State of Washington Classified Job Specification
SOCIAL & HEALTH PROGRAM CONSULTANT 3
Within the social service system, these positions serve as a designated lead worker, directing and monitoring the activities of a team comprised of professional level social service staff, other professional staff, families, and the community in providing guidance to families that are at risk of dependency and/or serving clients with severe and intense social service needs. These positions also develop, administer, and/or monitor social, financial, or health services programs or the program policies and procedures used by staff or vendors.
Plans, develops, and implements resource development projects that address the client’s needs;
Provides consultation to management staff on the future resource needs of the region and the development of policies and procedures;
Coordinates the development of multiyear plan to address future resources for the community;
Provides consultation for social service staff involved in the implementation of services;
Serves as consultant for Quality Assurance for all social service staff.
There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.
One year of experience as a Social and Health Program Consultant 2, Social Service Specialist 3 (formerly Social Worker 3), or Financial Services Specialist 4 or above.
Two years experience as a WorkFirst Program Specialist or equivalent work experience with automated eligibility systems.
A Master’s degree or higher in Social Work, a health or social science, public administration or a related field, and three years of professional experience in planning, administering, developing, or delivering social, financial, health, or chemical dependency treatment services programs.
A Bachelor’s degree in social work, a health or social science, public administration or a related field; and four years of professional experience in planning, administering, developing, or delivering social, financial, or health services programs.
Additional qualifying experience will substitute, year for year, for the required education, except for the Social Work degree.
Additional qualifying education will substitute, year for year, for the required experience.Note: A degree in Social Work must be from an educational program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
Class Specification History
New class adopted March 14, 2003.
Revise class. Revises title (formerly Social and Health Program Manager 3), definition; adopted March 9, 2007.
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 32383); adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.
Revises desirable qualifications, effective December 23, 2011.
Revised definition; adopted August 8, 2013, effective August 9, 2013.
Base range salary adjustment adopted 6/30/2017, effective 7/1/2017.
Base range salary adjustment adopted 5/17/2018, effective 7/1/2018.