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Iowa Department of Administrative Services Social Worker 3 in Cedar Falls, Iowa

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Social Worker 3

Salary

$48,193.60 - $72,675.20 Annually

Location

Cedar Falls - 50613 - Black Hawk County, IA

Job Type

Full-time

Agency

402 Dept of Human Services - Community Service Areas

Job Number

21-00266

Closing

9/27/2020 11:59 PM Central

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Point of Contact

Vicki Hendershot - vhender@dhs.state.ia.us

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Job 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.

HOURS:Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Travel and overtime may be required based on business need, position will involve working evenings and weekends.

To ensure the Northern 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

Our agency uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.

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;

OR

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;

OR

a Master's degree in social work from an accredited college or university;

OR

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;

OR

employees withcurrentcontinuous 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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Additional Qualification Requirements

For designated positions in case management, the appointing authority may request those applicants possessing a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major or at least 30 semester hours or its equivalent in the behavioral sciences, education, health care, human services administration, or social sciences and the equivalent of 12 months of full-time experience in the delivery of human services in the combination of: chronic mental illness, developmental disabilities, and intellectual disabilities as a Targeted (Medicaid) Case Manager;

OR

an Iowa license to practice as a registered nurse and the equivalent of three years of full-time nursing or human services experience with the above population groups.

Applicants wishing to be considered for such designated positions must list applicable course work, experience, certificate, license, or endorsement on the application.

At the time of interview, applicants referred to Glenwood and Woodward State Hospital-Schools will be assessed to determine if they meet federal government employment requirements as published in the Federal Register, Section 20-CFR-405.1101.

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Do you understand that the answers to all of the following questions must be truthful, honest, and accurate to the best of your ability?

Please read all questions and answers thoroughly and make sure you understand them completely.Ensure the answers to your questions match the information filled out on your application and the attachments you have uploaded. If the answers to your questions are inconsistent with your application information or uploaded attachments, you will be given zero points for the question.Knowingly misrepresenting the facts when submitting any information related to an application, examination, certification, appeal, or any other facet of the selection process will result in your disqualification from this application and future employment with the state of Iowa.

  • Yes - I understand and agree.

  • No

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PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

Have you filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq?

  • No - I have NOT filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq

  • Yes - I HAVE filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq

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Have you COMPLETED a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university?IF YES- How many years of full-time work experience in a social work capacity in a public or private agency do you have?

  • Not applicable - I have not COMPLETED a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university

  • No experience to less than one year of work experience in the identified areas

  • One year to less than two years of work experience in the identified areas

  • Two years to less than three years of work experience in the identified areas

  • Three years or more of work experience in the identified areas

04

Have you COMPLETED a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university?IF YES- How many years of full-time experience in a social work capacity in a public or private agency do you have?

  • No experience to less than one year of work experience in the identified areas

  • One year to less than two years of work experience in the identified areas

  • Two years or more of work experience in the identified areas

  • Not applicable - I do not have a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work

05

Do you have a Master's Degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university?

  • Yes

  • No

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PLEASE READ ALL PARTS OF THIS QUESTION - Have you completed a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university?IF YES- Do you have three years of a combination of GRADUATE (post bachelor's degree) education in the social or behavioral sciences from an accredited college or university AND qualifying experience in a social work capacity?

NOTE 1:Applicants must have a MINIMUM of two years of the required experience.

Note 2:A maximum of thirty semester hours in the specified area of graduate study can substitute for one year of experience.IF YESDo you have at least two years of experience in a social work capacity AND a combination of ONE year of the following: one year of additional work experience in a social work capacity (not used to count for the first portion of the question) OR GRADUATE (post bachelor's degree) education in the social or behavioral sciences from an accredited college or university? 30 semester hours of the GRADUATE LEVEL courses equals one year of experience.

  • Yes

  • No

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If you are a CURRENT employee for the State of Iowa (executive branch): How many years of work experience do you have in the classification of Social Worker 2?

  • Not applicable - I am not a State of Iowa Employee

  • No experience in the classification of Social Worker 2

  • Less than one year of experience in the classification of Social Worker 2

  • One or more years of work experience in the classification of Social Worker 2

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State of Iowa

Website

http://dhs.iowa.gov/

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