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Full-time Social Worker 2

at Dept of Admin Services in Independence, IA

$42,702.40 – $63,502.40 Annually
Independence – 50644 – Buchanan County, IA
Job Type
402 Dept of Human Services – Community Service Areas
Job Number
4/27/2017 11:59 PM Central
LinkedIn Tag #LI-POST
Point of Contact
Danielle Potter;
Job Description
Only applicants who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and meet all selective requirements (listed below) will be placed on the eligible list.

The person in this position will work with individuals diagnosed with Intellectual Disabilities (ID), Developmental Disabilities (DD), and Brain Injury (BI).

This position will act as an advocate to help people with the above disabilities identify service needs, obtaining services to meet those needs, and evaluating progress in the provision of those services. Included in these duties are development of the individual care plan, service coordination across agencies, resource acquisition, assisting consumers and/or guardians in navigating the service system, securing crisis services, finding new services and tracking outcomes to ensure the consumer’s needs are met in a way that allows them to remain independent in their community and participate in decisions regarding their service plan.

Case Managers do not provide direct service to consumers. Case Managers are expected to meet the 16 billable units (1 unit = 15 minutes) per day after the first 3 months of employment.

Travel is required.

Competencies include: Knowledge of case work methods, knowledge of the target populations, interviewing skills, team building and team facilitation skills, effective customer service skills, ability to evaluate situations and make correct decisions; ability to correctly interpret laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures; ability to express ideas effectively, orally and in writing; ability to drive a motor vehicle.

The starting salary for new state employees is expected to be at the base of the pay range.

Along with the Minimum Qualification Requirements, candidates must meet the following selective certification requirements to be considered qualified for this vacancy. Additional info.

920 Case Management

Bachelor’s Degree with at least 30 semester hours including:

Behavioral Science
Health Care
Human Services Administration
Social Sciences

Applicant must also possess 1 year experience in delivery in one or in a combination of the following areas of human services:
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.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university;

the equivalent of four years of full-time technical work experience involving direct contact with people in overcoming their social, economic, psychological, or health problems;
an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting the equivalent of one year of full-time qualifying work experience for one year (thirty semester or equivalent hours) of the required education to a maximum substitution of four years.

For additional information, please click on this link to view the job description (Download PDF reader) and minimum qualifications.
State of Iowa

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