Job Description

Overall Job Objective

What Success Looks Like In This Job

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Our ideal candidate for this position is professional, caring and ensures the safety and well being of children and families in the community by effectively assessing and assisting these children and families with agency or outside community resources, as well as provided mandatory on-call coverage on the weekends, for a total of 24 hours of on-call coverage a month. 

Examples of Duties for Success

  • Investigates reports of child abuse and neglect.
  • Assesses families' needs, including issues/concerns of domestic violence, substance abuse, child abuse, child neglect, unmet medical/educational needs, mental health issues, environmental conditions, and caretaker's capacity to parent, provide for, and protect children.
  • Develops individual case plans and reports. Maintains case records according to Federal, State, and County requirements.
  • Collaborates with community agencies such as schools, mental health systems, probation, diversion, the medical community, police agencies, substance abuse treatment providers, and extended family members to provide coordinated services to families.
  • Works with treatment providers to monitor family progress in addressing abuse/neglect issues.
  • Writes court reports, attends legal hearings, testifies for department, consults with attorneys regarding legal aspects of cases.
  • Works Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and provides on-call coverage from home- on weekends - covering a total of 24 hours of on-call shifts per month. On-Call coverage is paid a flat salary rate per 6-hour shift. 
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Basic computer skills and the ability to research the internet to obtain specific information.
  • Knowledge of child development milestones.
  • Ability to keep and maintain accurate records.
  • Ability to establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Ability to establish, maintain, and foster cooperative working relationships with team members and agency staff members.
  • Ability to think proactively, analyze complex situations, formulate plans and make decisions as needed.
  • Strong active listening skills.
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas verbally and in written form in a manner that fosters clarity and understanding.
  • Skilled in negotiation and able to work towards resolution of differences in an objective manner.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Ability to set priorities which accurately reflect the relative importance of job responsibilities.
  • Ability to incorporate the cultural needs and practices of the family into all aspects of your work.
  • Skilled in use of Microsoft Office Products such as Word, Power Point, Excel & Publisher to prepare reports and other products along with knowledge, ability to learn and actively utilize other computer programs and databases which include, but are not limited to: Trails, Sharepoint, Mango, etc.
  • Possess knowledge/awareness of child welfare practice, state regulations, county policies and child protection services, especially as related to adoption assistance, and continue to participate in ongoing training as needed, recommended or requested.
  • Ability to work in potentially unsafe situations, effectively manage stress, utilize active listening skills and problem solve.
  • Interact professionally and appropriately at all times with agency staff and all outside organizations, programs, and agencies.
  • Ability to adhere to the Adams County Cultural Norms and Values.

Qualifications for Success

  • Experience: Two (2) years of full time professional social casework experience, acquired after the degree in a public or private social services agency, in an area appropriate to the position.
  • Education & Training:
    • Bachelor's degree in one of the human behavioral science fields.
    • An MSW may substitute for all of the required experience.
    • Proof of education, (degree or transcripts), and license (if candidate has received one) are required.
  •  License or Certificate:
    • Colorado Child Welfare Caseworker certification required, and must be completed within 3 months of employment, through the Colorado Training Academy (State Child Welfare). Certification through another State will require proof of completion, and may substitute for all or part of the training required by Colorado.
    • Possession of a Colorado Driver's License and proof of automotive insurance.
  • Background Check: Must pass a criminal background check.

More Qualifications for Success

  • Other:
    • Ability to work in a standard office environment.
    • Ability to utilize personal vehicle or other mode of transportation to make visits to client's homes, travel to court and other public facilities in all types of weather.
    • Ability to lift and carry (1-50 lbs.) infants and small children in the care and custody of the County, as well as the ability to carry large case files.
    • Ability to conduct home visits in unknown and uncontrolled settings which may include animals, feces, airborne contaminants, gang members, weapons, and other environmental hazards.

Application Instructions

Please apply for this position by following the link provided below. A new window will open on your screen and you will be directed to the Adams County Government employment website. From there, please follow the application directions provided. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO SAY YOU SAW THE AD ON JOBING.COM!

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