesses program eligibility for children placed in the care and/or custody of the Department of Children and Family Services, special needs children who have been adopted and are receiving subsidies, and certain juveniles who are in the custody of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections.

Reviews court orders and other documents to assure that reasonable efforts were made to prevent children from coming into state custody.

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