Lead Caseworker / Family Engagement Facilitator

Lead Caseworker / Family Engagement Facilitator

Deadline to Apply:      Wednesday, August 03, 2022 11:59 p.m.

Department:               DHS

Salary Range:             $20.86-$26.06/hour

FLSA Status:               Non-Exempt

Status:                         Full-Time

Benefit Status:             Eligible for benefits

POSITION SUMMARY

The Lead Caseworker / Family Engagement Facilitator will be responsible for family engagement facilitation.  The position provides initial screening   and assessment for services and assesses clients for safety, as well as   performs administrative and back-up supervisory duties as support to manager.   Duties of this position include initial assessment and referral; interacting   with families, assisting clients with navigating the system and recording   documentation or providing support in community. Program areas served include, but are not limited to: screening, intake, and ongoing casework for child and   adult protection and foster care.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in one of the behavioral science fields; and,
  • Two to five years of full time professional social casework experience acquired after the degree; one of those two years must be an assignment at the journey level within the Moffat County Department of Social Services which has resulted in acquiring the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Valid Colorado driver's license (depending on assignment)

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: (All responsibilities may not be performed by all incumbents.)

  • Collects information regarding child or adult protection   referrals and provides initial assessment including: assessing safety and   risk, identifying appropriate resources, and determining appropriate response   modes.  
  • Actively carries a modified caseload as determined by the   supervisor to retain valuable skills.
  • Conducts investigations based on child or adult protection   referrals as outlined by Volume 7 rules and regulations and initiates   appropriate actions which could include removal of clients from unsafe   environments and/or petition for court involvement.
  • Actively participates in family engagement meetings, either in   caseworker or supervisory role, ensuring options are explored in relation to   the safety and placement decisions that are being made.
  • Develops and updates plans of service, monitors and documents   clients’ activities and progress in case plan objectives, and maintains and   updates clients’ records and files.
  • Provides testimony and recommendations to Court; communicates   with attorneys and other professionals.
  • Provides crisis interventions, or may assist peers with the   same, requiring timely response to address critical and emergency needs of   clients.
  • May assist in orienting or training new employees in regard to   county functions and above-referenced program areas.
  • Attends department and community-based meetings or local and   state committees as assigned. May attend meetings in lieu of manager during   scheduling conflicts.
  • Assists with after-hours, on-call rotation coverage to include   evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Provides back-up coverage and decision-making for supervisor in   absence, during business and on-call hours.   

IMPORTANT JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides adoption services.
  • Recruits and certifies new foster homes.
  • Coordinates inter-county and   interstate placements.
  • Maintains and upgrades   professional knowledge, skills, and development by attending seminars and   training programs and reading trade and professional journals and   publications; makes presentations at workshops.
  • Follows up on inquiries from   various agencies/groups regarding department programs and services.
  • Performs other related duties as   assigned.

Moffat County is an Equal Opportunity Employer:
Females/Minority/Veterans/Disabled/ Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Questions?  Contact Human Resources at (970) 824-9195.

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