STARTING SALARY: Step 45 - $26.31 per hour, $2,105 Bi-weekly
OPENING DATE: July 28, 2017 CLOSING DATE: August 11, 2017
JOB SUMMARY: Under general supervision of the Executive Director - Children’s Justice Center and as a licensed mental health professional, coordinates and facilitates investigation and intervention services for child abuse victims and their families and provides training for community professionals.
DUTIES INCLUDE: Oversees, trains, and evaluates graduate student interns and coordinates their scheduling with the Director. Performs advanced assessments to identify child risk factors and safety concerns and makes professional therapeutic recommendations. Provides direct clinical intervention and coordination to assist in the initial investigation, review, staffing, and treatment referral processes for child abuse victims; facilitates investigation of child abuse cases; provides initial assessment of child victim and family needs; maintains information and contacts for making specialized individual child abuse treatment referrals to community providers. Coordinates the involvement of law enforcement, protective services, county attorney, medical and mental health treatment personnel, and other agencies with the alleged abuse victims and their families. Provides emotional support to the child and family and provides investigation processes information. Assesses the emotional state of the child and family and makes recommendations for action to the Multidisciplinary Team investigating the alleged abuse; helps to establish a non-threatening environment for children and families; assists in implementing procedures to assist agencies in obtaining evidence useful for criminal prosecution and protective action in civil proceedings in a manner which does not further traumatize a child. Interacts with local and state-wide Child Protective Services workers, law enforcement, county attorneys, treatment providers, and social service agencies to facilitate collaboration efforts. Provides direct crisis intervention services to alleged child abuse victims and non-offending family members on site or by telephone; assesses the mental health and needs of the child and parents and makes appropriate treatment recommendations using information obtained during intake interviews, collateral contacts, and by reviewing assessment results; makes treatment or social services referrals to various agencies and refers cases for criminal investigation according to applicable laws and regulations.
EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS INCLUDE:
- Considerable Knowledge of interviewing methods and techniques, clinical diagnostic methods and principles, abnormal psychology.
- Basic Knowledge of social casework principles and methods, mental health assessment instruments, various modalities of psychotherapy and counseling, Federal, state and local ordinances and policies regarding therapeutic issues, the criminal justice system.
- Skill in identifying and assessing symptoms of child abuse, using crisis intervention techniques, training and teaching others.
- Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work activities, communicate effectively verbally and in writing, prepare comprehensive case reports and statistics.
REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYMENT:
Master's Degree in social work, marriage and family therapy, or psychology from an accredited college or university and two (2) years of direct clinical work experience in an appropriate treatment field (child abuse, mental health, victim counseling, and/or substance abuse) indicating full competency in clinical diagnostic assessment skills and in developing and reviewing individualized treatment plans. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may also be considered.
Must possess and maintain licensure under the Mental Health Professional Practice Act (UCA 58-60) as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Applicant must possess a current driver license and obtain a valid State of Utah driver license within 60 days of employment.
Individuals interested in the position must submit an official Utah County Government application and required attachments to the Utah County Office of Human Resource Management, 100 East Center, Suite 3800, Provo, UT 84606, by 5:00 PM on the closing date. NO POSTMARKS OR RESUMES. Additional information will not be accepted after the closing date. The Human Resource Department will screen the applications for minimum qualifications. The selection process will consist of a hiring
Additional information will not be accepted after the closing date. The Human Resource Department will screen the applications for minimum qualifications. The selection process will consist of a hiring interview and may include any one, or a combination, of the following examinations: application and/or supplemental review/rating, written examination, performance test and/or oral examination. The Human Resource Department reserves the right to call only the most qualified applicants to any of the examinations.