General Statement of Duties: Provides intake and/or
ongoing social casework to adults, children and/or families.
Assignments may fall under the following areas: Child Protection,
Adolescent Services, Adult Services, Foster Care/Retention,
Adoption, and Life Skills. Develop case plans to address specific
issues. Make referrals to other agencies, when
Supervision Received: Receives close supervision from
the unit supervisor, program manager and/or director in the
Supervision Exercised: None assigned.
Essential Functions: Any one position may not
include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include
all duties, which may be found in positions of this
allegations and safety risks of referral cases to include receiving
referrals, completing intake and assessment forms, and assessing
safety of home and/or need for out-of-home placement.
crisis intervention and on-going counseling as needed to assist
families in decision-making and problem resolution; act as advocate
client services and safety with other County departments,
professionals, and outside collateral agencies (i.e. law
enforcement, medical personnel, school staff, and foster care
a treatment or service plan to address risk and needs assessments,
establishes goals and objectives, and coordinates client services
and presents case information and documentation to the courts,
state review proceedings, and for communications with attorneys
and/or other professionals.
clients to outside state and community resources.
compliance or non-compliance; determines appropriate course of
handles emotionally charged people and situations, and deal with a
variety of types of human suffering.
and writes a variety of documentation, completes necessary forms,
and writes correspondence relevant to each case.
data entry and on-going case updates in the system as
timelines for data system entry and reports are consistently
and predictable attendance is required.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in
Social Work or a Human Behavioral Science field.
A minimum of one (1) year experience in human behavioral sciences
field. A minimum of two (2) years full time casework experience in
adult protective, child protective or juvenile services or in a
related field preferred.
Knowledge: Scope and application of laws and regulations
pertaining to physical abuse, sexual abuse, caregiver/self neglect,
child/adult welfare, and elderly or disabled adult services.
Principles, practices, and objectives as related to case
management, risk assessment, crisis intervention, and counseling.
Assess risk; develop treatment or service plans, and counsel family
and clients on methods of problem resolution. Maintain sensitive
and confidential information.
Skills: Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally
and in a variety of written formats. Must be able to interpret,
apply, explain and enforce all applicable laws, codes, regulations,
policies and procedures to a wide range of audiences and levels of
knowledge. Ability to assemble, organize and present statistical,
financial and technical information derived from a variety of
sources. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex and
technical documents including contracts, court documents, complex
management, and financial reports and respond to the most sensitive
inquiries or complaints. Ability to read, comprehend and translate
information relayed in written or graphic format. Must be able to
write policies, procedures, correspondences and other types of
documents. Must have the ability to write speeches, articles and
manuals and create presentations using original and innovative
techniques and styles. Must have the ability to make effective and
persuasive presentations on controversial or complex topics to top
management, public groups and organizations and/or board of
directors. Ability to prepare industry specific technical reports
and budgeting information. Ability to effectively communicate with
the public, federal, state and county officials, employees,
community agencies and the public.
Skills: Must possess the ability to establish and maintain
cooperative working relationships with fellow employees,
representatives of other agencies and organizations and members of
the community. Have strong customer service orientation and work
collaboratively within a team environment. Interact professionally
and diplomatically with County employees, other agencies and
organizations and members of the community and manage difficult or
emotional customer situations. Must have the skill to organize
workflow and accomplish established objectives. Possess the ability
to recognize when confidentiality is required and maintain strict
confidentiality. Must maintain appropriate professional boundaries
in relationships with customer/clients and the general
Skills: Must have the ability to work with basic mathematical
concepts such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
and apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and
proportions to practical situations.
Skills: Must be able make rational decisions through sound
logical and deductive processes and make sound judgments, decision
making, problem solving, while planning directing and monitoring
the work of the agency. Must be able to analyze problems, identify
alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions,
and recommend or implement best options in support of strategic
goals and objectives. Consider concrete and abstract variables.
Must have the ability to analyze, appraise and organize facts,
evidence and precedents concerned in difficult and complex cases
and present material in a clear and logical form, including oral
and written presentations, briefs, opinions, orders or decisions.
Must be able to successfully manage multiple projects and complete
work under pressure pursuant to deadlines.
Technology/Computer Skills: Must be able to effectively use
modern office technology and equipment, including computers,
calculators, telephone, copiers with scanning and faxing
capabilities. Must have fundamental experience with word
processing, database manipulation, spreadsheets, email, and the
knowledge to save and retrieve documents from a variety of
destinations and sources. Must be able to learn the software and
programs related to the position and the County.
Demands: The physical demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals
with disabilities to perform essential functions. While
performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly
required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to
sit and stand for long periods of time; use hands and fingers to
handle or feel; and reach with hands or arms. The employee is
required to stand, walk, climb or balance, twist, stoop, kneel,
crouch. Must be able to respond to the customers' needs and perform
tasks requiring extensive hand and eye coordination. Dexterity of
hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse and other
devices and objects. The employee must frequently lift and/or move
objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this
position include close vision, distance vision, color vision,
peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Physical ability and mobility to drive a motor vehicle to and from
field and meetings as required. Ability to work extended shifts and
attend training and meetings outside of regularly scheduled hours
and the ability to work in stressful situations.
Environment: The work environment characteristics described
here are representative of those an employee encounters while
performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions. This job operates in a
professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard
office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing
cabinets and fax machines. Ability to tolerate and be productive in
a quiet to moderate noise level in the work place. Employee will
have periodic exposure to hazards in the field such as driving and
inclement weather and potentially hostile clientele.
to computer screens. May visit client homes and encounter a variety
of housekeeping standards and household pets. May be exposed to
potential communicable health conditions and angry, hostile,
frustrated individuals and those with behavioral and/or cognitive
challenges. May travel to rural areas.
Requirements: Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado
Driver's License and satisfactory driving record. Willingness to
work outside of traditional business hours to meet the needs of
clients. Willingness to travel overnight and long distances for
trainings or the transportation of clients. Must complete drug
testing, finger print background check and Central Registry/TRAILs
background check. Successful completion of NIMS ICS 100 and 700
within one (1) year of employment. Work flexible hours, including
holidays and weekends, when performing duties of positions. Act as
a credible witness when testifying in court. In Child Welfare: Must
successfully complete or have completed the Colorado Department of
Human Services (CDHS) provided New Caseworker Training,
Fundamentals of Child Welfare within first four months of
position requires the employee to be part of an on-call rotation
schedule. An on-call employee is required to remain near a
telephone, cell phone or pager and to respond to a call or page as
soon as reasonably practicable. The on-call employee is free to
pursue personal pursuits while on-call, but is expected to be
reasonably available and within a reasonable distance of their work
site during the entire on-call period for the purpose of responding
to an emergency. The employee must also be mentally and physically
able to perform the required work.
Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to
cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or
responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.
Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any
time with or without notice.
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