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Permanency/Adoption Caseworker - Multidisciplinary

Company: WELD COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
Location: Greeley
Posted on: January 10, 2021

Job Description:

The Weld County Department of Human Services Child Welfare Division is searching for a Permanency/Adoption Caseworker to apply learned and trained knowledge and abilities in professional casework under the direct supervision and oversight of identified Child Welfare staff. Provide on-going case management to families, children and youth involved with Child Welfare with knowledge and expertise in both Child Protection and adoptions casework. Promote safety, permanency and well-being for the child/youth with a family plan that contains clear objectives, action steps and outcomes to facilitate reunification with families as well as pre/post-placement supervision and adoption finalization.The Weld County Department of Human Services (WCDHS) employs over 450 workers, who have the skills, passion and drive to service Weld County citizens in 31 incorporated municipalities and across almost 4,000 square miles.Mission Statement: Engaging and partnering with the community to improve safety, health and well-being of individuals and families through the delivery of responsive and collaborative services.Vision Statement: The people of Weld County are connected to the resources needed to thrive in the community and feel safe and empowered.The program areas of WCDHS help individuals make life-changing decisions and assist with emergency, quality of life issues daily. The unequaled integrity and commitment to provide compassionate partnerships and resources, in conjunction with community organizations, is exhibited by WCDHS employees. Some of the program areas include: Area Agency on Aging (AAA) Helps maintain an individuals independence and dignity in their home and community by planning, coordinating and advocating services to aid and protect our at-risk older population. Assistance Payments Aids individuals and families who qualify for financial, medical and food assistance. Child Support Provides services to include testing for paternity, establishing court orders for child support and enforcing child support payment obligations Child Welfare Assess for safety and provide protection to children and youth who are battered and abused, severely neglected, and/or dependent. Employment Services Offers employment opportunities, training, career planning, job skills development, workshops, job fairs, vocational skills assessments and child care related services. Family Resource Assists individuals and families with supportive services surrounding the areas of post adoption, promoting healthy and intact families, child abuse prevention, public assistance navigation and community outreach.WCDHS collaborates with other organizations to provide assistance to thousands of Weld County citizens each year, and our staff take great pride in guiding individuals to the resources and programs available to them.Weld County Department of Human Services greatest asset is our staff.The Ideal Candidate for the Department of Human Services, Child Welfare Division will be someone who possesses the following traits:1. Strong communication skills in order to clearly communicate important information regularly2. Good multitasker3. Confident in making decisions4. Detail-oriented5. Strong ability to prioritize tasks6.Takes initiativeMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSRequired Education: A Bachelors degree or higher from an accredited institution with a major in a human behavior science field; OR A Bachelors degree or higher 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.Required Work Experience: Successful completion of one (1) year as a of Weld County child welfare caseworker as documented in the annual performance evaluation which shows a meets standard or higher on core competencies and responsibilities; OR 3 years Child Welfare experience in another Child Welfare Agency.Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Must possess the ability to keyboard at 40 words per minute. Must have a valid Colorado Driver''s License and Liability Insurance. Must provide own transportation and be willing to travel throughout Weld County and Colorado. Must pass Human Services Background Checks. Background checks include CBI/FBI fingerprinting and will continue to be monitored throughout employment. Must possess a high level of flexibility and a strong understanding of Child Protection practices while adhering to guidelines. Must have demonstrable skills in critical thinking and independent judgment. Must obtain and maintain Colorado Child Welfare Caseworker Certification during the course of employment.To view complete job announcement and to apply, use the following link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/weldby Jobble

Keywords: WELD COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, Greeley , Permanency/Adoption Caseworker - Multidisciplinary, Other , Greeley, Colorado

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