Denver Human Services works around the clock to 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 stregthen families each and every day.
Our social caseworkers provide guidance and assistance to families in need to help them address issues in the home which 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!
Mayor Michael B. Hancock's 2016 budget includes the addition of 51.5 social caseworkers at DHS to work in the area of Child Welfare. The large majority of those positions will be in our frontline services of investigating allegations of child abuse or neglect.
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.
Interested? All applications are received through the city's online jobs website, www.denvergov.org/jobs. If you don't see a listing for Social Casework 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 ar generated.
You may also contact us for more information by calling 720-944-2850.
All new hires 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 in a supportive, nurturing environment. In addition to the Colorado Child Welfare Academy, candidates selected for Odyssey will receive additional training, coaching and expert guidance throughout the duration of the program. Following the successful completion of the training period, social caseworkers will be placed in active roles in our Intake, On-Going or Youth Services.
Now - here's the fine print:
When applying for a Social Caseworker position, get the transcripts ready! You MUST attach your transcripts to the application for review 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:
For positions specific to Child Welfare, a Bachelor's of Social Work degree with a major in public child welfare and successful completion of an approved field placement in a county department of social services will substitute for the minimum education and experience requirements.
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, have excellent time management skills, and have strong career goals in child protection.
Candidates who are bilingual in English/Spanish are encouraged to apply.