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Social Caseworker Associate (Temporary) - Adult Protection Services

at Arapahoe County Sheriff

Pay: $19.34 to $27.55/hour
$19.34 - $27.55
Posted: 2/15/2020
Job Status: Contract/Temporary
Job Reference #: 2720332
Categories: Other/General, Retail

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


Our Mission:  Arapahoe County Department of Human Services (ACDHS) builds strong communities by promoting the safety, independence and stability of individuals and families.

Our Vision:  To end the cycle of poverty and prevent abuse and neglect of children and vulnerable adults (using an integrated Two-Generation approach)

ACDHS uses an integrated Two-Generation (2Gen) approach to address all of the basic human services needs of the entire family unit. The 2Gen approach begins with a mindset focused on family-centered program design, continues with the alignment of services and resources within the department as well as across multiple organizations, resulting in coordinated services to children and adults together (family) in order to create long term stability and sustainability.

The 2Gen approach builds well-being for families by focusing equally and intentionally on high-quality services in five areas of focus: early childhood education, adult education and employment pathways, economic security, health and well-being and social capital. This approach will help us achieve our core mission of breaking the generational cycle of poverty, preventing neglect and abuse and building strong communities.

ACDHS 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. 

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


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



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.


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. 

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.

The salary grade listed is the full salary range for the Social Caseworker Associate Temporary - Adult Protection Services position. Please note that the hiring salary will typically be near the lower end of the pay range listed.

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