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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: Department of Corrections
Job Title: Senior Social Worker
Salary: $40347.84 Annually

Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.

Job Description:

Job Objectives:

Performs professional mental health services involving evidence-based programming (Multi-Systemic Therapy) in individual, group, and family format within the structure of services at Juvenile Field Services (JFS) within the Division of Corrections (DOC).


Essential Job Functions:

60% - Service Provision-

  • Provides Multi-systemic Therapy (MST) evidence-based practice professional services to clients and families. Conduct MST assessment including review of referral information, identifying and engaging key participants, identifying systemic strengths and weaknesses, and developing an analysis of the fit of problem behaviors within the ecological context. Engage primary caregiver and other key participants in active change-oriented treatment by identifying and overcoming barriers to engagement. Performs on call coverage as assigned.  Maintains safety and security for clients.  Travel to client and families’ homes required.

25% -Case Management –

  • Implement a problem conceptualization, treatment planning, intervention implementation, outcome review, and strategy revision procedure using the MST Analytic Process. Participates in case reviews and consults with other program providers regarding client issues. Participate in MST training, supervision, and consultation activities. Provides input into case plans and revisions based on client needs.  Serves as a point of contact for parents and other stakeholders, ensuring buy-in and cooperation with MST. Reviews client files and behaviors with ISO and other stakeholders as needed on a periodic basis and participates in updates with other provider organizations to reflect current status and needs of clients. Provides referrals to community based agencies.

10% - Record Management –

  • Ensures clear and concise documentation of service delivery/client progress that are compatible with the nine MST Principles and MST Analytic Process. Ensures completion of data compilation and reporting, and any required court reports for progression through the program.  Completes monthly/ quarterly report summaries.



Building Relationships:  Establishes rapport and personal connections, while maintaining professional boundaries. Builds constructive working relationships with stakeholders.

Resourcefulness:  Adapts well to changes in assignments and priorities; adapts behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles; approaches change positively and adjusts behaviors accordingly; focusing on being part of the solution.

Teamwork:  Participates as an active and contributing member of a team to achieve team goals.  Works cooperatively with other team members, involves others, shares information as appropriate, and shares credit for team accomplishments.

Listening:  Listens attentively to others, asks clarifying questions, actively listens, is respectful and professional in dealing with others, stays open to other viewpoints, and manages distractions and interruptions.

Problem Solving:  Breaks down problems into smaller components, understands underlying issues, can simplify and process complex issues, and understands the difference between critical details and unimportant facts.


Job Standards:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (BSRB) licensed Master level social worker, psychologist, counselor, or equivalent.  Transcript verifying education credits is required.
  • One year of experience working with juveniles.    Professional references are required to verify the related work experience.
  • State Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board License in Social Work or an equivalent discipline and licensable at the Master’s level.
  • Facility staff shall be at lease twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Pass legal background check, Child and Adult Abuse & Neglect Central Registry checks, KCJIS Security Policy (fingerprint) check, and pre-employment screen for alcohol and drugs.  Must also meet the required conditions contained in KSA 65-516 and KAR 28-4-356.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Direct work with juvenile offenders, use of family therapies, individual therapy with children and adults using cognitive behavioral techniques, behavioral therapy, marital therapy, implementation of intervention within or between systems in the youth’s natural ecology.


Physical Requirements of Position:

Requires bending, color identification, gripping hands and fingers, hearing voice conversations, pulling, pushing, reaching, sitting, standing and walking for long periods.



PC, general office equipment


Work Environment

Usual working days/hours:  Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Location of work:  3803 E. Harry, Suite 125

Work is performed primarily indoors in a corrections setting.  Management may change the facility assignment as needed to respond to changing conditions. Will have exposure to hostile people.  Must be available to work varied days and shifts, including weekends and holidays.  Work may be conducted in a noisy, crowded area, with possible exposure to chemicals, solvents, grease, oils, inks, illnesses, diseases, blood borne pathogens, allergens, etc.


*Please note this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice*

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator, by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.govDo not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate. Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.



Vacancy Number: 20010153

Open Date: 10/9/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 11/9/2018 11:59:59 PM