Summit County Intake Caseworker
Summit County Children Services
Investigates/Assesses allegations of abuse, neglect, dependency and/or FINS, according to pathway assignment to determine validity of allegations and an assessment of risk; complete all required assessment tools. Assesses family situation timely 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. Transports clients when necessary.
•Works collaboratively with the Legal Department to file necessary affidavits and motions. Prepares testimony and summaries for court hearings. Represents the Agency’s position in court.
•Attends and participates in Team Decision Making (TDM) meetings and in other Agency meetings, supervisor consultations, and in-service trainings. Represents the agency in the community. Assists in the orientation of new caseworkers.
•Documents case activities. Maintains required documentation in the SACWIS and Traverse systems. Maintains reports and records as required.
Other related duties may be assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Minimum education required: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field
Minimum years of experience: A minimum of two (2) years’ experience as a Caseworker in child welfare (preferred), mental health or family services.
Please apply via this link: https://jobs.summitoh.net/postings/14912