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Child Welfare Social Worker 3
Open for Recruitment: April 12, 2017 - April 30, 2017
Announcement # 09427016539
$22.79 per hour
-Plus Competitive Benefits!
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Division of Family and Community Services in Region 4 currently has an opening in our Boise field office for Child Welfare Social Worker 3.
This position is for Safety Assessment and Case Management and will be responsible for providing training and mentoring to all staff as well as providing guidance on challenging child welfare cases. Additionally, this position will provide supervision in the absence of the team's assigned Child Welfare Supervisor.
This is the third of a six-level Child Welfare job series. Incumbents at this level serve as lead workers in a social service unit and mentor students and newer social worker staff completing the Child Welfare Academy. Incumbents provide consultation to other Social Workers on complex cases and work autonomously in single-person and small field offices where supervision is periodic and at a distance. They may serve as a supervisor.
The Idaho Department of Health & Welfare is a drug-free workplace. Any applicant offered employment in this position at the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test.
If you have previously applied for Child Welfare Social Worker 3 and wish to be considered for this vacancy, you must reapply under this announcement. Previous exam scores will not be used. This announcement may be used to fill future vacancies.
Design, organize, develop, implement, and monitor effectiveness of case plans on regular caseloads
Review and evaluate the design and effectiveness of case plans developed by students and probationers
Determine appropriate child placement to ensure least restrictive environment and take necessary action to reduce risk to child and family
Provide emergency and crisis intervention services
Perform and/or review family risk assessments and determine need and eligibility of services and level of care
Develop safety plans for children and prepare concurrent permanency plans
Evaluate special needs, problems, and resources and provide service plans that may include counseling social services, support and change-oriented activities
Prepare case record notes attesting to engagement with and results from specific kinds of service
Lead and participate in interdisciplinary team staffing to modify treatment plans and design and recommend treatment modalities for problem resolution and specific case interventions
Refer clients and others to community resources and provide/review court-related services including testimony, mediation, negotiation, and implementation of agreements and recommend need for legal intervention
Review adoption documents from each region and make recommendations
Recruit for and/review home studies and other documents related to Foster Care Licensing
Provide consultation, technical assistance, and mentor social work students and probationary staff attending Child Welfare Academy
Review/evaluate intake reports, case plans, assessments, and court-related services related to CBLC
Provide input to supervisors regarding observed individual progress and performance
Plan and organize work of students and new staff and assign, review, and approve work
Provide in-service training to unit staff and serve as agency field instructor for Title IV-E Stipend and other students
Consult with and provide technical assistance to law enforcement officials, court personnel, and collaborate with community resources including social service/school staff and foster/adoptive parents
- Use keyboard to document and enter client data into computerized record systems
- Licensure as a Social Worker in Idaho in accordance with Idaho Code 54-3201 et.seq.
- Three years experience as a Social Worker in assessment or case management of child protection cases in Idaho
Two years experience as a Social Worker in assessment or case management of child protection cases in Idaho and one academic year (9 months) of child welfare practicum experience may substitute for one year of experience
Two years experience as a Social Worker in assessment or case management of child protection cases in Idaho and six months as a mentor in Competency-Based Learning Contracts, as designated by a supervisor may substitute for one year of experience
Two years experience as a Social Worker in assessment or case management of child protection cases in Idaho and service as a field instructor for an accredited social work program
Two years experience as a Social Worker in assessment or case management of child protection cases in Idaho and a Master of Social Work Degree
Two years experience as a Social Worker in assessment or case management of child protection cases in Idaho and one year experience in another public child welfare system or child welfare agency
One year experience as a Social Worker in assessment or case management of child protection cases in Idaho and two or more years experience in another public child welfare system or child welfare agency
- Applicants must possess a valid driver's license
There is an exam for this position to determine an applicant's eligibility. Click the "Preview Exam" button below to review the exam. You must receive a score of 100 to pass this exam. If at any time during the screening/testing process your responses or resume do not support the answers you provided, your name will be removed from the register.
How to Apply:
Click on any Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided to complete the application Checklist and Exam for this position. When updating your online application information, please select Health and Welfare under "Agencies," full-time under "Job Type/Shift" and Boise under "Cities."
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