Child Protection Caseworker
Position: Child Protection Caseworker
Department: Clinton County Job and Family Services — Ongoing/Protective Unit
Employment Type: Full Time - $17.68/hour
Duties: Provides direct casework services, counseling, information and referral for services to families and children on their caseload with the purpose of keeping families intact, assisting in reunification and/or permanency planning. Develops case plans with all involved parties and regularly monitors progress. Will complete ongoing visits with parents, children, and caregivers to review family progress towards their goals and assess child safety and well-being. Conducts drug screens. Must be able to communicate effectively with families and service providers. Must use critical thinking skills to problem solve and keep families engaged. Arranges and supervise visitation between children and parents. Transports children to appointments including, but not limited to, medical, school, visitation and counseling. Assists parent and/or caregiver in ensuring medical, therapeutic, psychiatric, educational and other applicable needs of children are met.
Prepares testimony and summaries for court proceedings and represents the agency's position in collaboration with legal counsel. Makes recommendations regarding custody and placement of children. Must be able to meet deadlines and document all case activities as required by Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and agency policies. Must complete required trainings. Maintains confidentiality of case and agency information. Comply with agency personnel policies and procedures. Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance. Please submit resume and letter of interest to: Deputy Director Amanda Barrera at Amanda.Barrera@jfs.ohio.gov no later than Wednesday, April 7, 2021.
Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in a social work or a related field, valid Ohio Driver's License, reliable transportation, excellent communication skills, ability to deal with people in difficult circumstances, competent computer skills.
Business Name: Clinton County Job and Family Services
Business Address: 1025 South South Street, Wilmington
Contact Name: Amanda Barrera
Contact Email: Amanda.Barrera@jfs.ohio.gov
Clinton County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
This job description is not intended to be all inclusive and may be changed at any time with or without notice. It not a contract of employment, express or implied. Job responsibilities may include other responsibilities as assigned by immediate supervisor, Department Head or Elected Official.