State of Utah
Full Job Description
If you feel strongly about advocacy for vulnerable adults, this job is for you!!! The Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS), within the Department of Human Services (DHS), is looking for a Lead Caseworker. This position will be providing adult protection services (APS) in Salt Lake County. Incumbent investigates and assesses allegations of abuse, neglect and exploitation on vulnerable adults and documents investigative findings and client progress toward risk resolution; serves as a lead worker and assists the supervisor in training workers and monitoring worker performance; acts as an assistant to the unit supervisor, conducting Quality Assurance Reviews and carrying out tasks as assigned; mentors and provides consultation to caseworkers in their day-to-day responsibilities; attend administrative meetings as required, share case management advice and information at staffing; provide community outreach education on vulnerable adult abuse, neglect and exploitation. May supervise student interns or volunteers. This position requires in-state travel as part of the normal workload.
This recruitment is open only to current employees of DHS. Only the applications of current DHS employees will be considered.
A social work related licensure such as a social service worker, certified social worker, clinical social worker, clinical mental health counselor, psychologist or marriage and family therapist is preferred.
The Lead Caseworker will need to be able to:
serve as a lead worker
train new caseworkers
monitor worker performance
conduct quality assurance reviews
take calls and assess the vulnerability of alleged victims
investigate and assess allegations of abuse, neglect and exploitation on vulnerable adults
compile and assess data to complete reports
The Ideal Candidate
The model candidate for this position is someone who:
is able to remain calm and to calm others
enjoys helping other staff succeed
enjoys customer service
is passionate about helping vulnerable adults
is proficient in Excel
Risks found in the typical office setting, which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc..
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..