The Long-Term Services and Supports/Adult Protection area of the Human Services and Public Health (HSPH) department is seeking a Senior Social Worker to join their team. The Senior Social Worker will assist with conducting licensing study, annual relicensing visits, issuing and following up on correction orders resulting from licensing, relicensing and complaint visits, maintain records of all homes assigned. This position will also monitor and assist DHS with physical plant issues, complaints, and investigations as assigned, and submit information to supervisor and support staff to have homes entered into county and state systems.
Location and hours:
This position is hybrid and will be performed both on-site at the Richfield Office at 6625 Lyndale Ave South #200, Richfield, MN 55423, and remotely as job duties require. Work hours will be Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. While this position is designated as hybrid, based on current requirements hires must reside in Minnesota or Wisconsin.
In this position, you will:
Coordinate and conduct licensing studies/visits in provider homes for relicensing, new developments, and changes of premise.
Issue and follow up on correction orders resulting from licensing visits.
Follow up on vulnerable adult reports as referred by the Department of Human Services (DHS) and complaints and physical plant issues as they are made aware by the provider, case managers, guardians, etc.
Update and maintain electronic records for every home licensed.
Participate in quality Improvement and licensing team meetings, licensor meetings, Minnesota Adult Foster Care Workers Association (MAFCWA) meetings and other consultation and training meetings as assigned.
Communicate with providers, case managers and colleagues to ensure quality in the homes licensed.
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 of 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.
Licensed as a Graduate Social Worker by the Minnesota Board of Social Work.
A valid driver's license and daily access to reliable transportation to travel and conduct licensing studies and relicensing visits at provider locations.
Nice to have:
Working within adult licensing.
Using databases and computer applications such as SSIS and electronic case filing and performing data entry where accuracy is essential.
Coordinating and facilitating meetings between social workers, service providers, and family members.
Using Microsoft Office suite (Excel, OneNote, Outlook, Teams, and Word).
Possess awareness and sensitivity to various cultural practices and strengths.
Engage quickly and effectively with children, youth, families, and service providers.
Be assertive in moving meetings forward.
Manage conflict and emotional situations without becoming central to the process.
Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. Bilingual candidates who pass a language assessment may qualify for additional bilingual pay and duties.