Role / Credential: MA
Special Learning’s Designation: Panelist for Ethics of Compassionate Mandated Reporting Across Disciplines
Company Name: El Paso County Department of Human Services
Company URL: www.humanservices.elpasoco.com
Ability to Contribute: Iris trains and supervises a team of caseworkers weekly to discuss cases, to create treatment plans, to address parent’s protective capacities, concerns, worker performance, and career development to achieve peak productivity, performance, and motivation.
She understands, analyzes, interprets, and implements Federal, State, and County laws and protocol in order to provide caseworkers with timely updates and to ensure compliance with that affect caseworker practices.
She audits case files to ensure state compliance, directs and track progress in cases to ensure that permanency is achieved timely in all cases while ensuring youth are served in the appropriate system.
She participates in multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings, court hearings, foster care reviews, Family Engagement Meetings, and internal reviews with caseworkers and addresses personnel issues that may arise in partnership with Administration and Human Resources.
Iris Maynard is a Youth and Family Services Ongoing Supervisor with the El Paso County Department of Human Services in Colorado Springs. She Graduated from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary with her Masters in Counseling in 2011 before moving to Colorado Springs. Iris worked as an ongoing caseworker from 2011 until becoming a supervisor in 2018. During her time with DHS, she has been part of a myriad of complex cases and received additional training regarding everything from responding to Juvenile Sexual Abuse cases to participating in Brene Brown’s Dare to Lead curriculum. Iris participates in weekly meetings to screen in new child abuse and neglect referrals and has provided mandatory training for her community as well as other internal trainings. She is also cross trained as an Intake and Ongoing Supervisor. Iris worked as a Utilization Management Specialist for a period as well supporting and driving the effective use of county resources for youth in Residential Treatment Centers. She’s also served as a consultant for a local start up ABA organization as they networked with service providers and created internal policies managing mandated reporter responsibilities of the company.