Job Description

Overall Job Objective

What Success Looks Like In This Job

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We are seeking a professional, caring candidate to ensure 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. Candidate will provide complex and therapeutic services requiring specialized training or, function as lead worker for unit of professional caseworkers.

 

Examples of Duties for Success

  • 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.
  • Provides complex specialized therapeutic treatment to clients according to unit function.
  • Provides services to clients requiring specialized training and knowledge.
  • 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.
  • Writes court reports, attends legal hearings, testifies for department, consults with attorneys regarding legal aspects of cases.
  • Functions as lead/specialist and provides assistance to staff on difficult/complex cases.
  • Determines working procedures for other employees, reassigns work to meet emergencies, instructs and/or trains coworkers, and participates on interview panels as needed.
  • Performs related work as required.

Qualifications for Success

  • Experience: Three (3) 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 and Training:
    • Bachelor's Degree in one of the human behavioral science fields.
    • An MSW may substitute for 2 years 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

Essential duties require the following physical abilities and work environment:

  • 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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