Caseworker Specialist I – Intake and Waitlist Team

State of Utah

Full Job Description
Job Description


Caseworker Specialist I
Utah Services for People with Disabilities

Do you feel strongly about advocacy and empowering individuals with disabilities in Utah? This is the job for you!

The Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD), within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is looking for a dedicated professional to fill our Caseworker Specialist I position.

As the Caseworker Specialist you will perform caseworker duties in one of the following areas: clients with intellectual disabilities; families with members having disabilities; and determining ongoing eligibility for individuals with disabilities

The Agency
The Department of Health and Human Services is dedicated to provide care for individuals and families in Utah. Utah Division of Services for People with Disabilities promotes opportunities and provides support for people with disabilities to lead self-determined lives by overseeing home and community-based services for more than 5,000 people who have disabilities. For more information on Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD) click here!


Example of Duties
Principal Duties
As the Caseworker I Specialist you will:

Coordinate Assessments and Support for clients.
Complete the Needs Assessment Questionnaire, Waitlist Surveys and intake and eligibility decisions.
Provide consultation, make recommendations, give appropriate advice, and/or facilitate decisions.
Coordinate and refer services of community resources, placement providers, collateral agencies, the court, and/or other community partners with families, clients, or patients receiving services.
Assess client/patient needs. Develops and implements plans to meet those needs.

Typical Qualifications
The Ideal Candidate:

Has knowledge of Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
Has or will obtain certification as a QIDP (Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional)
Has a Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Services related field
Has strong interpersonal skills
Is passionate about empowering People with Disabilities
Is an excellent listener who is also very proactive
Has knowledge of community resources for people with disabilities and how to access those resources
Has the ability to work well with a wide range of people with varying interests

Supplemental Information


Working Conditions:
The typical office setting for this job is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated. However, you may encounter some risks that are associated with any office setting, for example, the safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.
Travel may be required
Physical Requirements:
Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying light items; driving an automobile, etc. Special physical demands are not required to perform the work.

If offered this position, your employment will be contingent upon passing a background check and review. There will be no cost to you for this check. This check will include fingerprinting, which will be available at various locations for your convenience. Fingerprinting will be completed prior to your first day of employment . You may review the policy by clicking HERE. (Download PDF reader)

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