Children, Youth & Family Services Social Caseworker I/II/III - Practice - El Paso County, CO

Posted:
September 3, 2019

Agency:
El Paso County,CO

Title:
Children, Youth & Family Services Social Caseworker I/II/III - Practice

Description:

Essential Job Functions

***$1,477.76 Bi-Weekly / Depends on Qualifications***
Works to preserve and/or rehabilitate families while protecting children's physical, emotional, and mental well-being through child protection, adolescent services, placements, and/or permanency plans. Coordinates the practice and is responsible for primary-decision making of child protection practices including, but not limited to safety, permanency, and well-being. 

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  • Interviews clients and develops appropriate treatment plans; initiates home studies and provides intensive casework services to families and children; investigates allegations of child abuse and assesses imminent danger for children; makes referrals to community resources and collateral contacts.
  • Monitors clients' progress and ensures that needed services are being provided, that treatment plans are being followed through in a timely manner, and determines the appropriateness of the placement and services provided.
  • Provides crisis management and coordinates support services for clients to resolve problems and conflicts.
  • Acts as a liaison for the DHS and consults with other caseworkers and community professionals on case situations, treatment/case plans, issues, and problems.
  • Attends and testifies in court hearings and mediations; completes appropriate paperwork, documentation, petitions, reports, reviews, etc. for court hearings; monitors clients' compliance with court orders; serves temporary custody notices and petitions the court for verbal orders.
  • Prepares for and participates in meetings and staffings.
  • Addresses child safety issues in the home to mitigate safety concerns; ensures that children in the department's custody or supervision receive necessary interventions.
  • Documents all contacts and ensures that all paperwork and documentation are accurately completed and filed; completes necessary case information reports, inputs updates into database.
  • Arranges and provides transportation for clients to appointments, therapy, school, court hearings, pre-placement visits, etc.
  • Ensures compliance with Federal, State and County laws, outcome measures, rules and regulations; reviews cases to ensure case plans are developed and implemented.
  • Facilitates meetings as needed (Caseworker II & III)
  • Performs other duties as required.

 

Qualifications

 

  • To qualify for a Caseworker II:
    • One (1) year of professional caseworker/case management experience acquired after the degree in a public or private social services agency required.
    • Master's degree in one of the human behavioral science fields or a BSW degree from a college or university either accepted into candidacy for accreditation or accredited by the Council on Social Work Education may substitute for the one (1) year of required experience.
    • Working knowledge of casework practices, procedures, and guidelines.
  • To qualify for a Caseworker III:
    • Two (2) years of professional caseworker/case management experience acquired after the degree in a public or private social services agency required.
    • Master's degree in one of the human behavioral science fields or a BSW degree from a college or university either accepted into candidacy for accreditation or accredited by the Council on Social Work may substitute for one (1) year of the required experience.
    • MSW degree from a college or university either accepted into candidacy for accreditation or accredited by the Council on Social Work may substitute for the two (2) years of required experience.
    • Working knowledge of casework practices, procedures, and guidelines.
  • To qualify for a Caseworker at any level:
    • Bachelor's degree in one of the human behavioral science fields required for all levels.
    • Ability to communicate and work effectively with co-workers, clients, other agencies, community professionals, the courts, and the public.
    • Ability to efficiently plan, schedule, and organize.
    • Ability to assess situations and make prudent and appropriate decisions; ability to apply conflict resolution and problem solving skills.
    • Ability to accurately and efficiently complete paperwork, reports, and documentation.
    • Ability to work independently as appropriate.
    • Ability to use standard office equipment to include computer, fax machine, copier, and telephone.
    • Maintain regular and punctual attendance.
    • Must pass conditional post offer background investigation, physical examination, drug screen and motor vehicle record check. College transcripts required prior to date of hire.

 

Licenses/Certificates

 

  • Colorado State Child Welfare Caseworker Certification or the ability to successfully complete and pass initial examination within ninety (90) days of employment.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado Driver's License.

 

Work Conditions

Work is performed in an office environment, client's homes, schools, jails, and court; must be able to climb stairs in or outside of these environments and able to walk up and down driveways and sidewalks. May be exposed to hostile family situations/ individuals, and unsanitary and hazardous conditions. Occasional lifting of files, supplies, children: exerting 20 lbs - 50 lbs occasionally; 10 lbs - 25 lbs frequently, or up to 10 lbs constantly.

This job announcement is not intended to be inclusive of all functions, responsibilities and qualifications associated with the position, however, representative of the essential job functions and typical criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the position.
 
APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.elpasoco.com     For inquiries please call: 719-520-7401.
 
Each applicant is considered only for the current vacancy indicated on your application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to monitor any future openings and to submit a separate application for each position. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Any new employee and rehires must provide documentation of authorization to work as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (PL99-603).              
 
EL PASO COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
 

 

Full-Time employees are eligible for health insurance benefits that include: Medical; Dental; Vision; Life Insurance; Retirement.

 

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Please select your highest level of education.
  • Bachelor's degree in one of the human behavioral science fields
  • Bachelor's degree - other
  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
  • Master's degree in one of the human behavioral science fields
  • Master's degree - other
  • Master's of Social Work (MSW)
  • Not Applicable
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How many years of professional caseworker/case management experience (acquired after the degree) in a public or private social services agency do you have?
  • Less than one (1) year
  • One (1) year
  • Two (2) years
  • Three (3) + years
  • Not Applicable

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Closing Date / Removed from Database Date
September 30, 2019

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