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Social Worker- Adult Behavior Health Intake & Assessment

Posted: 04/02/2024

Olmsted County has earned the 2023 Best Places to Work - Southeast Minnesota designation.

Minimum Qualifications of Education and Experience

Expected starting salary is $32.72 to $43.68. Full salary range is $32.72 - $54.64.

Bachelor's or Master's degree from an accredited college or university.

Regular and reliable attendance is a necessary component of job/position. Individuals required to use County vehicles and equipment must have a valid driver's license and be free of any major traffic violations for the last three (3) years.

Desirable Qualifications:
Two years of social service-related experience.

Nature of Work

Under general supervision of a Program Manager and within all state and agency statutes, policies, and procedures, this position provides supports and services within a multi-disciplinary team and from a person-centered perspective. Providing information and referral to individuals and families regarding various supports and services available both within the county and the community. This position will work within the Adult Behavioral Health Unit on the Intake and Assessment Team. The position is expected to work collaboratively across multiple programs and providers, be committed to evidenced-based and person-centered approaches, and work well within a multi-disciplinary team in a manner that supports a positive team culture.

Examples of Wor

  • Assess the needs of adults with mental illness and co-occurring disorders and assist them in accessing available mental health, substance use, housing, medical, social, educational, and other available supports and services in the community
  • Provide assessment services for individuals seeking or referred for County Targeted Case Management, as well as transitioning individuals to Targeted Case Management, and conducting pre-petition screenings for civil commitment. 
  • Provide specific case consultation to peers
  • Provide active outreach to individuals in the assessment process
  • Conduct pre-petition screenings, consults, and complete civil commitment petitions
  • Interact with law enforcement, courts, county attorney, and court administration to process civil commitments
  • Make appropriate referrals to community based care
  • Collaborate with referral agencies to provide individualized service
  • Maintain required documentation, records, and files as necessary
  • Inform individuals of community resources, rights and responsibilities under programs or services
  • Serve as a resource for the community at large
  • Engage with and collaborate across county programs and services

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Knowledge of the social sciences
  • Knowledge of the principles of social work
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Knowledge of social and economic problems
  • Knowledge of motivating factors of human behavior
  • Knowledge of the dynamics of victimization and the root causes of violence
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed practices
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system, including victim rights
  • Knowledge of therapeutic and strength-based approaches
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to victim issues, victim needs
  • Knowledge of agency policies
  • Knowledge of data practices and confidentiality
  • Skilled in verbal communication, public speaking, writing and recording of information and data
  • Skill in the use of computers and technology
  • Skills in individual and community advocacy
  • Ability to understand individual and family needs with empathy and objectivity
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in recommending possible solutions for individual and family needs and when utilizing conflict management and advocacy skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, co-workers, public officials and citizens of the community
  • Ability to organize efficiently and keep records systematically
  • Ability to work independently and to recognize when supervision is needed
  • Ability to work with diverse populations
  • Ability to serve as a liaison to community resources
  • Ability to drive an automobile

Persons with disabilities: the above is a general listing of job duties. Essential and non-essential functions may vary by individual position. Reasonable accommodations may be available for both essential and non-essential job duties.

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