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Caseworker - Intake

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Position Details

Job Information

Appointing Authority Summit County Children Services
Bargaining Unit CWA, Local #4546, AFL-CIO
Department/Division Children Services
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Regular/Temporary Regular
Work Schedule

Anticipated Hire Date of 9/11/17 – Work schedule to be determined.

Job Description

Conducts investigation and/or provides Alternative Response (AR) model of services to eligible families reported to the Agency where children have been identified as at risk of abuse; neglect and/or dependency. Assesses risk of family situation; makes service recommendations and/or recommends child removal to reduce safety risks to children. Collaborates with community professionals to meet the individual service needs of families, strengthen families and reduce safety risks of children.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Human Development & Family Studies or Child & Family Studies. Valid Ohio Driver’s License required.

Preferred Qualifications

Two (2) years social work experience in child welfare (preferred), mental health or family services.

Pre-Employment Testing Requirements Criminal Background Check, Pre-employment Drug and Alcohol Testing
Work Environment
Physical Demands
Licensing/Certification

LSW, LISW, LISW-S, PC, PCC required unless meets NLE requirements above.

Additional Information

Job Duties

Job Duty Name Caseworker - Intake Job Duties
Description of Job Duty

Investigation Model: Investigates allegations of abuse, neglect, dependency to determine a validity of allegations and an assessment of risk; complete all required assessment tools. Assesses family situation through visits, interviews, phone calls, records and other sources. In consultation with supervisor, makes timely recommendations for services and/or need for removal; makes referrals to other community agencies for services and resources on behalf of families and children. Provides social services to children and families. Transports clients when necessary.

Alternative Response Model: Completes required assessment tools to determine risks to children’s safety and well-being. Assessments complete through home visits, interviews, phone calls, record reviews and collaboration with community services providers and interested parties. In consultation with supervisor, makes timely recommendations for services and referrals to community service providers. In collaboration with community service providers provide tangible and intangible services to families based upon individual family needs. Transports client families, as necessary.

Dictates case history and case activity; prepares Alternative Response service plans, court summaries, reports and/or other required paperwork. Enters contacts from SACWIS before the end of each work day or within 24 hours. Completes all required documentation for assigned activities. Maintains records and reports as required.

Attends and participates in Agency meetings, supervisory consultations and in-service trainings and testifies in court. Represents the Agency in the community. Assists in the orientation of new social workers.
Performs other related duties assigned.

Requisition Details

Requisition Details

Requisition Number B-0482017-R
Working Title Caseworker - Intake
Posting Type External/Public Posting
Number of Vacancies 1
Advertised Salary

$19.52/hour (training)
$20.31/hour (Bachelor’s)
$22.62/hour (Masters)

Open Date 06/07/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you possess a degree or will you have one in the next 6 months in one of the following: Social work, Counseling, Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Human Development & Family Studies or Child & Family Studies?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you possess an LSW, LISW, LISW-S, PC or PCC?
    • LSW
    • LISW
    • LISW-S
    • PC
    • PCC
    • I do not have any licenses/certification listed above
  3. * Do you have experience working in a Child Welfare or other similar agency?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Are you a University Partnership Program (UPP) graduate?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Have you ever interviewed for employment or been employed at SCCS or Summit County? If yes, please give dates and explanations. If no, please enter "No"

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Are you related to anyone on the Board of SCCS or anyone employed by SCCS or Summit County? If yes, please give name and relationship. If no, please enter "No"

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Have you ever received services or been involved with Summit County Children Services or any other Child Welfare system? If yes, please give dates and explanation. If no, please enter "No"

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Have you been convicted of or plead guilty to any offense identified in the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 5101:2-5-09? If yes, please give offenses, dates and explanations. If no, please enter "No"

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * Have your driving privileges ever been denied, suspended or revoked? If yes, please give dates and complete reasons. If no, please enter "No"

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * Do you currently use tobacco products?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents