Description Benefits Supplemental Questions
Performs paraprofessional functions in support of a professional social caseworker and case plan.
Examples of Duties:
Essential Job Functions
Conducts home visits with clients and family members.
Documents all observations and interactions; maintains record of activities; writes monthly reports of activities with clients, collateral contacts, observations, client progress and functioning.
Provides transportation as necessary.
Documents and observes interactions with customers and contacts.
Assists and advocates for access and use of community services; organizes services.
Ensures and monitors quality and quantity of services are delivered.
Notifies caseworker and/or professionals in the event of crisis, safety concerns, negative change in behavior or other observations of care and progress.
Maintains case file, correspondence and client confidential information.
Testify in court as needed.
Performs related work as required.
Provides paraprofessional services coaching clients in support of a professional social caseworker and case plan in the areas of child protection, youth in conflict and adult case management and protection.
Provides services to strengthen the ability of families to protect and care for their children, to minimize harm to children and youth and to ensure the safety and well-being and permanency planning for children and families in accordance with the Colorado Children's Code.
Offers instruction and guidance to parents on child development and child rearing techniques.
Assists with life skills activities of daily living, including teaching.
Provides child protective services as defined by all relevant and Colorado State Statutes and rules.
Fills in for other staff as necessary and/or required.
Attends meetings, classes and trainings as required or requested by supervisor.
Encouraged to recommend changes to improve procedures that would result in efficiencies, cost savings and safety.
Communicates actively, clearly and regularly with supervisor and co-workers on all work-related topics.
Understands, observes and complies with all Governmental, Pueblo County and Departmental policies, procedures and protocols when performing job duties.
Possesses excellent oral and written skills to communicate effectively.
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with Pueblo County employees from same or different departments/offices, entities and customers.
Effectively manages multiple projects at once.
Effectively deals with stressful situations.
Easily adapts to sudden and unexpected changes in work assignments.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to operate standard office equipment, including typewriters, computers, computer software, calculators, printers, copiers, scanners and facsimile machines.
Routine software and business applications including, but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software and databases.
Social casework practice and methods.
Agency rules, regulations and procedures.
Establishes support with clients.
Confronts negative behavior in dealing with crisis situations.
Be sensitive to individual values and needs.
Applies general concepts of positive family dynamics.
Modern office practices and procedures.
Maintains sensitive and confidential information.
High School Diploma or GED equivalency required.
Minimum of two years of full time public contact in human services or a related field required. Substitution for public contact is successful completion of a certificate program and/or college course equivalent to public contact in human services or related field.
Licenses and/or Certificates:
Valid driver's license at the time of application and a valid Colorado driver's license at time of hire required.
Must successfully pass background check.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
Occasionally (Less than 25% of the time)
Frequently (25% to 50% of the time)
Climbing-Ascends or descends using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
Stooping-Bends body downward and forward. Requires use of lower extremities and back muscles.
Kneeling-Bends legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.
Crouching-Bends body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.
Reaching-Extends hand(s) and arms(s) in any directions.
Handling-Seizes, holds, grasps, turns or otherwise works with hand(s).
Exposure to Weather-Exposure to hot, cold, wet, humid or windy conditions caused by the weather or non weather-related conditions.
Confined/Restricted Working Environment-Work is performed in closed or locked facility providing safety and security.
Vehicles-Drives automobile and/or truck.
Hazards-Exposure to hostile individuals or animals.
Regularly (50% to 100 % of the time)
Strength-Lifts, carries, push, pulls or otherwise moves objects up to 25 pounds.
Strength-Lifts, carries, push, pulls or otherwise moves objects from 25 to 50 pounds.
Strength-Sits with brief periods of walking and/or standing.
Strength-Walks and/or stands with brief periods of sitting.
Fingering-Picks, pinches, types or otherwise works primarily with fingers rather than the whole hand or arm as in handling.
Equipment Utilized-Office equipment such as computer, phone, fax, copiers, scanners, adding machine, etc.
Hazards-Exposure to blood borne and airborne pathogens.
Hazards-Exposure to dust, fumes, gases or airborne particles.
Strength -Lifts, carries, push, pulls or otherwise moves objects from 50 to 75 pounds.
Strength-Capability to overcome and restrain a combative or resistive subject.
Schedule-Works shift work, weekends, holidays and subject to on call duty.