Salary $55,999.57 - $84,592.25 AnnuallyLocation Hennepin CountyJob TypeFull-timeRemote EmploymentFlexible/HybridDepartmentHuman Services and Public HealthJob Number22HSPH296jls099Closing1/18/2023 11:59 PM Central
Description: The Initial Contact and Access division of Human Services and Public Health (HSPH) is seeking a Child Access Social Worker. This position is responsible for assessing the needs of children, birth to age 18, and families who are interested in voluntary services to assist in addressing the child’s challenges. The children served by the Child Access Social Worker may have developmental delays, cognitive delays, serious medical conditions, physical challenges and/or mental health concerns. This position requires frequent contact with mental health professionals, medical providers, school staff, interpreters, and other Hennepin County employees. Current Hennepin County employees who refer a candidate hired into an open competitive position may be eligible for a $500 referral bonus. For more information visitemployee referral program.Effective January 1, 2023, there will be a salary increase of 2.5% to the minimum and maximum of the range.Location and hours:This position is hybrid and will work at various Hennepin County offices, will require travel to conduct home visits within the community, and will work remotely as job duties require. Work hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., with some evening work to meet with families. While this position is designated as hybrid, based on current requirements hires must reside in Minnesota or Wisconsin.New employees who are hired into remote or hybrid positions between January 2, 2022 to December 31, 2024, will receive $500 toward the cost of establishing consistent internet connectivity, payable upon completion of 6 months of employment.About the position type:This position is a full-time, benefit-earning position.This position is internally classified a Social Worker.Click here to view the job classification specification.In this position you will:
Conduct person-centered holistic assessments of child/family strengths and needs including administering screenings such as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), and Patient Health Questionnaire-2 (PHQ-2).
In partnership with the family complete initial service plan and assist the family in accessing resources that are most appropriate for their child.
Assist families in navigating county/government systems such as SMRT, MA, TEFRA.
Collect and organize information and documentation required to determine eligibility for services including completing social histories.
Complete referrals to appropriate community and county services that may include Children’s Mental Health Case Management, Developmental Disabilities eligibility, Long Term Services and Supports, and Early Childhood resources.
Be responsible for completing Electronic Case File (ECF) forms, entering records into ECF systems, and timely case noting in Social Service Information Systems (SSIS).
Participate in Child Access staff and case consultation meetings.
Need to have:
One of the following:
Bachelor's degree or higher in social work, psychology, sociology, human services, or equivalent field
Licensed as a social worker by the Minnesota Board of Social Work
The ability to communicate fluently in Somali in addition to English, both verbally and in writing.
Daily access to reliable transportation to travel to various Hennepin County offices and to conduct home visits within the community.
Bilingual candidates who pass a language assessment may qualify for additional bilingual pay and duties. Nice to have:
Experience utilizing community resources that serve children with a developmental disability, a history of mental health concerns, or with behavior issues.
Experience using computer and computer systems (i.e. Microsoft Office, Social Service Information System (SSIS), Electronic Case Files (ECF).
Ability to develop effective partnerships and work cooperatively to ensure families have access to appropriate services and supports.
Excellent communication and organizational skills.
About the department:Human Services delivers a variety of services to individuals or families that assist with basic needs or encourage client change around specific objectives. We work with individuals as well as systems and communities in order to develop policy and advocate for the people we serve. The people we serve and our communities are connected. By helping one, we help the other.About Hennepin County:Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile.Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at The Bridge (Log in as Guest). Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.Your future. Made here.This posting may be used to fill current and future vacancies.May have access to systems or other documentation that may contain HIPAA data. Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience.Final candidates may be required to complete a drug test and/or background check.