Social Worker-After Hours Investigative Team Job at Arizona Department of Child Safety – 2.8 Phoenix, AZ
As an After Hours Investigative Specialist you will work closely with the local law enforcement agencies in responding to any claims of abuse or neglect. Responding to crisis situations takes a compassionate heart–you’ll have plenty of support with our Peer Mentor Support group, our Maricopa West team events and with time spent in our Relaxation Room after a day ‘on the job’.
After Hours Investigative Specialist
- Investigate claims of criminal child abuse and neglect in conjunction with Law Enforcement Personnel and document all information assessed.
- Work schedule includes nights, weekend and holidays.
- Investigate claims of child abuse and neglect and document all information assessed.
- Interview and gather information in order to assess the family, to determine if abuse or neglect claim is substantiated.
- Respond to crisis situations and explore options of child removal if warranted.
- Explore placement options such as foster homes, kinship homes, or group homes when a child is removed.
- Ensure services and supports are in place to facilitate meaningful behavioral changes that address safety and risk concerns.
- Team with community partners and contracted agencies to help families build and achieve safe home environments for children.
- Participate in team meetings to follow-up on individual and case progress.
- Continuously assess child safety and risk.
- Exhibit accountability while documenting client activity to ensure accuracy and consistency.
- Conducting interviews and gathering information
- Making in-and-out of home contacts with families and children
- Attending Court hearings
- Preparing case plans and conducting case plan staffing
- Authoring professional reports and filling-out documentation
- Coordinating and monitoring services
- Placing children, transporting children, and moving a child’s possessions when needed
Confidential principles; behavior modification, conflict resolution and counseling principles and techniques; intervention techniques; interviewing procedures; child development, family systems, family centered practice; behavioral indicators of mental health disturbance, impact of abuse and neglect, separation and loss issues and child welfare practices; organizational values and vision and their compatibility with personal values.
Being sensitive to others’ needs, feelings and cultures; and being understanding and helpful; accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations; being adaptable, to take on responsibilities and challenges and to make decisions
Be thorough in completing work tasks; lead, take responsibility; analyze information and use logic to address work-related issues and problems; recognize and address substance abuse issues in adults and children and develop necessary intervention strategies; prepare detailed documentation of client and professional contact to ensure records are accurately conveyed and reported; enter, retrieve and correct data in an automated system; to work overtime and scheduled standby duty as needed; acquire and/or maintain CPR Certification or Re-Certification during initial training.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: From $19.00 per hour
- 401(k) matching
- Dental insurance
- Flexible spending account
- Health insurance
- Health savings account
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Retirement plan
- Vision insurance
Work Location: One location
About the Company
Company: Arizona Department of Child Safety – 2.8
Company Location: Phoenix, AZ