Caseworker Opening Available

Intake & Assessment Caseworker needed to provide investigation/intake, case management, case planning and direct intervention services to a caseload of families and children in need of protective services intervention for child abuse, child neglect and dependency. On-Call rotation required.
Seeking Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field. Salary commensurate with experience.
Any interested party may fax, mail, or email a resume to: Dan Downes, Marion County Children Services Board, 1680 Marion-Waldo Road, Marion, Ohio 43302. Phone (740) 386-0421, FAX (740) 389-3499, dan.downes@jfs.ohio.gov. EEOC

INTAKE & ASSESSMENT DUTIES
* Receives & documents referrals of suspected child abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, dependency, & family in need of services.
* Initiates and completes in-depth investigation/assessment of abuse/neglect, within state mandated time frames of receipt by agency, to assess child safety and to plan appropriate service intervention as follows:
– Makes home visit(s) to referred family; interviews all children and adults living in the home;
– Gathers pertinent information regarding report (i.e. school, hospital, physicians, other agencies, extended family, neighbors, etc.)
– Records/maintains all case information
* Determines the level of risk to children. Makes determination of need for protective service intervention (subject to supervisory approval) and files in court, as needed.
* Documents process and results of investigation/assessment using safety and risk assessment.
* Provides resource linkage and referral of families to other community agencies and services. Serves as liaison with other community agencies to facilitate service linkage.
* Files petition when necessary& testifies at corresponding hearings.
* Places children into foster or kinship placements when in need of emergency substitute care.
* Completes courtesy interviews for other agency PCSAs or internal agency courtesy interviews.
* Refers cases to appropriate agency Prosecutor/City Law Director for potential criminal charges & testifies at corresponding hearings.
Annually provides four hours of service to agency sponsored/supported events.
* Plans and coordinates service delivery which reflects the standards of best practice, cultural competence, client advocacy and community needs.
Attends staff meetings, staff training, regular supervisory conference, and other agency or community meetings as requested.
* Provides on-call, after hours, emergency services according to agency requirements.
Maintains and increases knowledge and skills through attendance to meetings, conferences, training seminars and in-service training sessions as scheduled by supervisor.
Performs additional duties and assignments deemed necessary and/or appropriate by immediate supervisor and/or Executive Director.

Applications due by 2/23/2018 at 4:30PM.

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