City and County of Denver Denver, Colorado, United States
Sep 10, 2020Full Time
About Our Job This posting will accept applications until September 27th. Please apply as soon as possible. About Denver Human Services Denver Human Services provides support to one in three Denver residents. We envision a healthy community where people are connected, supported, safe, and well. Our services include food, cash and medical benefits, child support and veteran services, child welfare and adult protection, work opportunities, and more. If you are committed to supporting the health and strength of the community and want to be a part of an engaged workplace, we'd love to work with you! About Protection & Prevention Denver Human Services works to protect Denver's children, youth, adults, and elders by providing services and advocacy while promoting family stability, respecting diversity, and working to create and strengthen connections to community resources. We work to prevent abuse by providing education, resources, and support to parents, families, and community organizations. Denver Human Services is seeking a dedicated and experienced Lead Social Case Worker to serve on the Intake team and within the Denver Public School system. In this role, you will be investigating new allegations of abuse/neglect of children ages 0-18, contact families and conduct interviews on behalf of the child, maintain professional contacts with consultants of Denver Public Schools, and communicate with law enforcement representatives. You will also have the responsibility of working succinctly with surrounding elementary, middle, and high school staff and families in need of financial assistance, therapy, or community resource services. As a Lead Social Case Worker, you will be a lead on a team of Social Case Workers and actively participate in leadership, supervision and development. You should be a strong team player and possess good decision-making skills and the ability to effectively handle conflicts. The Lead Social Case Worker will perform permanently assigned lead work over professional social case workers, assist with Social Case Worker Supervisor establish unit goals, plans, and specific unit functions. You will provide intensive social case work services including case management, counseling, referral, placement, and assessment/evaluation. Overall, the Lead Social Case Worker will: Create and implement a training and development plan for workers at all levels that encourages professional growth and commitment to excellence Create and implement a system that helps staff manage workload at a high volume and fast pace Obtain and maintain supervisory certification and participate in training the Social Case Worker staff Maintain current supervisory certification and participate in training the Social Case Worker staff Demonstrate critical decision-making skills with their staff and section Assist Social Case Worker Supervisors and perform supervisory roles in their absence Demonstrate competencies and critical decision-making skills when working with intake assessments, ongoing cases, and youth cases Lead by example and set a precedent for Social Case Workers Attend voices meetings and court hearings with Social Case Workers when needed NOTE: Please attach your unofficial transcripts and list of references to your application in the required attachment section. About You Our ideal candidate has/is: Certified by the Colorado Child Welfare Academy Extensive experience with Intake in a County level Child Welfare environment Experience working in the public school system Strong self-starter and organizational skills A positive, professional, and proactive attitude We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications: Education: Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Guidance and Counseling, or a related field. Experience: Three (3) years of post-graduation professional social case work experience at the type and level of Social Case Worker. Equivalency: No substitution of experience for education is permitted. Additional appropriate education may be substituted for experience requirements. Licensure/Certification: A valid driver's license at the time of application About Everything Else Job Profile CA2694 Social Case Worker Lead To view the full job profile including position specifications, physical demands, and probationary period, click here . Position Type Unlimited Position Salary Range $58,433.00 - $93,493.00 Starting Pay Based on education and experience Agency Denver Human Services The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law. For information about right to work, click here for English or here for Spanish.