Work in Iowa Jobs

Job Information

Iowa Department of Administrative Services Social Worker 2 in Creston, Iowa

Social Worker 2

Print

Apply

Social Worker 2

Salary

$43,596.80 - $64,833.60 Annually

Location

Creston - 50801 - Union County, IA

Job Type

Full-time

Agency

402 Dept of Human Services - Community Service Areas

Job Number

20-00426

Closing

8/25/2019 11:59 PM Central

LinkedIn Tag

#LI-POST

Point of Contact

Krista Hickie, khickie@dhs.state.ia.us

  • Description

  • Benefits

  • Questions

Job Description

This position performs the responsibilities of a Social Work Case Manager (SW2) and has the following responsibilities:

  • Manage a caseload of children and families that require ongoing service provision to ensure child safety.

  • Evaluate the on-going safety and risk of the child by conducting home visits with the children and parents involved and documenting these contacts;

  • Manage a diverse caseload of children and families that require ongoing service provision and oversight by the Department of Human Services and potentially the courts;

  • Work with families to create family-centered plans in accordance with the Code of Iowa that analyze and assess the strengths and needs of the child and family and address on-going safety and risk concerns;

  • Assess the ongoing risk to the child, develops safety plans, assess the strengths and needs of the child and family, and make recommendations to various county attorney's and courts;

  • Frequent interactions with law enforcement, medical/mental health partners, schools, legal partners etc.;

  • Participate in and provide professional testimony in Juvenile Court, District Court, and Appeal Court;

  • This position will represent the Department in the community as directed by the supervisor;

  • Use of technology, including various computer systems and mobile phone;

  • Assigned hours are Friday through Thursday 8:00am to 4:30pm; however at times, overtime could be required in order to assure the safety of children;

  • Must have a valid driver's license and be able to travel.

To ensure the Service Area is providing the best service to the citizens of Iowa, applicants should demonstrate exceptional customer service skills, integrity and a strong work ethic. Experience in the following competencies is preferred:

  • Case Plan Development and Critical Thinking Skills

  • Excellent Communication and Customer Service Skills

  • Professional presence and Strong Work Ethic

  • Strong Teamwork and Consultation

  • Good Report Composition and Writing Skills

Please include in your resume additional languages you may be able to speak, read and/or write for consideration.

The starting salary for new state employees is expected to be at the base of the pay range

Our agency uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university;

OR

the equivalent of four years of full-time technical work experience involving direct contact with people in overcoming their social, economic, psychological, or health problems;

OR

an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting the equivalent of one year of full-time qualifying work experience for one year (thirty semester or equivalent hours) of the required education to a maximum substitution of four years.

For additional information, please click on thislink to view the job description.

Additional Qualification Requirements

Designated positions in this job class require applicants to obtain the required Chauffeurs License and endorsements within a period of time as determined by the appointing authority at the time of hire.

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.

Join Us!

Whether it's caring for those in need, making highways safer, or improving agriculture production, the work that we do matters to the people of Iowa.

We take our responsibilities and the public trust very seriously. We are committed to delivering the services that matter most to the people of Iowa. If you have the skills, the commitment and the desire to make a difference, then we invite you to explore the career opportunities available with the State of Iowa.

CareerChoices

State government is one of the largest employers in Iowa, and also one of the most diverse. From state trooper to nurse to engineer, the state offers a wide variety of career opportunities.

Benefits

The state offers paid vacation, sick time and holidays, a defined benefit retirement plan, health, dental, vision, and long-term disability insurance along with flexible spending accounts. For more information, please visit the executive branch employee benefits website.

The State of Iowa is committed to providing an outstanding employment experience. Check out thisBenefits Beyond the Paycheck brochure.

01

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

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

Have you filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq?

  • No - I have NOT filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq

  • Yes - I HAVE filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq

03

Have you graduated from a four-year college or university?

  • Yes

  • No

04

How many years do you have of full-time technical work experience involving direct contact with people in overcoming their social, economic, psychological, or health problems?

  • No work experience in the specified area

  • Less than one year of full-time technical work experience involving direct contact with people in overcoming their social, economic, psychological, or health problems

  • One year to less than two years of full-time technical work experience involving direct contact with people in overcoming their social, economic, psychological, or health problems

  • Two years to less than three years of full-time technical work experience involving direct contact with people in overcoming their social, economic, psychological, or health problems

  • Three years to less than four years of full-time technical work experience involving direct contact with people in overcoming their social, economic, psychological, or health problems

  • Four years or more of full-time technical work experience involving direct contact with people in overcoming their social, economic, psychological, or health problems

05

How many years do you have of COMBINED post high school education AND full-time technical work experience involving direct contact with people in overcoming their social, economic, psychological, or health problems? 30 semester hours equals one year of the full-time work experience.

  • Not applicable - None of the specified education and work experience

  • Less than one year of the combined specified education and full-time technical work experience involving direct contact with people in overcoming their social, economic, psychological, or health problems

  • One year to less than two years of the combined specified education and full-time technical work experience involving direct contact with people in overcoming their social, economic, psychological, or health problems

  • Two years to less than three years of the combined specified education and full-time technical work experience involving direct contact with people in overcoming their social, economic, psychological, or health problems

  • Three years to less than four years of the combined specified education and full-time technical work experience involving direct contact with people in overcoming their social, economic, psychological, or health problems

  • Four years or more of the combined specified education and full-time technical work experience involving direct contact with people in overcoming their social, economic, psychological, or health problems

Required Question

Agency

State of Iowa

Website

http://dhs.iowa.gov/

Apply

DirectEmployers