Bilingual Social Case Worker- Denver Human Services
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This posting will accept applications until January 29th, 2023. Please apply as soon as possible.
Note: In order to be successful in this role, it is imperative that you are able to speak and write in Spanish.
About Denver Human Services
At Denver Human Services (DHS), we are creating an extraordinary human services organization that is equipped to carry out our vision of a healthy community where every person is connected, supported, safe, and well. Currently, DHS serves one in three Denverites, about a quarter million people, in the moments that matter most. We are driven every day to serve our community with integrity, kindness, and respect, and to seek out new ideas and opportunities so that over time we can prevent more people from needing our services in the first place. Our 1,100+ member workforce is our most important resource, and we embrace a values-driven culture focused on creating the conditions for our staff and partners to be bold in our thinking and achieve big results for our community.
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
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:
- Education: Requirements as set forth in Colorado Department of Human Services Volume 7 and/or Volume 30 regulations
- Experience: Professional, internship, or volunteer work experience in a human services related agency, as required by Colorado Department of Human Services Volume 7 and/or Volume 30 regulations
- Education & Experience Equivalency: No substitution of experience for education is permitted. Additional appropriate education may be substituted for experience requirements
- Licensure & Certification: Requires a valid Driver’s License at the time of application
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. On your resume, be sure to include all dates of employment periods, as that is considered when determining offer amount.
About Everything Else
CA2686 Social Case Worker
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$54,699.00 - $90,253.00
Although our full pay range is included above, the budgeted hiring range for this position is $55,200- $70,000 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.