County Social Services Aide 3

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Position Requirements

One (1) year as a County Social Services Aide 2; or graduation from High School or its equivalency, and three (3) years of experience in public contact work in a human services agency which included one (1) year of experience in interviewing and obtaining information; or an Associate’s Degree in sociology, social welfare, psychology, gerontology, criminal justice, or other related social sciences, and one (1) year of experience in a human services agency, or any equivalent combination of experience and training.

This position requires Pennsylvania residency.

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.

Position Description

The primary responsibility of this position is the provision of supportive and supplemental services to children in placement, their foster families and their natural families. Social Services Aide normally joins with caseworkers and social workers in a teamwork relationship to increase the intensity and effectiveness of service delivery.

Provides transportation to clients to facilitate medical appointments, psychiatric or psychological appointments, family visits, school attendance when placed temporarily out of school districts, help with other transportation needs of the office.

Provides regular feedback to worker including observations of family, children and foster family and effectiveness of service plan. Meets with family, worker and other members of agency team to review and revise service plan to include goals, objectives, specific tasks, responsibilities and time frames.

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

Starting Salary:

County Social Services Aide 3 - $38,734.50


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Contact Us

  •   201 West Front Street,
         Media, PA 19063
  •   8:30AM - 4:30PM
           Monday - Friday
  •   610-891-4000

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