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Case Aide Child Welfare

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Pueblo County Pueblo , CO 81001

Posted 3 months ago

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.

Additional Responsibilities

Child Welfare:

  • 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.

General Requirements

  • 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.

Typical Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Basic Proficiency:

  • 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.

  • Community support.

  • 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.

  • Interviews skillfully.

  • Maintains sensitive and confidential information.

Education:

High School Diploma or GED equivalency required.

Experience:

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.

Special Requirements:

Must successfully pass background check.

Supplemental Information:

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.

Not applicable

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.

FLSA STATUS

Non-Exempt

BARGAINING UNIT


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