Social Worker
Idaho Division of Human Resources - Nampa, ID

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The Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections (IDJC) is currently seeking a full-time Juvenile Services Coordinator (Social Worker) to fill a current opening Juvenile Corrections Center in Nampa. Please note that this position may require some periodic travel to make contact with juveniles in residential placements in other areas of the state as well as occasional travel out of state.
Juvenile Services Coordinators (JSC) 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.

General Information :
This announcement will be used to fill the current opening with the Department of Juvenile Corrections in Nampa only. If you have previously applied for Social Worker and wish to be considered for the current opening, you must reapply under this announcement. Previous scores will not be used.
A complete criminal history background investigation including, but not limited to, the Idaho State Police Criminal Identification Bureau and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare will be conducted on the successful applicant.
This is classified position with the state of Idaho and receives the following benefits :
Health, dental, vision insurance
12 days of paid vacation annually
12 days of paid sick leave annually with no maximum accrual limit
Ten paid holidays
PERSI Retirement
401K Option
Wellness program
Life and Disability Insurance
Deferred compensation 457 retirement plan available
Employee Assistance Program
529 College Savings Plan available

Veterans may qualify for education benefits under the GI Bill. If you have questions, contact the Department of Juvenile Corrections Human Resources office.

Prepares Juvenile Service Coordinator summary reports on juveniles to include all social and developmental factors.
Recommends placement alternatives, rehabilitation, and aftercare for newly committed juveniles based on information obtained from the county probation, and other community resources.
Participates in multidisciplinary meetings to access juveniles eligibility and to assure use of community based resources
Coordinates, schedules, and keeps written record of monthly progress review planning meetings and case activity.
Assures an accurate bi-monthly report representing juvenile progress is sent to parents, judge and Juvenile Probation Officer.
Creates the Notification of Anticipated Release and distributes it to the judge, victims, Juvenile Probation Officer, parents, public defender, and prosecuting attorney.
Prepares a reintegration plan at commitment as a part of the JSC summary and makes modifications as appropriate during commitment.
Initiates Custody Review Board hearings based on the juvenile's age, length of stay, and rehabilitation progress as defined by law.
Prepares packet for Custody Review Board, attends hearings and presents the cases.
Attends court hearings and provides testimony as required.
Prepares all necessary documentation during Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections' custody of juveniles .

Community Based Services:
Provides information regarding community-based resources to juveniles, parents, Juvenile Probation Officers, and Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections' employees.
Conducts home visits prior to release.
Plan and facilitate Wraparound services in the community.

Attends various seminars, classes, etc. to meet requirements for license retention and to stay current with new practices in the field.
Verbally de-escalates aggressive/acting out juveniles with staff back-up if there is a safety concern .

Working Relationships/Contacts:
The Juvenile Service Coordinator works with the county probation and juvenile justice systems, Department of Health and Welfare, Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, contract providers, all the rehabilitation team members, and the families.

Current Idaho Licensure as a Social Worker in accordance with Idaho Code 54-32. For licensure information please contact the Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses at or (208) 334-3233.
Must be willing to work in a correctional setting (see question #3 on the examination.)
PREFERED QUALIFICATIONS : Applicants possessing the following experience may be given preference in the hiring decision.
Experience working with adolescent drug and alcohol abuse and mental health.
Experience working with juveniles and knowledge of human growth and development .
EXAMINATION : You must have a current Idaho social work license prior to appointment to this position. Enter your current Idaho Social Worker licensure number in the space provided in the examination or the date you anticipate receiving your license. Please include a resume in the space provided in the exam. A score of 70 is required to pass the exam. Scores are determined by the information you provide in your response to the questions as supported by a resume, work history and education portion of your application. Higher ratings can be obtained based on the extent of your education and experience, so take your time to provide a detailed and complete answer to each question. The hiring supervisor will also use your responses to determine offers for interviews from the qualified applicants. Notification of your test results will be available online when the review process is complete. .
To preview the exam, click on the Preview Exam link at the bottom of this page. You will not be able to take the exam from this screen. If you wish to take the exam, click on any Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided.
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At the discretion of the appointing authority, compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation.
Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.