Social Worker

Dakota County
Full Time MN Hennepin County Human Services, 525 Portland Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55415, United States Apply before 5/22/2024 4:30


General Description

POSTING TYPE: Open Competitive
DEPARTMENT: Social Services
HOURS: Full-time (1.0 FTE)
PREFERRED HIRING RANGE: $67,643 - $76,099/year (Salary Grade 108)
FULL SALARY RANGE: $67,643 - $105,693/year
LOCATION: Hybrid; telework and in-person at the Western Service Center in Apple Valley
CLOSE DATE: 4:30 p.m. on 5/22/2024

Come join us at Dakota County and "Be more"Dakota County employs over 2,000 skilled individuals whose talents and contributions makes Dakota County a premier place to live and work. The work County government does is unique. Dakota County offers important careers – the kind of careers that make a difference in people's lives.

Dakota County welcomes and is inclusive of diverse people, backgrounds, and perspectives. The County aims to reflect the community and clients it serves and fosters an equitable and respectful working environment where everyone is empowered to be their authentic selves  

The Truancy Social Workers are responsible for interacting with truant clients on a face-to-face basis for the purpose of developing and implementing case plans, gathering and compiling information about clients, preparing progress and court reports, making referrals to appropriate community programs, and transporting clients. The position involves coordination and collaboration with families, schools, law enforcement, court, and services providers.

Minimum Qualifications

· A Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Human Services, or a related field
· One year of full-time professional Social Work experience OR Two years of full time paraprofessional experience working in a social services agency
. A valid driver's license

Duties & Responsibilities

These examples do not include all possible tasks in this work and do not limit the assignment of related tasks in any position of this classification. Regular attendance according to the position's management approved work schedule is required for all positions.

1. Provide ongoing case management for youth and families open for truancy services.
2. Determine service needs with the client and family in collaboration with schools and agencies.
3. Develop and implement a case plan with the client, defining initial and ongoing measurable goals and objectives.
4. Provide, arrange, and coordinate direct services and advocacy for clients and families, including monitoring contracted services.
5. Facilitate, integrate, and mobilize community resources on behalf of the client.
6. Evaluate, document, and monitor progress toward goals and objectives.
7. Research, maintain, and apply knowledge of relevant policies, procedures, and statutes.
8. Complete agency, state, and federal required documentation as related to client activity according to mandated timelines.
9. Terminate activity with client or provider based on resolution of established goals or successful integration to community resources.
10. Provide regular updates to court, when applicable.
11. Monitor out of home placement of youth, when applicable.
12. Other duties as related or assigned.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: All items listed above are essential functions of this position.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities and Work Environment

· Knowledge of human development, family dynamics and systems, including crisis management and cultural competency.
· Knowledge of community resources and funding sources.
· Knowledge of medical diagnoses, medications, and basic medical terminology, as well as medical insurance processes and procedures.
· Knowledge of statutes, rules, and policies pertaining to social work and the ability to research the same.
· Comprehensive knowledge of computer software and information systems.
· Interviewing, negotiation, and listening skills.
· Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed in a County office building, families' homes, and community locations. Lifting requirement up to 20 pounds on an occasional basis. Types of equipment used include personal computer, telephone, copy/fax machines, and other office equipment.

SELECTION PROCESS:.The examination/selection process for this classification will consist of a rating of your training and experience from the application materials submitted. The top scoring candidates will be forwarded to the hiring department for further consideration. 

Dakota County is committed to creating a diverse workforce and welcomes qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, familial status, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.

Dakota County Employee Relations
Main Number 651.438.4435 (contact 8 a.m - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday)
Fax 651.438.8178