Social Worker #605442

Northern Arizona University
Arizona, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jun 03, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Department of Social Work is seeking a Field Unit Social Worker in the Child Welfare Training Unit co-located with the Flagstaff DCS Office. This position provides ongoing case management to Department served by the NAU Child Welfare Training unit.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Provides ongoing case management to DCS clients served by the NAU Child Welfare Training unit.
  • Teaches, mentors, and supervises students in the Social Work/DCS scholarship program.
  • Manages approximately 10 ongoing DCS cases and collaborates with/mentors students on the cases.
  • Initiates and schedules home visits to children, parents, and foster parents; communicates with attorneys, law enforcement agencies, community partners, and other team members.
  • Complies with all state statutes, DCS policies, and regional operating procedures concerning DCS cases, including timely documentation.
  • Models best-practice approaches to students in client engagement, interviewing, assessment, and case planning.
  • Applies social work theory, practice approaches, and knowledge of research to cases and communicates their application to students.
  • Assists in the development and presentation of educational materials for students and other staff.
  • Attends Child Welfare staff meetings and interagency meetings with DCS.
  • Represents the NAU Child Welfare Training Project/Program in the community and at community events.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master's degree in Social Work, AND two years' experience working in child protection. OR,
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Social Work from a CSWE-accredited program.
  • 3-5 years experience as a Child Protective Services Specialist in Arizona.
  • Experience in providing educational supervision of students.
  • Evidence of effective verbal and written communication skills

Please see for full job descriptions and details on how to apply online!  NAU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.