Job Description

Overall Job Objective

What Success Looks Like In This Job

A temporary Social Caseworker III will assist caseworkers with case documentation, treatment planning, making referrals for services, communication with clients and collaterals, supervising parent child visitation and conducting home visits.  The work of a temporary Social Caseworker III will be overseen by a Unit supervisor or Manager and ongoing coaching will be made available.

Examples of Duties for Success

 

  • Provides case-specific documentation including development of family service plans, TRAILS entries of ROC notes and other documentation, placement paperwork, service referrals, visitation supervision, and other related tasks. 
  • Provides face-to-face contact with clients as required by regulatory standards and agency policy; communicates with collaterals; and may attend case-specific staffings. Assist caseworkers to ensure that client charts are up-to-date and accurate. 
  • Supervises visits for clients on caseload, when no other resources are available and/or when appropriate.
  • Participates in scheduled supervision. 
  • Provides customer service through timely response to phone calls, e-mails, letters, and other communication. Provides direct problem-solving with clients and collaterals in a professional and courteous manner. 
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as required.

Qualifications for Success

  • Knowledge of human behavior, family systems, and effective client engagement and change skills. Practice focus that is child-centered, family-focused and community based. 
  • Child welfare knowledge including healthy child development, understanding of the dynamics and effects of abuse and neglect, as well as experience working with children and youth ages 0-18. 
  • Skill to effectively collaborate with a variety of clients, collaterals, and internal/external personnel from varied backgrounds and disciplines. 
  • Ability to effectively partner with others to solve problems and concerns, including conflict resolution with upset clients. 
  • Ability to type, utilize computers, and computer programs required to ensure effective entry of information into statewide client information system (TRAILS), as well as to complete referrals through agency Records Management and other computer based systems. 
  • Knowledge of Case Management/Care Coordination 
  • Ability to identify key areas that need to be addressed to effect change, based on issues presented at the time of case open, and to utilize this information to develop strength-based, realistic, measurable client treatment plans. 
  • Ability to perform Motivational Interviewing or other client-focused interviewing skills (or willingness to learn) required. 
  • Ability to work independently, multitask, and respond to crises in a calm manner. 
  • Understanding of the important interface of culture and family systems, and ability to work with people from diverse cultural backgrounds is key. 
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. 
  • Ability to establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

More Qualifications for Success

  • Experience: Three months experience as a social work intern in a child welfare agency
  • 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 
    • Possession of a Colorado Driver's License and proof of automotive insurance. 
  • Background Check: Must pass a criminal background check.

Application Instructions

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