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Social Worker I – Child Protection

Scott County
Scott County, Minnesota
Closing date
Aug 21, 2022

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Social Services
Employment Status
Full Time

Job Details

This position performs specialized entry level social worker duties. Position may require some evening and weekend hours. The employee assists in social work services in a specialized area of a program including assessment, guidance, and referral of clients seeking assistance. Develops and implements individualized treatment plans involving the application of casework methods. The employee may be assigned duties in any of the Social Service units. Assignments are interchangeable dependent on department needs and specific program requirements.

MQs: Requires A bachelor's degree in health/human services field OR an Associate's degree and two years of experience OR high school diploma/GED and four years of related work experience. Related work experience in a position involving case documentation/social work and working with families and children. Bachelor of Social Work is preferred. Experience in serving underrepresented communities; specifically American Indian, People of Color, or Hispanic populations, and candidates who are bilingual, are preferred. The incumbent shall possess a valid driver's license and a reliable means of transportation for the performance of work responsibilities

Hiring Range: $24.21 - $30.26 Hourly per hour – DOQ.

Closing: 08/21/22

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Scott County is a progressive-thinking public sector employer with 650 employees. We are located 25 miles SW of Minneapolis in downtown Shakopee.

Scott County is among the fastest growing counties in the nation. What an exciting time to be part of our GROWING organization! As an employer, we offer:

* flexible work schedules

* competitive compensation with a comprehensive benefits package

* a clean and friendly work environment

* and much more!

Scott County is committed to employee training and professional development -- and has resources earmarked for this purpose. In addition to being a recognized family-friendly organization, Scott County has initiated an array of programs and policies that encourage all employees to seek a balance in their work and their lives.

Working in the public sector, you can -- and will -- make a difference in peoples’ lives. We are a people-oriented service industry, dedicated to delivering quality public services to all citizens in an effective, professional, and efficient manner.

Consider joining the workforce in Scott County today. You'll be glad you did!

Compensation: It is the policy of Scott County that fair and equitable compensation shall be provided to employees for services rendered, and employees should be provided competitive rewards for achievement. The Compensation Plan shall promote the service-oriented performance philosophy of the County and recognize employee performance in relation to established behavioral criteria and the achievement of pre-established goals and objectives.

Benefits: A comprehensive benefits package is provided for all employees who work 20 hours per week or more. This package includes:

  • HealthPartners Health Insurance Single, two-party, or family plan options available
  • Delta Dental Insurance Single or family plan options available.
  • ReliaStar Life Insurance $10,000 County-paid coverage
  • Flexible (Pre-Tax) Spending Health Care and Daycare Accounts
  • Long Term Disability
  • An Employee Assistance Program, PERA (Public Employee's Retirement Association) - A retirement system for county and local government employees set-up in 1931 by the MN Legislature.

Other Great Benefits Available:

  • Affinity Plus (credit union)
  • U.S. Government Savings Bonds
  • VALIC - Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Minnesota Benefit Association Insurance
  •  PERA Term Life Insurance
  • Nationwide Retirement Solutions - Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Short Term Disability
  • Employee Safety & Wellness Team
  • Organizational commitment to employee training and development
  • Free parking

Time-Off: 10 paid holidays per year. Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) Leave and Vacation and Sick Leave programs for eligible employees (21 to 33 days per year).

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200 4th Ave W

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