CHILD WELFARE POLICY/SYSTEMS RESEARCH SPECIALIST – ID#221270

Oct 09 2021
Job Description

CHILD WELFARE POLICY/SYSTEMS RESEARCH SPECIALIST – ID#221270. 

 

William S. Richardson School of Law.  Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the William S. Richardson School of Law, located at the University of Hawai‘i (UH) in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. 

 

MONTHLY SALARY:  Salary commensurate with qualifications.  

 

DUTIES:  Responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of a new Child Welfare Information System (CCWIS) to support the Social Services Division (SSD), Child Welfare Services Branch (CWSB), and Adult Protective and Community Services Branch (APCSB).  Ensures case management and functional requirements are addressed. Researches and keeps abreast on child welfare and adult Federal and State laws, policies, and procedures.  Facilitates the translation of business needs and rules (e.g., Hawai‘i State laws) into functional requirements, and develops user requirements and functional specifications that are utilized by Comprehensive CCWIS vendors and systems analysts who design the computer logic. Interfaces and collaborates with required agencies, stakeholders, and external partners to facilitate electronic sharing of data through Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Ensures compliance with CCWIS regulations. Consults with Child Welfare and Adult Protective Services Administrators, supervisors, and front-line users in the planning, analysis, design, and development of new systems and enhancements to existing systems. Researches alternative CCWIS solutions available or implemented in other States and initiates discussions for implanting solutions in Hawai‘i.  Drafts and presents progress reports to internal and external stakeholders.  Assists and supports data quality work, including collaborations with internal and external staff, monitoring of data quality plan, data cleaning, data validation, and data migration work. Assists with change and communication management in preparing and keeping staff informed of changes and project progress.

 

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING:  Doctor of Law (Juris Doctor) Degree from an accredited college or university. (Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Social Work or a related human services field and at least one (1) year of related experience may substitute for a Doctor of Law degree.). EXPERIENCE:  At least three (3) years of experience in the field of child welfare or adult protective services assessment and case management or related human services experiences.  ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS:  Knowledge of Federal and Hawai‘i’s child welfare laws, and administrative rules, policies, procedures, and issues. Knowledge of business processes and information flow analysis. Knowledge of documentation practices, requirements, analysis, principles, and methods as well as project management principles and methods. Knowledge of the objectives and policies of Hawai‘i Child Welfare Services and Adult Protective and Community Services Programs, or related regulations, policies, and procedures.  Must be well organized.  Ability to work in a fast-paced environment without intensive supervision.  Must be flexible with changing aspects and needs of job while meeting multiple frequent deadlines that may be determined on short notice.  Ability to work effectively as part of a team, collaborate with diverse user groups, cultures, and personalities. Ability to write clearly, including the ability to analyze documents and draft documents and legal research requiring minimal supervisory review and editing. Highly organized individual. Proficiency with the Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Must possess excellent project and time management skills, and public speaking skills. Ability to communicate with users who are unfamiliar with data processing and translate their needs into automated office systems requirements.  Ability to prepare clear, concise, and accurate documentation, work progress reports, and other written materials, and ability to effectively present functional information. Ability to set priorities that accurately reflect the relative importance of Social Services Division goals and objectives; and meet project deadlines. Ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships. POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS:  As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawai‘i's and/or business entity's policies and procedures.  Violation of RCUH's, UH's, or business entity's policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.).  

 

SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS:  Demonstrated ability to work effectively with parents, children, and other adults who are involved with or are at risk of becoming involved with child welfare and adult protective systems. 

 

INQUIRIES:  Faye Kimura 382-7976 (Oahu). 

 

Please apply directly on the RCUH website to be considered for the position.

 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to www.rcuh.com and click on “Job Postings.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Supervisory References, 4) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawai‘i Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to [email protected] If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344 or (808)956-0872. 

 

CLOSING DATE:  November 2, 2021. 

 

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Equal Opportunities Employer – Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran.