Social Case Worker- Preparing for Reunification through Parenting Time- Denver Human Services
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Diversity at Denver Human Services
Over the past three years, Denver Human Services has worked to further define what it means to “Be Human”. While our work has been rooted in providing services that support basic human needs, or what we call essential services, we acknowledge that the whole person cannot thrive without addressing those structural and systemic barriers that prevent all from experiencing equity, inclusion, and respect for diversity. Our mission is “to partner with the community to protect those in harm’s way and help all people in need.” In fulfilling this mission, we understand that the intersections of race and poverty have impacted the disproportionate representation of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) involvement and experience with our agency, the criminal justice system, homelessness, poverty, and poor health outcomes. We believe in and are guided by working to improve: Equity and Access; Safety and Wellness; Connectivity; Economic Resilience; and supporting our Workforce. We are committing to include in our work a strategic focus on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for all people.
About Protection & Prevention
Denver Human Services works to protect Denver's children, youth, adults, and elders by providing services and advocacy while promoting family stability, respecting diversity, and working to create and strengthen connections to community resources. We work to prevent abuse by providing education, resources, and support to parents, families, and community organizations. Denver Human Services is currently seeking a top-notch, highly dedicated Social Case Worker to join the PREPT (Preparing for Reunification through Parenting Time) Visitation Program team within the Child Welfare Services Division. In this role, you will be responsible for coordinating and scheduling supervised visits between children who are in out-of-home care and their parents/caretakers.
The visitation social caseworker coordinates and schedules supervised visits between children who are in out of home care and their parents/caretakers.
The following includes skills of what will be expected:
- independent, is a critical thinker and able to problem solve to develop a plan for parenting time with families. The social caseworker has strong skills in time management
- able to transport children to visits at locations within both DHS buildings and out in the community. The visitation social caseworker is a mandatory reporter
- understands assessing safety and risk while providing an environment that is conducive for repair of the parent-child relationship
- provides an assessment describing the strengths, challenges and progress observed in the parent child interaction during supervised visits. The visitation social worker will provide court testimony to their observations
- able to review and research collateral information on the family utilizing TRAILS, CO-courts, and Denver County Courts to develop a plan for parenting time with families
- provide hands on parent coaching interventions with parents to build their parenting skills
- can provide psycho-educational instruction to parents/caregivers on child development cues to support increased understanding on setting limits and consequences for children
- other duties as assigned
NOTE: Please attach your official or unofficial transcripts of your completed undergraduate and/or graduate degree and list of professional references to your application in the required attachment section.
We are looking for someone with some or all the following skills and experience:
- Currently possesses a therapeutic license (e.g. LCSW, LPC, LMFT) or has the ability become licensed within 6 months of employment
- Experience with providing family engagement services
- Certification from the Colorado Child Welfare Academy
- Strong organizational skills
- Superior critical thinking and problem-solving skills
- Demonstrated time management skills
- Ideal candidate that the applicant has flexibility in their work schedule for evenings and weekends.
- Master’s Degree in Social Work or other related degree
We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:
- Baccalaureate Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Guidance and Counseling, or a closely related field
- One (1) year of professional social case work experience
- Equivalency: No substitution of experience for education is permitted. Additional appropriate education may be substituted for experience requirements
- Licensure and/or Certification: Possession of a valid driver's license at the time of application
About Everything Else
CA2686 Social Case Worker
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Position Salary Range
$49,605.00 - $81,848.00
Although our full pay range is included above, the budgeted hiring range for this position is $54,000 - $66,941 based on education and experience.
Denver Human Services
The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.