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El Paso County Children, Youth and Family Services Social Caseworker – Practice Part Time in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Children, Youth and Family Services Social Caseworker – Practice Part Time

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Children, Youth and Family Services Social Caseworker – Practice Part Time

Salary

$52,750.88 - $79,139.84 Annually

Location

Colorado Springs, CO

Job Type

Part-Time

Job Number

2400306

Department

Department of Human Services

Division

Children, Youth & Family Svcs

Opening Date

06/06/2024

Closing Date

6/16/2024 11:59 PM Mountain

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Job Summary

Are you looking to be involved in some ongoing cases but also help with administrative tasks for other caseworkers? This is a posting for a part time social caseworker on a permanency team. We serve families with children of all ages, but usually under the age of 12, to address the safety concerns that necessitated EPCDHS involvement in their lives. This position would be for a caseworker to have some cases while also being available to help out other permanency teams within the agency. We are looking for someone who is has a drive to help the families we serve, is well organized and can be flexible with their day to day tasks. If this sounds like an interesting role for you, please apply today.

Hiring Range: $26.313 - $29.634 hourly

This position has an anticipated work schedule of 25 hours per week Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm. Under FLSA guidelines, this position is non-exempt.

Please be advised this position may close on or after 06/09/2024 without advanced notice, should we receive a sufficient number of qualified applications.

Works to preserve and/or rehabilitate families while protecting children's physical, emotional, and mental well-being through child protection, adolescent services, placements, and/or permanency plans. Coordinates the practice and is responsible for primary decision making of child protection practices including, but not limited to safety, permanency, and well-being. This position is part of the Children, Youth & Family Services (CYFS) Social Caseworker - Practice Part Time career progression series, which includes CYFS Associate Social Caseworker – Practice Part Time and CYFS Social Caseworker – Practice Part Time.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

  • Interviews clients and develops appropriate treatment plans; initiates home studies and provides intensive casework services to families and children; investigates allegations of child abuse and assesses imminent danger for children; makes referrals to community resources and collateral contacts.

  • Monitors clients' progress and ensures that needed services are being provided, that treatment plans are being followed through in a timely manner and determines the appropriateness of the placement and services provided.

  • Provides crisis management and coordinates support services for clients to resolve problems and conflicts.

  • Acts as a liaison for the DHS and consults with other caseworkers and community professionals on case situations, treatment/case plans, issues, and problems.

  • Attends and testifies in court hearings and mediations; completes appropriate paperwork, documentation, petitions, reports, reviews, etc. for court hearings; monitors clients' compliance with court orders; serves temporary custody notices and petitions the court for verbal orders.

  • Prepares for and participates in meetings and staffings.

  • Addresses child safety issues in the home to mitigate safety concerns; ensures that children in the department's custody or supervision receive necessary interventions.

  • 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.

  • Provides support to Practice and Support and Services teams within the CYFS Division as needed.

  • Facilitates meetings as needed.

  • Performs other duties as required.

Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • 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 and in a team environment.

  • Ability to use standard office equipment to include computer, fax machine, copier, and telephone.

  • Maintain regular and punctual attendance.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from a higher education institution with course work related to the job responsibilities of a child welfare social caseworker as stated in Volume 7. Course work examples can include and are not limited to, the development of human behavior, child development, family intervention techniques, diagnostic measures, or therapeutic techniques.

  • One year of professional, internship, or volunteer work experience in a human services related agency.

  • Successful completion of a Bachelor’s Degree of Social Work (BSW) or Master's Degree of Social Work (MSW) internship in a human services-related agency may substitute for the required experience.

Licenses/Certificates:

  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and proof of automobile insurance as stated within El Paso County’s Personnel Policies Manual.

  • 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.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

  • Must pass conditional post offer background investigation to include fingerprinting, motor vehicle record check, drug screen, and physical examination. College transcripts required prior to date of hire.

Work Conditions

Duties are 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. Hybrid remote work environment dependent upon Department discretion and business needs. May be exposed to hostile family situations/ individuals, and unsanitary and hazardous conditions. Reliable transportation is required as you will be utilizing your own registered and insured personal vehicle to transport clients as needed; mileage reimbursement is available upon request. This position may require a 24/7 on-call and after-hours rotational schedule. Local and non-local travel, to include possible out of state travel, may be required. Occasional lifting of files, supplies, children: exerting 20 lbs. – 50 lbs. occasionally; 10 lbs. – 25 lbs. frequently, or up to 10 lbs. constantly. This is a part-time position regularly working up to 25 hours per week.

VISION

El Paso County will be a trusted regional leader known for excellence in county service delivery.

PURPOSE

We provide essential public services to the Pikes Peak Region in support of our residents, businesses, and communities, enhancing the freedom for all to thrive.

El Paso County is an E-Verify and Equal Opportunity Employer.

El Paso County adheres to Federal drug screening guidelines and requires a pre-employment drug screen.

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