Permanency Lead Worker – Provo Office, DCFS

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 position on the Permanency 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.

This recruitment is open to current employees on Summer Miller’s team. Only the applications of Summer Miller’s current employees will be considered.

A current SSW license or a higher, related license such as Social Worker, LCSW, etc. with the State of Utah is required.

This recruitment is for a 2 year career mobility position.

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:
Possesses a current social service worker license or higher related license in the State of Utah.
Has at least two years of DCFS casework experience.
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.
 

Supplemental Information
This recruitment is open to current employees on Summer Miller’s team. Only the applications of Summer Miller’s current employees will be considered.

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

A current SSW license or a higher, related license such as Social Worker, LCSW, etc. with the State of Utah is required.

This recruitment is for a 2 year career mobility position.

Travel required; if you use your personal vehicle to perform the duties of this position, approved mileage is reimbursable through State Finance.

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

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.

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