The State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families (DCF) is recruiting for a part time Social Work Case Aide to work in our regional offices of New Haven and Milford. This is a 22 hour per week position, Wednesday through Saturday 1:30pm to 7:00pm.
CF has a mission to work together with families and communities for children who are healthy, safe, smart, and strong. Region 2, which covers the territories of New Haven and Milford serves children and families in the State of CT. We are very proud of our diverse and dedicated workforce who strive every day to meet the needs of those we encounter. Our family-centered, strength-based approach to our work seeks to improve the well being of the children and families we serve.
Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Edwin Castano at Edwin.Castano@ct.gov, (203) 786-2543.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Children and Families this class is accountable for performing paraprofessional case management and client services activities to support and augment professional services provided to agency clients by agency social work staff.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Transports children and/or clients to and from supervised visits, medical and other service appointments and court appointments; supervises family visitation sessions in office and/or home settings; observes interaction of parent(s) and child during visits and takes notes regarding interaction of family for and inclusion into case file; prepares reports regarding client contacts; accompanies Social Worker on emergency and other field visits especially in cases where an interpreter is needed; supervises children in regional office during emergency procedures; obtains medical, social and other records to assist professional staff in developing family history; makes collateral contacts to community agencies such as schools, doctors, police and social service agencies to obtain necessary information; picks up and delivers cars for servicing; assists clients in completing forms relating to assistance or service requests; may perform clerical activity such as typing narratives, filing and obtaining case files and copying and arranging various documents, referral information and other written material; may shop for clients for food, clothing and household items; may act as an interpreter for staff in cases involving non-English speaking clients or individuals; may testify in court regarding information directly observed in client contacts; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of agency programs, policies and procedures; knowledge of human behavior and family dynamics; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to prepare clear and concise reports of client contacts; ability to observe, record and report significant aspects of client contacts.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of experience providing social and/or human services to children, youth or families or performing basic technical or complex clerical duties in social or human services.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training in a closely related field such as social and human services or behavioral sciences may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of two (2) years for an Associate's or Bachelor's degree.
1. DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES: Incumbents in this class are required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's License.
2. Incumbents in this class are required to travel.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to speak a foreign language.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some risk of injury from assaultive and/or abusive clients.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.