Wednesday , April 24 2024

State of Utah Jobs – Caseworker I

Website State of Utah

Job Description:

Becoming a Caseworker I or Social Service Worker at the Utah Division of Child & Family Services (DCFS) can be a life changing event!  If you have a social work background, have a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Criminal Justice, or related field, and have a passion to work with children and families, Child & Family Services is the place for you. Together we can make a difference through service!

Job Responsibilities:

DCFS Caseworkers work to keep children with their own families whenever safely possible by assessing their and their families’ needs, getting them connected to available resources, and conducting in-home services of appropriate intensity and duration.  They work to reunify children who have been removed from their homes whenever possible or find enduring safety and permanency for them through alternative options. To accomplish this, caseworkers work closely with the subject matter experts, are provided with regular professional supervision, and complete DCFS Practice Model Training while performing the following tasks:

  • Investigating reports of abuse, exploitation, and/or neglect; assessing risks, strengths, barriers; and determining appropriate actions governing a client’s situation.
  • Writing and implementing child and family service plans.
  • Coordinating and referring services to children and families offered by community resources, placement providers, collateral agencies, the courts, and community partners.
  • Presiding over visits between parents and children, monitoring behavior, reporting observational notes and concerns to appropriate professional/clinical staff, and updating case files.
  • Conducting in-home visits.
  • Testifying in court or hearings regarding actions, findings, procedures, and protocols.
  • Preparing detailed case documentation that includes: intake records, investigation summaries, risk assessment social summaries, needs assessments, service plans, case history, and activity logs.
  • May include performing 12-hour-on-call services as needed under supervisor’s direction.

Job Requirements:

  • Holds a bachelor’s degree (or will by the time of hire) in social work, psychology, sociology, family and human development, human services, criminal justice or degree closely related to social work.
  • Has a current social service worker license or higher license active in the State of Utah (required for the Social Service Worker level position).
  • 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
  • Deals with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism.

Job Details:

Company: State of Utah

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Others

Job Location: St. George, UT, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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