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Arizona Department of Child Safety
A New Beginning for Arizona's Children
DCS PROGRAM SPECIALIST - TDM FACILITATOR
Northern Region
2500 E. Cooley St.
Show Low, AZ 85901
www.dcs.az.gov
JOB SUMMARY:
This position is responsible for conducting Team Decision Making (TDM) meetings on a full-time basis.
JOB DUTIES:
Conducts TDM meetings on a full-time basis
Facilitates time-limited, outcome-focused meetings which include youth, family, extended family, caregivers, community representatives, service providers and agency staff
Guides meeting participants through discussion of concerns, identification of strengths, and development of ideas to reach consensus regarding the least restrictive, best possible placement-related decision while in care and post care
Gives assistance and support to family members, assigned social worker and others
Records details accurately, sharing a written summary at the conclusion of every meeting with participants
Provides timely documentation of meetings, using automated database and participate in regular self-evaluation of the TDM process
Provides regular feedback and advocate for system improvements that support best practice and policy development
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):
Knowledge of:
Group processes and ability to respectfully lead diverse and multi-cultural groups toward resolution in an emotionally charged environment
Traditional and non-traditional services
Child welfare programs
Agency policies, laws, and best practice principles in child welfare
Skill in:
Verbal and written communication
Establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships
Assessing risk, safety planning, and case planning with the goal of providing protection and safety, preserving families and promoting timely permanency
Negotiation, collaboration and conflict management
Strengths-based, solution-focused and family-centered practice
Ability to:
Demonstrate commitment to agency's mission, values and core belief
Interpret and apply agency policies, procedures, rules and regulations
Establish and maintain effective working relations with individuals, groups, and representatives of other organizations
Explain to participants, decision making tools, agency policies, laws, court process, etc.
Model professional interactions, provide leadership and guidance, and share constructive feedback to ensure continual quality improvement
SPECIAL SELECTION FACTOR(S):
Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver's license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.)
Employees may be required to use their own transportation as well as maintaining valid motor vehicle insurance and current Arizona vehicle registration; however, mileage will be reimbursed
Must be able to secure and maintain clearance from the DCS Central Registry
Must be able to secure and maintain an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card
PREFERRED QUALIFICATION(S):
Master's or Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university and three (3) years of DCS Specialist experience
PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:
All newly hired employees are subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification Program
BENEFITS:
We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
Sick leave
Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
Health and dental insurance
Retirement plan
Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance
RETIREMENT:
Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).
Enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-255-2903. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


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