The Prevention Service Area of Health and Human Services seeks a Senior Social Worker for the Parent Support Outreach (PSOP) Team. PSOP workers provide voluntary child welfare services to families who have risk factors of child abuse and neglect.
Location and hours:
This position is hybrid and will be performed both on-site at various sites throughout Hennepin County to meet face-to-face with residents both in the community and at their residences, and remote as job duties require. Work hours are typically Monday-Friday, between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., with occasional evenings or weekends to accommodate residents' scheduling needs. While this position is designated as hybrid, based on current requirements hires must reside in or relocate to Minnesota or Wisconsin.
In this position you will:
Engage with residents in voluntary services and provide strengths-based case management.
Complete referrals to community agencies to address long-term resident needs.
Communicate with internal and external stakeholders via phone, email, and in-person in accordance with the case management role.
Complete documentation in accordance with program standards.
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 closely related field with course work emphasis in areas such as social work methods, human growth and behavior, and principles or social welfare.
Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, sociology, or human services, and at least 18 semester (27 quarter) credits of graduate work in the above areas, and three years or more of full-time supervised experience as a social worker.
Licensure as a Graduate Social Worker by the Minnesota Board of Social Work.
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 travel throughout Hennepin County.
Nice to have:
One or more years of experience providing social services to children as a supervised social worker in a public or private social services agency.
Case management experience working with at-risk families.
Experience with social service information system (SSIS) documentation and the ability to engage residents in voluntary child welfare services.
The Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) and other financial programs, and the ability to collaborate with internal service providers from these companion programs.
Community resources and supports.
Social work practice and ethics, including early intervention and prevention work.
The ability to understand issues related to equity and to demonstrate a commitment to promote diversity and inclusion.
Bilingual candidates in English and another language(s) are encouraged to apply. Bilingual candidates who pass a language assessment may qualify for additional bilingual pay and duties.