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 Denver Human Services
Denver Human Services provides assistance benefits and protection and prevention services to one in three Denver residents. Assistance programs include food, cash and medical benefits, child care, child support, employment first, veterans' services and general assistance for eligible Denver residents. Protection & Prevention services are provided via child, youth and adult protection, along with community-focused programming, including in-home services, designed to strengthen families and prevent future occurrences of abuse or neglect.
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.
These positions include roles of Intake and Ongoing Social Case Work. These roles may include working in a hybrid environment- work from home, in the field, and at the office as required. Please apply as soon as possible.
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. This role is an opportunity to impact a variety of populations throughout the Denver Metro Area.
Ongoing Child Protection/Youth Services:
The Ongoing Child Welfare is grouped in two sections. Ongoing Child Protection is specific for children 11 and under. Ongoing Youth Services is for people 12-21.It is important that the Social Case Worker has a clear understanding of child/youth development, the impact of child abuse and neglect on both children/youth and their families, and how to support transition-age youth in securing permanency. You should also understand delinquency court processes and appropriate services to maintain youth safely in their family setting.
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
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
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 salary.
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.
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