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Title

Caseworker B - Facilitator 

Category Human Services  
Description

Position is Open Until Filled unless specified otherwise.

Hiring pay range: $55,244.80 - $69,056.00

Full salary range: $55,244.80 - $82,867.20

 

GENERAL PURPOSE OF JOB:

Provides professional meeting facilitation services to families in open child welfare cases and assessments. Provide a variety of routine and complex professional social work duties including areas such as 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)

Facilitator Casework:

  • Facilitates Family Engagement Meetings using a formal, structured meeting process to promote a consistent, high-quality discussion.
  • A trained facilitator offers an impartial, outside perspective.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with participants of Family Engagement Meetings as to date, time, and location.
  • Collaborates with Assessment or Permanency Caseworker prior to Family Engagement Meeting to discuss content and parameters of the meeting process.
  • Consult with families, children, and youth to provide preparation for meetings.
  • Collaborates with family and professionals involved in the case.
  • Provides detailed, accurate and timely documentation in statewide client information system (TRAILS).
  • Provide data internally and to community partners.
  • Develop and facilitate 12-week, 3-4 hours per week internship curriculum with Garfield RE-2 and Garfield 16.
  • Collaborate with school district enrollment of high school students as participants in the semester prior to the program during student enrollment the prior semester and through program start date.
  • Provide and elicit feedback from school districts.
  • Follows applicable State Rule and Regulation, County and Department policies and procedures.
  • Transports clients as necessary or required.
  • Coordinates with supervisors on critical decisions.
  • Performs standard casework upon request, including but not limited to:
  • Perform on-going needs assessments with families and children/youth.
  • Determines what services and interventions will assure the safety in the home.
  • Develop and implement a written plan for services.
  • Monitor progress according to plan objectives.
  • Ensures referrals to services are made.
  • Attend and participate in court hearings as needed.
  • Completes required assessments and documentation in Trails.
  • Performs on call duties and responds to after-hours crisis calls as required including the on-call scheduling rotation.

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, or a related field. Master’s degree in social work, human services, or a related field, may be substituted for one year of experience.
  • Experience: Four years of experience in human services or a similar field with a focus on mental health. Bilingual skills in English and Spanish are preferred.
  • Licenses & Certifications: Valid driver’s license. Colorado Child Welfare Case Worker Certification or the ability or acquire such a certification.

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:

The employee occasionally may be exposed to hazardous situations, which may involve physically violent persons, interviewing mentally or emotionally disturbed persons or bodily injury from biohazards, infections, or blood-borne pathogens. The employee is required to being in family homes and foster homes.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately loud, with frequent interruptions and multiple demands. Extended periods of sitting are required in a standard office environment.

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.

REQUIRED TRAVEL:

The employee is regularly required to travel within and outside of 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.

NOTE: This position requires a pre-employment background check which will include a Criminal Background Check, Education Verification, 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.

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Rifle, Colorado.  
Benefit Information To view our benefit package please go to https://www.garfield-county.com/human-resources/benefits-brochure/  
Hiring Range $55,244.80 - $69,056.00  
Full Pay Range $55,244.80 - $82,867.20  
Driving Classification Essential  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Req Number HUM-24-00019  
Open Date 4/16/2024  
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.  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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