Arapahoe County Sheriff

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SOCIAL CASEWORKER ASSOCIATE Temporary - Adult Protection Services

at Arapahoe County Sheriff

Pay: $19.34 to $23.65/hour
$19.34 - $23.65
Posted: 12/4/2018
Job Status: Contract/Temporary
Job Reference #: 2281863
Categories: Other/General, Retail
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Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Description

Arapahoe County Department of Human Services has an opening for a Social Caseworker Associate - Temporary position working with vulnerable and at risk adults for the Child and Adult Protection Services (CAPS) Division. The Child and Adult Protection Services Division provides protective services to children and teens, vulnerable and at risk adults, as well as foster care, adoption, adolescent services, teen parent programs and other services that help create strong, effective families.

The Social Caseworker Associate is responsible for providing support to Caseworkers B and C while gaining skills and knowledge to successfully attain certification to manage cases in a trainee role.

The expectation for a Social Caseworker Associate is to have acquired the skills and knowledge needed to successfully apply for a Social Caseworker B position within the first 24 months. 

The temporary employee will work variable hours up to 29 hours a week.

Duties

Assists with conducting assessments of safety and risk for vulnerable and at risk adults.

Assists with identifying appropriate and available services for vulnerable and at risk adults and providing crisis response and documenting case plan information and activity.

Assists with information gathering as it pertains to active assessments or cases on behalf of a vulnerable and at risk adult. This includes gathering and consolidating historical and background information.

Assists in making collateral contacts with community resources such as law enforcement and medical personnel to obtain additional information, coordinate services, or secure their assistance.

Attends court hearings and/or staffing meetings with mental health facilities, adult protection review teams, and other professionals involved with the vulnerable and at risk adult with the primary Caseworker.

Provides a variety of ancillary assignments as needed including preparing and maintaining client records, completing required forms and reports, and entering data and some case contacts into Trails or CAPS.

Successfully complete the Training Academy and ACES, at which time can be assigned as a primary caseworker of up to five active assessments in a "trainee" role.

Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

Excellent organizational skills.

Ability to analyze and interpret governmental and legal regulations.

Ability to write reports and business correspondence.

Ability to effectively present information and respond to court, managers, customers, other agencies, co-workers, and the general public via fax, telephone, and email.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and state and county computer systems.

Ability to learn various applications.

Ability to establish and maintain harmonious professional relationships with other employees, outside agencies and customers.

Ability to work in a high volume, high stress environment.

Behavioral Competencies (these are required for all positions at ACG):
Service First                                                Effective Communication
Excellent Quality                                         Fiscal Responsibility
Responsive Government                            Integrity
Visionary Thinking                                      Respect for Others
Innovation                      ??                            Safety
Caring Leadership                                      Teamwork
 

Requirements

EDUCATION:

Bachelors's degree in one of the human behavioral science fields*.

* Accepted Human Behavioral Science degrees are defined as: Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Guidance and Counseling and/or Child Development.

SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Must be able to successfully complete the appropriate Colorado Pre-Service Training Academy program during the first year of employment with ACDHS.

The expectation for a Social Caseworker Associate is to have acquired the skills and knowledge needed to successfully apply for a Social Caseworker B position within the first 24 months. 

Supplemental Information

This is a non-benefited position.

The temporary employee will work variable hours up to 29 hours a week.

Must pass a criminal pre-employment background and motor vehicle check and a post-employment fingerprint check.

Reliable transportation is required as you will be utilizing your own personal vehicle for visiting families' homes, transporting children, and attending court.  You will be reimbursed for mileage.

Application Instructions

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