POSTING #: 062-16
TITLE: Bilingual FAMILY SERVICE SPECIALIST TRAINEE
LOCATION: Department of Children and Families (DCF)
Division of Child Protection and Permanency
DISTRIBUTION: STATE WIDE SALARY: $ 49,263.43
Locations: Positions located throughout all counties in New Jersey.
The Department of Children and Families has an immediate need for Bilingual Social Workers, also known as Family Service Specialist Trainee (FSST) Bilinguals.
The FSST Bilingual performs field and office work involving
collecting, analyzing and recording significant facts.
Responsibilities may include responding to child abuse/neglect referrals, responding to requests for child welfare services, in-home visits and arranging for residential or foster care placements. During the first 12 months, employees hired in the position of FSST Bilingual will attend a comprehensive in service training program, in addition to performing field and office casework duties.
EDUCATION: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
NOTE: Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or Master’s degree in Social Work is preferred. A Social Work related degree will be seriously considered.
SPECIAL SKILL: Applicants must be able to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in Spanish
and English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position. Applicants will be required to take an
examination to verify their ability to communicate effectively in both Spanish and English.
LICENSE: Appointees will be required to possess a driver’s license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.
New Jersey Department of Children and Families is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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