Salary $69,790.25 - $105,413.69 AnnuallyLocation Hennepin CountyJob TypeFull-timeDepartmentHuman Services and Public HealthJob Number23HSPH434RAM008
DescriptionThe Child Protection Division of Human Services Public Health in Health and Human Services is seeking to fill multiple Child Protection Social Worker vacancies. The primary functions of these positions are listed below. Each individual vacancy will have specialized duties and responsibilities depending on the area of assignment: Investigations, Case Management, Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Investigations or Case Management, and Intake/Rapid Response Team (RRT).The new Child Protection Social Workers will participate in the induction training on Hennepin County's policies, procedures, and practices as well as mandated Department of Human Services training. This will include in-person and virtual instructor-led training, court room training, job shadowing other Child Protection Social Workers on a rotational basis, and close supervision while receiving initial case assignments.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. Location and hours:These positions are hybrid and will be performed both on-site at various designated Child Protection satellite offices, in the community, and remote as job duties require. Work hours will typically be Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. but flexibility will be required to work outside of these hours and at times that will include evenings and weekends. Some positions may require working in a 24/7 environment including overnights, weekends, and holidays. Additionally, various Child Protection Social Worker positions will require being able to report/respond in person to an emergent situation within 30 to 60 minutes. While these positions are 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 these position types:All of these positions are regular full-time, benefit earning positions.These positions are internally classified as a Social Worker, Child Protection.Click here to view the job classification specification.Candidates will be hired into one of these areas:
Investigation Child Protection Social Workers conduct investigations/assessments of alleged maltreatment.
Case Management Child Protection Social Workers provide direct social work services to families in which abuse or neglect has been reported in order to carry out the statutory mandate to investigate, protect children from further harm, and safeguard and enhance the welfare of abused/neglected children.
ICWA Investigations or Case Management Child Protection Social Workers conduct investigations/assessments of alleged maltreatments, provide service to Native American families, and are responsible for complying with the mandates contained in the Federal Indian Child Welfare Act and the Minnesota Indian Family Preservation Act.
Intake/Rapid Response Team are child protection first responders who address immediate threats to the safety of children. Often, RRT staff respond to families in crisis where the crisis is presenting outside regular business hours. The schedules for these positions are set hours that often include non-traditional shift hours (such as four ten-hour shifts, three twelve- hour shifts, etc.) and may require working in a 24/7 environment including overnights, weekends, and holidays. During times that RRT staff are not responding to families in the community, they provide additional coverage for Intake duties - receiving, documenting, and processing reports of child maltreatment.
In these positions, you will:
Attend virtual on-line interactions, meetings, and court hearings remotely.
Attend in-person interactions, meetings, trainings, and court hearings in designated Child Protection satellite offices or other community agencies.
Conduct in-person visits in client homes and various other community locations.
Need to have:
One of the following:
Master's degree or higher in social work, or a closely related field with emphasis in areas such as social work methods, human growth and behavior, or principles of social welfare.
Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, sociology, or human services, and 18 semester (27 quarter) credits or more of graduate work in the above areas, and three or more years of full-time equivalent experience as a social worker.
Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, sociology, or human services, and 18 semester (27 quarter) credits or more of graduate work in the above areas, and one or more years of full-time equivalent experience in child welfare or completion of a Hennepin County internship in child welfare.
Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, sociology, or human services, and two or more years of full-time equivalent experience in child welfare.
A valid driver's license, the ability to obtain a Hennepin County driver permit and daily access to reliable transportation sufficient to transport clients (including children) and to attend court hearings and various other meetings. Regular travel, sometimes daily, is required throughout Hennepin County and the surrounding areas.
The ability to work occasional evenings and weekends throughout Hennepin County.
Nice to have:
Knowledge of and experience working with child protection systems.
Internship and/or volunteer experience in a social services environment.
Providing comprehensive social worker case management services with children and families from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Working with child protection systems.
Developing care and case plans that meet the needs of and ensure safety and stability for clients and families.
Partnering with social workers, departmental staff, collateral resources, and others to develop work agreements and outcome-focused relationships to assist clients/families in achieving their goals.
Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing including phone skills to obtain accurate data from reports and writing skills to record the information clearly and concisely.
Bilingual skills in English and another language(s).
Advanced skill in a variety of computer applications including SSIS, ECF, and/or comparable programs.
Bilingual candidates in English and another language(s) are encouraged to apply.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 (select 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.These positions may have access to systems or other documentation that contains HIPAA data.