New job Social Worker 3 in Iowa

Social Worker 3

Company : State of Iowa Talent Gateway
Salary : $48,194 - $72,675 a year
Location : Iowa

Full Description

This position performs the responsibilities of a Child and Adult Abuse Assessment worker and has the following responsibilities:

  • Conduct child or adult abuse intake and assessments in accordance with the Code of Iowa, which includes Child in Need of Assistance assessments;
  • Evaluate the immediate safety of the child or dependent adult and conduct multiple interviews with the subjects and other collateral sources;
  • Gather physical and documentary evidence, etc. in order to determine whether abuse occurred;
  • Assess the ongoing risk to the child or dependent adult, develop safety plans, assess the strengths and needs of the child or dependent adult and family, and make recommendations to various county attorneys and courts;
  • Frequent interaction with law enforcement, medical/mental health community partners, schools, etc.;
  • Actively participate in multi-disciplinary teams and implement emergency services in order to assure the safety of the child or dependent adult;
  • 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 thru Thursday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm; however, overtime often will be required in order to assure the safety of children and dependent adults. This position will be required to work or be on standby during nights and weekends on a rotational basis;
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to travel.
To ensure the Cedar Rapids 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
  • Manage cases with a high degree of confidentiality
Please include in your resume additional languages you may be able to speak, read and/or write for consideration. Preference will be given to those candidates who have other language abilities.

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

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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;

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;
a Master's degree in social work from an accredited college or university;
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;
employees with current continuous 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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