Casework Specialist
State of Wyoming - Casper, WY

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GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Under close supervision, provides investigative, protective and social service intervention to children and families involved in neglect, abuse or delinquency problems.

Provides nonclinical crisis intervention services.
Counsels social services clients on problem resolution.
Determines client needs for basic social services for children and adults.
Carries a caseload.
Interviews clients, periodically reassessing client needs and referring clients to community resources or other agency personnel.
Prepares assessments, designs case plans, evaluates progress of participants, and makes and monitors appropriate placements.
Prepares court reports for foster, adoptive and social studies.
Keeps all case file documentation current.
Performs adult protection investigations.
Provides aftercare services to help families successfully transition with children coming out of placement.

Knowledge of child development, human relationships and aging.
Knowledge of mental illnesses and medications.
Knowledge of available resources in the community.
Knowledge of accepted best practices of Social Work.
Knowledge of State and Federal laws pertaining to Social Work including ICWA, ICPC, AFCARS, ASFA, and others.

Preference will be given to applicants with a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Sociology, Psychology, Criminal Justice or Administration of Justice or closely related field.

  • Please view the Class Specifications (Class Code SOCP08) and the State required Minimum Qualifications for this vacancy at:
All positions within the Department of Family Services will require a background information check, INCLUDING the taking of fingerprints, which will be completed through the Wyoming Department of Criminal Investigation, the Department of Family Services and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, for every successful applicant.

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