Children, Youth & Family Services Social Caseworker II/III - Support & Services
***This position requires working evenings and weekends***
***Salary to be commensurate with qualifications***
Social Caseworker II - Support & Services:
Salary Range: $43,100 - $62,460 annually
Typical Hiring Range: $43,100.20 - $45,255.34 annually
Social Caseworker III - Support & Services:
Salary Range: $43,100 - $62,460 annually
Typical Hiring Range: $46,428.46 - $48,749.74 annually
Coordinates services and secondary service decisions in support of the Support & Services Unit within the Children, Youth & Family Services Division of the El Paso County Department of Human Services (DHS) to assist in preserving families; refers pertinent information to Support & Services Unit as needed. This position is part of the Children, Youth & Family Services (CYFS) Social Caseworker - Support & Services career progression series, which includes CYFS Social Caseworker II - Support & Services and CYFS Social Caseworker III - Support & Services. An employee is eligible to advance to the next position within the series when the employee has met the criteria for advancement as notated within the job description and has received a recommendation from the Hiring Authority.
- Interviews clients, coordinates and participates in home studies and provides services to families and children; reports imminent danger for children; makes referrals to community resources.
- Reports clients' progress and provides service recommendation and referrals; provides necessary information to the Support & Services Unit regarding placement and services provided.
- Provides crisis management and coordinates support services for clients to resolve problems and conflicts.
- Attends and testifies in court hearings and mediations as needed; completes appropriate paperwork, documentation, reports, reviews, etc. for court hearings.
- Prepares for and participates in meetings and staffings.
- 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.
- Collects and reports statistics and data on unit and outcomes and performances.
- Facilitates meetings as needed.
- Performs other duties as required.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a major in a human behavior science field required as stated in Volume 7 Section 7.603.1 (D) 2 to include a degree with at least 30 semester or 45 quarter hours of coursework in development of human behavior, child development, family intervention techniques, diagnostic measures, or therapeutic techniques such as social work, psychology, sociology, guidance and counseling, and/or child development.
- To qualify for 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 a human behavioral science field or a Bachelor’s degree of social work (BSW) and successful completion of an approved field placement in a county department of human services may substitute for the one (1) year of required experience.
- To qualify for 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 a human behavioral science field or a Bachelor’s degree of social work (BSW) and successful completion of an approved field placement in a county department of human services 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.
- 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.
- Working knowledge of casework practices, procedures, and guidelines.
- 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, motor vehicle record check, drug screen, and physical examination. College transcripts required prior to date of hire.
- Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado Driver's License.
- Must obtain and maintain necessary certifications as applicable to position.
- Colorado State Child Welfare Caseworker Certification or the ability to successfully complete and pass initial examination within ninety (90) days of employment.
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