Child and Family Services Specialist – Fremont, NE Job at Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services – 3.7 Columbus, NE


Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of children and families across Nebraska? The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is hiring outstanding individuals to join our team!

  • Trainees are hired at $15.861 per hour and after successful completion of initial training are promoted to $18.600 per hour.
  • Work schedule: Monday – Friday – 8am – 5pm; after hours and on call required.

In this position, you will serve as a case manager for families referred to the Department of Health and Human Services. As a Child and Family Services Specialist, you will:

  • Investigate allegations of abuse/neglect, visit homes, conduct safety assessments, establish safety plans, and initiate court interventions.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate treatment plans, authorize, coordinate, and provide family services.
  • Prepare cases with appropriate legal staff and testify in court.
  • Develop community resources; work with schools, law enforcement, and mental health providers; inform the public of protection and safety services.
  • Perform crisis intervention.
  • Prepare documentation, correspondence, and court reports. Casework may be with children/juveniles who have been adjudicated as delinquent or status offenders. Promotion to Child & Family Services Specialist will occur after successful completion of required classroom and on-the-job training programs.

REQUIREMENTS: A Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, sociology, counseling, human development, mental health care, education, criminal justice or other closely related area. Consideration will be given to applicants who will receive a Bachelor’s degree within 90 days of the open position closing date.

OTHER: Valid driver’s license or the ability to provide independent authorized transportation. Mandatory Attendance Required for Classroom and on the job training consisting of 14 weeks which may require travel to alternate training sites.

Who We Are: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services is a state agency that, “Helps People Live Better Lives” every day encompassing our several divisions. DHHS State of Nebraska values our employees as well as a supportive environment that strives to promote Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. We recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job qualifications and at all levels without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or genetics

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $15.86 – $18.00 per hour


  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance



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Benefit Conditions:

  • Only full-time employees eligible

Work Remotely:

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

Work Location: One location

About the Company

Company: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services – 3.7

Company Location:  Columbus, NE

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