Caseworker Specialist II

  • Full Time
  • Salt Lake County, UT
  • $22.05 - $36.96 an hour USD / Year
  • Salary: $22.05 - $36.96 an hour

State of Utah

If you would like an opportunity to join a team of dedicated professionals who work hard to provide maximum opportunities for offenders to make lasting changes through accountability, treatment, education, and positive reinforcement within a safe environment, this is the job for you.

The Division of Programming is seeking Caseworker Specialist II to join our team of skilled professionals at Conquest Male Substance Use Treatment Program. Our division provides evidence-based, individualized interventions to safely reintegrate justice involved individuals back into the community. Our goal is to develop and carry out high quality, evidence based programs aimed at improving individual outcomes and enhancing community safety by implementing strategies, promoting accountability, and strengthening partnerships while maintaining a positive work environment.

Licensure in one of the following: Social Service Worker, Social Worker, Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, or Certified Substance Use Disorder Counselor.
Experience working with substance use disorder and/or mental health treatment
Experience teaching educational classes
Experience in case management principles
Effective speaking, reading, and written communication skills
Knowledge of risk assessments and criminogenic risk factors
These are examples of an ideal candidate but do not preclude other applicants from being hired for the position or the position to be under filled.

As a benefited employee of the Department of Corrections, you will receive great health and retirement benefits. Click here to view a summary of the benefits we offer. We also provide generous paid time off so you can spend more time with your family and have a positive work-life balance.

For more information about the Department of Corrections and the Division of Programming, click here.
Example of Duties
Coordinates efforts to find appropriate services (housing, transportation, employment, medical, mental health and other social services) from community providers, collateral agencies and other community partners.
Provides psycho-educational classes to address criminogenic risks and counseling for offenders with substance use disorders and mental health disorders.
Provides written and verbal communication with Adult Probation and Parole Agents and Supervisor on treatment progression.
Work on a multidisciplinary therapeutic team to determine the appropriate level of care and treatment plan for incarcerated persons.
Assist with managing and maintaining a Therapeutic Community (TC), including but not limited to facilitating/attending multiple types of TC meetings, determining Learning Experiences for incarcerated persons, and assisting with maintaining the rules and structure of the program.
Meet with incarcerated persons individually to determine their Substance Use treatment needed using evidence based tool(s).
Other duties as required.

Typical Qualifications
This list contains requirements, knowledge, skills and abilities associated with these duties:
Human behavior and performance, risk and needs assessments, behavioral health management.
Community services of community providers, collateral agencies and other community partners for housing, transportation, medical, mental health and other social services.
Psycho-educational classes and cognitive behavioral techniques.
Computer skills, Microsoft Office products, Google Docs, and UDC software.
Justice system, rules, records, procedures and protocol.
Compose and produce reports, documents, and related material.
Use of interviewing techniques such as motivational interviewing.

Supplemental Information
Note: At this level the best qualified individuals will have obtained certification as a Certified Substance Use Disorder Counselor or licensure as a Social Service Worker.
Risks found in potentially dangerous or unusual environmental stress situations, e.g., being subject to possible physical attack. Institutional/Correctional surroundings and hazards, including being subject to possible physical attack. Safety and risk issues inherent while working within a correctional facility with an offender population are presumed.
Work requires 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.
May be required to provide 24 hour on call services. Policy requires employee to provide on-call services to respond to situations which may occur during non-duty hours.
All questions must be answered fully and in the format requested, if applicable. Failure to do so may result in disqualification. Entering “see resume” as an answer will be considered an incomplete answer. Cutting and pasting pertinent information from your resume is acceptable, but should be edited to be a precise answer to the question.
NOTE: Department of Human Resource Management rules regarding promotions and transfers apply to current state employees.
Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Salary will be based on the Career Ladder for current UDC employees.

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