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Bilingual Social Case Worker- Child Welfare- Denver Human Services

Note: In order to be successful in this role, it is imperative that you are able to speak and write in Spanish.

Diversity in the City
The City and County of Denver is committed to cultivating a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion. This commitment is woven into our values and belief that we are strongest when we embrace and celebrate our differences. We aim to have employees who are as diverse as our residents, with different perspectives and unique ways of thinking. If you share these values and our enthusiasm for equity, we encourage you to apply to join our team.

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 seeking committed, passionate Social Case Workers to serve our Child Welfare Services clients. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of either intake and ongoing child protection work and will be open to performing duties in both disciplines.

Denver Human Services is seeking a committed, passionate Bilingual Social Case Worker for the Intake section of Child Welfare Services. The Intake section primarily is responsible for investigating new allegations of abuse/neglect of children ages 0-18 in a fast-paced and demanding environment.  You will also be expected to contact families and conduct interviews on behalf of the child, as well as maintain professional contacts with community leaders and regularly communicate with law enforcement representatives.

Generally, the Social Case Worker:

  • Performs case management activities involving complex problems/cases, assesses individual and family needs, develops appropriate service and/or treatment plan, and provides counseling, referral, and placement services
  • Evaluates client's needs, interest, motivation, and pattern of responsibility, reviews case records for client and family profiles, socio-economic history, previous treatment and services experience, and/or special problems and needs, and reviews and discusses case, problems, prognosis, behavior patterns, and needed services with a supervisor or other senior level staff
  • Develops and implements established, maintains, and supports treatment plan that provides a variety of social services and referrals to meet social, behavioral, medical, and/or psychological needs, recommends and refers clients to appropriate support agencies and programs, and provides continuous counseling and crisis intervention to achieve objectives
  • Represents the department in accordance with Volume 7 and city rules and regulations
  • Prepares case records, reports, and documents and compiles with state and federal standards in providing case notes, treatment plans, and evaluations
  • Testifies in court as needed by providing expert testimony and preparing comprehensive reports that allow the court to make finding and recommendations that affect court-ordered treatment plans
  • Performs other related 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.

About You

Our ideal candidate will have/be:

  • Strong self-starter and organizational skills
  • Superior critical thinking and time management skills
  • Solid interpersonal and communication skills
  • The ability to represent the organization in several different settings
  • A positive, professional, and proactive attitude
  • Fluency in Spanish and is comfortable communicating in Spanish with families, treatment providers, and team members

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

Job Profile
CA2686 Social Case Worker
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Position Type
Unlimited Position

Salary Range
$49,605.00 - $81,848.00

Starting Pay
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

Assessment Requirement
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. 
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