Summit County Protective Caseworker

Summit County Children Services

Job Description:

Provides case management services to children. Visits a minimum of monthly with all children in the placement setting or own home to assess safety and care. Assists parent and/or caregiver in ensuring medical, therapeutic, psychiatric, educational and other applicable needs of children are met.
•Develops case plans with all parties. Regularly reviews case plan progress with all parties. Conducts monthly visits with adult/parent/caregiver associated with case/child. Completes referral and linkage to services for children and families. Assess and evaluates family progress.
•Arranges, coordinates or supervises family visits at the Family Interaction Center, community, parent or relative homes.
•Completes CAPMIS tools, and other relevant reports and forms, such as Family Search and Engagement, Child Study Inventory, Social Medical history and ICPC requests in accordance with ODJFS and agency guidelines. Completes documentation into the SACWIS system according to agency and departmental guidelines.
•Investigates calls of concern and provide children and families with supportive intervention.
•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 supervision as established by the supervisor based on the needs of the worker/caseload. Attends and participates in various unit and departmental meetings. Attends trainings to keep apprised of current child welfare issues and meets the yearly hourly requirements for licensure and child welfare agency.


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.

Education and/or Experience: Minimum education required: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field Minimum years of experience: Two (2) years casework experience in child welfare (preferred), mental health or family services.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Minimum certification/license: LSW or PC Incumbent must possess a valid State of Ohio drivers’ license with no more than eight (8) points on his/her driving record at any time; and possess auto insurance as defined by Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) at all times.
Please note, candidate MUST have child protective services experience.

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