Adult Protection Social Caseworker II

Job ID
2020-4038
Position Type
Full-Time
Hiring Pay/Range
$21.9073 - $26.2888
Closing Date
10/26/2020
Department
Human Services
Reporting Location : Location
US-CO-Fort Collins

Overview

Larimer County Department of Human Services is seeking an empathetic and self-motivated Social Worker to join the Adult Protection Services unit. This position provides professional social work services by investigating alleged abuse, neglect, or exploitation of disabled adults.   Duties include assessing the client(s) in the context of their chosen environments; identifying strengths and needs; developing case plans; coordinating the delivery of services from community agencies; testifying in court hearings, documenting cases, and preparing reports.
 
The ideal candidate for the Adult Protection Social Caseworker II position would have interviewing skills, mediation, customer service, and the ability to think critically. This position requires being able to handle multiple cases at a time that are very complex. We investigate and assess clients to determine needs. The Adult Protection Social Caseworker II would also need to be able to problem solve with their clients while honoring the client's autonomy. Additionally, the candidate would need to be empathetic to clients and have the ability to work with the client’s strengths. 

Details

The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time.
 

Specifically this position:                  

  • May exercise direct or indirect supervision over interns.
  • Assesses allegations including safety and risks of referral cases, completing intake and assessment, and conducting interviews with collaterals and victims.
  • Assesses strength and needs of at risk adult to include physical status, environment, finances, medical, and mental cognition.
  • Designs case plans to address and facilitate support network involvement, available resources, and coordinates client services and referrals.
  • Participates in new referral staffing; may be responsible for assessing new referrals and referring each case to an appropriate resource or caseworker.
  • Performs research to obtain additional information from other agencies and individuals as needed.
  • Provides crisis intervention and case management as needed to assist clients in decision making and problem resolution; acts as an advocate for client.
  • Coordinates client services and safety with other County departments and collateral professionals and agencies (i.e. law enforcement, medical and mental health personnel, and legal professionals).
  • Consults with other Caseworkers.
  • May initiate court actions to establish guardianships and conservatorships; prepares initial and annual court reports; monitors guardianship clients to assure basic and personal needs are met. testifies in court as an expert witness.                                                   
To view the complete job description for this position, click here.
 
This may be the position for you if:
  • You can remain calm in stressful situations and can analyze prior to reacting.
  • You have worked with worked with adult or disabled populations.
  • You have casework experience.
  • You have a sense of humor and enjoy laughing with coworkers.
  • You are a high achiever who is goal oriented and would be comfortable working on a team that pushes each other to perform well.
  • You are willing to be vulnerable at times and open to receiving feedback.
Qualifications:
  • One (1) year of experience as a professional social caseworker in either a public or private agency after obtaining a qualifying degree.
  • A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with an equivalent of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours in human behavioral sciences or health care related courses, such as, social work, sociology, psychology, psychiatry, gerontology, nursing, special education, family intervention techniques, diagnostic measures, therapeutic techniques, guidance and counseling, criminal justice, other human behavioral sciences, or a medical field relevant to the APS program and/or at-risk adults.
  • A Master's Degree in an appropriate field and defined above may substitute for experience.
  • Successful completion and certification by the Colorado Department of Human Services. required.
  • Maintain continuing education hours annually and comply with state training requirements.
  • Possession of a valid Drivers License by date of hire.
Remote Work Statement:
This position is required to work remotely for a portion of work hours. To work remotely, qualified candidates will need to have an adequate home or other remote workspace as well as reliable phone access and stable internet (determined by an internet speed test).
 
Other Items to Note:
  • An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. As marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law, testing positive for marijuana (medical or otherwise) or any other substance for which the county tests, will result in the contingent offer of employment being revoked. A successful completion of the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result.
  • All new employees and rehires will be required to submit fingerprints for a CBI criminal background check (c.r.s. 26-6-104)
  • Applicants must have access to the following items for reimbursed business use: a licensed, insured vehicle which seats three (3) passengers with seat belts and a mobile telephone.

 

All application components must be submitted by 11:59 PM MT on the closing date listed.

Employee Benefits

Click here to view information on Larimer County's Benefits.

 

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