Denver Human Services works around the clock partnering with our community to protect those in harm's way and help all people in need. Our employees embrace this mission and routinely make a dramatic impact on the lives of the families and children we serve.
Join our team of superhero caseworkers who work to protect children and strengthen families each and every day.
Our social caseworkers provide guidance and assistance to families in need to help them address issues in the home that are unhealthy for their children. The overall goal is a healthy, happy family and child.
We are actively recruiting qualified new and experienced social caseworkers to join our DHS team!
DHS employs social caseworkers in a variety of positions including:
Individual qualifications as well as test scores will inform the Social Caseworker Series recruitment list.
All applications are received through the city's online jobs website, www.denvergov.org/jobs. If you don't see a listing for Social Caseworker Series, we may be in between postings. Be sure to set a "Job Alert" for "Human Services" to get the latest postings as soon as they are generated. Here’s how:
For more information, call 720-944-2850.
All new hires who do not have active certification within the State of Colorado will be included in our Odyssey Training Program, which is specially designed for those new to the challenging and rewarding field of social casework practice. This cohort-based approach will allow workers to complete their State-mandated training – the Colorado Child Welfare Academy – in a supportive, nurturing environment. In addition, candidates selected for Odyssey will receive additional training, coaching and expert guidance throughout the duration of the program. Following successful completion of the training period, social caseworkers will be placed in active roles in our Intake, On-Going or Youth Services Sections.
When applying for a Social Caseworker position, get your transcripts ready! You MUST attach your transcripts to your application in order to be considered. You will be required to provide sealed, official copies at the time of interview, or before hire if selected.
This position REQUIRES:
Successful candidates will have the ability to work in a high-volume, high-stress environment. Knowledge of community resources available for referrals, and knowledge of State and County automation systems are preferred. Candidates should have high energy, excellent time management skills, and strong career goals in child protection.
Certified social caseworkers and qualified candidates who are bilingual in English and Spanish are strongly encouraged to apply.
Available 24 hours a day, every day. Don't hesitate to call and get help.
Anyone witnessing a child in a life-threatening situation should call 911 immediately.
Additional parenting resources:
Denver 311 Help Center
Outside Denver Call 720-913-1311
TTY Service: 720-913-8479