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Caseworker I, II, III – Intervention Ongoing (Position 4a1)

Department: 
Human Services
Starting Salary: 
$22.04-25.71
Grade: 
34/35/36
Date Posted: 
Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 2:00pm
Summary: 

This position provides on-going services for families where child abuse or neglect is present in order to resolve these circumstances, which may include performing child abuse investigations, removing the involved children until the dangerous conditions are corrected, and arranging for long term or permanent placement when living in the home continues to be unsafe.  Provides individual or family counseling on an ongoing basis to elementary aged children and their parents who are experiencing severe problems in the parent-child relationships. Conducts investigations on abuse or neglect complaints to assess the need for protection of children.  Monitors progress of clients and modifies case plan as needed. Provides immediate short-term counseling or crisis intervention to stabilize the critical situation and to delay or prevent the removal of a family member. Makes collateral contacts with such community resources as law enforcement and medical personnel to obtain additional information. Participates in staffing with school, mental health facilities, child protection review teams, and other professionals involved with the family members. Attends court hearings.

Qualifications: 

Level I- Bachelor’s degree with a major in a human behavioral sciences field. Major course work is the equivalent of 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours in either development of human behavior, child development, family intervention techniques, diagnostic measures or therapeutic techniques.  Examples of such major course work are social work, psychology, sociology, guidance and counseling, and child development.   Level II – Minimum of one year of full-time professional caseworker experience acquired after the degree in a public or private social services agency.  Level III – Two years full time, professional, paid experience obtained after the degree in a public or private social services agency. A master’s degree in social work or human behavioral sciences field may substitute for one year of work experience.

Additional Requirements: 

A valid Colorado driver’s license, vehicle in safe operating condition, liability insurance. Must be physically present within the geographical boundaries of Fremont County when performing on-call duties.  Must be able to pass a nationwide background check.

Complete County Application by the closing date and time.
Ensure you submit any additional information requested in this posting.
Incomplete applications will not receive consideration.
Applicants selected to participate in the interview process wil be the only candidates contacted.

Fremont County is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering an extensive benefits package of health, dental, and life insurance to all employees working 30 or more hours per week. Additional optional benefits of accident and critical illness plans, voluntary term life insurance, whole life insurance, Flexible Spending Account, short/long term disability plan, an Employee Assistance Program and Legal Shield options. Vacation, Sick Leave and paid holidays earned based on type of appointment. Mandatory participation, after 12 months of employment, into the Colorado Retirement Association of 3% with equal match. Optional 457 plan.