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Social Worker - Case Manager (ETE) (Phoenix, AZ)

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Social Worker - Case Manager (ETE) (Phoenix, AZ)
Department Pinal County Office (1541)
Location Outside of Tucson
Position Summary

The case manager position will work with the ASPIRE (Achieving Success by Promoting Readiness for Education and Employment) Program. Interventions with minors in supplemental social security income and their families will include: case management, benefits analysis and planning, paid employment prior to leaving school, parent education and training, youth self-determination training, family financial education, stability and skill building.

This is an Extended Temporary Employment (ETE) position. For further details on this type of position at the University of Arizona, please click here.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities

• Conduct outreach to youth and families enrolled in the ASPIRE program
• Establish and maintain partnerships with other agencies and organizations
• Manage caseloads, process updates, fill out forms, and record activities
• Assess client and family needs and develop and implement plans to meet those needs
• Interview clients to determine nature and degree of problem, disability or illness and interprets data for other social or health treatment agencies
• Review of medical, psychological, vocational, and educational data
• Ensure progress toward intermediate objectives and vocational goals
• Provide clients with information concerning rights, confidentiality, benefits, services, goals, and expectations
• Provide case management; coordinate referral and evaluation of client to community resources
• Support the efforts of intervention providers (such as self-determination training) across all youth and family activities
• Assist family members in understanding the client’s needs and aid client and family in working out realistic functional goals for client
• Assist client and parents with problem concerning relationships or other aspect of social functioning affected by disability
• Help client and family members through individual or group conferences to understand, accept, and follow recommendations
• Develop and write informational material for educational purposes; conduct workshops and educational sessions

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

• Knowledge of the principles, practices, techniques, and professional standards in the field of social work
• Knowledge of community organizations, resources, and services
• Principles, theories, and practices of rehabilitation, education, social security, and healthcare
• Skill in communicating effectively with a variety of people of various socio-economic and educational backgrounds
• Excellent oral and written communication
• Organization and prioritization
• Compose and produce reports, documents, and related material
• Software application programs, including management information system

Minimum Qualifications

• Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records, and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.).
• Offers are contingent upon successful completion of all background and reference checks, required documents, and, if applicable, a post-offer medical/physical evaluation.

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Education or a related field; OR, Bachelor’s degree in a behavioral science or a related field AND one year of experience working in a social service field or a related capacity; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

• Bilingual in English and Spanish

Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40 +
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
FLSA Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay $45,000 Annually
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S23838
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 09/11/2017
Position End Date (if temporary) 09/30/2018
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Cathy Martinez
clmartin@cals.arizona.edu
520 836-5221, x203

Open Date 08/16/2017
Review Start Date 08/21/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quick Link for Internal Postings http://uacareers.com/postings/21270
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a Master's degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Education or related field; OR, Bachelor's degree in a behavioral science or related field AND one year experience working in a social service field or related capacity; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents