Lead Worker – Castle Dale Office, DCFS

  • Full Time
  • Emery County, UT
  • $22.05 – $33.14 an hour USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: $22.05 – $33.14 an hour

State of Utah

Job Description:
:Move forward in your career by becoming a Lead Worker in the Castle Dale DCFS Office assisting your Supervisor. Employees in this job perform casework duties in assessing needs for children, youth, and families, facilitating change, assisting the Supervisor in mentoring team members and functionally supervising staff in the absence of the Supervisor.
This position is being filled as a 2 year career mobility opportunity.
This recruitment is open only to current employees of DCFS. Only the applications of current DCFS employees will be considered.

Principal Duties:
As a Lead Workers you will:
Carry a reduced caseload, which includes CPS, foster care, and/or in-home cases.
Prepare detailed case documentation including: intake records, investigation summaries, child and family assessments and/or service plans, risk assessments, social summaries, activity logs, and case histories.
Assist and/or mentor team members with coordinating services with the court, community partners, placement providers, and other collateral agencies as needed to support children and families receiving services.
Coach team members in assessing and documenting client needs and developing and implementing service plans to meet those needs.
Assist the Supervisor to provide consultation, case staffing, and in assessing needs for on-going agency involvement.
Providing input on performance evaluations and disciplinary actions occasionally.

Preference:
Preference may be given to applicants having:
A Social Service Worker or a higher, related license (Certified Social Worker, LCSW, etc.) from the State of Utah.
At least two years of DCFS casework experience.

Typical Qualifications:
a minimum of 2 years of DCFS casework experience is preferred.
requires, have, and maintain a valid Utah driver’s license
knowledge and skills of all aspects of SAFEn
ability to develop individualized Service Plans
knowledge of agency and community resources and services
ability to coordinate the activities or tasks of people, groups and/or organizations(s)
knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, and Practice Guidelines
ability to communicate information and ideas clearly and concisely, in writing; ability to read and understand information presented in writing
ability to speak clearly, concisely and effectively; ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented verbally
knowledge of principles, theories, and practices of human growth and development
knowledge of principles, theories, and practices of human behavior
knowledge of human behavior and performance
ability to engage with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism
knowledge and skills of interviewing techniques

Supplemental Information:
All DCFS job offers are contingent upon passing a Background Screening Application (BSA).
This position is located in Castle Dale, UT.
This recruitment is open only to current employees of DCFS. Only the applications of current DCFS employees will be considered.

This position is a 2 year career mobility:
Preference may be given to applicants with a Social Service Worker or a higher, related license (Certified Social Worker, LCSW, etc.) from the State of Utah.
Preference may be given to applicants having a minimum of 2 years of DCFS casework/child welfare work experience.
All applications must be submitted online. Resumes emailed or faxed will not be accepted as an application.
Only applicants invited to interview will be notified.

Physical Requirements:
Moderate – Work requires some physical exertion. May require the ability to stand; walk over rough surfaces; bend, crouch, stoop, stretch, reach, lift moderately heavy items (up to 50 lbs.) in a recurring manner and/or for long periods of time. Ability to drive an automobile with a current driver’s license. Stamina required to supervise small children during visits and stand while facilitating possible long meetings.
Working conditions: Everyday Risks – Risks found in potentially dangerous or unusual environmental stress situations, e.g., being subject to possible physical or verbal attack. Access to highly confidential information.