Social Worker 3, State of Iowa - Cherokee

Department of Human Services

Cherokee, Iowa

Iowa Department of Human Services

The Community Services Area of DHS is looking for a Social Worker 3 who will be responsible for caseload coverage in the absence of an assigned Social Worker 2.

SHIFT (Hours of Work, Days Off): Monday – Friday, variable schedule between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., occasional travel.

Salary $49,254.40 - $74,276.80 Annually
Desired Qualifications:

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 with current continuous 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.

Selectives:

923 Targeted Case Management Bachelor’s Degree with at least 30 semester hours including:

  • Behavioral Science 
  • Education
  • Health Care
  • Human Services Administration
  • Social Sciences

Applicant must also possess 1 year experience in delivery of human services as a Targeted (Medicaid) Case Manager in the combination of:

  • Chronic mental illness 
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Intellectual disabilities

OR

Applicant must have Iowa license to practice as a registered nurse and the equivalent of 3 years nursing or human services experience.


Application Instructions:

Apply online at https://das.iowa.gov/human-resources/state-employment

Point of Contact  Clint Frederiksen - cfreder@dhs.state.ia.us

Duties:

The Social Worker 3 provides case work management services and performs sex offender specific counseling and related therapy consistent with recognized standards using approved methodologies and techniques. Primary responsibilities within this area include providing individual therapy, facilitating group sessions and designing behavior modification plans for the well-being of the client. This position is responsible for case management of assigned clients and works collaboratively with other team members to ensure effective communication, consistency and follow-through. The Social Worker 3 also assists in crisis intervention and de-escalation of potentially volatile situations as well as the assessment of patients at risk for self-harming behaviors. Other responsibilities include participating in team meetings, helping to match clinical efforts to departmental goals and providing on-call coverage as assigned on a rotational basis.


Location: Cherokee, Iowa

Open: Wednesday January 18th

Close: Thursday February 2nd 2023

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