CPS Lead Worker, Caseworker Specialist I (DCFS), Provo

State of Utah

Full Job Description
Job Description

 

Move forward in your career by applying for a Division of Child & Family Services (DCFS) Lead Worker, Caseworker Specialist I Career Mobility opportunity on the CPS Team in the Provo office! You’ll be coaching a team of child welfare staff working together to achieve safety, well-being, and permanency for abused or neglected children; and success in providing services for families in our communities.

Starting pay at $25.90.

This recruitment is open only to current employees of DCFS. Only the applications of current DCFS employees will be considered.

This position is being filled as a 2 year career mobility opportunity.

An active Social Service Worker or a higher, related license (Certified Social Worker, LCSW, etc.) with the State of Utah is preferred. (May underfill without SSW License, however it must be obtained within 6 months of start date.)

Principal Duties
DCFS Lead Workers perform caseworker duties in one or more of the areas in substance abuse, victims of domestic violence, and services for people with disabilities; while assessing needs for children, youth, and families and facilitating change in regards to abuse, exploitation, and/or neglect. Lead Workers assist Program Managers with coaching and mentoring team members, functionally supervise staff in the Program Manager’s absence, and perform the following tasks:

Carrying a reduced caseload, which includes CPS, foster care, and/or in-home cases.
Preparing 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.
Assisting and/or mentoring 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.
Coaching team members in assessing and documenting client needs; developing and implementing service plans to meet those needs.
Assisting the Program Manager to provide consultation, case staffing, and in assessing needs for on-going agency involvement.
Providing input on performance evaluations and disciplinary actions occasionally.
Ideal Candidate
The model candidate for this position is someone who:Is a current employee of the Utah Division of Child & Family Services (DCFS).
Holds a bachelor’s degree or higher in social work, psychology, sociology, family and human development, human services, criminal justice, or degree closely related to social work.
Possesses a current social service worker license or higher related license in the State of Utah.
Possesses a current valid driver’s license.
Is adept at interacting professionally with all levels of management while managing a diversified workload and challenging situations.
Preference
Preference may be given to candidates who have 18 months experience with DCFS or longer.

Qualified candidates must have at least 18 months experience, however will interview qualified candidates who have less than 18 months of experience with DCFS.

Why You Should Join Our Team
Be an integral part of a Utah Division working together to keep children safe and strengthen families in our communities. Experience a sense of accomplishment for a job well done and enjoy work life balance! We offer great health benefits and retirement plans, generous paid time off, and a balanced work schedule to afford quality time spent with your family. Click here to see what makes working for the State of Utah awesome: Compensation & Benefits.

The Agency
Contribute to our communities and proactively support the Division of Child and Family Services by helping us keep children safe and strengthen families. DCFS CLICK HERE
 

Supplemental Information
All DCFS job offers are contingent upon passing a Background Screening Application (BSA).

This recruitment is open only to current employees of DCFS. Only the applications of current DCFS employees will be considered.

This position is being filled as a 2 year career mobility opportunity.

An active Social Service Worker or a higher, related license (Certified Social Worker, LCSW, etc.) with the State of Utah is preferred.

Preference may be given to candidates who have 3 or more years of experience with DCFS.

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: Work requires physical exertion. May require the ability to stand; walk over rough surfaces; bend, crouch, stoop, stretch, reach, or similar activities; may require lifting of moderately heavy items (up to 50 lbs) such as computers and record boxes.

Working conditions: Risks found in potentially dangerous or unusual environmental stress situations, e.g., being subject to possible physical or verbal attack.

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