Receives and directs where appropriate incoming calls to the unit; Monitors the service delivery of county social service providers; Provides direct service to clients per caseworker/supervisor instruction (i.e. Supervised visits); Assists clients with referrals and with obtaining emergency needs through community resources; Assists clients with obtaining information, completing forms, understanding programs and procedures, and determines eligibility for programs; Provides supervision/child care while parents are being interviewed; Creates flyers, brochures, etc. for marketing, recruitment or general information; Submits criminal records requests; Distributes foster care/adoption information; Delivers legal documentation to court and/or prosecutors’ office; Completes forms and enrollments for foster children; Gathers information from other agencies or law enforcement as directed by supervisor; Assist with monitoring visitation: Manage front desk.
Accompanies caseworker on investigation or home visits to collect and record information; Assists caseworker with case specific decision making with supervisor instruction; Assists caseworker in obtaining and verifying client information, formulating service objectives and plans, arranging service delivery, recording cases, and summarizing service provision reports; Assists caseworker with placement of foster children, locating and securing foster homes or other placements, and with adoption searches and other recruitment activities;
Assists caseworker with placement of adult clients in assisted living or nursing homes; Coordinates, observes and documents in writing the results of visits whether inside or outside the agency; Assists with screening over lunch hour/back up; Scan documents and mail into document imaging system and to workers.
Uses state computer system to complete case narratives on clients and capture all case information as needed in SACWIS or APS data systems; Enter data and run reports in SACWIS, compiles statistical data to aid in report generation; Updates SACWIS and APS systems with referral information and checks system for client history; BCI & I /FBI fingerprinting; Court entry into SACWIS.
Assists foster children with school registration and participates in any IEP development; Assists foster children with shopping, scheduling and/or attending medical appointments by participating in therapy appointments or providing information obtained from caseworker; Accompanies foster children to court and/or independent living activities; Packs, stores and transports personal belongings of foster children.
Serves on agency and community committees; Attends trainings and conferences; Interacts with outside agencies to inform them of agency services or to obtain services for clients; Solicits donation for and organizes donation closet; Filing. Performs related work as assigned. ** An essential function of this position requires regular and predictable attendance. **
***EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER*** *IF YOU ARE INTERESTED AND YOU MEET THE QUALIFICATIONS, AN APPLICATION (found at our website: www.crawfordcountyjfs.org), COVER LETTER AND RESUME MUST BE SUBMITTED DURING THE POSTING DATES LISTED BELOW. * CONTACT INFORMATION: ATTN: ANDREA TRUEX Andrea.Truex@jfs.ohio.gov OR MAIL TO: CRAWFORD COUNTY JOB AND FAMILY SERVICES, 224 NORTON WAY, BUCYRUS, OH 44820. POSTING DATES: OPEN UNTIL FILLED Base Pay: $15.20 Medical, Dental, Vision, Life OPERS Retirement System.