Kinship Social Case Worker - Denver Human Services

  • City and County of Denver
  • Denver, Colorado
  • May 24, 2019
Full Time Human and Social Services

Job Description

About Our Job

This posting will accept applications until June 23rd. Please apply as soon as possible.

NOTE: This position requires that you have written and verbal fluency in Spanish. If you do not meet this requirement, you will not remain in consideration for this position.

About Denver Human Services

Denver Human Services provides assistance benefits and protection and prevention services to one in three Denver residents. Assistance programs include food, cash and medical benefits, child care, child support, employment first, veterans' services and general assistance for eligible Denver residents. Protection & Prevention services are provided via child, youth and adult protection, along with community-focused programming, including in-home services, designed to strengthen families and prevent future occurrences of abuse or neglect.

About Protection & Prevention

Denver Human Services works to protect Denver's children, youth, adults, and elders by providing services and advocacy while promoting family stability, respecting diversity, and working to create and strengthen connections to community resources.

We work to prevent abuse by providing education, resources, and support to parents, families, and community organizations.

Denver Human Services (DHS) is currently seeking a top-notch, highly-dedicated Social Case Worker to join the Child Welfare Services team in its Placement Services section on the Kinship team. In this role, you would be responsible for providing support services to kinship caregivers and the children placed in their care. You will also be responsible for conducting safety assessments of kinship caregivers' home, completing non-certified home studies, providing crisis intervention, stabilizing children in placement and assessing for long term support needs aimed at permanency.

Specifically, the Kinship Social Case Worker:
  • Conducts a Kinship Evaluation /And provides a variety of social services and referrals to meet social, behavioral, medical, and/or psychological needs, recommends and refers clients to appropriate support agencies and programs, and provides continuous counseling and crisis intervention to achieve objectives.
  • Establishes, maintains, and coordinates services and activities with relevant community agencies, monitors and evaluations activities of agencies contracted to provide a variety of social services, and evaluates progress of placements and/or other services.
  • Represents the department in accordance with Volume 7 and city rules and regulations. Prepares case records, reports, and documents and compiles with state and federal standards in providing case notes, treatment plans, and evaluations.
  • Testifies and attends court with the Kinship Provider as needed by providing expert testimony and preparing comprehensive reports that allow the court to make finding and recommendations that affect court-ordered treatment plans.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. Any one position may not include all of the duties listed. However, the allocation of positions will be determined by the amount of time spent in performing the essential duties listed above.

While the full pay range of this Job Classification is $51,133.00 - $81,813.00, our target hiring salary for this position is between $51,133.00 - $60,000.00, depending on education, experience and qualifications.

This position requires an online assessment or test. Once you complete your application, if you meet the qualification for the position you will receive an email from with a link to the assessment or test. We recommend that you add to your safe sender list. If you do not receive the email within 30 minutes of applying, please contact

NOTE: Please attach your unofficial transcripts and list of references to your application in the required attachment section.

About You

Our ideal candidate will:
  • Have written and verbal fluency in Spanish
  • Fully embrace the engagement of families
  • Be well versed in the rule and regulation regarding kinship care, placement and supportive services.
  • Have superior critical thinking, problem-solving, and conflict resolution skills
  • Possess strong organizational skills

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:
  • Education: Baccalaureate Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Guidance and Counseling, or a closely related field.
  • Experience: One (1) year of professional social case work experience.
  • Equivalency: No substitution of experience for education is permitted. Additional appropriate education may be substituted for experience requirements.
  • Licensure and/or Certification: Possession of a valid driver's license at the time of application.
  • Must be able to speak and/or write in Spanish.

About Everything Else

Job Profile
CA2686 Social Case Worker
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Position Type

Pay Range
Pay Range $51,133.00 - $81,813.00

Denver Human Services

Assessment Requirement
Social Case Worker

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

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