Social Worker

State of Utah

Full Job Description
Job Description
Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding job in the Human Services field? Do you enjoy working with the intellectually disabled? This could be the job for you. The Social Service Worker will oversee and assess the social needs of the individuals residing at the Utah State Developmental Center.

Principal Duties
The Social Service Worker will be:

Organizing, scheduling annual Person Centered Planning (PCP) for up to 70 individuals.
Teaching, training, gathering new information on rights for people with disabilities.
Participating as a team member on the Treatment Team.
Coordinating legal and guardianship issues for assigned caseload.

The Ideal Candidate
The model candidate for this position is someone who:Is licensed as a Social Service Worker in the state of Utah.
Has a degree in the Human Services field.
Has one year or more of professional experience working with people with disabilities.
Can work with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism.
Why You Should Join Our Team

You will work with various professionals who are dedicated to helping vulnerable adults and who are a support to each other. You will also receive a great benefit package with a variety of benefits including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, as well as a comprehensive paid leave program that the State of Utah offers.


The Agency

The Social Service Worker will help support the mission of the Utah State Developmental Center which is to serve as a statewide resource center for people with disabilities while promoting opportunity through choice and outcome based support. Click on the following link for more information:

Example of Duties

Individual Rights advocate. Train individuals and staff, monitors for rights violations, resolve resolves individuals grievances, attends Human Right meetings and coordinates People First meetings.
Protected Health Information (PHI). Trains employees and staff on PHI, gets guardians to complete PHI consent forms.
Admissions, transfers and discharges. Attends admission meetings as assigned, completes necessary evaluations, coordinates transfers and discharges, writes discharge summaries.

Typical Qualifications
(Includes knowledge, skills, and abilities required upon entry into position and trainable after entry into position)

Compose and produce reports, documents and related material.
Use State or agency-specific software application program(s).
Observe details at close range and at a distance.
Observe physical conditions, behavior or surroundings for potential areas of concern or inappropriate activity.
Hear sounds that may indicate potential areas of concern or inappropriate activity.

Supplemental Information

Risks found in potentially dangerous or unusual environmental stress situations, e.g. being subject to possible physical attack, etc.
The work requires considerable and strenuous physical exertion such as frequent climbing, lifting heavy objects over 50 pounds, crouching or crawling in restricted areas, defending oneself and/or others against physical attack.
Depending on area of assignment, a valid driver’s license may be required.
The USDC is a smoke free environment. No tobacco use is allowed on the campus grounds.
You must successfully pass a criminal history check.
You must be determined eligible for direct patient access to provide services to a vulnerable adult in accordance with U.C.A 26-21 and R432-35. To see what would exclude you from receiving direct patient access please click on the following link and read section R432-35-8.
Department of Human Resource Management rules regarding promotion and transfer apply to current state employees.
We are hiring for the following shift: 8:00 am to 4:30 PM (may be flexible) with Saturday and Sunday off.

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