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Case Services Aide V - Life Skills Worker

Company: Adams County Colorado
Location: Commerce City
Posted on: March 9, 2018

Job Description:

Primary Responsibility
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The Life Skills worker provides intensive in-home services to families with open child welfare cases who are at risk for continued abuse and neglect. The Life Skills worker will address and teach skills in subject areas such as the use of effective parenting strategies and appropriate forms of discipline, budgeting and general household management, effective communication, organization, time management, and conflict resolution, as well as providing knowledge on the developmental and emotional stages that children experience as they grow.

Examples of Important and Essential Duties

  • Direct client contact to provide life skills to parents and children which may include transportation for clients and drive time to and from the office.
  • Ability to provide support to clients as well as constructive criticism.
  • Ability to hold clients accountable for their choices and actions.
  • Computer work and record keeping, including documentation of contacts and report writing.
  • Telephone communication with clients, collateral contacts, and accessing community resources.
  • Participation in family team meetings, court hearings, and weekly supervision.
  • Direct consultation with caseworkers and supervisors.
  • Red Team scribing.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • Effective engagement and communication skills.
    • Organizational and time management skills.
    • Computer skills including the ability to type, utilizing databases, preparing reports, using Microsoft Office applications, and conducting internet searches for information and resources.
    • Ability to type a minimum of 40 words per minute.
    • Knowledge of Child Welfare and ACHSD practices and procedures.
    • Ability to navigate Trails (the statewide database system), MANGO (the Adams County database system) and other computer-based systems, or ability to learn these systems quickly.
    • Ability to drive and use personal vehicle to attend multiple appointments in the community on a regular basis.
    • Knowledge of children's developmental, emotional, and physical needs.
    • Knowledge of parenting skills, budgeting and household management, organizational and time management skills, conflict resolution, communication skills, and community resources.
    • Possess strong writing skills.
    • Ability to testify in court.
    • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
    • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
    • Ability to work with people of differing cultural backgrounds.
    • Knowledge of and adherence to the Adams County Norms and Values.


      • Experience: Three to five years in a Human Services or related field. Preference given to prior work experience as a life skills worker.
      • Education and Training: High school diploma or GED equivalent.
      • Background Check: Must pass a criminal background check.

        Employees in this class who are regular, full-time are afforded full benefits including medical, dental and vision benefits, as well as vacation and sick leave accruals, retirement, life insurance and long-term disability (LTD) insurance.

        Employees in this class that are project-designated full-time (PJF) are afforded benefits including medical, dental and vision benefits, as well as vacation and sick leave accruals. Excluded from this class are long-term disability (LTD) insurance, life insurance, and retirement benefits.

        Employees in this class that are project-designated part-time (PJ3 working 30-39 hours per week) are afforded medical, dental and vision benefits, as well as pro-rated vacation and sick leave accruals. Excluded from this class are long-term disability (LTD) insurance, life insurance, and retirement benefits.

        Employees in this class that are regular part-time (less than 30 hours per week); project-designated part-time (PJ2 less than 30 hours per week), or temporary are afforded no benefits.

        For a more detailed overview of our benefit package, please click here

        Keywords: Adams County Colorado, Denver, Case Services Aide V - Life Skills Worker, Other, Commerce City, Colorado

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