Summit County Intake Caseworker
Summit County Children Services
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/remove safety threats to children. Collaborates with community professionals to meet the individual service needs of families, strengthen families and reduce/remove safety threats to children.
Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field and LSW or PC required. Two (2) years social work experience in child welfare (preferred), mental health or family services. Valid Ohio Driver’s License required.
Job Duties: 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 and placement; makes referrals to other community agencies for services and resources on behalf of families and children. In collaboration with community service providers, provides social services to children and families based upon individual family needs. 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, provides social services to families based upon individual family needs. Provides social services to children and families. Transports client families, as necessary . Completes case history and documents case activities; prepares Alternative Response service plans, assists in the preparation of information needed in relation to court filings and maintains required documentation in the SACWIS system. Maintains records and reports as required. Attends and participates in Family Team meetings and in other Agency meetings, supervisory consultations, 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.
Application Details: https://jobs.summitoh.net/postings/14413