Social Worker - Community Corrections

  • City and County of Denver
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time CORRECTIONS Human and Social Services

Job Description

About Our Job

City Employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All persons offered a position will be required to provide valid proof of vaccination prior to starting employment.

This position will be located at 10500 E Smith Road. Interested applicants must be willing to work in a secure setting and available to work non-traditional shifts and workdays.

Successful candidates must complete and pass a background investigation that encompasses the applicant's employment and criminal history.

The Enhancing Motivation By Achieving Reshaped Cognition (EMBARC) program utilizes the Cognitive Behavioral Interventions - A Comprehensive Curriculum (CBI-CC) treatment model. This research-informed treatment program uses strategies and techniques to work with high risk adult male clients. The goal of the EMBARC program is to teach clients practical skills and tools needed to be successful upon reentry into the community. Emphasis is placed on treatment that specifically addresses social learning using skill-building activities to assist with cognitive, social, emotional and coping skill development.

Job responsibilities will include:
  • Performs case management activities involving less complex problems/cases, assesses individual and family needs, develops appropriate service and/or treatment plan, and provides counseling, referral, and placement services.
  • Conducts initial needs assessment, ascertains nature and extent of complaint and severity of problems, and interviews defined clients and/or family members to elicit information to determine client's/family's medical, employment, economic, educational, and emotional history.
  • Evaluates client's needs, interest, motivation, and pattern of responsibility, reviews case records for client and family profiles, socio-economic history, previous treatment and services experience, and/or special problems and needs, and reviews and discusses case, problems, prognosis, behavior patterns, and needed services with a supervisor or other senior level staff.
  • Develops and implements a treatment plan that provides a variety of social services and referrals to meet social, behavioral, medical, and/or psychological needs, recommends and refers clients to appropriate support agencies and programs, and provides continuous counseling and crisis intervention to achieve objectives.
  • Establishes, maintains, and coordinates services and activities with relevant community agencies, monitors and evaluations activities of agencies contracted to provide a variety of social services, and evaluates progress of placements and/or other services.
  • Represents the department in accordance with Volume 7 and city rules and regulations. Prepares case records, reports, and documents and compiles with state and federal standards in providing case notes, treatment plans, and evaluations.
  • By position, testifies in court as needed by providing expert testimony and preparing comprehensive reports that allow the court to make finding and recommendations that affect court-ordered treatment plans.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

About You

Our ideal candidate will have:
  • Have experience working in Community Corrections or with a Criminal Justice Involved Population
  • Strong computer skills
  • Knowledge of research and interviewing techniques sufficient to be able to determine what information is needed, secure and analyze desired information, and formulate logical recommendations
  • Consistent attention to detail and the ability to multi task
  • Commitment to working collaboratively within a team to ensure work is completed timely
  • Motivated to work with high risk/high need clients and ability to demonstrate a healthy working alliance with clients to assist them with behavior change and risk reduction

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:

Education requirement: Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Guidance and Counseling, or a related field.
Experience Requirement: One (1) year of experience as a professional social case work experience at the type and level of Social Case Worker.
Education/Experience Equivalency: No substitution of experience for education is permitted
License/Certifications: By position, requires a valid Driver's License at the time of application

About Everything Else

Job Profile
CA2686 Social Case Worker
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Position Type

Position Salary Range
$48,633.00 - $80,244.00

Starting Pay
Based on education and experience

Department of Safety

Assessment Requirement
Social Case Worker

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Job Address

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