Child Welfare Caseworker
Jefferson County

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Post Date: Aug 16, 2022
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: $57,750
Location: US - Colorado - Golden
Job Reference: - n/a -
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Hiring salary starts at $57,750. Salary will be determined based on education, licensure, and experience; Relatable Master's and Licenses will receive additional salary in addition to base salary. Details will be discussed during the interview process. Jefferson County follows current Public Health Orders.At this time, we are following Public Health Orders 21-004 and 21-005.
Jeffco Division of Children, Youth, Families, and Adult Protection includes exceptional individuals on the following teams: Intake – Day Shift and Swing Shift; Permanency; Chafee; Collaborative Foster Care and Foster Care Placement; Early Intervention Services
FIT Court; Kinship Navigation; Permanency Round Table and Facilitated Family Meeting Facilitator; Prevention; Sex Abuse
RESPONSIBILITIES: All Child Welfare Caseworkers:
Are responsible for extensive case documentation, which includes preparing court reports and social histories, and utilizing family engagement skills to mitigate risk and enhance safety that will be used in the office, client homes, and in the community.
Assessing safety of a child/youth and making decisions based on information available, which could include removing a child from their home.
Advocating for families and children, testifing in court, and de-escalating potentially volatile situations.
Potential for late evening hours to address crisis situations and participation in the emergency coverage schedule. The hours of this position can be unpredictable. Daily travel around the Denver Metro area and periodic travel throughout Colorado.
Minimum Qualifications:
To qualify, a candidate must meet one of the three bullets listed below:
A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a major in a human behavior science field, or a degree with 30 semester hours, or 45 quarter hours, of course work in development of human behavior, child development, family intervention techniques, diagnostic measures or therapeutic techniques such as social work, psychology, sociology, guidance and counseling, and/or child development; and, one (1) year of professional casework, case management, or human services experience in a public or private human services agency. Some examples of appropriate work experience could include: clinical experience, residential child care experience, milieu experience, domestic violence case manager, paid victim's advocate, probation officer, law enforcement, para-professional work, and/or other case management experience; or,
A bachelor's of social work degree and successful completion of an approved field placement in a county department of human services; or,
A master's degree in social work or a human behavioral science field.

Offer of employment contingent on criminal history, state automated case management system check, MVR check, and education verification. Must have valid driver's license, if you are from out of state, you must obtain a valid Colorado driver's license within 30 days of hire

Recruitment Process: You are able to see your status and any communication when you log into your candidate portal.
The time frame for contacting applicants depends on the hiring team's schedule/workload and how many applications were referred for manager review. Please note that Jefferson County receives on average over 100 applications per job bulletin.


Contact Details
Name: Katie Einbu
Address: 100 Jefferson County ParkwaySu
State/Province: Colorado
Country: United States
Ph: 3032718430