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Caseworker A or B - Permanency/Intake 

Category Human Services  
Description

Hiring pay range: Caseworker A (Non-Exempt): $23.83 - $29.79; Caseworker B (Exempt): $26.56 - $33.20

Full pay range: Caseworker A (Non-Exempt): $23.83 - $35.75; Caseworker B (Exempt): $26.56 - $39.84

 

SUPERVISION:

Non-Supervisory.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Caseworker A: (Under close supervision, assumes responsibility for cases and develops the skills necessary to provide services to client population.
  • Caseworker B: Under minimal supervision, performs all essential functions. Assumes responsibility for more complex cases. May assist in training Caseworker A.

GENERAL PURPOSE OF JOB:

Provide a variety of routine and complex professional social work duties around child abuse and neglect, and youth in conflict.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

(These duties are illustrative of typical essential responsibilities of the job, and may vary according to assignment)

Permanency Caseworker A, B

  • Works with families in court involved cases and non-court involved cases.
  • Performs on-going needs assessment with families, children, and/or youth.
  • Establishes goals. Develops and implements a written plan for services with objectives, action steps to achieve the objectives, and measurable outcomes.
  • Collaborates with family and professionals involved in the case.
  • Collaborates with assessment caseworker during transfer period when an assessment transitions to a longer-term case and is being received in the permanency unit.
  • Provides detailed, accurate and timely documentation in statewide client information system (TRAILS).
  • Monitors progress according to plan objectives.
  • Works with families to develop and implement a plan for services, support planning and interventions such as safety planning as needed to assure the safety in the home.
  • Ensures referrals to services are made.
  • Attends and participates in court hearings as needed.
  • Follows applicable State Rule & Regulation, County and Department policies and procedures.
  • Participates and facilitates other professional meetings throughout the duration of the case and is actively involved in Family Engagement Meetings.
  • Transports clients as necessary or required.
  • Responds to after-hours crisis calls as required, including the on-call scheduling rotation.
  • Determines what services and interventions will assure the safety in the home.
  • Coordinates with supervisors on critical decisions.
  • Performs On-Call duties.

Other duties as assigned.

Assessment Caseworker A, B

  • Assesses allegations of child abuse & neglect and conducts assessments in the youth-in-conflict program area.
  • Performs global needs assessment with families, children, and youth to assure the safety in the home.
  • Works with families, children and/or youth to identify and connect to services to mitigate risk and promote well-being.
  • Establishes goals. Develops and implements a written plan for services with objectives, action steps to achieve the objectives, and measurable outcomes.
  • Collaborates with professionals involved in the case.
  • Collaborates with permanency caseworker during transfer period when an assessment transitions to a longer-term case and is being received in the permanency unit.
  • Provides detailed, accurate and timely documentation in statewide client information system (TRAILS).
  • Monitors progress according to plan objectives.
  • Attends and participates in court hearings as needed.
  • Follows applicable State Rule & Regulation, County and Department policies and procedures.
  • Participates in and facilitates other professional meetings throughout the duration of the case or assessment and is actively involved in Family Engagement Meetings.
  • Transports clients as necessary or required.
  • Responds to after-hours crisis calls as required, including the on-call scheduling rotation.
  • Determines what services and interventions will assure the safety in the home.
  • Coordinates with supervisors on critical decisions.
  • Performs On-call duties.

Other duties as assigned.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

(Representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities expected of the position)

  • Public Service: A commitment to the mission of providing exceptional services to the citizens of Garfield County. It is who we are, and what we do.
  • Customer Service: A commitment to providing exceptional service to all customers (internal & external), which includes being helpful, professional, courteous, and taking the time to understand customer’s needs.
  • Stewardship & Innovation: Is a good steward of public resources and looks for ways to be innovative and improve efficiency.
  • Teamwork: Able to work together with a diverse group of people towards a shared goal, while considering the needs of others.
  • Business Technology: Ability to utilize the technology required of the position and demonstrates a willingness to learn new technologies as required to assist the County in providing exceptional services, innovation, and work efficiencies.
  • Communication: Proficient in communication, and able to communicate using the English language, including written, verbal, or other communication channels as required by the position.
  • Integrity: Maintain a high level of confidentiality and professionalism while performing essential job functions.
 
Position Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

(Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as determined by Garfield County may be substituted for the following requirements.)

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in human services, social work, public health, or a related field. Master’s degree in a human service-related field may be substituted for one year of experience.
  • Experience:
    • Caseworker A: One year of experience working in a human service-related field.
    • Caseworker B: Two years of experience working in a human service-related field.
  • Licenses & Certifications: Valid driver’s license. Colorado Child Welfare Case Worker Certification preferred.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The physical activities and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

REQUIRED PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES:

While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is frequently required to reach, grasp, finger, stand, sit, walk, talk, and hear. Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Work is primarily performed in a standard office environment. Extended periods of sitting are required.

WORK HOURS:

Expected work hours are 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday. Before and after-hours commitments are expected. Expected On call duties are a combination of 5pm to 8am weekdays and 24-hour weekend shifts approximately 8 days per month.

REQUIRED TRAVEL:

The employee may occasionally be required to travel within the County.

TECHNOLOGY AND EQUIPMENT:

Computer and relevant software applications, spreadsheets, calendars, and word processing. Will also work with calculators, telephone systems, and mobile phones. Statewide client information system (TRAILS).

NOTE: This position requires a pre-employment background check which will include a Criminal Background Check, Employment Verification, and Motor Vehicle Record. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of these items.

THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT. Nothing in this job description restricts Garfield County’s ability to assign, reassign or eliminate duties and responsibilities of this job at any time. It does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. This job description describes the County’s current assignment of essential functions. Those functions may change at any time as the needs of the County change or for other reasons deemed appropriate by the County.

The Colorado Department of Human Services is statutorily responsible for Colorado Emergency Support Function (ESF) #6, based on the?State Emergency Operations Plan. The ESF #6 functions address mass care, emergency assistance, housing, and human services. When an emergency or disaster is declared all DHS employees may be required to perform job duties associated with these ESF #6 requirements.

This position is Open Until Filled unless specified otherwise. 

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Rifle, Colorado.  
Benefit Information To view information about our benefits package, please visithttps://www.garfield-county.com/human-resources/benefits-brochure/  
Hiring Range Caseworker A: $23.83 - $29.79; Caseworker B: $26.56 - $33.20  
Full Pay Range Caseworker A: $23.83 - $35.75; Caseworker B: $26.56 - $39.84  
Driving Classification Essential  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number HUM-24-00007  
Open Date 3/1/2024  
About the Organization Garfield County, Colorado consists of rugged alpine vistas and high desert mountains in the Rocky Mountain region, which dwells along the Continental Divide. Garfield County is located in western Colorado, where outdoor recreation opportunities abound, including hunting, fishing, hiking, rafting and kayaking, biking, skiing and snowboarding. It is home to the second largest designated wilderness area in Colorado - the Flattops Wilderness, the world's largest mineral hot springs pool, a popular family ski resort, and Hanging Lake, designated as a National Natural Landmark by the Secretary of the Interior in 2011.  
EOE Statement Garfield County is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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