Job Opening: Caseworker 1
Department: Children and Youth Services
Posting Date: August 3, 2022
Starting Pay: $33,228 annual
The primary responsibility of this position is the provision of direct service to a caseload where abuse and/or neglect has been identified.
Direct service includes but is not limited to the performance and provision of specific services such as, conducting assessments/investigations; case management; placement of children into foster homes; supportive counseling to children and their families; assistance in specialized areas such as home and money management, child rearing, employment, and living arrangements for children and adolescents; and case specific coordination and advocacy including making referrals to increase effectiveness of services.
The majority of work is conducted during home visits or in community settings. This position requires travel, driving and transportation to and from visits, hospitals, and other community settings. This position may require working beyond the regular workday to meet the needs of family members.
The employee in this position will participate in county training program and formal training leading to caseworker certification. Position may require working beyond the regular workday to meet the needs of families.
A bachelor's degree which includes or is supplemented by successful completion of 12 college credits in sociology, social welfare, psychology, gerontology, criminal justice, or other related social sciences; or two years of experience as a County Social Services Aide 3 and two years of college level course work which includes 12 college credits in sociology, social welfare, psychology, gerontology, criminal justice, or other related social sciences; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which includes 12 college credits in sociology, social welfare, psychology, gerontology, criminal justice, or other related social sciences and one year of experience as a County Social Services Aide 3 or in a similar position performing paraprofessional case management functions.
This position does not have a residency requirement.
Do not submit resumes, cover letters, and similar documents. These documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position or to determine your score. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).
If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
Must be able to perform essential job functions.
Legal Requirements: This position falls under the provisions of the Child Protective Services Law.
Under the Law, a conditional offer of employment will require submission and approval of satisfactory criminal history reports, including, but not limited to, PA State Police, Child Abuse history clearance, and FBI clearance.
Go to the web site: employment.pa.gov
Click on the OPEN JOBS tab
Click on OPEN TO THE PUBLIC tab
On the far right of the screen FILTER by location and choose Delaware County.
Select Caseworker 1.
A dialog box comes up with job duties.
If interested, click APPLY
You will need to create an account.
Complete application and answer all questions before submitting application.
You will receive an email with an examination score. This score is good for 6 months and can be used to apply for all positions posted with the same job title.