|Human Services||Full-Time||$49,582.00 - $55,092.00 Annually||Continuous|
Jefferson County Human Services' Caseworkers provide Child Welfare services using Partnering for Safety techniques to engage families. This job bulletin will focus on two specialized areas within the Children, Youth, and Families Division: Intake Caseworker and Permanency Caseworker.
Intake Caseworker: Work involves assessing allegations of abuse/neglect and referring clients to appropriate services. Extensive case documentation is required, which includes preparing court reports and social histories. Employee must have family engagement skills in mitigating risk and enhancing safety that will be used in both the office, client homes, and in the community. Must have the ability to advocate for families and children, testify in court and de-escalate potentially volatile situations. Work also involves collaboration with law enforcement, schools, medical personnel, mental health agencies, the courts and providers caring for children
Permanency Caseworker: Work involves direct casework specializing in child protection, family and adolescent crisis response, delinquency and parent/child conflict, emancipation planning and facilitating adoptions. Employee must have family engagement skills to work with families in mitigating risk and enhancing safety that will be used in both the office, client homes, and in the community. Extensive case documentation is required, which includes preparing court reports and social histories. As well as, coordinating resources and collaborating with service providers, courts, the community, schools, and assessment centers.
Requires unscheduled evening and weekend work.
Please note that supplemental questions requiring a written response will serve as a writing sample.
|Bachelors or masters degree in human behavioral science field and a minimum of one year of applicable full-time professional and casework experience after degree OR a Master's of Social Work. Bilingual in Spanish is a plus.
Transcripts will be required at time of interview.
|A career with Jefferson County Government offers the best candidates career growth and a diverse workforce. More than a paycheck, your job enriches the lives of the citizens of Jefferson County. Jefferson County offers great benefits, plentiful holidays, and now is a major stop along RTD's new Light Rail West Line.
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