***Typical Hiring Range: $50,688.56 – $53,223.04 annually***
***Salary to be commensurate with qualifications***
Provides clinical planning, monitoring, and recommendations for the Core Services Program in the Department of Human Services (DHS).
- Assists Casework staff in Core Service planning for clients. Provides consultation and interpretation to DHS personnel and partners regarding service navigation, utilization of Core services/programs, and Medicaid guidelines.
- Ensures that Medicaid is billed for Medicaid-eligible individuals prior to utilizing Core in compliance with State memos.
- Provides clinical consultations regarding service recommendations; reviews assessments and evaluations.
- Completes Core Service Authorizations to include initial referrals, reauthorizations, and closures.
- Maintains a case review schedule to ensure timely reauthorizations and quality/appropriateness of Core Services.
- Serves as liaison and point of contact for Core Service Providers.
- Assists with utilization management of Core Services; monitors service utilization and appropriate use of services.
- Cofacilitates Mental Health Triage to include clinical planning. Determines and recommends treatment methods and/or facilities.
- Enters data into the required State database and alternative tracking systems for service authorizations, billing, payroll, and audit purposes.
- Assists in creating supports for caseworkers to include developing and presenting training on Core Services.
- Participates in Family Engagement Meetings, Core Meetings, and Division Meetings. Prepares for and participates in Administrative Reviews as needed.
- Performs other duties as required.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a major in a human behavior science field required as stated in Volume 7 Section 7.603.1 (D) 2 to include a degree with at least 30 semester or 45 quarter hours of coursework in development of human behavior, child development, family intervention techniques, diagnostic measures, or therapeutic techniques such as social work, psychology, sociology, guidance and counseling, and/or child development.
- Minimum one (1) year of professional caseworker, case management, or human services experience in a public or private human services agency required.
- Master’s degree in a human behavioral science field with at least 10 semester or 18 quarter hours in courses relevant to child welfare or a Bachelor’s degree of social work and successful completion of an approved field placement in a county department of human services may substitute for the one (1) year of required experience.
- Clinical case management experience preferred.
- Working knowledge of casework practices, procedures, and protocol; working knowledge of child safety and family engagement.
- Ability to communicate and work effectively with co-workers, clients, other agencies, the courts, and the public.
- Ability to efficiently plan, schedule, and organize.
- Ability to assess situations and make prudent and appropriate decisions. Ability to apply conflict resolution and problem-solving skills.
- Skill in demonstrating a cooperative, professional attitude to cultivate relationships both within and outside the organization.
- Ability to respond in a flexible manner and reprioritize work as situations change.
- Ability to demonstrate sound judgment by taking appropriate actions regarding questionable findings or concerns.
- Abilities in interviewing and investigative techniques and practices.
- Ability to accurately and efficiently complete paperwork, reports, and documentation timely.
- Ability to use standard office equipment to include computer, fax machine, copier, and telephone.
- Maintain regular and punctual attendance.
- Must pass conditional post offer background investigation, motor vehicle record check, and drug screen. College transcripts required prior to date of hire.
- Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado Driver’s License.
- Must obtain and maintain necessary certifications as applicable to position.
- Colorado State Child Welfare Caseworker Certification or the ability to successfully complete and pass initial examination within six (6) months of employment.
- Professional clinical therapeutic license such as LCSW or LPC preferred.
Work is primarily performed in an office environment; some travel may be required. May be exposed to hostile family situations and individuals.
This job announcement is not intended to be inclusive of all functions, responsibilities and qualifications associated with the position, however, representative of the essential job functions and typical criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the position.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.elpasoco.com For inquiries please call: 719-520-7401.
Each applicant is considered only for the current vacancy indicated on your application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to monitor any future openings and to submit a separate application for each position. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Any new employee and rehires must provide documentation of authorization to work as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (PL99-603).
EL PASO COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER