Child Protection Worker
In this position, you will perform highly responsible and professional social work involving protecting children within the permanency in their families. Two positions available; Child Protection Assessment/Investigator & Child Protection Case Manager.
Primary responsibilities within the assessment function include: respond to allegations of child maltreatment, provide both family assessment and family investigation response; including facility investigations. Makes decisions regarding a finding of maltreatment and services needed. Assesses and evaluates the safety needs of children within their families including the need for out-of-home placement and court-involvement as well as safety planning.
Primary responsibilities of the Case Manager position include: provides ongoing service and monitoring to families where there is a finding of abuse or neglect to protect children from further harm. Engages families in the development of case plans to resolve the child protection concerns. Engages families who are both court involved and non-court involved. Develops safety plans to maintain children in the home whenever possible and assesses the need for out of home placement when required. Provides support to parents and children and assures permanency for children. Families active with Child Protection are not voluntary clients; thus, reactions met during the course of work varies greatly. Some evening and weekend hours may be required.
MQs: Requires equivalency of a bachelor's degree in a human services related field and three years of experience providing professional social work case management. Case management experience with children and families is highly desired. Expertise in serving underrepresented communities; specifically American Indian and Hispanic populations, and candidates who are bilingual, are preferred. Must possess a valid driver's license and provide a reliable means of transportation for the performance of work responsibilities.
Hiring Range: $70,115 - $87,644 DOQ.
Apply Online: www.scottcountymn.gov/jobs
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