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MSW Social Worker

Job Description
Organization: 
Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center
Organization Type: 
501(c)(3)
Job Location: 
Denver Metro
Type of Job: 
Full-time
Job Category: 
Programs/Services
Job Description: 

Job Title:  MSW Social Worker

Organization:  The Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center has been a leader in serving Colorado’s children, youth and families for over 35 years.  We are expanding our dynamic team of professionals.  If this position is a good fit, we would love to hear from you.

Purpose:  Social Workers at the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center, working closely with our attorneys, are responsible for providing professional consultation, guidance, and expertise in the areas of child protection, children and family services, education, permanency, and other areas affecting children and youth.  In addition, social workers are involved in promoting positive system change for the benefit of children and families in Colorado.

Reports To:  Deputy Director.

Areas of Responsibility

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Partner with staff and pro bono attorneys to form a child or family’s legal team and provide advocacy for clients in domestic relations, civil protection orders, juvenile, education, delinquency, dependency and neglect, eviction, and other civil legal matters.
  • Provide case staffing expertise and support.
  • Work with a legal team to investigate matters involving civil protection orders; to assist in setting up safe and appropriate parenting time during the course of a protective order.
  • Partner with attorneys to draft written recommendations to the court related to parenting time.
  • Supervise MSW Student Interns.
  • Attend community committee and networking meetings as a representative of the Children’s Law Center.
  • Assist in preparing and providing training for volunteer lawyers and community stakeholders.
  • Attend court as needed.
  • Work with the staff of the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center to establish and meet goals related to caseload, management, and tracking.
  • Work on policy initiatives to strengthen the systems meant to support children, youth and families.
  • Ensure that all files and program records are accurate and up-to-date.
  • Identify and track data and outcomes to assist in program evaluation.
  • Monitor legislative and policy initiatives that impact the work of the Children’s Law Center.

 

Requirements/Qualifications
  • Must have an MSW from an accredited educational institution.
  • 3+ years professional experience, including 2+ years of supervisory experience.
  • Experience with family violence issues and the effects on children.
  • Experience in a combination of domestic relations, dependency and neglect, education, child and family investigation, child welfare, kinship care, and public benefits preferred.
  • Strong preference will be given to candidates who are proficient in Spanish.
  • Enjoy creative problem solving and value the creation of relationships across disciplines.
  • Enthusiastic about being a part of an innovative method of advocacy.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Must be able to work well both independently and as a team member.
  • Respectful and open to working with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the needs of client populations.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with other advocates and social service providers.
Compensation/Benefits

Compensation Range:  $52,000 - $58,000 per year + benefits

EEO Statement:  The Children’s Law Center does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of age, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic characteristics or information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

 

How To Apply

To apply:  Send your submission via email to RFons@childlawcenter.org, noting the job title in the subject line.  Submissions will be accepted through March 20, 2019.

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