Iowa Department of Administrative Services Social Worker 3 in Cherokee, Iowa

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Social Worker 3

Salary

$46,217.60 - $69,721.60 Annually

Location

Cherokee - 51012 - Cherokee County, IA

Job Type

Full-time

Agency

406 Dept of Human Services - Civil Commitment Unit (Cherokee)

Job Number

19-00024

Closing

7/26/2018 11:59 PM Central

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Point of Contact

Shannon Sander - ssander@dhs.state.ia.us

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Job Description

The Department of Human Services - Civil Commitment Unit (Cherokee) is looking to fill a Social Worker 3 to assist the state.

The Iowa Department of Human Services operates a treatment facility for individuals who have been civilly committed as sexual violent predators. The Civil Commitment Unit for Sexual Offenders (CCUSO) provides state-of-the-art treatment to patients in order to lower their risk of re-offending and to release them from confinement as quickly as possible. CCUSO's mission is to provide intensive treatment for persons involuntarily committed as sexual offenders who are deemed likely to re-offend.

There is a full range of diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative services focused on addressing the conditions impacting a patient's likelihood of re-offending. This position will perform counseling and related therapy that is sex offender specific treatment, including but not limited to facilitation of group therapy, psychoeducational groups, and provision of individual therapy sessions. Also, one will be responsible for case management of assigned patients which includes completion of intake assessments and construction of treatment plans, as well as being readily able to assist in crisis intervention, de-escalation, and assessment of patients at risk.

Furthermore, this position will have ongoing collaboration and communication with the State of Iowa Attorney General's office, Department of Corrections staff, DHS staff and/or other providers regarding placement of patients in Transitional Release or Release with Supervision status, or direct discharge.

A Master's degree in Social Work or equivalent is preferred.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree and the equivalent of three years of full-time experience in a social work capacity in a public or private agency;

OR

graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in social work and the equivalent of two years of full-time experience in a social work capacity in a public or private agency;

OR

a Master's degree in social work from an accredited college or university;

OR

an equivalent combination of graduate education in the social or behavioral sciences from an accredited college or university and qualifying experience up to a maximum of thirty semester hours for one year of the required experience;

OR

employees withcurrentcontinuous experience in the state executive branch that includes the equivalent of one year of full-time experience as a Social Worker 2 shall be considered as qualified.

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Additional Qualification Requirements

For designated positions in case management, the appointing authority may request those applicants possessing a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major or at least 30 semester hours or its equivalent in the behavioral sciences, education, health care, human services administration, or social sciences and the equivalent of 12 months of full-time experience in the delivery of human services in the combination of: chronic mental illness, developmental disabilities, and intellectual disabilities as a Targeted (Medicaid) Case Manager;

OR

an Iowa license to practice as a registered nurse and the equivalent of three years of full-time nursing or human services experience with the above population groups.

Applicants wishing to be considered for such designated positions must list applicable course work, experience, certificate, license, or endorsement on the application.

At the time of interview, applicants referred to Glenwood and Woodward State Hospital-Schools will be assessed to determine if they meet federal government employment requirements as published in the Federal Register, Section 20-CFR-405.1101.

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Do you understand that the answers to all of the following questions must be truthful, honest, and accurate to the best of your ability?

Please read all questions and answers thoroughly and make sure you understand them completely. Ensure the answers to your questions match the information filled out on your application and the attachments you have uploaded. If the answers to your questions are inconsistent with your application information or uploaded attachments, you will be given zero points for the question.

Knowingly misrepresenting the facts when submitting any information related to an application, examination, certification, appeal, or any other facet of the selection process will result in your disqualification from this application and future employment with the state of Iowa.

  • Yes - I understand and agree.

  • No

02

Do you have a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university? IF YES, how many years of full-time work experience in a social work capacity in a public or private agency do you have?

  • Not applicable - I do not have a Bachelor's Degree

  • No experience to less than one year of work experience in the identified areas

  • One year to less than two years of work experience in the identified areas

  • Two years to less than three years of work experience in the identified areas

  • Three years or more of work experience in the identified areas

03

Do you have a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or are you currently enrolled in a Social Work degree program and have a reasonable expectation of receiving a Bachelor's Degree within the next nine months?IF YES- How many years of full-time experience in a social work capacity in a public or private agency do you have?

  • Not applicable - I do not have a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or expect to graduate in the next 9 months

  • No experience to less than one year of work experience in the identified areas

  • One year to less than two years of work experience in the identified areas

  • Two years or more of work experience in the identified areas

04

Do you have a Master's Degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university?

  • Yes

  • No

05

Do you have three years of a combination of GRADUATE level (post bachelor's degree) course work in the social or behavioral sciences from an accredited college or university AND qualifying experience in a social work capacity? NOTE: Applicants must have a MINIMUM of two years of the required experience. A maximum of thirty semester hours in the specified area of graduate study can substitute for one year of experience.

  • Yes

  • No

06

If you are a CURRENT employee for the State of Iowa (executive branch): How many years of work experience do you have in the classification of Social Worker 2?

  • Less than one year of experience in the classification of Social Worker 2

  • One year to less than two years of work experience in the classification of Social Worker 2

  • Two or more years of work experience in the classification of Social Worker 2

  • Not applicable

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Agency

State of Iowa

Agency

406 Dept of Human Services - Civil Commitment Unit (Cherokee)

Address

1251 W Cedar LoopCherokee, Iowa, 51012

Website

http://dhs.iowa.gov/mhds/mental/in-patient/ccuso

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