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Child Welfare Social Worker 3

Competition limited to classified employees of:

Health and Welfare

Open for Recruitment: December 7, 2017 - December 15, 2017
Announcement # 09427087425
Salary Range: $22.79 - $25.14 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Coeur d'Alene

The Division of Family and Community Services in Region I currently has an opening in our Coeur d'Alene Field Office for a Child Welfare Social Worker 3.

This position will be located on our North HUB Permanency and Independent Living Team. This position 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 and 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 the current vacancy, you must reapply under this announcement. Previous scores will not be used.

Responsibilities:

  • 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

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Licensure as a Social Worker in Idaho in accordance with Idaho Code 54-3201 et.seq.

AND

  • Three years experience as a Social Worker in assessment or case management of child protection cases in Idaho.

OR

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.

OR

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.

OR

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.

OR

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.

OR

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.

OR

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.

AND

  • Applicants must possess a valid driver's license.

Exam:

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 Coeur d'Alene under "Cities."

 

Preview Exam

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.