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Social Worker (Juvenile Services Coordinator), DJC

Posting Begin Date: 2024/04/08
Posting End Date: 2024/04/22
Category: Human Services
Sub Category: Social Services
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Coeur d’Alene, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 22.14
Maximum Salary: 26.57
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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State of Idaho Opportunity

Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections

Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM MST on the posting end date. 

The Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections (IDJC) is currently seeking a full-time Juvenile Services Coordinator (Social Worker) to fill an opening at our District 1 office located in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Please note that this position requires some travel to make contact with juveniles in residential placements in other areas of the state as well as occasional travel out of state.

The Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections has regionalized state services for juveniles committed to its custody, making it possible for most juveniles to remain close enough to their communities so parents and other key community members can take part in the juvenile's treatment. State juvenile correctional centers are located in Lewiston, Nampa, and St. Anthony and provide a full complement of services for youth who range from 10 to 20 years of age.

The ideal candidate that will fill the Juvenile Services Coordinators (JSC) position will provide on-going case-management services for juvenile offenders committed to custody of the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections and placed in either state or private facilities. Services begin with the juvenile's commitment and continue until release. The JSC provides ongoing case management to juveniles committed to IDJC and placed in either state or private facilities, collaborates with respective facility case managers as well as other members of the treatment team, including family and guardians, the juvenile probation officer and other treatment providers critical to the juvenile's successful return to the community. The JSC is the aftercare case manager for all juveniles in the Department's custody and facilitates and oversees reintegration into the community in concert with community partners, the court, treatment providers and the juvenile's family. The services include identification and development of community-based services for the juveniles and their families. Juvenile Services Coordinators may conduct home visits prior to a juvenile's release from Department custody in an effort to work with families, county probation, and community resources to assess current needs, and collaboratively develop plans to support the juvenile's successful community re-entry.

To learn more about Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections visit our website: IDJC

Responsibilities:
1. Investigation/Intake/Assessment:

  • Conducts investigative and fact-finding interviews to obtain and assess mental, physical, economic, employment, environmental, and social status of client/family/caregiver and prepares written reports.
  • Completes need and risk assessments to determine need and eligibility for services and level of care. 
  • Schedules evaluations and explains services, rights, and fees to clients.
  • Participates in interdisciplinary team staffing to formulate treatment plan. 
  • Refers client and others to community resources.
  • Designs and applies varying treatment modalities for problem resolution.
  • Provides court-related services to include testimony, mediation, negotiation, and implementation of agreements.
  • Recommends need for legal intervention.
  • Determines suitability of facilities and service providers for licensure/certification.
  • Identifies and teams with other community resource agencies to design, coordinate, and provide client assistance and intervention.
  • May supervise staff.

2. Treatment/Case Management:

  • Provides client counseling and change-oriented activities to preserve family unit and to promote client self-determination.
  • Addresses special needs of client.
  • Designs, organizes, implements, and monitors effectiveness of case plan utilizing an array of community resources to resolve issues.
  • Facilitates client access to support services; determines appropriate client placement and ensures least restrictive environment.
  • Takes action to reduce risk to client and others by providing emergency, crisis intervention, and after hours on-call services.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Licensure as a Social Worker in Idaho in accordance with Idaho Code 54-32. License must be obtained prior to appointment.
  • Must be willing to work in a juvenile correction setting.

Please Note: You must have a current Idaho Social Work License prior to appointment to this position.

MQ Specialties: 

  • Willing to work in a juvenile correctional facility.

Benefits: We offer a competitive benefits package that includes the following -

EEO/ADA/Veteran:

The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID
83720-0285

EMAIL:
[email protected]

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